12 October 2011

Shameless...(and WIP)

Is it shameless to promote something you love? Maybe, maybe not. 

A few of my posts of late have been about Skulduggery Pleasant.  I friggin' love that skeleton.  I'm proud to say that I've even roped a good friend of mine into listening to the audio books.  She's become so obsessed in fact that she is listening to it while at work.  At work people!  So if you haven't already, seriously, find this book and read it now now NOW NOW NOW!

The Golden God (ie author Derek Landy) has just posted about a new competition called "Friend Get Friend".  I'm not exactly sure if I am doing this correctly.  Mr Landy tells me to post a 'status update' including the cover and THIS LINK.  It's worth a look - the first book - the first entire book - available in ebook format for download!  GO GO GO GO GO!

So my friends, here is my slightly shameless competition entry *embarassed grin*
Click for freebies!!!
The comp is to celebrate the re-release of the first book with a shiny new cover by Tom Percival.  OMG SP and VC in colour!  Very cool. 

I'm still making my way through the audio books... Am about 20 minutes off finishing book 3, then onward and upward to book 4!  Can't wait for the train trip home tonight!  (Sorry Mr Landy sir, I just cannot listen to it at work, I am far too responsible)

"You're still upset about that time I made you explode, aren't you? I can tell."
Fact:  there is an episode of Doctor Who called 'The Faceless Ones'.  [fangirl spiel ends here]

Want more books?  Pop on over to Small Things for this week's Yarn Allong!!

And just so I can participate in Tami's Amis WIP Wednesday, a hasty blackberry picture of my WIP:

FIVE ROWS TO GO!!  The next time you see this sucker will be on an FO Friday!  Probably not this Friday though :( 

I'm in the middle of a bit of a crisis though... I'm nearly out of beads!  A good friend of mine, my crochet padawan, thinks she has some in the same colour.  We have set up a meet for a bead delivery tomorrow, it's very elaborate, a specific time and place has been arranged. 

On the subject of learning to crochet, my friend sent me this email, which I thought was hilarious.  Now why didn't Neo download master crochet skills? 

Thanks for stopping by!!


  1. Good luck with the comp.

    I've always wished for a matrix style skill acquisition system... Crochet would be a useful one ;)

  2. Does your friend must work at the same place as me where they encourage the use of personal listening devices so that you don't talk to your neighbours? Pathetic really, but I have gotten through a number of books in the past four weeks.
    Cool project - hope the beads match.

  3. Lol wish i could be like neo !! Dont think crochet would of helped him much though !! lol ..

  4. Can't wait to see your shawl finished!

  5. Love the shawl. Can't wait to see it finished.

  6. You're so close to finishing that shawl ... aren't the last few rows never-ending? And if you find some easy way to add skills, please let me know!

  7. so funny, love your passion, and your shawl.

  8. I hope everything works out with the beads.
    Matrix style acquisition would be handy.