Cat with Books, Manny, WordPress & Tokyo

(Larger versions at Flickr.) Here’s Manny with Mari Mancusi’s Boys that Bite, Laura Anne Gilman’s Staying Dead, Jeff Somers’ The Digital Plague and Chris Howard’s Seaborn.

I’m really excited to have The Digital Plague, in particular. It’s actually Book 2 in a series, and I haven’t read Book 1, but here’s hoping I’ll be able to keep up. It’s a futuristic, so it’s exactly what I’m interested in reading, and I think I’ll enjoy it. And judging from his blog, the author’s a funny bugger, so that’s extra credit. Anyway, if you know someone who has a copy of The Electric Church that needs a home, tell them to contact me.

You’ll have to forgive Manny’s lack of enthusiasm – he had to visit the vet today. Da-da-DA! But there’s good news – he’s fine! His teeth have plaque, but that’s the worst thing. Even his vomiting once a fortnight is not an issue – it’s because he bolts his food down and eats who knows what else outside. Was told he has a nice coat, and that he’s a good weight – “slim” I remember her saying. Not only that, but the vet said, “His name reminds me of the Black Books character.” Which is a fair thing to say, because I named him after Bill Bailey’s character. Perhaps I should’ve named him after the landlord cat, Mr Benson…

Thanks to everyone who visited my WordPress yesterday (Sunday 6th July) – you gave me the highest amount of page views I’ve received in one day: 177. That may be little bickies to some people, but it’s big to me, and much appreciated. Here’s hoping you find reasons to return.

I leave you with this short video Liz Maverick took in the Kiddyland store in Tokyo. Not sure why anyone would want to buy that particular toy dog, except as a joke gift…

5 responses to “Cat with Books, Manny, WordPress & Tokyo

  1. Manny’s the best. I think Seaborn brings out the color in his eyes. Please thank him for me!


  2. 177! You be loved.



  3. Manny’s eyes are hazel, sometimes green. Sea-green? Perhaps ๐Ÿ˜‰

    I feel loved ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Have a lovely day! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. I liked Staying Dead. It was an enjoyable read. Though I think the cover wasn’t as pretty as it could have been.

  5. Not sure why Staying Dead took so long to come to Australia. I think it was originally published in 2004, but wasn’t published in Oz until 2007. Haven’t seen the rest of the series here yet. And the contact page at won’t send my messages…

    Have a lovely day! ๐Ÿ™‚

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