Yodamom Finds her Force

The greatest adventure is what lies ahead.
Today and tomorrow are yet to be said.
The chances, the changes are all yours to make.
The mold of your life is in your hands to break.

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien.

 

Eclectic reader, nerdy, mother, animal rescuer, beach addict, kayaker, foodie and fan of books that slip me into another world. A life long reader, explorer, traveler and day dreamer who enjoys getting lost in worlds filled with mythical beasts, demons, shifters, vampires and other beasties.

 

 

 

 

 

“Tu n'es rien d'autre que ta vie.”
― Jean-Paul Sartre

 

"You're nothing but your life."
- Jean Paul Sartre

 

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Twisted Bloody Fun

The Lesser Dead - Christopher Buehlman

I have no idea what to say about the story. Recap that ? No way. It was so good, so twisted, bloody, raunchy, with the perfect amount of snark. I have found a favorite author. Every page was just so good, I read it slow wanting to absorb each word. I should have seen the twist right ? I didn't, oh so good. OMg what happened to Gonzo ?

Reading progress update: I've read 76 out of 368 pages.

The Lesser Dead - Christopher Buehlman

Creepy kids, they are EVIL ALWAYS ! I swear they are worse than the adult monsters

Not Very Suspenseful

The Child Finder - Rene Denfeld

3 Audiobook great narration 
I liked it, not loved it. It might be just a first book in a series, need to get to know the characters better thing. It was a suspense but I never felt that edge if my seat, omg you've got to hurry thing. I like a more adrenaline rushed suspense. I may give it another chance someday.

More Dark Comedy Than Horror

Witch Hunter - J.Z. Foster

This would be a killer movie. A spit your popcorn all over the people in front of you movie. Hollywood are you listening ? A cult classic B move just waiting to be found. The characters were off beat, nerdy, jockey, pretty, sneaky, deadly, wickedly fun. The main character is an ultra nerdy fake who desperately wants to impress the girl, with his fake job. The fun part is that it's not fake, it's all real and nerd boy has to fake it till he makes it basically. The unbelievable tries to kill him and it gets real, fast.
If you love dark twisted comedy, where some may die or get eaten, with bumbling heroes, who take unconventional paths, this is a book for you. if not wait for the movie it will be a killer.

Reading progress update: I've read 25 out of 368 pages.

The Lesser Dead - Christopher Buehlman

Oh yeh, I felt the same way about 70's Robert Plant. i love this author already

True Historical Horror

But You Did Not Come Back: A Memoir - Marceline Loridan-Ivens, Sandra Smith, Judith Perrignon
Marceline, was taken to a camp with her father when she was just 16. She writes of her nightmare, her community, her country, her family, but mostly the effect of losing her father and his dreams in such a way. Her painful memories that never diminished, while everyone kept telling her to just forget. Those who did not walk in her skin could never fully understand their bond and the cost of the break.
This is her story a feel of what being in her skin felt like during and after the war. Her life was forever altered and never safe and free. The story is beautiful, her words direct and full of heartbreak. I finished it still wishing he might come home. This war left few happy ever after stories. I will never forget her

Halloween Bingo Tracking 2018

 

 

*9/1   Classic Horror- the Haunting (read)

*9/3   Cryptozoologist-Dead Trees Give No Shelter

9/5   Cozy Mystery 

9/7   New Release-

9/9   Southern Gothic

*9/11 Terrifying Women- The Well 

9/13 A Grimm Tale

*9/15 Modern Masters of Horror- The Shinning (read)

9/17 Creepy Carnival-A Ghostly Demise (read)

9/19 Relics and Curiosities 

9/21 Diverse Voices (author of color)

9/23 Murder Most Foul- The Girl From the Well

9/25 Amateur Sleuth- Witch Hunter

9/27 Suspense 

9/29 Supernatural

10/1 Ghost Stories

10/3 Doomsday

10/5 Shifters-Phoenix Unbound

10/7 (13)

10/9 Terror in a small town

 

 

 

Read not called: Magic Triumphs(shifters/Slashers) 

 

Read and called : The Haunting, Joan Lowery Nixon (amateur Sleuth/ghost stories), The Shining Stephen King, A Ghostly Demise (ghost story/creepy carnivals/cozy mystery/Murder most foul)

Reading listening ( audio) :

Reading : Phoenix Unbound (new release/slasher)- so far

 

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A Really Enjoyable Frightening Thriller

The Girl from the Well - Rin Chupeco

4.5 Japanese ancient myths & horror blend vey well in this modern tale. I am so happy to have found tis author and this series. The characters fit their rolls, they had believable reactions, it was easy to care about them and nobody was TSTL. Ding Ding winner. I already ordered box 2 in the series.

Reading progress update: I've read 45%.

The Girl from the Well - Rin Chupeco

Holy Shitake  

This is way different and much better than I expected. There is a good story behind the scare 

Reading progress update: I've read 25%.

The Girl from the Well - Rin Chupeco

Holy Shitake, the smiling man is creeptasticly scary

Reading progress update: I've read 72 out of 361 pages.

Witch Hunter - J.Z. Foster

If it was me it's be bye bye Ted. I would not could not, not on a train, or with a goat I could not go in that house. Omg snickers for the win ! 

A Really Enjoyable Magical Adventure

Phoenix Unbound - Grace Draven

4.5 stars
This book hit all my book loving boxes. Life struggle, check. Hard earned, slowly developed romance, check. Difficultly with abilities (not a star right off page one), check. A fight for the greater good, check. Well developed characters with realistic backgrounds, check. I didn't want it to end, check.
Even the pacing was spot on. I stayed up way too late several nights, I just couldn't put it down. Seriously, why haven't I ever read this author's work before ?
The story is about a man who was sold into slavery by a despicable, greedy toad of a man. He was a slave/gladiator for 10 years. There he was tortured in all the hideous ways possible. His life changes when he uncovers a woman who has magical abilities and blackmails her into helping him escape. She too is suffering, she sacrifices herself every year to save her people. Blackmail is not the best way to start a relationship and it gets worse. There is a great deal of mistrust, anger and hate, yeh realistic. Respect was hard earned and slow developing, so well done, when a closeness started it felt amazing. They are both on missions, both have much to learn, much to lose and so much more to give. What an adventure. I can't wait to see where book 2 goes.

Reading progress update: I've read 35%.

Phoenix Unbound - Grace Draven

I swear I'll never sleep in a tomb or on a grave again.

The Story Behind The Genius

Miyazakiworld: A Life in Art  - Susan Napier

Amazing. Reading this almost felt like a betrayal an invasion of privacy. His life has been a long and difficult road. Born in a terrible time for Japan, raised in the shadow of great darkness, he carries that shadow. His views are so different from these modern times, yet he had grabbed ahold of the world and we have loved his art. The things I learned about him and his characters, scenery, and location choices gave me goosebumps. I never saw that but I see it now, so many layers. He is a workaholic, that is no surprise, but the fact that he struggled to be seen does. This is a very interesting man who has touched many hearts, while healing his own heart. Don't tell him I said that but that is what I read between these pages.
This man's art is breathtaking, the details, and colors so full and rich. My favorite are his clouds, they are so beautiful they compete with nature's version so well it's hard to believe they are drawn sometimes. I have been a fan of his work for many years, I own all his released movies, but knew little of the man behind the genius. You can get a feel of some parts of him though his art, his Shinto touches are most visible to me. His movies are so filled with hope, dread, adventure, struggle, heartbreak, love, loneliness, and renewal. Everyone who watches seems to get something different form his work all feel something strongly. How did this man get so many complex layers, we get to know a few. If you're a fan, read this book. Interested in the mental after effect of devastation and war on a man, read this book.
I loved this book. I read a chapter then watched the movie it was talking about. I suggest you do the same with a new vantage point.

Halloween Bingo Tracking 2018

 

 

*9/1   Classic Horror- the Haunting (read)

*9/3   Cryptozoologist-Dead Trees Give No Shelter

9/5   Cozy Mystery 

9/7   New Release-

9/9   Southern Gothic

*9/11 Terrifying Women- The Well 

9/13 A Grimm Tale

*9/15 Modern Masters of Horror- The Shinning (read)

9/17 Creepy Carnival-A Ghostly Demise (read)

9/19 Relics and Curiosities 

9/21 Diverse Voices (author of color)

9/23 Murder Most Foul

9/25 Amateur Sleuth 

 

 

 

Read not called: Magic Triumphs(shifters/Slashers) 

 

Read and called : The Haunting, Joan Lowery Nixon (amateur Sleuth/ghost stories), The Shining Stephen King, A Ghostly Demise (ghost story/creepy carnivals/cozy mystery/Murder most foul)

Reading listening ( audio) :

Reading : Phoenix Unbound (new release/slasher)- so far

 

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The Perfect little Nightmare

Dead trees Give No Shelter - Wil Wheaton

This two hour audiobook was just perfectly nightmarish. It hit many of the holy shitake fears most of us have without being predictable. Read by the author, and well done.

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