Sunday, October 30, 2011

Another Halloween Party

Today we went on a trip.
My owner told me to wear my mummy costume.
On the trainride I got coffee and a pastry thingie with cherry-filling. Yum!

I know this tower!
This is the St. Nicholas Church in Kampen!

It turned out we were going to visit my good friend Witje. He was celebrating Halloween as well. And look what a cool mask he had!

There were lots of other animals at the party as well.

And special Halloweenish chocolate!

And I got to play a fun game!
This is the character I played in the game: an elvish wizard who could cast fireballs and such.

The characters had to find treasure and fight monsters in a creepy dungeon. My elf got to fight giant spiders and ghouls. It was lots of fun.

In the evening we had to go home again.
It was a really great day!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Early Halloween

This evening we had an early Halloween celebration, but first we went into town to see if I could find a costume.

At the store where they sell party stuff and costumes we saw the piggie banks and champagne bottles that my owner's OtherHalf made the drawings for.

And I spotted this pig at another store!

When we got home there was a card reminding us that Heart of Steel by Meljean Brook will soon be released. Voodoo Bride was all happy with this card and is still hugging it. I myself can't understand what all the fuss is about.

We didn't manage to find a cool costume in the stores, so finally my owner made me a costume:

The Mummy!

I really like my costume.
Mummies are a kind of zombies I think.

Our celebration was lots of fun too, but we didn't take any more pictures. I hope everyone has a really cool Halloween!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Candy and another Mandala

Today we got candy at work and one of my co-workers found pig-shaped candy for me.

While my owner was working I made another Mandala. I can understand why G. and Hammie like them so much.

Thursday, October 27, 2011


My owner has a cold, so we've been taking it easy the last couple of days, but today we made a Mandala-ish drawing together.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Lots of Mail

Nothing much happened these last few days, apart from me and the gang trying to think up something fun to do for Halloween.

But today there was lots of mail!

Hammie send me a book about aliens!
And he also send Winnie the Pooh cross stitch patterns for my owner. So both of us were happy with this cool Hammie mail!

I started reading the Alien book right away of course.
Aren't these aliens cool!?

And there were two books in the mail that were send to us by Stella! Both books were on my wishlist, so I'm very happy with these as well.

Thanks Hammie and Stella!
You are both awesome!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Work on Saturday

Today my owner had to work so I went with her of course. I spend most day hanging out in my owner's bag.

I got an apple for lunch!

And now I can finally start my weekend.
I'm going to read The Spirit Thief, book 1 in the Eli Monpress series. My mailman finished reading the book so delivered it yesterday.*

*I won the first three books in the Eli Monpress series over at Mel's Random Reviews and book 2 and 3 arrived last Monday.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Hammie Mail!

Today I got a card from Hammie!
Hammie visited Maastricht, a city in the South of the Netherlands. I've never been there myself, but judging it by the pictures on the card it must be a beautiful city.

Thanks for the card Hammie!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Werewives and Tentacles in My Mail

Today I had more cool mail.
Jess Haines send me an Advance Reader Copy of The Real Werewives of Vampire County, an anthology with 4 stories of which one is written by Jess.

She signed the book for us and even drew a tentacle with a monocle!

Thanks Jess!
You are awesome!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Pig Panic

We played games yesterday evening and one of the games we played was Pig Panic. It's a card game where you have to try to get rid of your cards as quickly as possible. I wasn't very good at it, but it was lots of fun.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Cerberus and Books

My owner and her OtherHalf had to transport a few things for a small expo and I came with them to help out. And look who I met:

He was going to be part of the expo he told me.
How exciting!

This afternoon there were two books for me in the mail. I won the 'Eli Monpress week giveaway' over at Mel's Random Reviews and that means I won the first three books in the Eli Monpress series. These two books are book 2 and book 3. I suspect that my mailman still has book 1 (I think he likes to read my books). I hope he will deliver it soon.

Thank you Mel!
What an awesome giveaway!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Zombies and a Movie

There was an article about zombies in the paper yesterday. It was about the Walking Dead tv series and also had a giveaway where you could win an invitation to a really cool Halloween party. I convinced my owner to enter. I hope we'll win!

Yesterday evening we went to the movies!

This is the movie we saw: The Debt.
It was about 3 Mossad agents who have to track down a war criminal from WWII.

At first the theater was very empty and I was wondering if that was because the movie wasn't that great, but just before the start of the movie the theater filled up. It turned out to be a really good movie and I really enjoyed watching it.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Another Bookish Win

And as my owner isn't taking me on any fun trips at the moment, another picture of a bookish win. It's a good thing I win so many books otherwise I'd get bored. Now at least I can read!

My owner did promise me we're going to do something fun tomorrow evening. Hmmm, I'll wait and see what she has planned.

This book has 16 short stories, some by authors that I love, and I saw that at least two of the stories have zombies in them!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Post-Apocalyptic Mail

I had amazing mail today.
I received an Advance Reader Copy of Daybreak by Ellen Connor*. It's the final book of the Dark Age Dawning Trilogy** and I already read the first two books (Nightfall and Midnight) and I absolutely love those, so I'm really looking forward to reading Daybreak. The book will be released December 6th, so I'm lucky to be able to read it so early.

Thanks Ann and Carrie!

*Ellen Connor is a writing team comprised of Ann Aguirre and Carrie Lofty.
**The Dark Age Dawning Trilogy is Post-Apocalyptic Paranormal Romance.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Ask What?

Today my owner went to visit family and I went with her of course.

At the train station I noticed this mysterious sign.
Ask 110? Who is this 110? What should I ask and why?
Very strange.....

Saturday, October 8, 2011

More Mail

There was mail from Beanie today!
He send me a Mail Art page that's for a Zombie Encyclopedia. I can write, paint, scribble, etc my interpretation of zombies on the back and send it in so it can be included in the Encylopedia. Now this sounds like fun!

Thanks Beanie!

Friday, October 7, 2011

Aliens in the Mail

Yesterday there was a package for me.
It had Gini Koch's Alien Collective logo on it.

And just look what was inside.
An Advance Reader Copy of Alien Proliferation!
Alien Proliferation is the 4th book in Gini's Katherine (Kitty) Katt series (which is a really awesome series, I can tell you) and it will officially be released on December 6th. Guess why I didn't post on this blog yesterday:
Yup, I started reading right away!

Thanks Gini!
You're awesome!

Keep an eye on my review blog for the review.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Masked Pig

Today I saw a masked pig at the bookstore!
I wonder why he and his monkey friend were wearing masks. I wanted to ask them, but they were behind glass so they didn't hear me.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Teaser Tuesdays - Enclave

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following: - Grab your current read - Open to a random page - Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!) - Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

I already finished this one, but just had to share a bit.
(review will follow soon on my other blog.)

"You know you are. You actually believe I let my last partner die because I didn't agree with him. Yet here you are. Alone. With me." His black eyes gleamed wickedly.
(page 48, Enclave by Ann Aguirre)

Monday, October 3, 2011

I'm a Toy Tourist

I got this cool award from Marlowe!

"I'm A Toy Tourist!" Award
Who's a Toy Tourist?? Any toy who travels around, takes photos and shares their adventures!

I'm supposed to pass this award on to others, but as all my animal friends already have gotten this award as far as I know, I will just state that any toy who hasn't got this award yet and wants it, can claim it.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

A Shocking Discovery and Mail for Voodoo Bride

Yesterday I counted the money in my piggybank and made a shocking discovery: One of the coins was a Danish coin! How did it get in my piggybank? I can't spend Danish money here! I think my owner has been fooled and got this coin as change instead of an Euro coin. If she doesn't pay more attention I'll never get enough money for a fun trip.

Today there was mail for Voodoo Bride!
I won these signed books by Kate Pearce over at the Qwillery.
They're Paranormal Romances set in the Tudor period. Voodoo Bride already read the first two books in the series, but is very happy to now have signed copies of the books and she looks forward to reading the third book.

And the books aren't even all!
Kate also included soap, a small bottle of perfume and bookmarks of which one was hand made.

Thank you Kate and Qwill!