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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Gift Buying

Reading progress update: I've read 100%.

Nightchaser - Amanda Bouchet

This book went from really interesting to craptastic after 15%- now for a review

Meh, Even the Dog Was Meh

Stalking Ground: A Timber Creek K-9 Mystery - Margaret Mizushima

More dead bodies, more mystery, some shocking revelations. Better than book one but it still feels like the author is holding back, being safe in her writing. The characters are so well balanced, such thin before they act types, they are boring. I keep waiting for one of them to just take a chance, but then plan everything out, thinking it through before. Even the bad guys are sterilized feeling, no foul language, no outlandish behaviors they are so civil. I already bought book 3 so I'm giving it another go to pick up.

To Me This Is What Christmas Should Be

Reading progress update: I've read 51%.

Nightchaser - Amanda Bouchet

Time for a little sparring.    He is one sexy beast   

I love this new version of The Grinch

Reading progress update: I've read 24%.

Stalking Ground: A Timber Creek K-9 Mystery - Margaret Mizushima

Well what do you know the jerk has a heart under all that jerk crust

Reading progress update: I've read 35%.

Nightchaser - Amanda Bouchet

That bookstore 

Reading progress update: I've read 20%.

Nightchaser - Amanda Bouchet

Where did the Big Guy go ? Now Shane is sounding nicely naughty :P (my eyebrows did that bouncing thing there you missed it)

Reading progress update: I've read 10%.

Nightchaser - Amanda Bouchet

Oh that trip into the Black Widow was EEEEKkkkkkk and interesting I can't wait to see what the what. Big Guy, I have a feeling he's going to be yummy

Reading progress update: I've read 25%.

The End of Procrastination: How to Stop Postponing and Live a Fulfilled Life  - Petr Ludwig,   Adela Schicker
I'm 25% done with The End of: I procrastinated for weeks just picking this up. I am so sick of "reach for your goals, see your goals"... blah blah blah, doesn't work and is very unsatisfying. This book has a whole different approach and I'm loving it so far, I don't want to put it down.

Good For My Dark Side

The Suffering - Rin Chupeco

Scary, dark, sometimes sad, with fabulous narration. It was even better than the first one for me. I loved the visit to the Japanese suicide forest. The history of the ghosts was so dark, I loved it. It hit my wicked dark loving spot perfectly.

Reading progress update: I've read 85%.

The Suffering - Rin Chupeco

That ceremony, truly horrific, and so well done.

Reading progress update: I've read 54%.

The Suffering - Rin Chupeco

This is some scary ghost hunting stuff here. There is no sweet cute Slimmer 

This Was an Unexpected Pleasure

Where the Crawdads Sing - Delia Owens

What an adventure that was. The narration was so good I easily got lost in this audiobook's world. The story was so simple and yet so complex. The characters were amazing, by the end of the book I felt like. they were family. Seriously how many books leave you feeling that way ? 
We follow a young girl, a swamp girl who from a very young age is abandoned by her parents to live alone in the swamp. She suffers, but never quits, at 7 she figures out how to get the basics. The adults in town thing she's a dirty marsh thing and want nothing to do with her. She spends one horrible day at school before running back to the swamp where noting hates her. Years pass, she's alone except for one boy and an older couple outcasts in a different way. The boy teaches her to read and sets her life on fire. She takes that lesson and feeds it. Her life and her love of the swamp are such bitterly beautiful. I loved this story, and don't think I'll ever forget the Marsh girl. There was so much pain, love, suffering, happiness, and beauty.

Creepy, Scary, Sleep Depriving

Little Darlings - Melanie Golding

True horror. Imagine having your newborn babies switched and only you know it. Everyone see's perfect sweet little babies, she sees gray little creatures. Her fierceness keeps her going even when all is against her. The world thinks she's crazy, and she wonders that herself, till.. I'm not telling you more the surprises are glorious to discover unknown.
I could not put this book down. It was such a perfect scary read. I stayed up a couple of nights later than I should have because I had to find out if...then I thought through the events during my work day. I love a book that doesn't let go when you set it down. I can't wait to get ahold of more from this author

Currently reading

Hollow Kingdom
Kira Jane Buxton
Marissa Meyer
Amanda Bouchet
Progress: 100 %
The End of Procrastination: How to Stop Postponing and Live a Fulfilled Life
Petr Ludwig, Adela Schicker
Progress: 25 %
Scout's Heaven
Bibi Dumon Tak