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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Girl Power Activated

Catwoman: Soulstealer - Sarah J. Maas

I enjoyed this much more than I thought I would. I read it because of the author I'm not a Catwoman fan. Getting to know Harley, and Ivy in this was a blast. The three ladies were perfect together. Batwing wasn't bad either, so much better than Mr Perfection, Batman. IMHO. One bad actor ruined Batman for me, forever. LOL Anyway this book was fun, and the last 20% was so intense I passed up on gaming to read it.

Reading progress update: I've read 210 out of 320 pages.

Catwoman: Soulstealer - Sarah J. Maas

Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn are interesting....can't tell you

First Book Started for The Halloween Bingo

 I'm not sure what square it would fit best but here we go



Reading progress update: I've read 15 out of 320 pages.

Catwoman: Soulstealer - Sarah J. Maas

I had doubts, smack me upside the head. I should have known it's Sarah J Maas. Duh, it's going to be good

Old Magic New World

Trail of Lightning (The Sixth World) - Rebecca Roanhorse

The world has been put back into the hands of the Dine'/Navajo. After a great flood the water has risen and few land masses remain, one is the reservation were the Dine' were shucked off to many years ago. With this new beginning comes the old gods, the magic and the oral histories become life savers. Everything old is new again and those remaining need to relearn the ways. Monsters, witches and twisted souls meet in this Mad Max-ish world of survival.
Maggie, has her clan's magic in her, it's a killing magic, and she kills the monsters. She was trained by one of the gods to use her magic, it makes her unpopular till somebody needs her. When the monsters get more dangerous she reluctantly takes on a partner who is a healer with magic. It's not an easy match, or a welcome one. Many things will challange this partnership, old loves, secrets, betrayals, death and magic.
I struggled with the first 1/4 of this book. I was stuck on some of the Navajo language used. I really missed to knowing what some of the words ment. My in laws are Navajo and helped with some but a brief guide would have made the experience more. The more I read the more I was investing in this world and these characters. When I finished the book I felt I'd said good bye to family I would miss. I can't wait for the next book in the series. This is an author to follow.

Reading progress update: I've read 21%.

Miyazakiworld: A Life in Art  - Susan Napier

His views on women are very interesting, it is visible in his work. i'd never noticed. I like him even better now

Epic Adventure

Foundryside - Robert Jackson Bennett

Epic adventure, with amazing world building, magic, political intrigue and mysteries.I'm not going to spoil this story by telling you about the events just a few sneak peeks. I went into it blind, I hadn't even read this author's work before and it was in my opinion the best way.
It's not often that I read a book where the stars of the book are a key and a girl. A tough female character with a a talent for thief, and an ability that brings her talent up another level. She is fantastic, not a fabled beauty, or sleek trim bodied model type but a full bodied realistic character. The key, Clef had a hold on me, I couldn't put the book down till I found out more about him. This story I think is equally character and world driven making it captivating. I will not soon forget this world.
The world was so complex, each little step detailed and explained, yet it never dulled the story. The magical system was so unique with so many variations each built on top of the previous one and then twisted into something more. Brilliant !

Master of the books 
by Waldemar Bartkowiak

Reading progress update: I've read 83%.

Foundryside - Robert Jackson Bennett

i finally got time to read, the house to myself, peace and quiet, so nice. Oh but karma wanted to have some fun with me. My battery died- dead, dead, dead and my cord is in the car on the other side of town :(  Shitake  was happening, major action/drama/reveals everything kabooming and my screen went blank. 

Reading progress update: I've read 71%.

Foundryside - Robert Jackson Bennett

Holy Mountainous Reveals !

Reading progress update: I've read 45%.

Foundryside - Robert Jackson Bennett

So perhaps this was once a human or a ? Interesting and great twist

Reading progress update: I've read 41%.

Foundryside - Robert Jackson Bennett

Clef ? CLEF ?!?!??!?!? No no no are you...... on the edge of my seat. I'm really enjoying this story

Reading progress update: I've read 15%.

Foundryside - Robert Jackson Bennett

There is a lot of world building but it's not over whelming. The magical part is fascinating and the characters :D

Reading progress update: I've read 9%.

Foundryside - Robert Jackson Bennett

You can't stand not knowing whats in a box, then you look in the box and wish you'd stayed away. It's a cool thing this thing in a box

A Stay Up All Night Read

Until We're More - Cindi Madsen

I haven't had such a good time reading a romance in a long time. Snark, spark, history, lust, and true friendship between two fantastic likable characters makes this story rock. I was cheering on one page, sniffling the next, snorting and spitting my coffee all over on the third. What a ride.

Sexy MMA fighter Liam, is training to get the belt title that will make his business a solid thing when his BFF Chelsea comes back  in town for work. Chelsea is a distraction and he needs this belt. Chelsea needs to stay focused too, she's desperate to make it in her field of work and this job might be the way to a promotion. Both need to be a success, both have hormones/feelings/history that mess with their focus. The Chelsea moves in with Liam and brings George. Who is George ? George is the one throwing up on the carpet. Read the book, he's fantastic. Living together makes for some interesting moments. That's all you'll get out of me, read it if you want more.

Thank you NetGalley and publishers   for this review copy and an unbiased opinion 


Reading progress update: I've read 35%.

Until We're More - Cindi Madsen

Slumber party !  

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