Kitties & Pretties is my version of the various weekend book haul show-off memes such as Stacking The Shelves, The Sunday Showcase, In My Mailbox, Owl Post, etc. It goes like this: I set up and arrange the various books I’ve received lately, wait for one of my curious kitties to come investigate, then start snapping pictures. Or I let my husband pick up Winky, my blog mascot, put her in a bag (she likes being carried around in a bag – she’s weird and awesome like that) and place her on the table next to said book haul. Which is what happened above. 🙂
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Winter is nearly over and it’s time for another edition of Pretties & Kitties. These are all the books I’ve acquired so far in 2014. And this time I’ve got an extra-special surprise because Grrr, my beautiful but attitudinal girl is making an appearance!
Isn’t she gorgeous?
So one morning I opened my book-shaped package and found a copy of Of Poseidon, but I had to leave so I just left it on the back of the couch. That’s totally Grrr’s spot, so I suppose I shouldn’t have been surprised to find her next to it, but when I tried to move it she reached out and grabbed it. So I just left it there. Most days I find her cuddled up next to it, and though I’m super-grateful to Janae’s Book Obsession and would really like to read it, she’s made it clear that it’s hers now!
Since Jack is enamored of Grrr, (though sadly their relationship is decidedly Dickensian – meaning he’s Pip and she’s Estella), he likes to lay near her on the puffy couch. So while he was doing that, I thought I’d place a book or two on him. He didn’t mind.
The Sowing by K. Makansi. Thank you to The Best Books Ever!
Paris Cravings by Kimberley Montpetit.
Thank you to the author, Kimberley Montpetit. She even included a bookmark that smells like chocolate! How cool is that?!
I decided I had to get a picture of both of them with their books.
So I gave Jack the copy of Allegiant I bought, since it matches his fur.
This next picture is Winky (dark) and Vinnie (light) with all the stuff I got from Amazon with Swagbucks.
Yes, Vinnie is licking Allegiant. Maybe he thinks if he licks it, that makes it his. Either way it was adorable.
Anyway, I got Allegiant and all three seasons of Avatar: The Last Airbender just from doing online surveys for Swagbucks. Check it out if you want, it’s actually legitimate. I earn at least $25 a month. (Yes, that’s my referral link. You don’t have to use it.) 🙂
I also have to show you guys this picture, with Vinnie in mid-yawn.
He’s such a goofball. 🙂
And here is Wink with my new copy of Insurgent (and Vinnie’s tail).
Next we have a box of ARCs with a Vinnie!
He’s a kitty, so of course he loves boxes. I won these beauties from Two Chicks On Books‘ Blogoversary. Thank you so much!
Her Dark Curiosity by Megan Shepherd I did a little happy dance when I saw this one. I’ve wanted it forever. Just look at the ridiculous gorgeousness of that cover!
Independent Study by Joelle Charbonneau I already have an ARC of this one, so guess what that means? It means GIVEAWAY. Stay tuned. 😉
Salvage by Alexandra Duncan I’d just heard about this one and it sounded really interesting. I think I’ll be starting it soon. Not sure I can get a review done before it releases April 1st, but I can try!
White Hot Kiss by Jennifer L. Armentrout I actually wasn’t interested in this one at first, but I read the first page and was hooked. You can read my review here.
Now we have Wink with my new reiki textbook.
Looks like she’s meditating, huh? Appropriate. 🙂
Here we have Vinnie on top of the bookshelf with my penguin robe and my pretty new copy of Asunder.
Asunder by Jodi Meadows won from A Dream Within A Dream. Thank you!
So those are my books! Pretty, aren’t they?