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 15%.

Rot and Ruin - Jonathan Maberry Oh I think Benny is going to get a huge wake up call here very soon

Reading progress update: I've read 1 out of 458 pages.

Rot and Ruin - Jonathan Maberry

I waited forever and ever and ever for this book to come in at my library. Now it waits for me on my Kindle. I am so excited. Bring on the rot !  

Way To Leave Me Hanging Ms Black

The Wicked King - Holly Black

ARGUH ! Dirty rotten author tricked me. Well played Ms Black Well Played. I never saw that ending coming, not a hint. I finished it an hour ago and I'm still steaming and fuming at all of the characters. The story followed a semi predictable path till the last 1/8 then it went off the charts into..... can't say but there is a cliffhanger + to delight and frustrate us all.
What can I saw about the book. They all played the fairy games, played them well and wicked. There was death, lies, kissing, dancing, arrows, knives, swords, crowns, cheating, vows, betrayals, fish and seawater. Things were not resolved, and the next book can't come out soon enough.
yeh I loved it

Hidden Preaching Just Irks Me

Mind Games - Nancy Mehl

3 Stars
Excellent narration
This was a good murder mystery profiler story better than most with a creative back story. I had planned on continuing the series till the last 1/4. All the characters seems to fit well in their rolls and I was not sure who did it till near the end. What threw this down was the "I'm a Christian" "I trust God" "I made an educated choice and believed in God"... There was so much of this all the sudden. Okay I was good with her being a Christian, a few sentences would have been fine. But I felt it turned into an evangelistic read at the end. There was a speech on her why's and how it was truth. The MC had several characters questioning their beliefs. Why ? This didn't fit in with the story, this wasn't a Christian book and it was directed out from the character. I'm not a Christian, but I will read Christian writings and have enjoyed them. I do not like feeling like I was snuck attacked by a hidden Christian read that wasn't marked as one.

Reading progress update: I've read 536 out of 912 pages.

The Queen of Air and Darkness - Cassandra Clare

Holy Crispy Critters emotionless boy is back, I want to wack his pea brain with a stick

Good Bye Dear Friends

Summoned To Thirteenth Grave - Darynda Jones

Charlie, Reyes, Cookie and Co. They have become a favorite book family over the years. I voted Charlie as the one I most want to sit and have coffee with. This was a bittersweet read, I couldn't wait to read it and never wanted it to end. It is one long series that didn't burn out before it ended and I will miss my Charley Davidson friends.
Okay so Charlie has been gone a long long long time, but she's back know and there is a twisted twist. She finds nothing is as she thought and her finds floored me a few times along with her. There was one twist no two twists or was there three ? with relatives that totally shocked me. I'll need to re-read/listen to it I was in shock remember. Oh, please I'm not going to spoil it so don't ask. Charlie did what she does she went way off course and Holy Shitake was an ending. I was happy, sad, blubbering like a baby, cheering like a wild donkey and then just in shock. I'm not sure I liked how it ended, but I loved the book. I may have wanted them (Charlie/Reyes) to go another way but it wasn't my book to write they went where they should have. Bravo Ms. Jones I'll be waiting on that next book, so get to writing ; D

Reading progress update: I've read 187 out of 902 pages.

The Queen of Air and Darkness - Cassandra Clare

Had a good long chuckle at this one

"Now, Emma, she's the kind of girl who'd be hot if she'd ever shut up." "I'll kill him, " Emma muttered. "I'll kill him while talking the whole time."

Reading progress update: I've read 30%.

The Winter People - Jennifer McMahon

This is down right creepy, well done sneak up slowly and leave you chilled creepy :D I like it. Great narrator too 

An Enjoyable look at Ms Briggs Early Work

Raven's Shadow - Patricia Briggs

Audio: Excellent narration. An enjoyable read, a bit long winded and too slow at times. The story unfolds slowly, after much character and world development. It was not like her more recent books, but there is a sense of her greatness in this book. Half way through I wasn't interested enough to even consider reading book 2, but know I feel I must. I really need to know where that dark figure went and what will become of these fabulous characters.

When A Good Book Can't Be Put Down

Reading progress update: I've read 65%.

Raven's Shadow - Patricia Briggs

A bit wordy and slow but the genius is there

New Year

What a Fabulous Ending

Kingdom of Ash  - Sarah J. Maas

My last book of 2018 finished on News Years Eve. It was the perfect ending to a fabulous series. I will miss these characters, they have become fictional friends over the years. Thank you Ms. Maas.

Reading progress update: I've read 629 out of 992 pages.

Kingdom of Ash  - Sarah J. Maas

What the what ?!?!?!? Dorian and her ? King and Queen ? BLECH to the extreme

Reading progress update: I've read 527 out of 992 pages.

Kingdom of Ash  - Sarah J. Maas

Well that was steamy close, holy shitake

Reading progress update: I've read 457 out of 702 pages.

Kingdom of Ash  - Sarah J. Maas

Is this Game of Thrones ? Everyone seems to be dying off or near to it. Come on now give the heroes a break will yeh ?

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