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 20%.

Scythe - Neal Shusterman

I saw that coming. SO much power always drives extremists 

Reading progress update: I've read 15%.

Scythe - Neal Shusterman

Winner for the weirdest apprentice job. I had not expected this, well I don't know what I expected I went in totally blind. Huh, I like it, a fresh one.

I think I may Be Sarchotic
I think I may Be Sarchotic

Fang Fur and More

Burn Bright - Patricia Briggs

Charles and Anna are left as heads of the pack while Bran is off on a vacation to Africa, without this mate. Yeh it something is weird, but I'll not tell you what. So Charles if left with his mate and Leah. with all their issues and snipping at each other. Talk about a rock and a hard place, ouch. I know you're thinking poor Charles, hah ! those were the easy times. There are some wolves who live on the edge, the windings, bare sane if at all, there are under the pack protection, aka his. One very old and very powerful wolf is captured, her mate who holds enormous power asks for help. This is were you should start feeling sorry for Charles and Anna because things go really bad and have many strings attached. Somebody has betrayed them, perhaps somebody close. But they are not alone, they have the pack, and my favorite big bad wolf is prominent, Asil, the Moor.
Oh my, what a twisted knot. Charles and Anna , aww what a cute mated couple , blah blah blah. Asil, dark quiet mysterious and powerful is finally explored more in this book. His history, the glimpse allowed left me thirsty for more. He is such a tease. I want an Asil book, no I need one. The rest of the pack was interesting, and played well together.
I enjoyed it all, except Bran and... Bran went AWOL and acted out of character from what we've seen of him in the past. Something revealed about his possible motives for something way off base was sort of weird, I hope it doesn't lead anywhere. The mystery of who was pretty easy to figure out, the why wasn't. I was scratching my head going "Hey Wolf ?!?!? Didn't you get that ??? Hello ?" But they didn't hear me or Captain Obvious when he spoke to them.

Reading progress update: I've read 110 out of 320 pages.

Burn Bright - Patricia Briggs

Well that did not go well. Who to trust ? I don't trust any of them  and this chick who keeps talking is at the top of my list.

Reading progress update: I've read 55 out of 320 pages.

Burn Bright - Patricia Briggs

Good start, dead mean, cages, powerful beings and something more...

I Feel Happy Happy Happy

High Voltage - Karen Marie Moning

I am in my happy place. Dani, the woman has gone through some massive trials and made some huge transitions. In the beginning it was confusing, to see a young girl suffer so and be seen as more in the future. I admit I did not like young Dani, she was a thorn to me in the story. Oh there was some serious backlash towards Ms. Moning, speculations based on her age, before the tale was finished being told. If only they'd waited they would have seen this beautiful, wonderfully magical woman finally grab ahold of her red threads and become what she was ment to be. The truth of why this obsession was there made me jump and scream "YEH!" I'm not going to spoil it for anyone, you don't need to know more.
Another great book from Ms. Moning. She continues to be one of my top 5 authors, one I re-read from often. I can not wait for her next work.. Bravo Ms. Moning, you rock !

Reading progress update: I've read 249 out of 512 pages.

High Voltage - Karen Marie Moning

I feel like I've run a marathon, uphill, in the rain through thick clay mud. So much has been happening.. my brain, my hormones, my heart. Oh Dani what a power you've become. Omg that kiss, comando, the.... ARGH I hate real life time waisters like work

Ryo fans he has upped his game big time

Lor- omg that man has a history

Reading progress update: I've read 91 out of 512 pages.

High Voltage - Karen Marie Moning

Holy Smoked Shitake ! Stuff is happening, massive stuff. Shazam has gone Pepe le Pew. LOL Earth dude is wicked and him vs Fae dude- eeekk and how about the kaboom power flare ! The dark that is spreading, the script... I have not even got a hundred pages in yet and i'm tingling with anticipation

Reading progress update: I've read 72 out of 512 pages.

High Voltage - Karen Marie Moning

Oh Shitake, the darkness is in the graveyard. Poor Dani, how many times can she be left alone

The Weirdest Book I've Ever Read

Borne: A Novel - Jeff VanderMeer

I don't even know how to explain this story. It is a fantasy, futuristic. It is a love-ish story but not like you'd expect. It is dystopian, dark and deadly. It is a physiological horror. It is a mind game. It was a hallucinogenic trip . I don't know if I liked it, I wanted to quit it but couldn't stop myself from listening. It was crazy and yet it all fit. Brilliantly weird.
Note: I heard "Borne" so many times I almost lost my mind.

Reading progress update: I've read 70%.

A Dog's Way Home: A Novel - W. Bruce Cameron

And off she goes into the dangers of the streets again, oh Bella

Reading progress update: I've read 80%.

Borne: A Novel - Jeff VanderMeer This audiobook is taking a long time to go ? I'm not sure it's going anywhere. I'm tired of Borne, but I can't put it down. This weird book has a hold on me

Reading progress update: I've read 43%.

A Dog's Way Home: A Novel - W. Bruce Cameron

OMG ! The tears are flowing, my heart feels bruised. Humans can be the worst, so ugly. Denver do you really kill dogs you think are pitbulls even if they never act aggressive ? 

Keep The New Adult Away From Me

Capture - Penny Reid

Entertaining, NA, with smexy moments and too much over thinking and not communicating drama. It was better than book two. I still have a problem with the female MC's personality flip flop. She goes from super upfront talkative educated woman to closed mouth hide her feeling drama ridden girl. Oh and the male MC wasn't much better, but he never claimed to be an out in the open type. Is it just this NA thing ? I don't get it. I just wanted to slap them both and tell them to just talk already. The stupid silence "what will he/she think" drove me nuts ! More ridiculous angst drama than a YA read. I gave it three stars because the author was skilled enough to made me finish the book even when I wanted to through it across the room. 
This is the 4th time I've read a NA book and I had the same reaction. I am not a good fit with this genre.

Reading progress update: I've read 20%.

Borne: A Novel - Jeff VanderMeer

What the what ?

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