Saturday, 7 May 2016

**It's our Fifth Blogoversary**



Jaffa and I are celebrating







Five years ago on the 7th May 2011, Jaffareadstoo was born. It's been a really fun 5 year book trip.


We've posted 1435 blog posts and have been viewed well over a quarter of a million times..


We've hosted countless Author Interviews and been involved in umpteen Blog Tours and have given and received enough books to stock a Small Library..


Jaffareadstoo has been on Literary Adventures all over the world and we have spanned time as efficiently as any Time Traveller..


Jaffa and I have also been involved in the most amazing Book Adventures..


Here's our own little literary adventure for you...

At 13, Rue Therese and Behind Closed Doors, I found A House Divided but soon discovered that The Good Mother would always stop The Daughter's Secret from going Viral and so, I decided to sit quietly with The Girl From Nowhere and we played The Waiting Game and together we made some Dangerous Promises 


It was Quarter Past two in the Afternoon, when I noticed that The Widow was speaking to The Storm Sister and I wondered if sitting in The Liars Chair would be The Last Thing I Remember but then into the room came Solomon Creed who made me write my name in The Red Notebook and told me that my new name was Mrs Engels. I knew then that this was all part of The Killer Plan, and that to learn The Secret By the Lake I would have to become The 3rd Woman to visit The Scottish Prisoner,who was also known as The Jackdaw, and who was A Better Man than The Marble Collector who, it must be said, always had a Disclaimer or two tucked away.


The Mistake I Made was in travelling to The Winter Isles without The Penny Heart which was the price I needed to be able to enter The House on Cold Hill , but I knew that the Three Strange Angels who guarded The Devil's Bridge would be far too busy Sewing the Shadows Together to listen to The Song of the Sea Maid, and when I discovered that I was Surrounded by Water ,and that Dead Star Island was far Beyond the Sea, I realised that arriving there would be The Turning Point and would finally, fulfill my role in The Templar Prophecy 


Out of the Darkness The Vanishing Witch suddenly appeared, and I knew then that there was no Going Back and as night fell I looked closely at The Midnight Sky and Despite the Falling Snow I knew that  Written in My Own Heart's Blood was the final chapter in my  Book of Life


And when, finally, I stood in The House of Frozen Dreams and was given The Silvered Heart, I knew then that We Are all Made of Stars and even though my name was written in the Letters to the Lost, I realised that my life was such a Precious Thing and even though I'd Never Kissed a Man in a Christmas Jumper , this was indeed, The Birthday That Changed Everything


One thing that books have taught me is that the Significance of reading is Elemental and that, by Leaving Time to read, Remarkable Things happen, and even though Time's Echo passes us by so quickly we must always make time for Forgotten Authors


And in the final analysis, always remember to Keep Your Friends Close and listen to The Storyteller, who exists in all of us...



Happy Reading...



Thanks to all the wonderful authors who have graced our pages over the last five years and who continue to bring wonderful stories into the world. 



We couldn't do this without you.



 







As a little thank you for your support I have a Little Bag of Treats for the winner of this giveaway.


Just leave a "Happy Blogoversary" comment below



and Jaffa will pick a name out of his lucky hat on the 14th May.

Closes 18: 00 UK time









~***Good luck***~



68 comments:

  1. A Very Happy Blogoversary to you and Jaffa! 5 years! I'm waaay behind you!

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    1. Thank you for all your support Linda - it's much appreciated x

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  2. Happy 5th Blogoversary Josie & Jaffa, and wishing you many more to come x

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    1. Thanks Karen - it's onwards to the next milestone now !!

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  3. Happy Blogiversary. What a brilliant script above, very clever.

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    1. Hi Adele, thanks for visiting. Glad you liked my story !!

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  4. Happy Blogiversary, hope you have a super day and as an owner of a ginger/white moggy you have great taste in cats! Manda xxxxxxxxx

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    1. Thanks Manda - Jaffa is very much the star of the show !!

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  5. Happy Blogoversary indeed! And I love your clever story :-)

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    1. Thanks for visiting Jaffareadstoo Stephanie Jane. Glad you liked my story :)

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  6. Happy Blogoversary - and thanks for all the reviews and recommendations.

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    1. Thanks for visiting Angi. Hope you've found a few good stories !!

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  7. Happy blogoversary! Love your story, very clever.

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  8. Happy Blogoversary! Love reading your reviews and hearing what Jaffa enjoys. What a great little story too! love Margaret xx

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    1. Hi Margaret - Jaffa is very knowledgeable when it comes to stories !!

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  9. Congrats on your blogiversary

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  10. Have a very Happy 5th Blogiversary and let's raise a glass to 5 more years!

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    1. I'll drink to that, Rachel - thanks so much !!

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  11. Many congratulations Josie - still one of my favourite book blogs (and a brilliant post today!) xx

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    1. Thanks, Anne - glad you liked my story !!

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  12. (P.S. Not entering your competition - just wishing you well! x)

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    1. Can we not tempt you, at least, to the chocolate, Anne ?

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  13. Happy blogaversary Josie

    Love Lainy http://www.alwaysreading.net

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    1. Thanks Lainey - good luck in the giveaway:)

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  14. Happy blogaversary
    5 down and hopefully more to come

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    1. Thank you Derek, nice to see you again :)

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  15. Rosemary from Risi7 May 2016 at 20:02

    Happy blogoversary Jo and Jaffa! and many happy returns of the day.
    (BTW if I win please don't send me chocolate! I cannot be trusted with it!)

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    1. Ha Ha Rosemary - message received and understood - good luck :)

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  16. Happy Anniversary Jaffa and Josie, love your book reviews, may there be many more. Sarah (aka eightlegs!)

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    1. Hi Sarah - thanks for your support. Lovely yo see you here :)

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  17. Congratulations on your fifth blogoversary Josie and Jaffa! Your literary adventure was inspired. Maybe it's time you thought about writing a book instead of writing about them :) x x

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    1. Hi Neats - thanks you so much !! Well they do say that everyone has a book in them - it's just getting started that's the problem , for me anyway !!

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  18. What a brilliant achievement and a fantastic post to celebrate! I was counting the books I have read from it and made 14!!

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    1. HI Cleo - thanks for visiting and for your kind words. Much appreciated :)
      Which 14 books - I wonder ? !!

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  19. happy blogiversary jo and Jaffa, love your posts. here's to many more! x

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    1. Thank you, Dawn - lovely to see you again:)

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  20. Yay! well done to a purrrrfect team, Jaffa and Josie. I don't need to be entered, just send love and best wishes. Here's to another 5 (at least!)

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    1. Innit to Winnit Mrs M !!

      Thanks for visiting - you are alwyas most welcome :)

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  21. Happy Blogiversary! Congrats on 5 years, hopefully there will be many more to come x

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  22. Happy 5th blogiversary Jo and Jaffa, good to see you celebrating in style!

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    1. Thanks for your good wishes,Carole. Much appreciated :)

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  23. Happy 5th Blogiversary guys :)

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    1. Hi and welcome Gemma - thanks for your good wishes :)

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  25. Happy Blogoversary to you :)

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  26. Happy Blogoversary and many many more

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    1. HI and welcome - thanks for your good wishes :)

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  27. Happy 5th Blogoversary, here's to the next 5 years xxx

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  28. "Happy Blogoversary" ,very well done and hoping there is many more come, love the name Jaffa, we've just had a goldfish ( well the kids said they wanted a pet ! ) and struggling for a name, think I may have just found one :)

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    1. Wonderful - I hope Jaffa the goldfish is as popular as Jaffa the orange cat !!

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  29. Dosen't time fly "Happy Blogoversary"

    Brilliant blog Thanks again x

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    1. Welcome ~ Thanks for your good wishes , Iris.

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  30. Happy Blogoversary <3 Many more to come x

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    1. Hi and welcome - thanks for your good wishes, Dale - much appreciated .

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  31. Happy Blogoversary to you, best wishes for the future 🎉🎈😃

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    1. Hi and welcome - thanks for your good wishes, Anna - much appreciated .

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    1. Hi and welcome - thanks for your good wishes, Karl - much appreciated .

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  33. Happy 5th Blogoversary :)

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    1. Hi and welcome - thanks for your good wishes, Jo - much appreciated .

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