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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All Is Good In The Ilona Andrews Book Universe

Iron and Magic -  Ilona Andrews

Iron and Magic, filled with some of my favorite things. Snark, sparks, witty comebacks, testy relationships, challenging characters, magic, fantastic beasties and romance.  

Finally Hugh got his own book. Yes the dude who was treated so badly by his father figure and his semi sibling while being one super nasty dark dastardly villain. You know in the Kate Daniels series by Ilona Andrews ? Yes that Hugh. Hugh is so cold he's hot. Yup ladies he's one of those boys you hate to love and can't stop yourself from drooling too. Please if you haven't read the Daniels series do before you start this, you need to know this man before.

Hugh has been through so serious battles, hard core childhood, and lived a one dimensional focused unemotional life. War, war war, fight, fight ,fight, blood, blood, blood, it was his thing till he was booted out of the dread kids club. He took his most loyal warriors The black Dogs and they hit the road trying to.... well staying alive would be nice. You see more than one person wanted them dead or worse. On this path they stumble upon a castle filled with people who are in danger of __________ .  This castle has a harpy and she loathes this man. Let the fun begin !

Elara, the harpy. she is something. Snarktastic ! Her lines are some of the funniest I think I might have gotten the Guinness record for highlighting.  Strong, yes she is and she struggles not to to fall for the bad guy.  I loved her while she felt unwanted feelings she never wavered who she was to fit a mold.

Bucky, he won my heart more than any character. He's a stud, a big hot blooded stud with such and attitude ! When he pranced after a nasty bit I burst out laughing.

I'm not going to tell you anymore, no spoilers. This is going to be another fantastic series from these wonderfully creative authors.  Thank you NetGalley and NYLA Publishers for the chance to review it.

Reading progress update: I've read 73%.

Iron and Magic -  Ilona Andrews

That was smokin' hot. I need a candy cigarette

Reading progress update: I've read 57%.

Iron and Magic -  Ilona Andrews

Bwahahahhahahaha she had to push her weight to make it pierce.....I can see her jumping up and down like a pogo stick. LOL

Reading progress update: I've read 37%.

Iron and Magic -  Ilona Andrews

The most beautiful wedding ever, such sweet sentiments, overflowing with love.

Happy Happy Happy Danicing

OH MY OH MY OH MY ! Lookie what came in the mail for me today ! Squeeeeeee. #JimButcher #HarryDresden #BriefCases #ARC#AdvancedReadingcopy

Reading progress update: I've read 16%.

Obsidio - Jay Kristoff, Amie Kaufman

"And yet she keeps me in her right hand"- this is a smidge of scary and very intriguing"

Reading progress update: I've read 6%.

Obsidio - Jay Kristoff, Amie Kaufman

Another full cast audiobook, excellent, excellent, excellent ! This is how you treat a great read with a great cast.

Reading progress update: I've read 10%.

Iron and Magic -  Ilona Andrews

Hugh ! I didn't know this was his story ! I always go in blind with my favorite authors. This book is an Ice cream sundae topped with awesome sauce ,sprinkles and whipped cream ! The story of Bucky-fabulous. Oh yeah I'm in my happy place

Reading progress update: I've read 27%.

The Cad and the Co-Ed  - L.H. Cosway Penny Reid

Awwwww I am in lusty/love with Bryan already.

Reading progress update: I've read 12%.

The Cad and the Co-Ed  - L.H. Cosway Penny Reid

I do love a rugby man 

Ridiculous Insta Love I Just Couldn't Go On

State Secrets - Linda Lael Miller

No Stars I did not finish it
I usually love this author but this book is not working for me. First the narration is just sounding too read from a page, not enough emotion and the voice is unpleasant to my ears. Second I'm barely into the book and these two supposed to be wary strangers are already kissing ?!? It makes no sense at all, they haven't even been flirting and she doesn't trust him ?!?! No I'm done. I am not going to finish it.

Love Pies and Apple Picking

The Recipe Box: A Novel - Viola Shipman
Excellent narration
Recipes excellent
Sweet, heartwarming this book brought back so many fond memories of my youth in upper Michigan. This is a book with strong family ties, great relationships, honesty and courage, not game playing. I felt good, peaceful and happy while reading it. A fabulous summer feel good read.
I loved this tale of upper an Upper Michigan woman/pastry chef and the orchard her family owns. She was raised on her family's orchard, a multi generation owned business. She wants to make her own mark on the world so she leaves and goes to NY to work under a famous pastry chef. Things happen, life changes, and she finds herself heading home for some thinking and her grandmother's 75th birthday celebration. Once there she is drawn into the power of family and food, and re-centers her life and her heart.
Pie, pie, pie, oh the pies in this book ! There are recipes, good ones I've tried three so far. The only downfall to the audio version is that I had to write them down while play pause/play pause it took some time. I ordered the hard copy so I'll have them soon.


Reading progress update: I've read 10%.

The Recipe Box: A Novel - Viola Shipman

Awww such a sweet way to pass down traditions. Yeh Yeh, sweet, now lets talk pie. The book started out with a recipe for crumple right off the bat- winner. I'll make it this weekend. 

Wait There Must Be One More Page

The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air) - Holly Black

To Ms. Black author and torturer -What ?!?!?  Ms. Black that is how you left it ? You went along basically on a straight path till you blew up the direct path replaced it with a spiral lined with deadly thorns.  I never saw it coming, there were no hints, so sneaky. So how long do I have to wait for the next book ? Forever ? Yep that's what it'll feel like. Thanks for leaving me hanging here. 

Reading progress update: I've read 75%.

The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air) - Holly Black

Well that went well, not bloody at all.  

Reading progress update: I've read 55%.

The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air) - Holly Black

Oh something is stinking here, something isn't right, damn it girl, get seriously worried !

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