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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Reading progress update: I've read 51%.

On Fire: The 7 Choices to Ignite a Radically Inspired Life - John O'Leary

I needed to read this 44 years ago

Reading progress update: I've read 71%.

Lady Midnight (The Dark Artifices) - Cassandra Clare

Sex on the beach sounds sexy   But the reality is   

Rugger Love

Just For Now - Rosalind  James

Rugby romance YES YES YES you betcha I grabbed it

Does rugby excite me much, yes it does. The game is invigorating and the men are smoking hot- bonus ! Finn the main character an an All Black, is perfect example. he's tall, hot, smart, lovable, and a family man. Did I mention he's an All Black ? < fans self > Well his family is a bit broken and he needs a nanny for a short while. The nanny he find is a 29 year old teacher who is looking for a simple break from real life to get herself back on her feet before moving on to a new job and location. Her life and heart are a bit broken as well. The first meeting goes way off the mark, Oi does it. Great kids draw her back to the job, he even has great kids ! Snark, sparks and sweet moments fill the pages. How can I not love a romance of two great people healing their wounds ?
I am buying the rest of this series

Reading progress update: I've read 65%.

Lady Midnight (The Dark Artifices) - Cassandra Clare

Do I trust Mark ? Do I like Mark ? I'm not sure

Reading progress update: I've read 83%.

Just For Now - Rosalind  James

I don't want this to end : (  Why do the good ones always end too soon ?

Reading progress update: I've read 51%.

Just For Now - Rosalind  James

Well now that was invigorating  

Reading progress update: I've read 23%.

Just For Now - Rosalind  James

Between the sexy Finn, rugby player yum and all the cakes she's baked I have not stoped drooling. oh I want a Finn

Reading progress update: I've read 5%.

Just For Now - Rosalind  James

Oh now this is my pot of honey read 

Puffs of Hot Wind

Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear - Elizabeth Gilbert

DNF @ 61%
I tried, for 61% I tried. I found a couple quotes from other people that I highlighted but that was it. I never highlighted anything the author wrote. I had to ask myself why am I reading a book where the authors advice is not connecting with me ? Why wasn't it working, several reasons. One was the qualifications of the author, two was the lack of any real actions.
The author, I did not know who she was when I purchased this book, I had not read her Eat Pray Love novel, but had seen it on store shelves. She talked about her success of that piece, many times as her great masterpiece, which qualified her to give advice on creativity. She came across to me as self absorbed, pompous, and full look at me, see how wonderful I am. Where was this creative genius, the spark that would send us humans out into the world to make ourselves into the artists we held hidden inside ?
This came across more as a memoir of her greatness to date than a self-help book. What little there was seemed gimmicky and useless to me. I gathered no information helpful to use of pass on, no steps no actions.

Reading progress update: I've read 61%.

Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear - Elizabeth Gilbert

Still feeling meh-ish. I have not read her book Eat Pray Love, maybe that's my problem I'm not feeling the creative genius in her ? Meow, right ? It feels so gimmicky, over the top and a tad conceited when she puts herself on this high level creative shelf with the "stars"
So help me fellow readers, was Eat Pray Love, a masterpiece ? She bases her whole expertise on that novel. 

Reading progress update: I've read 50%.

Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear - Elizabeth Gilbert

I'm not ready to drop this but I am disappointed in this first half. First person pov- not fond of someone talking about themselves and their book "Eat Pray Love" over and over and over which is what I've mostly gotten to this point. There have been tidbits of inspiration, all quotes from other people. :/

Reading progress update: I've read 45%.

Lady Midnight (The Dark Artifices) - Cassandra Clare

I don't think I trust this Mark

Reading progress update: I've read 13 out of 288 pages.

Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear - Elizabeth Gilbert

I'm not feeling the big magic yet, hopefully it will be on the next page

Love, Old Dog and Pies

Miracle Pie - Edie Ramer

Sweet romantic, heartbreaking and tasty. Do not read this while hungry ! The pie descriptions are mouth watering. The characters are strong independent people who live full lives, are honest and hard working. I really liked them and their actions, very respectful. I love it when a writer develops strong respectful relationships in their characters.
i was disappointed that there were no recipes :(

Loved This Animal Lovers Romance Set

Must Love Pets 2: A Romance Box Set - JB Lynn, Zoe  Dawson, Candace Carrabus, Edie Ramer, Dale Mayer, Barbara Samuel, Theresa Weir

Great collection of animal lover stories. I some full length some novellas, all enjoyable. I reviewed each book separately on their own page. There wasn't a book or author in the bunch that I wouldn't want to read more from. I love these collection I hope there is a Must Love Pets 3 in the near future

Reading progress update: I've read 85%.

Must Love Pets 2: A Romance Box Set - JB Lynn, Zoe  Dawson, Candace Carrabus, Edie Ramer, Dale Mayer, Barbara Samuel, Theresa Weir

Starting the last book in this set. Miracle Pie, Edie Ramer

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