Friday, 4 October 2013

Celebrate the small things.

It's Friday. YAY!!! I love Fridays for a whole host of reasons; some examples are...

Last day of school runs; although, I actually escaped school runs, both yesterday and today. (More on that later)

Asda delivers all the scrummy foods to our door that will probably be scoffed up by Wednesday. Nothing good lasts long in this house; although, I do still have chocolate from last week's shopping. That's rare.

And, of course, it's time for Celebrate the Small Things. the awesome blog hop hosted by...

(Drum roll, please. This is actually where I run and grab the lovely link to the host blog, but "drum roll" sounds so much better)

...Viklits writing blog.

So, without further ado, or quick trips to retrieve links, here's what I am celebrating:

Firstly, my son, bless him, or more specifically his complete bravery and the fact that he has not yet developed the ability that, as a man, he will surely develop of turning even the smallest bug into the greatest illness human-kind has ever known. He has a very bad sore throat that is making him lose his voice and making it incredibly hard for him to swallow without pain. He even struggled to eat chocolate buttons yesterday, which is practically unheard of for Kye, who can normally devour them in seconds. Still, instead of rolling over, as most men will, and proclaiming that he is dying, he has instead been soldiering on and staying very upbeat, bar a few little tears yesterday, when it was very sore, bless him. The only change from normal is being a lot more cuddly, a little more sleepy, and sounding like an old man, when he talks, which he is finding quite amusing. He also declared earlier that this was a day we would always remember, because Kye never stops talking and now he nearly has because it hurt too much to talk.

Next on the list is escaping the school run, especially yesterday, when the weather was vile and Kye and I got to go back to bed and snooze away the morning instead. Lovely. We didn't get up until the sci-fi ringtone kicked in on my phone, announcing that my very geeky editor, the lovely Chuck Jolly, had got my text message, asking him to ring me if I wasn't on Skype as normal and wake me up; which he did brilliantly, as he called just in time to get me out of a horrible nightmare I was having.


Moving on.....

Another celebration I am having is my recent wins. I won a couple of books from the Jill Robinson series, T. Deckers blog. (If you're reading this T.Decker, could I have them in Mobi please? I do intend to email you about it; just haven't had time yet, but thought I might be able to cheat this way, lol.) 

And, as if that wasn't enough, I also won another couple of books thanks to the lovely Milo James Fowler and his blog. 
Those books are: 
Redshirts, by John Scalzi, and The Sheriff of Yrnameer, by Michael Rubens.

So, a big thank you to both of them for hosting their awesome competitions and giving me a little something extra to celebrate this week. 

The next celebration is again thanks to the lovely Milo James Fowler and one of the books I won from him. It is the celebration of trying something new and that's what I did when I read Redshirts, as it's really not my normal genre and something I wouldn't even normally bother to look at; but, I picked it up yesterday, when it arrived, and finished it this morning. That's why I was a little later than normal getting my celebration post up. I actually quite enjoyed it and it has now left me a little more open to this genre and that's never a bad thing; so, thank you again, Milo. I also did a review, which, if you are interested, you can check out here. if I got the link right, lol. Let me know if I didn't, and I'll try again. 

My final celebration and this might be a little premature, but I am going to celebrate it anyway, because positive thinking does work (please please let positive thinking work); I have signed up to read the ARC for Dangerous Depths, by the oh-so-awesome Karen Amanda Hooper, who wrote the first book in this series Tangled Tides. If you have not read Tangled Tides, what the hell are you waiting for? Go get it, now! It's awesome! I have waited for Dangerous Depths for what feels like forever, so to be one of the first mere mortals to read it would be epic. Please, please keep everything crossed for me. If you loved Tangled Tides, too, and want to sign up for the ARC you can do so here.

So, those are my celebrations. What are you celebrating this week?
Love and hugs, Joss xx

P.S. OK, I lied. There were more trips to run and get links, quite a few of them actually; so my bad. :)

P.P.S  If you are reading this and it is still full of epic fails (due to my rushing) then the awesome CJ has not yet edited it, and it is more a reflection of why I need him than a sign that he is a terrible editor; he really isn't. If you are reading this pre-edit you can see just how much work I give him. So, Yay CJ!


  1. Wow, lots to celebrate! Poor Kye, I'm sorry he's feeling crummy but good for him for being such a trooper about it. Hope he's much better soon.
    Happy Friday and Happy Weekend!

    1. Oh he is already losing his old man voice, and sounds so much better today, so I think he is well on the mend. I hope you have a lovely weekend and thank you so much for stopping by :)

  2. Ooh hope Kye feels better real soon. It's always nice to win books. Happy reading and writing.

    1. Thank you Suzanne. I have you have a lovely weekend :)

  3. It is lovely to win books, yay! And have scrummy food. Hope Kye feels better.

    1. It really is and he is doing much better now thank you :)

  4. Hope Kye is feeling better soon! :)

    1. Awww thank you Lara, he is doing so much better now :)