Yay it’s Friday…and it’s Happy Friday 😀
Did you know that people start to look for “Happy Friday” as of Wednesday? They sometimes land here, on my blog, where I pour my soul and heart :D, I hope they enjoy what they see…I think last Friday, I got 40 hits just “search related”…Everybody deserves a happy Friday…
I’ve been feeling down this week, with a cough that just thought we should be best friends and did not understand why I tried to push it away…Feeling better now and finally induldged in coffee (how I missed thou).
Here is my Happy Friday mishmash.
* Reading: I did not revise this week but did a looot of reading. For the genius-Tracey-‘s-idea-YA-book-Club, I read The Fault in Our Stars and my fingers itch to share my feelings but I’ll wait until the end of February :D. Thanks to NetGalley, I also read Welcome Caller, this is Chloe and Goddess, Interrupted. They were fun reads and a proper review will come in the next weeks. After finishing Bittersweet , I craved cupcakes and diving into The Future of Us made me miss the 90’s :D. By the way, if you have any YA romance contemporary recommendations, don’t hesitate to throw them my way…
* Writers’ Platform-Building Campaign: Yay! I joined Rachael’s fourth Writers’ Platform-Building Campaign. I saw the linkie on a couple of blogs before and it just sounds like a wonderful opportunity. The writing community is really supportive and fun to hang out with (even if it is only on the interwebs)
* The people behind the writing community aka you: Blog hopping this week (being for YA Highway‘s the Road Trip Wednesday or my regular blog reading), I could not help but notice again how insightful, thoughtful, funny and inspiring you guys are. Thank you for making me think, smile and for sharing a part of yourself. I really feel like I’m starting to know some of you and I really wish we could go for coffee/tea/movies (The Hunger Games, anyone?). Talking about smiling. thank you also for your support, wit and laughs on Twitter 😀
So, tell me what made you smile this week?
33 thoughts on “Happy Friday #6 – Mishmash and a big THANK YOU (yes you there reading this :D)”
Happy Friday to you too! I am a campaigner in your YA group and am so looking forward to stopping by here more often!
Thanks Diane 😀 *waves and smiles*
RTW was great this week, wasn’t it? I found it very encouraging. As for contemporary YA romance recommendations: I’m not sure how this book is because I’ve been waiting for it to come out for a while now, but have you heard of The Fine Art of Truth or Dare by Melissa Jensen? I’m also waiting on My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick,but it doesn’t hit the shelves until June 😦 <— this is me and me is impatient. Happy Friday, Elodie 🙂
Those books sound great (got them on my TBR :D) – I understand your impatience Jaime…Think about when the next Stephanie Perkins comes out: only in 2013…impatience is also taking over me now lol
Happy Friday to you, too!
Just wanted to stop in and remind you about the That’s YAmore Blogfest starting tomorrow. I’m looking forward to reading your excerpt.
Thanks Jessie 😀 I´m a bit nervous about posting my excerpts (there will be 2 but they´re short…) but ready to spread the love!
Hello 🙂 I’m a campaigner (I write YA under the name Rhiannon Morgan). I’m looking forward to getting to know you and your stuff.
What made me smile this week? My naked four year-old catapulting herself at my terrified 21 yr-old brother, mostly…
Hello Lucy 😀 Thanks for stopping by and for sharing such a funny story!
Happy Friday! I think I start looking for “happy friday” on Mondays 🙂
Reading some great books made me smile this week
Well the tendency of the searches seem to point to more and more people looking for Happy Fridays always earlier during the week 😀
One of my favorite YA contemporary romances is Forget You by Jennifer Echols. Have you read that one? It’s a steamy love story, and it is oh-so-good. 🙂
Thanks for the recommendation Jessica! I have not read Forget You yet but it´s coming on my list and making an entrance towards the top 😀
I got to commute this week (big smile) a 5 hr TGV ride to Sable sur Sarthe with my kindle, what didn’t make me smile was realising the battery was flat on the return journey and that I’d not brought the charger with me. Fortunately I had a couple of copies of the Saturday Guardian review (the weekly literature review) to keep me occupied.
5 hours in the TGV must have given you plenty of comfy time with your kindle 😀 (and you remind me that I need to charge mine :D)
Today I saw “Welcome Caller, This is Chloe” for the first time and was wondering what kind of book it was and whether it was good… What did you think?
I’m also in the paranormal romance campaign group 🙂
Hey Rachel .D Thanks for stopping by! Welcome Caller, This is Chloe was a fun and fast read (full review to come soon :D)
The Future of Us is on my TBR pile. I keep hearing such great things about it. I just finished Across the Universe and went quickly on to the sequel A Million Suns. Awesome books, if you haven’t already read them! I’m a day late, so – Happy Saturday! 🙂
Thanks Kitty 😀 I have not read Across the Universe & A Million Suns yet but I need to do it…I hear wonderful things about both!
Happy Monday to you!
Hi Elodie! I’m in your campaign group! Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier. Some YA romance recommendations- if you look around my blog much you’ll notice that I’m mildly obsessed with Anna an the French Kiss. Lola and the Boy Next Door is also good. And An Abundance of Katherines!
Hi Megan 😀 Thanks for stopping by as well…I LOVE Anna and The French Kiss and really enjoyed Lola and the Boy Next Door :D…I think I need to check out An Abundance of Katherines…Thanks for the tip!
Hello! I’m in your campaign group as well! I’m so happy to be involved this year.
Hi Ashley 😀 *waves* Looking forward to getting to know you 😀
Hi Elodie, I am in your campaign group, and I am coming around to say hi to everybody and introduce myself 🙂 I look forward to getting to know you better!
Hi Gina 😀 Thanks for stopping by! This campaign is already fun! 😀
Hi Elodie! Nice to meet you! Great blog you have…Thanks for stopping by my amateurish blog…I totally love your two excerpts of romantic/steamy scenes! Hope to read more of you…
Thanks RaeAnn 😀 Your blog is quite interesting as well 😀 Looking forward to getting to know you thanks to the campaign!
Hi Elodie. **waves from the campaign trail**
Hi Callie *Waves back* 😀
Little by little I’m making the rounds for the campaign. I love your Happy Friday idea. I’ll check back this week to see what’s making you smile. I too am happy to be involved in the campaign, and thanks for stopping by my blog.
p.s. it’s almost Thursday, which means it’s almost Friday….
Hi! I’m from the campaign and thought I’d swing by and check out your blog. I look forward to coming by more often! Great to meet you. 🙂
Better late than never! I’m in your group in the Campaign. Thought I’d pop by and say hello! Looking forward to reading your blog!
Tag, you’re it! You’ve been tagged in a game of 11 Questions being passed around by the Platform-Building campaigners. You can pick up your questions at this link: http://sophieswritingadventures.blogspot.com/2012/02/eleven-questions.html
HI! Just stopping by from your campaign group. I look forward to reading more.