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Cathedral of the Sea- Ildefonso Falcones. :star: :star: :star: :star: :star:
Started 11-27-10. Finished 12-11-10

The Lost Throne- Chris Kuzneski. :star: :star: :star-half:
Started 12-12-10. Finished 12-18-10.

The Blade Itself- Joe Abercrombie. :star: :star: :star: :star: :star:
Started 12-22-10. Finished 1-23-11

Good Omens- Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchet. :star: :star: :star: :star: :star:

Before They Are Hanged- Joe Abercrombie. :star: :star: :star: :star: :star:
Started 2-4-11. Finished 2-26-11.

Last Arguement of Kings- Joe Abercrombie. :star: :star: :star: :star: :star:
Started 2-26-11. Finished 3-22-11

Best Served Cold- Joe Abercrombie :star: :star: :star: :star: :star-half:
Started 3-22-11. Finished 5-8-11

The Witch of Portobello- Paulo Coelho. :star: :star: :star: :star:
Started 5-12-11. Finished 5-26-11.

The Heros- Joe Abercrombie. :star: :star: :star: :star: :star:
Started 8-12-11. Finished 9-6-11.

First Born- Astra Crompton :star: :star: :star: :star: :star-half:
Started 9-22-11 Finished 3-11-12

Touch of Power- Maria V. Snyder :star: :star: :star: :star: :star-half:
Started 5-4-12 Finished 5-5-12

Red Country- Joe Abercrombie :star: :star: :star: :star: :star:

Clockwork Angel- Cassandra Clare:star: :star: :star: :star: :star:

Clockwork Prince- Cassandra Clare :star: :star: :star: :star: :star:
Started 11/11/2013 Finished 12/10/2013

Clockwork Princess- Cassandra Clare :star: :star: :star: :star: :star:
Started 12/11/2013 Finished 12/27/13

The Queen's Captive- Barbara Kyle :star: :star: :star: :star:
Started 12/27/2013 Finished 2/17/2014

The Lost Gate- Orson Scott Card :star: :star: :star: :star: :star:
Started 1/10/2014 Finished 1/14/2014

The Warded Man- Peter V Brett :star: :star: :star: :star: :star:
Started 1/14/2014 Finished 1/23/2014

The Desert Spear- Peter V Brett :star: :star: :star: :star: :star:
Started 1/23/2014 Finished 1/28/2014

Devil's Trill- Gerald Elias :star: :star: :star: :star-half:
Started 1/28/2014 Finished 2/25/2014

The Day Light War- Peter V Brett :star: :star: :star: :star: :star-half:
Started 2/1/2014 Finished 2/1/2014

Game of Thrones- George RR Martin
Started 2/25/2014

The Gate Thief- Orson Scott Card :star: :star: :star: :star: :star:
Started 2/27/2014 Finished 3/10/2014

The Casual Vacancy- JK Rowling
Started 3/11/2014

Ender's Game- Orson Scott Card :star: :star: :star: :star: :star-half:
Started 3/23/2014 Finished 4/6/2014

Going Postal- Terry Pratchett
Started 3/31/2014

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Amanda Renee Hanson
Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
United States
I am a 24 year old female, studying Music and Management techniques on the fly and learning how to live life to the fullest while I am at it. I am a writer, artist, musician, and dreamer all wrapped up into one brilliant package.

I love reading, listening to music, watching musicals, writing, drawing, learning, watching stupid, old cartoons, silly animes, and doing whatever I can to better myself and to help others

Favorite Quote-
‘At the age of five years I had the habit of sketching things. At the age of fifty I had produced a large number of pictures, but for all that, none of them had any merit until the age of seventy. At seventy-three finally I learned something about the true nature of things, birds, animals, insects, fish, the grasses and the trees. So at the age of eighty years I will have made some progress, at ninety I will have penetrated the deepest significance of things, at a hundred I will make real wonders and at a hundred and ten, every point, every line, will have a life of its own.’

-Hokusai
Interests
  • Mood: Zest
  • Listening to: Energy Mix
  • Reading: Ender's Game, among other things...
  • Watching: Avatar The Last Air Bender Book One
  • Playing: Skyrim (high elf. Blech. )
  • Eating: Yogurt with Honey in it
  • Drinking: Strawberry Lime flavored water
Hello my dear friends and beloved watchers!   I exist!  Though I cannot say the same for my beloved  lappy.

Yes, another computer of mine has joined its fellow electronics in the lovely grave yard known as the city dump.  But this time I was prepared... mostly.  We're not sure as to what exactly the cause of death for my laptop was, the autopsy has been postponed until the proper equipment can be located.  We are hoping that the hard drive can be resurrected and salvaged.  But we are not sure if the hard drive is what crashed.  If it can be saved, fantastic!  I get all my writing and pictures back!  If not, then oh well.  I wanted to restart my stories anyways, and all my important photos are saved on Facebook.

But at least I was able to import the majority of my music on to the Cloud before it crashed. Only 3,000 did not make it there out of 20,000+.  So we are good there.

As for other news, I will be submitting my application in to the Postal Service and will hopefully be able to put this Subway and Walmart chapter of my life behind me soon.

I also sold an instrument!  And I used the money to pay off a few debts and I finally got my new xBox 360 and a beautiful and amazing Samsung Smart TV.

I am back in the music world and things are awesome!  I am better than I ever was!  My music comprehension is off the charts, my ability to read, understand, and then perform music amazes my instructor on a weekly basis.  I am no longer just struggling to play notes correctly the first time playing the music, I am giving life to the music on the page and it is incredible! 

I am learning how to quilt now too!  It is so much easier than I thought and so much fun!

I also won a spa day in a drawing.  So this Thursday I will be getting a manicure, pedicure, facial, and getting my hair cut and colored all for freebies! 

Not sure how it happened, but I have now received over 8,000 views as well.  I thank you all for that.

Life is awesome.  What more is there to say?

What is your favorite past time? 

77%
36 deviants said Music (Performing, concerts, listening, writing music, ect; )
13%
6 deviants said Writing (Poetry, stories, ect; )
11%
5 deviants said Drawing, Painting, coloring.... (traditional or digital)
0%
No deviants said Acting
0%
No deviants said Reading
0%
No deviants said Outdoors (Hiking, skiing, horseback riding, water sports, ect; )
0%
No deviants said Photography
0%
No deviants said Baking
0%
No deviants said Some/all of the above
0%
No deviants said Other

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mandaren Apr 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Any time!
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mandaren Apr 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're most Welcome!
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mandaren Apr 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome!
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mandaren Apr 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're Welcome!
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AniqeAnuk Mar 24, 2014   Photographer
Thank you for the :+fav::hug:
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