So, I’m very excited to share that one of my favorite series will have a new book coming out in February!!  Since its facebook page now has 30,000 likes, we get to see the first chapter!!

If you haven’t read the Vampire Academy series or Bloodlines, you really need to!! LOVE THEM! 🙂


Book Reviews

So, I’ve been thinking that since I’ve actually started reading more that I might like create some book reviews and post them online.  Does that sound crazy?? Hmmmm, not sure 🙂

Amanda SMASH!!

Why can’t everyone, seriously for two seconds, stop and think about what we do and say to one another???


I’m so sick of turning on the news and seeing what we are doing to one another. I don’t like certain people, they annoy me but guess what…I annoy plenty of people…


When you don’t like something…JUST WALK AWAY!!! How many times have you heard, “If you can’t say something nice, DON’T say anything at all!”


Why do things have to be one way or another? Why does there have to be ONE right answer? There’s not always that definitive answer you are searching for!!!

Grrrrrr, and people ask why I tend to stay away from the news…It makes me so angry and you wouldn’t like me when I’m angry…..

Amanda SMASH!


I have found that I love goodreads.com probably too much.  I really don’t know if I would have made it through high school and college if I would have had access to it and all the books you can get instantly online now.  I would have possibly become a hermit and lived a very peaceful yet very financially poor life….OH wait, I already do that!!! 🙂 Well, at least the financially poor part! 

So yeah, just wanted to give a shout out to the place where I just spent 3 hours and I have no idea exactly what I did! 🙂 I do know that I clicked a lot!! 🙂




Sooo, it’s 5 in the morning and I have no idea why I’m awake but I do feel like it’s time to share something with someone or no one.  🙂

I remember growing up when I hit a certain age….I don’t know perhaps 13 or so, I always wanted to be alone in my world of fantasy with my books.  I’m not completely sure that my parents or anyone else for that matter understood it but it just felt comfortable.  I enjoyed escaping to the all the places described, all the different relationships that were formed within the pages.  

I didn’t realize how much I missed living in that fantasy world, at least every so often.  I’ve had some time this summer and have found I ABSOLUTELY enjoy sitting down with a book and becoming one with the story.  Even though, I’ve begun to annoy my wonderful fiance who puts up with moaning and groaning when he wants to do something as mundane as watch a movie **shock face** “Oh, the horror!!”  


There are several new books coming out within the next month that I can’t wait to get my hands on!!! *evil laugh*Image

Isn’t this beautiful??? Actually taken from a cheapo cell phone!!! Amazed me that it came out this wonderful!!! 

Hello world!

So….I guess this is where I type all the deep, dark thoughts that are in my head that keep trying to come out.  Well, I hate to break it to everyone/anyone that ever reads this but there’s really nothing that interesting in there to begin with.

Well, it’s the summer and I have it off which makes me feel SUPER excited except for the fact that I know I will have to go back to school in August.  With that, I’m sure you’ll assume that I’m some type of student…Not even close! 🙂 Yeah, that’s right…I’m just a garden variety teacher.

I actually LOVE what I do…not because of the breaks, not because of the gifts and parties,  not because of the fact that it’s “EASY,” ( Do me a favor, if you think this…go to your child’s classroom and stay there all day…just once…then you’ll see. 🙂 As I sit here and think about it…it’s not even because of the kids.

I know right now you’re thinking, WHAT?  How can she be a teacher and say that?? Well, I love the kids but that’s not why I love what I do…I love what I do because the need to want those kids to strive for something better, to WANT them to TRY to be better is what I love and because I want them to know that it’s okay to fail sometimes.  I don’t think enough kids know that you can mess up but then you have to work to be BETTER! It’s either they mess up and no one cares or they mess up and so much pressure is put on them by others whether it be a parent, a school, a teacher or themselves.

I guess that’s a little bit of the rambling that’s in my head about what I do…Now, maybe a little about where I’m from… Well, one of the first things I remember being told was that I was born in a barn.  I believed this enough to tell my kindergarten teacher this and if this tells you anything about where I grew up…She believed me.  🙂  You can imagine how surprised I was when I found out that I wasn’t actually born in a barn but I did have a knack for leaving the door open all the time and my granny used to tell me that all the time.

I was born in Cleveland, Oh. but only lived there for a year or two.  By the time I was walking, we had moved to a little place in Eastern Keen-tuc-Kee!  🙂  I grew up there and spent the years following my graduation from high school there, including my wonderful time spent in college at Morehead State University.  Ahhhhh, college! 🙂  ‘Nough said! Well, for now. 🙂

After college, was a really hard time for me.  I struggled to find a job in the field I knew I was destined to wind up in.  So, I needed to survive and I did what any other person who needs money would do….”MOM….DAD!!!!”  That and I got a job at the local Dairy Queen.  I also subbed at local elementary schools as much as I could.  Then someone who should not have been out on the road due to an inability to drive, decided to run over the top of my car and injure my brother and myself.  I stayed at my house, I didn’t want to leave and get in a car…NO THANK YOU!

I decided the world was going to start passing me by and that was something I could not handle.  I received a phone call from a friend in Fayetteville, NC about a teaching position that had just opened up and that’s the brief version of how I found this place.  Well, I guess more may come later but I’m feeling as if I’m done for now. 🙂 Dueces!