Me, my shelf, + I // Amanda
Introduce Yourself // Hi, friends! I’m Amanda—the licensing and brand management assistant at LBYR. I work on our licensed properties like Marvel, My Little Pony, Spirit, Transformers. . . the list goes on! If you’re pony obsessed (where my Rarity fans at) or can’t get enough of Lucky’s adventures in Miradero, there’s a book for that!
Favorite Book of All Time // My favorite book of all time? God, this is a hard question. I have a favorite book for each phase of my life, but the one I treasure most is The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein. The message is timeless and painfully beautiful. I think everyone can take something away from this little gem.
Favorite LBYR Book // My favorite LBYR book is also one that gets you right in the feels—The Thing About Jellyfish. Having the right words to say to someone who is grieving and dealing with loss sometimes feels impossible, but Ali Benjamin gives readers somewhere hopeful to turn.
Book(s) You Think Everyone Should Read // Everyone needs to go to their local bookstore and purchase a copy of Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar, like, right now. You will find answers to questions you didn’t even know you had.
Favorite Book Cover // Everything about The Cruel Prince is stunningly gorgeous. So much so that I felt bad carrying it around for fear that I’d ruin the jacket.
A Signed Book on Your Shelf // Growing up my mom collected picture books hoping that after I was done reading them, I’d one day pass them along to my children. With this in mind, she made sure to get as many as she could signed. One that currently sits on my shelf is The Quiltmaker’s Gift. What a beauty, both its art and moral.
Non-Bookish Item // The one thing you’ll never see me without is lipstick. (Unless I just ate or something…which also makes me wonder how many tubes of lipstick I’ve consumed so far in my life.) Lipstick is just a fun little accessory that brightens my mood…and my smile!