Friday, May 23, 2014

Martini Tower, Beanie Mail and Zombies

Yesterday evening my owner and I went out for drinks with a friend. We had a lovely view on the Martini Tower.

We also got some awesome mail this week:

Beanie sent us two beautiful cards and an art book!

The book has art by Tim White and there are really cool creatures and such in it.

I love it.
Thanks Beanie!

And I had zombies in my mail!
Rachel Aukes sent me a signed copy of Deadland's Harvest, the second book in an awesome series. I already have the first book on my shelf with favorite reads, so this one is going right next to it.

Later this year the last book in this trilogy will release. You can bet I will get my trotters on it, because the zombie apocalypse doesn't get any better than this!

Thanks Rachel!

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

They Did It Again!

I got a gift certificate for an online bookstore last week, so I ordered a book: City of Glass. Today it arrived and I was very disgruntled to see they put an ad for a movie all over the cover! And the worst thing is, that it's not a sticker, but it's actually part of the cover. I hate it when they do that!

I might just one day make my own stickers to put over ads like this.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Weird Sign

Yesterday I spotted a weird sign.
It said 'Cyclists For Eternity'.
I decided to not go in the direction the sign was pointing to, because I was too afraid they'd make me cycle for eternity if I did.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

On McPig's Radar - Normal for Norfolk

Normally I only post alerts for cool books on my review blog, but this is a very special book:

This book is co-written by a bear, and it's about a bear!
How cool is that!?

Find out more about Teddy Tedaloo here

Normal for Norfolk (The Thelonious T. Bear Chronicles, #1)
by Mitzi Szereto & Teddy Tedaloo

Pub landlords are being murdered in Norfolk!

Thelonious T. Bear, ursine photojournalist, leaves behind the big city life of London to take an assignment in the Norfolk countryside, where he hopes to find the real England. Instead he stumbles upon gastro-pubs, crazed Audi drivers and murder. As the hapless Thelonious keeps ending up in the wrong place at the wrong time, he attracts the attention of Detective Chief Inspector Horatio Sidebottom of Norfolk Constabulary CID, who’s determined to tie Thelonious to the crimes. Add in a pair of hoods from London’s East End, celebrity TV chef Paolo Louis Black, and plenty of oddball local characters and it all adds up to a madcap journey through England’s most quirky county, where everything is normal for Norfolk!

From bestselling author Mitzi Szereto, co-authored with her celebrity sidekick bear Teddy Tedaloo.

“For anyone who’s ever wondered what Paddington at Large would have been like if it had been written by Raymond Chandler—and who hasn’t?—Mitzi Szereto has the answer. Like Philip Marlowe, Szereto’s Thelonious T. Bear is a modern knight errant who plays it cool even as the light of suspicion shines on him. And like Paddington, he’s short of stature and long on charm. If you like your sleuths tough, cynical and cute as a button, Normal for Norfolk is the book for you.” —Steve Hockensmith, author of Holmes on the Range and Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dawn of the Dreadfuls

“Normal for Norfolk has it all: magic, gritty realism, humor, cultural commentary, intelligence, charm, and suspense. The hero of this novel, Thelonious T. Bear, finds himself at the heart of a mystery. He’s a photojournalist like no other, a pub-loving, anthropomorphized bear who wears cologne and a deerstalker hat. I am eager to read the next book in Mitzi Szereto’s series.” —Janice Eidus, author of The War of the Rosens and The Last Jewish Virgin

Find buy links here

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Hammie Mail

We had a lovely card from Hammie in our mail today.

Thanks Hammie!

Monday, May 12, 2014

Festival of Books and Food

Yesterday we went on a trip.
Aurian and Maia had told us about 'Boekenfestijn'(Book Festival), a giant book fair with lots of cheap books. So my owner and I decided to have a look at the Boekenfestijn in Utrecht together with Aurian and Maia.

It was a grey and wet day, but luckily the book fair would be indoors.

Wow! So many books!

It was amazing!
I didn't really know what to expect from this book fair, but not that there would be so many cool books as there turned out to be. I might have gone in a small book buying frenzy. I will most certainly visit another Boekenfestijn in the future.

After the book fair we went to Maia's place and we hung out and talked books and other fun things. I checked out Maia's impressive collection of books of course.

What a gorgeous collection.

I also got some books from Aurian and Maia, and some books Blodeuedd had sent to Aurian that were meant for me. We had quite some books to take home. We also gave some books to Aurian, that she'll take with her when she goes to Germany, to get them signed for us.

Then it was time for dinner!
We went to a Japanese restaurant where you could try all kinds of small snacks.

I ordered a Pina Colada!
It was really good, but heavy on the ice.

We tried all kinds of snacks, but my favorite were the mushrooms and pumpkin. My owner tried some snacks that shall not be named, I didn't take pictures of those snacks of course.

And then it was already time to catch a train home. The day had flown by.

Luckily for a Sunday evening it wasn't too crowded on the train and we had a place to sit and to stow all our books.

It was a really fun day.
Thanks Aurian and Maia for introducing me to Boekenfestijn!

Friday, May 2, 2014

Cool Mail from Eve

We got really cool mail from Eve.
She sent us some really cool cards, business cards and bookmarks! I will confess my owner and I are addicted to bookmarks, so we're very happy with this awesome mail.

Thanks Eve!