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Amanda Raiche

This background photo is a picture of the Badlands of South Dakota that I took during a trip this past spring. I have lived in SE South Dakota for 8 years now with my husband of 10 years.

This is my first semester in the MLIS program and am excited to be able to part of a program I have heard such great things about. I am taking my courses online for a few reasons - because of my location and because I wanted to be able to continue to stay home with my son until he starts school. I graduated with my Bachelor's in Ecology and Field Biology ten years ago. I have two lovely children - a 6 year old daughter and a 3 year old son. Happily, I have been a stay-at-home mom since my daughter was born. I look forward to working in Children's Librarianship in some way, whether at a public library or school library.

I enjoy reading, sewing, photography, watching basketball (Go Timberwolves!), and spending time with my children and husband.

Latest Reads - Louise Penny Books, and currently reading Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon (a mystery surrounding an old book :)

Music Favorites - Of Monsters and Men, Adele, Michael Buble, Fiona Apple, Badly Drawn Boy, Mumford and Sons, and Amos Lee

TV Favorites - Breaking Bad, New Girl, Justified, Dexter, and Community