Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Lots of Books and Buttons

My owner got some gift certificates and let me decide what to spend them on:


Books of course!

The Fear is the third book in a cool series that has zombies! Moth and Spark I picked out because I loved the cover, but it also sounded like a great Fantasy. The Bone Season I picked because I've read some very positive reviews about it. We also ordered a fourth book, but that will arrive in a few weeks.


Today there was mail:


A book, a bookmark and buttons from Ann Aguirre.
Voodoo Bride loved I Want It That Way, the first book in Ann's New Adult Romance trilogy, so she was very happy we got the second book for review as well. I really like the buttons, especially the Wreak Some Havoc button.

Thanks Ann!


Saturday, September 27, 2014

Noorderspel 2014


Today it was time for another Noorderspel!
Noorderspel is a local games convention. My owner and I always help out the local games store with selling games at Noorderspel.


Noorderspel was held in the A-Kerk (A-Church). A beautiful building.

in between selling games I found some time to have a look around:


I spotted a banner from the game Circus. My owner's OtherHalf made the illustrations for the game and did the lay out as well.


I also spotted this cool looking game.


And Space Marine armor.

It was a fun day and lots of people came to play and buy games.




Tuesday, September 9, 2014

A Sunny Day in Utrecht


Last Sunday I went on a trip.
My owner and I went to Utrecht to visit Aurian and Maia.

We had a quick look at the Book Festival to see if maybe they had some new books since August, then we went into the city to enjoy the weather.


First we had lunch.
I had a tasty sandwich with cheese and apple syrup.


And a Martini Something Sorbet for dessert.


After lunch we had a walk in the park next to the restaurant where we had our lunch.


There was a cool fountain.


And a statue of queen Wilhelmina, a former queen of the Netherlands.


Next we visited the Rosarium, a park with all kinds of roses.
No dogs allowed, luckily I'm a pig.




Isn't this pretty?!


I stopped to smell the roses of course!








I'm a Super Star!




Outside of the Rosarium we spotted wild strawberries!

After a lovely sunny afternoon outside we spend some time talking and playing games at Maia's home. After dinner my owner and I went back to Groningen.


Here are the books I found at the Book Festival. I got one of them for free!


All in all we had a great day.
Thanks Maia and Aurian!


Thursday, September 4, 2014

Awesome Books in Our Mail


Today we received a package from Jeffe filled with awesome books!
She sent us a print copy of Going Under, Rogue's Possession and Ruby, three of her books we read as ebook, but now can hug and pet and put on our shelf of favorite reads, AND an ARC of The Tears of the Rose, the second book in Jeffe's The Twelve Kingdoms series.

I might have to fight my owner and Voodoo Bride for who gets to read The Tears of the Rose first. I'm guessing we will have to share and read it together.


Thanks, Jeffe!
We are very happy with all these awesome books.





Happy pig, reclining in the sun before starting on The Tears of the Rose.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Rose Hips


This weekend my owner's OtherHalf collected lots of rose hips!
First they were washed and cooked.


And then made into lots of yummy jam!



Saturday, August 30, 2014

I Meet a Friend, and Guts in My Mail


This Thursday I had a wonderful day.
First I went to the book market that was organised as part of the celebrations for Bommen Berend, a local holiday.


My Owner's OtherHalf had a stall at the market together with other illustrators. I took a look at their stall of course.


They had cool buttons.


And beautiful artwork.


After browsing a bit at the book market and the delicatessen market, I went to the Noorderzon festival, where I met up with:


Hammie!
We had lots of fun looking at the different stalls and displays, like this dragon.


Then we sat down to talk, to have a drink, and...


to have dinner!
Yum.


After dinner we walked around town for a bit. We had lots of fun. Here I am at the A-Kerk (A-Church)

Finally Hammie had to go home again and we said goodbye.
It was awesome to meet up with him!



Here's my loot of Thursday.
A book, a bottle of raspberry cider, and some fun do-it-yourself kits that I will try my luck with soon.


Yesterday there was mail waiting for me when I got home:


Eve sent me a beautiful card and some really cool stickers with a spleen and a heart!

Thanks Eve!




Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Zombie Kitties


I had awesome mail yesterday.
A Zombie Kitties bookmark!
Isn't it beautiful?


There's also a poem on the back.
I can't wait to use it on my next zombie read!

Thanks M.
I love it!