Monday, 5 August 2013

Goodreads & Geckos!

They say that if you have geckos living in your home it is lucky, we have several, though we don't see them that often. They are small and remind me of tiny crocodiles. They will not harm you and they eat all the little bugs, I like to think we don't have bugs, but that would be a fib! Living on a semi tropical island means, like everywhere, there are little bugs waiting to be a meal for our geckos!

We have several different geckos that make an appearance, some are grey, others with more than one colour and one that is very light. This weekend as we carried out some maintenance to our deck patio and on lifting the wooden tiles, these two little fellows scurried out. They are rather nice, don't you think?

As for the luck of having these prehistoric creatures sharing our home, I not too sure about that, I've not seen much luck of late!

The other wonderful thing I want to share with you today is that Storm Clouds Gathering reached the dizzy heights of 11# on Goodreads 2013 Summer Reads. I was not only totally thrilled, but very very grateful to the fabby people who took time out to vote for my latest book.

Maybe those geckos are lucky after all!

Thank you for stopping by and a very BIG thank you for voting for Storm Clouds Gathering.


Melanie said...

They are cute little guys and if I remember correctly, can run very quickly on those little short legs.

Congrats on landing where you did in Summer Reads.

Pauline Barclay said...

Hi Melanie, they certainly can! And also congrats back at you as you almost made the top 3. Well done and thanks for stopping by. x

Sara Pilling said...

It's one of the next books on my reading list Pauline. Looking forward to it! x

Rosemary Ann Smith said...

Hi Pauline,
My nephew keeps geckos. They are quite cute. But I'm not altogether keen on amphibious creatures! But living where you do, you need to be used to them. I guess if I lived in a tropical place, I would like them more!
Great that you reached 11 in SummerReads. I can imagine how thrilled you were.


Pauline Barclay said...

Hello Sara, thank you so much and I hope you will enjoy. xx

Hi Rosemary, not too sure I would keep them as pets, but living here they are are part of life! Thanks for your congrats too. xx

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Love those little creatures, Pauline, as we don't see them here. Well done on that Goodreads achievement!