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 25%.

The Girl from the Well - Rin Chupeco

Holy Shitake, the smiling man is creeptasticly scary

Reading progress update: I've read 72 out of 361 pages.

Witch Hunter - J.Z. Foster

If it was me it's be bye bye Ted. I would not could not, not on a train, or with a goat I could not go in that house. Omg snickers for the win ! 

A Really Enjoyable Magical Adventure

Phoenix Unbound - Grace Draven

4.5 stars
This book hit all my book loving boxes. Life struggle, check. Hard earned, slowly developed romance, check. Difficultly with abilities (not a star right off page one), check. A fight for the greater good, check. Well developed characters with realistic backgrounds, check. I didn't want it to end, check.
Even the pacing was spot on. I stayed up way too late several nights, I just couldn't put it down. Seriously, why haven't I ever read this author's work before ?
The story is about a man who was sold into slavery by a despicable, greedy toad of a man. He was a slave/gladiator for 10 years. There he was tortured in all the hideous ways possible. His life changes when he uncovers a woman who has magical abilities and blackmails her into helping him escape. She too is suffering, she sacrifices herself every year to save her people. Blackmail is not the best way to start a relationship and it gets worse. There is a great deal of mistrust, anger and hate, yeh realistic. Respect was hard earned and slow developing, so well done, when a closeness started it felt amazing. They are both on missions, both have much to learn, much to lose and so much more to give. What an adventure. I can't wait to see where book 2 goes.

Reading progress update: I've read 35%.

Phoenix Unbound - Grace Draven

I swear I'll never sleep in a tomb or on a grave again.

The Story Behind The Genius

Miyazakiworld: A Life in Art  - Susan Napier

Amazing. Reading this almost felt like a betrayal an invasion of privacy. His life has been a long and difficult road. Born in a terrible time for Japan, raised in the shadow of great darkness, he carries that shadow. His views are so different from these modern times, yet he had grabbed ahold of the world and we have loved his art. The things I learned about him and his characters, scenery, and location choices gave me goosebumps. I never saw that but I see it now, so many layers. He is a workaholic, that is no surprise, but the fact that he struggled to be seen does. This is a very interesting man who has touched many hearts, while healing his own heart. Don't tell him I said that but that is what I read between these pages.
This man's art is breathtaking, the details, and colors so full and rich. My favorite are his clouds, they are so beautiful they compete with nature's version so well it's hard to believe they are drawn sometimes. I have been a fan of his work for many years, I own all his released movies, but knew little of the man behind the genius. You can get a feel of some parts of him though his art, his Shinto touches are most visible to me. His movies are so filled with hope, dread, adventure, struggle, heartbreak, love, loneliness, and renewal. Everyone who watches seems to get something different form his work all feel something strongly. How did this man get so many complex layers, we get to know a few. If you're a fan, read this book. Interested in the mental after effect of devastation and war on a man, read this book.
I loved this book. I read a chapter then watched the movie it was talking about. I suggest you do the same with a new vantage point.

Halloween Bingo Tracking 2018

 

 

*9/1   Classic Horror- the Haunting (read)

*9/3   Cryptozoologist-Dead Trees Give No Shelter

9/5   Cozy Mystery 

9/7   New Release-

9/9   Southern Gothic

*9/11 Terrifying Women- The Well 

9/13 A Grimm Tale

*9/15 Modern Masters of Horror- The Shinning (read)

9/17 Creepy Carnival-A Ghostly Demise (read)

9/19 Relics and Curiosities 

9/21 Diverse Voices (author of color)

9/23 Murder Most Foul

9/25 Amateur Sleuth 

 

 

 

Read not called: Magic Triumphs(shifters/Slashers) 

 

Read and called : The Haunting, Joan Lowery Nixon (amateur Sleuth/ghost stories), The Shining Stephen King, A Ghostly Demise (ghost story/creepy carnivals/cozy mystery/Murder most foul)

Reading listening ( audio) :

Reading : Phoenix Unbound (new release/slasher)- so far

 

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The Perfect little Nightmare

Dead trees Give No Shelter - Wil Wheaton

This two hour audiobook was just perfectly nightmarish. It hit many of the holy shitake fears most of us have without being predictable. Read by the author, and well done.

Eat Drink and Be Merry

Reading progress update: I've read 45%.

Dead trees Give No Shelter - Wil Wheaton

I found this short novella in my library's digital files- read by the writer, it's dark, dark dark, and creeping into the creepy wood. Excellent listening for my morning walk through the dark woods today. LOL

Reading progress update: I've read 13%.

Phoenix Unbound - Grace Draven

Holy Shitake ! That haunted town chapter was hair-pulling edge on my seat scary.

Reading progress update: I've read 9%.

Phoenix Unbound - Grace Draven

This is my first Grace Draven book I've read. Hard to believe ! I've met her several times at books signings, she was there to support her author friends, supper nice lady I've had many tell me she was fabulous "read her work, you'll love her" and still I waited till now. WTH is wrong with me ? She is fabulous and does write the stuff I love to read 

Fin

Magic Triumphs -  Ilona Andrews

Holy Shitake, the things I have witnessed, unspeakable, fantastic, horrific, beautiful things, all the feels on steroids. I will miss this world and the characters.

Halloween Bingo Tracking 2018

 

 

9/1   Classic Horror- the Haunting (read)

9/3 Cryptozoologist

9/5   Cozy Mystery 

9/7   New Release

9/9   Southern Gothic

9/11 Terrifying Women- The Well 

9/13 A Grimm Tale

9/15 Modern Masters of Horror- The Shinning (read)

9/17 Creepy Carnival-A Ghostly Demise (read)

9/19 Relics and Curiosities 

9/21 Diverse Voices (author of color)

 

 

 

Read not called:  The Well (where would this go ?)

 

Read and called : The Haunting, Joan Lowery Nixon (amateur Sleuth/ghost stories), The Shining Stephen King, A Ghostly Demise (ghost story/creepy carnivals/cozy mystery/Murder most foul)

Reading listening ( audio) :

Reading : Magic Triumphs(shifters/Slashers or Cryptozoologist) 

 

 

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Reading progress update: I've read 64%.

Magic Triumphs -  Ilona Andrews

I can't go on, I can't something really bad is going to happen I can feel the build up.

Reading progress update: I've read 30%.

Magic Triumphs -  Ilona Andrews

Oh there is a burning nasty that has my toes curling

Reading progress update: I've read 17%.

Magic Triumphs -  Ilona Andrews

Oh that Walmart puddle 

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