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 95%.

The Witch Elm - Tana French, Paul Nugent

I'll have to wait to find out what the heck is going on. My audio just stopped and there was no mare. The last section must not have loaded into my ipod. I'm going to just get the book from the library and speed finish it

 

Reading progress update: I've read 65%.

The Witch Elm - Tana French, Paul Nugent

Finally the tree is part of the story. I wondered what the title was all about. Oh yeh I'm going to gripe some more, more than half the book was all just babbling on about everyday life zzzzz....zzzzzzzz Something has now happened, it got going things getting uncovered, stories being revealed. FINALLY ! That for 65% could have been cut by 50% and I've would have gotten it just fine

Reading progress update: I've read 31%.

Middlegame - Seanan McGuire

I am so envious of these skills ! School, teenage hell would have been so much better with this. Why is it not real ?

Reading progress update: I've read 45%.

The Witch Elm - Tana French, Paul Nugent

Still meh for me. Doesn't loo like it's crime drama either. WTH is this book ? All the MC is doing is telling about his life, his feelings or lack of them. I am tired of hearing the life story ramblings of this selfish twerp. Gods when will something happen ? Uggg I get enough of this when I go out in public everyone wants to share their life dramas with me. I think I wear a "tell me all about it" sign on my back

Reading progress update: I've read 20%.

The Witch Elm - Tana French, Paul Nugent

This book ! I love the narrator, he has a sexy Irish Brogue, but this story is not what I expected. Okay what I hoped it would be based on the title. I thought it would be para-something. It's not (Sad face) it's crime drama maybe ? I don't know, he's beaten, gets damaged some mentally and physically, and I'm just along for the ride while he recovers ? So far that's it, I'm bored. I saw a review that says it picks up, I hope so. If it wasn't for this narrator dream voice I'd be hitting the delete button.

Reading progress update: I've read 13%.

Middlegame - Seanan McGuire
 
 I'm 13% done with Middlegame: Slow Slow start, and confusing. I found myself re-reading several paragraphs while scratching my head in confusion. I ended up just accepted that I don't need to get it and moving on. I feel stupid here. Finally it has moved beyond the first 10%'s confusion and we are developing characters - This part, the part where there are secrets friends is so cool
 

Reading progress update: I've read 74%.

A Boy And His Dog At The End Of The World - C.A. Fletcher

Holy Shitake, this is some bad bad luck

More Action More Zombies

Dust and Decay - Jonathan Maberry

Well that was exhausting ! Intense action, horror filled pages, with a spark of love. This book had much more zombie action than book one. I thoroughly enjoyed it, well except towards the end when my heart cracked and I cried my heart out

Sweet Southern Romance

Texas Destiny, Texas Glory, Texas Splendor - Lorraine Heath

There wasn't anything not to love here. Slow building romance, wounded souls, broken dreams rekindled, hope and the nicest characters. Then you add an excellent narrator and it's perfect. This is a classic sweet romantic tale, that would make an excellent movie.

Reading progress update: I've read 65%.

Texas Destiny, Texas Glory, Texas Splendor - Lorraine Heath

This has to be the sweetest romance I've read. All these people are so nice and so deserving of the best love

Reading progress update: I've read 80%.

Dust and Decay - Jonathan Maberry

Omg, I am sweating, my heart is racing, I'm ready to scream EVERYONE IS IN TROUBLE 

Reading progress update: I've read 30%.

Dust and Decay - Jonathan Maberry

Well now that could be worse than a zombie 

Reading progress update: I've read 13%.

Dust and Decay - Jonathan Maberry

Weezer - Zombie Bastards This is great, zombies are eating, people are screaming .... and I'm singing "Die Die you zombie bastards... (Weezer song)

Reading progress update: I've read 1 out of 519 pages.

Dust and Decay - Jonathan Maberry

Spending some quality time with the zombies :P  

I Love A Difficult Alpha Wolf

Wild Country - Anne Bishop

This spin off from The Others places us in a recovering town. One the Elders are watching, and judging to see if there is any reason to cleanse their lands. This is dark side, after the great tearing, ripping and cleansing. There is distrust, dislike and hate, around every edge in this world, building a new community will be harder. They learned.
I think I have a thing for cranky werewolves. I loved Simon in The Others and now Virgil, both cranky, possessive, protective alpha males. While they have that in common they are very different wolves. Virgil is the head of the law in this new town and Jane is his unwanted human deputy. The rest of the town is made up of various Other's and surrounded by Elders. When a request to take in more humans comes, not all the humans are good ones.
If you enjoyed the first series you will love this one.

Crazy in LA

Hidden Bodies - Santino Fontana, Caroline Kepnes, Simon & Schuster Audio

This was so much better than book 1. I enjoyed the characters, they were off beat, needy and greedy smart and vulnerable without being TSLT. I believed, I could see these events happening, I may not have liked the characters mostly but I believed their stories. It starts off right when book 1 ends, but the story moves to a different location, Los Angeles. Rich and fabulous meet up and coming, rules are different here, depending on who you know and your bank account. This was an E ticket ride up and down with steep curves at every turn. Oh that ending, let's say I wanted more finality.

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