Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Book Spam

The little bit of snow that fell on Sunday was already gone the next day. But it is still freezing and there might be snow this weekend. I'm hoping there will indeed be enough to build Snowpigs like someone suggested ;-)

And because there's not much else to do I'm going to spam you with books:

These books arrived today.
They're a late birthday present to me and my owner from my owner's OtherHalf. They had to be ordered and the mail from the UK to here can be slow at times.

And here's a teaser from my current (zombie) read:

Benny's breath caught in his throat as he saw the figure emerge from the doorway in a slow, uncertain gait, his legs moving stiffly, his hands out and reaching for Tom. It was Grandpa Houser.
(page 23, Dust & Decay by Jonathan Maberry)

Sunday, January 29, 2012


There was a bit of snow this evening!
I hope it will snow more tonight and that we'll have lots of snow tomorrow.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

A Fun Evening and Presents

Thursday evening my owner and me went to a house-warming party of one of our colleagues.

It was a really fun evening with lots of yummy food, fun people and good times.

And chocolate...

And Dropshot!
We had to work the next day so I tried to go easy on the Dropshot. I think I succeeded: I didn't have a terrible hangover the next morning.

On other news:
some more birthday presents arrived!

I got these two books from the amazing Susi.
Thanks Susi, I'm looking forward to reading them.

And my owner's brother send us this really cool CD.
Thanks, we'll be listening to it often!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Bob and Dilly Mail

I got amazing mail today!
Bob and Dilly made this card for me and my owner as a belated birthday gift. We're going to give it a special place in the Milka room.

Thanks Bob & Dilly!!!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Beautiful Evening

This evening we went out for dinner in the center of town at a restaurant called 'La Place'.

I always love going to this restaurant as it high up in a building and has a great view. This evening there were some beautiful skies as the sun was going down.

Isn't it beautiful!?

Monday, January 23, 2012

Blogoversary Winner

I just remembered I owe you a winner!

And the random number generator picked:

Katie Dalton

Congrats Katie!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Games and Pigs

Yesterday evening we went to a birthday party and we played a lot of card games. I really liked this one: Monopoly Deal. I won the game three times!

Today I'm taking it easy and I'm reading comics. This one has pigs in it.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

A Mouse, a Church and a Book

Today we had more visitors coming over for my owner's birthday.
She got this really cool metal mouse, which can also be used as a piggy bank. (Or mouse bank in this case ;-)

She also got a gift certificate, so of course we went into town to see if we could spend it.

It was cold and rainy today, but when we were in town it was dry and there were some beautiful clouds.

In case you're wondering: these pictures were taken at the A-Church.

And we found a book at the bookstore across from the A-Church!
This book has been on my wishlist for some time, so I was glad my owner decided to buy this book with her gift certificate.

We've been really spoilt with gifts for our birthday I must say.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Angels in the Mail

Today I recieved yet more bookish mail.
I won a copy of Angels of Darkness over at the blog of Meljean Brook. There's four stories about angels in this book by four different authors. I have read and enjoyed books by all four authors so I'm looking forward to reading this book. Meljean also send along some cards, a bookmark and trading cards. Isn't that cool!?

Thanks Meljean!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Lots of Treats

I had a really great birthday and when we got back to work on Tuesday my owner and me brought chocolate as a late birthday treat for our co-workers.

It turned out that one of our co-workers also had a birthday and brought treats as well, so we had lots and lots of treats.


When we got home there was a present for us send by Jess. She send us chocolate-peanutbutter treats and a coverflat of her next book. What a cool surprise!

Thanks Jess!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Party Time!

Today it's the birthday of me and and my owner!

Yesterday my owner's family came to visit for her birthday and she got these Snowdrops from her mother among other things. Snowdrops are our favorite flowers.

And my owner's friend Jan send a hippo bookmark.
Thanks Jan!

I finally got to open the present my owner bought me.
Even though some of my online friends tried to convince my owner to get me the farting pig game, it was clear from the size of the present she hadn't listened to them.

It turned out to be a zombie book!
In my opinion zombies are even better than a farting pig game and I've heard many good things about this book, so I'm looking forward to reading it.

And look what an awesome card we got from Hammie.

Thanks Hammie: we love it!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Cookies and Other Yummy Stuff

Yesterday me and my owner baked cookies.

We had really cool animal shaped cookie cutters.
There even was a pig!

This evening we went out for dinner with friends to celebrate the birthday of my owner's best friend. We went to our favorite restaurant, but instead of going to the Wok restaurant we tried their Fusion Cuisine. It was really yummy. They had all kinds of different oriental snacks and such.

They had a drum with animals on it.

and a Geisha with a parasol.

It was a fun evening!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Shopping for Presents

Today we had our first outing in over a week.
My owner had to buy presents for some birthdays and she also was going to buy a present for me!

I saw this pig, who doubled as a huge slipper) at our favorite store (Hammie knows which one I mean).

And at a toy shop I spotted a piggy game!
In this game you have to lure a pig from a muddy field, but if you do it wrong the pig farts. I asked my owner if she would get me the piggy game, but she said she wasn't going to buy me a game with a farting pig.

My owner finally did buy me something when I was taking a nap in her bag, so I didn't see what she got me and she told me I will have to wait until Monday to get my present. I'm so curious!!

Luckily there was some awesome mail when we got home to take my mind of the mysterious present:

Gini Koch send us an Advanced Reader Copy of her next book: Alien Diplomacy.
She also send us some awesome signed cards and some magnets and such. How's that for an early birthday present!?

Thanks Gini!

Friday, January 13, 2012

I'm Still here and I'm Reading

I know I've been awfully quiet this week, but my owner had the flu so we stayed home all week. We've been reading and such, so nothing much to tell. But as of today my owner is up and about again, so I hope to be doing something besides reading soon.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Beanie Book Mail

Today I received a package from Beanie.
He send me a beautiful card and a Manga book he found.

I'm very happy with the book.
It's the first book in the Manga series Battle Royale. It's based on a novel with the same title. I haven't read the novel, but I have seen the movie Battle Royale which is also based on that novel and I love that movie.

It's about a class that is brought to a deserted island where they have to fight each other until only one of them is left alive. It's a very brutal story about human nature.

Thanks Beanie!

Monday, January 9, 2012


Three years ago I wrote my first blogpost and started my blogging adventure.

So time to celebrate!

I want to thanks all my loyal readers for following me on my travels and adventures: Your comments and interest make blogging truly awesome!

I hope to share many more adventures with all of you in the years to come and to meet even more of you in real life.

And out of all people and animals who comment on this post I will randomly pick one and send that person/animal a surprise package!

(comment before January 20th and leave a way for me to contact you. Open internationally)

Saturday, January 7, 2012

More Awesome Mail

A nasty cold has us in its clutches at the moment, so nothing much happening over here. I did receive these awesome books in the mail yesterday though. They were send to me by the ever amazing Stella.

Thanks Stella!

And look what came in the mail today:

I won this book over at A Buckeye Girl Reads.
Carolyn Crane send it to me and even added some Trading Cards! I already have this book I will confess, because Carolyn's writing is too good to wait for until I just might win her book in a giveaway.


This is a signed copy!
I'm so happy with it. It will go on my shelf with my favorite books, right next to the signed copy of Mind Games (the first book in the awesome Disillusionists trilogy).

Now I just need to find a way to get a signed copy of Head Rush once that releases in print.

Thanks Colette and Carolyn!

For those of you who would also like a signed copy of Mind Games or Double Cross: There's still a couple of days left to enter my giveaway over at my other blog.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Awesome Mail

Today was an awesome mail day!
First we got a beautiful card from Beanie.

Then a package arrived from my owner's friend Marie.

Wow! What a lot of cool stuff!

She send us lots of yummy chocolate and other tasty looking things.

And new friends and some piggy stuff as well.

My owner fell in love with Fluffy and will give her a special place in the Milka Room.

Thanks Marie!
What an awesome package.