Posts by: Amanda


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The End of an Era

The End of an Era

Posted 2 September, 2016 by Amanda / 2 Comments

Hello, my dear On a Book Bender fans! In the way of so many blogs and brands, it’s time to retire On a Book Bender. Here’s what you should know: I’m not disappearing I’ll still be blogging, just over at my personal website I’m still reading I’m still on Goodreads I’m still on Twitter You’ll […]

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Love, Lies and Spies by Cindy Anstey {Amanda’s Review}

Love, Lies and Spies by Cindy Anstey {Amanda’s Review}

Posted 25 July, 2016 by Amanda / 4 Comments

A decent standalone YA historical romance. My Thoughts on Love, Lies and Spies I picked up Love, Lies and Spies after reading a review of it somewhere. It’s basically “lite” historical romance, meaning it lacks the same depth to the emotional arcs you find in most historical romances (at least that I like to read). […]

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Sweet Disorder by Rose Lerner {Amanda’s Review}

Sweet Disorder by Rose Lerner {Amanda’s Review}

Posted 18 July, 2016 by Amanda / 4 Comments

Lerner’s historical was a total hit. My Thoughts on Sweet Disorder Rose Lerner is a new-to-me historical romance author, and Sweet Disorder definitely won’t be the last book of hers that I read. If all her books feature characters with strong growth arcs, I’m all over that. At first glance, Nick is a pretty typical lordling, […]

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Luck Is No Lady by Amy Sandas {Amanda’s Review}

Luck Is No Lady by Amy Sandas {Amanda’s Review}

Posted 11 July, 2016 by Amanda / 4 Comments

Learned about my own reading preferences. Thoughts on Luck Is No Lady (May contain minor spoilers) Luck Is No Lady is the book that made me realize how much I love books in deep POV… because that is not this book. I want to be inside the characters’ heads. I want to feel what they […]

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How the Duke Was Won by Lenora Bell {Amanda’s Review}

How the Duke Was Won by Lenora Bell {Amanda’s Review}

Posted 27 June, 2016 by Amanda / 4 Comments

Need book 2 from Bell immediately. My Thoughts on How the Duke Was Won I picked this one up because Sarah MacLean wrote a special note about it in the publisher’s newsletter. I love MacLean’s books, and I’m always willing to give a recommendation a shot. It was totally worth it. After the end of […]

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Surrender by Pamela Clare {Amanda’s Review}

Surrender by Pamela Clare {Amanda’s Review}

Posted 20 June, 2016 by Amanda / 2 Comments

I guess penises make everything better. My Thoughts on Surrender If there’s anything I got from reading Surrender, it’s that my reading tastes have changed over the years. It was an odd realization, even though it seems obvious, given a little bit of thought. (Apparently this is not the kind of thinking I do regarding […]

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Because of Miss Bridgerton by Julia Quinn {Amanda’s Review}

Because of Miss Bridgerton by Julia Quinn {Amanda’s Review}

Posted 13 June, 2016 by Amanda / 10 Comments

Must have more Rokesbys now pls. Thoughts on Because of Miss Bridgerton Julia Quinn knows what’s up. I’ve been in a few-months-long dearth of reading. It’s not a slump, necessarily, more of an “Oh, right, reading is a thing I can do, but look it’s time for bed and zzzz…” If that adequately explains things. Because […]

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Lana and the Laird by Sabrina York {Amanda’s Review}

Lana and the Laird by Sabrina York {Amanda’s Review}

Posted 31 May, 2016 by Amanda / 1 Comment

Solid historical romance many will like. My Thoughts on Lana and the Laird Lana and the Laird is the third book in a series, and it definitely feels that way—but it’s not necessarily a bad thing. It’s just obvious that Lana’s sisters have their own stories. I’d be willing to read them… but Lana. And […]

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The Runaway Duke by Julie Anne Long {Amanda’s Review}

The Runaway Duke by Julie Anne Long {Amanda’s Review}

Posted 23 May, 2016 by Amanda / 2 Comments

Not as satisfying as other JAL. Thoughts on The Runaway Duke The Runaway Duke is an earlier work by Julie Anne Long, and it shows. This book didn’t have the push and pull of emotions that I’ve come to expect from JAL. It wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t fantastic either. I had a similar experience […]