Author Archives: Talia

Strawberry Shortcake Cake

Pioneer Woman’s Strawberry Shortcake Cake with a twist. Continue reading

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Banana Pudding Cake

Layer cake collides with banana pudding with great success! Continue reading

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A Work In Progress

Welcome to Amuse Books. This is a brand spankin’ new website and work in progress. There may not be much new content until the actual “grand opening” – complete with custom design! – but I welcome you to browse any … Continue reading

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Silver Phoenix by Cindy Pon

This debut novel from Cindy Pon has received a lot of buzz from a surprisingly diverse set of authors. I first heard about the book from Sherwood Smith, author of the Inda high fantasy series and then again from Meg … Continue reading

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The Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl is a classic name of children’s literature. Perhaps such gems as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory or James and the Giant Peach are the better known titles today, thanks to the movie adaptations. My favorite as a child … Continue reading

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Little Bitty Lies by Mary Kay Andrews

Deep Dish by Mary Kay Andrews was one of the best books I read last year. I just loved it and have been passing it around to all of my friends and family. While I enjoy sharing such a great … Continue reading

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Luscious Lemon Desserts by Lori Longbotham

Cookbooks aren’t always good reading material, but Lori Longbotham’s delightful Luscious Lemon Desserts treads the fine line between function and art to deliver the perfect combination of practicality and entertainment. The photographs by Alison Minsch are elegant in their simplicity … Continue reading

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Very Valentine by Adriana Trigiani

Very Valentine, by Adriana Trigiani is the coming of middle-age tale of Valentine Roncalli. Valentine is a late bloomer. Although she graduated from college with half-hearted aspirations of teaching it wasn’t until she was almost thirty that she found her … Continue reading

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The Amaranth Enchantment by Julie Berry

Julie Berry’s The Amaranth Enchantment is a lovely novel that I happened upon quite by accident. It is a debut book in the vein of writers such as Gail Carson Levine, Donna Jo Napoli, or Shanno Hale. I’m always excited … Continue reading

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Being Nikki by Meg Cabot

It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of Meg Cabot, according to the Blogger search feature I’ve mentioned her in over 13 posts over the past few years. I’ve read almost every book she’s written except Nicola and the … Continue reading

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