Friday, May 8, 2015

Cats! Enter to win the hilarious book:Texts From Mittens by Angie Bailey

I LOVE CATS but I don't love certain white cats with bows, who shall remain nameless, or books about cats that are so sweet that they make my blood sugar shoot through the ceiling. I'm not "sweet" and I don't care for "sweet", well, unless they are photos/drawings/real-life kittens, but I digress...

I LOVE TO LAUGH.  My preferred humor is dry, sarcastic, snide, something with an edge.

I LOVE PEOPLE WHO LOVE CATS. People who convey that they understand the way  cats think and who appreciate everything about them.

I LOVE PEOPLE AND WRITERS WITH A GREAT SENSE OF HUMOR which is why I LOVE ANGIE BAILEY the author of whiskerslist:the kitty classifieds and her latest comedic gem: Texts from Mittens:A Cat Who Has an Unlimited Data Plan...and Isn't Afraid to Use It.  It encompasses all that I love!

Angie Bailey has the uncanny ability to think like a cat, or, to think like a cat in a way that WE THINK that they WOULD THINK if we truly knew what they were thinking. Make sense? No? It does to ME.

When Angie writes anything about cats, she depicts cats as I have always imagined they would be, if they were to communicate in words like humans, instead of meows. Angie portrays  cats as being intelligent, well-spoken, sarcastic and insanely funny.  The cats that Angie writes about don't have filters. They are the way I imagine cats to be..."take me as I am. or don't waste my time!"

I have been following Angie's blog since I first began blogging in 2009.  I have also had the pleasure of getting to know Angie as a person since then, both online and through  re-connecting in person at various social media/blogging events. Angie's writing is like Angie, real, "out there", eclectic, witty, zany, fun and oh-so-honest!!

Angie's humor is edgy, quirky, hip, intelligent and often so funny that it makes me break into full blown laugh-out-loud-maniacal giggling mode.

She has had that effect on me on her blog, on Facebook,  and now through BOTH of her books.

FROM THE PUBLISHER:

Texts from Mittens is a series of text message conversations between a snappy, self-absorbed housecat named Mittens and his long-suffering human, a single woman who works away from home during the day. Mittens relentlessly hassles his human all day long, while only taking breaks to watch Judge Judy, hang with his best friend Stumpy, complain about the antics of Drunk Patty the neighbor, ask Grandma for money to buy useless items from QVC, and harass the "filthy beast" dog, Phil.

The book, Texts from Mittens was the next logical step after the overwhelming success of  Angie's column of the same name, that appeared on the super popular website, Catster.com.

One way to know that you have an enormous hit on your paws hands, is when you see copycat versions of the same concept springing up all over the web. When I saw others trying to re-create what Angie had thought of, I KNEW this was going to be BIG, and I was right.

While others may try and replicate the concept on their own blogs and social media platforms, there is much more involved than just using the same concept. There is brilliant execution of the concept, and, well...being  genuinely funny. Which Angie IS. NATURALLY.


Not a detail was missed when re-creating the screen for text messaging. I cracked up laughing when my eyes caught the upper left hand corner (see above) where it says FURIZON.  Sound vaguely reminiscent of a well-known brand? Of course it is!   If cats could text and had the privilege of having  an unlimited data plan, FURIZON would be their purrferred provider!


 In "real-life", Angie is an original, not a copy. Angie's body of work is an extension of HER and her natural quirky humor, as well as her inherent understanding of  and passion for cats.

In a nutshell, Texts From Mittens is approximately 100'ish  "laugh out loud" pages printed on quality "alk" paper, that is about a self-absorbed cat named Mittens. Mittens bombards "Mom" with incessant texts which take the form of demands, requests and questions at any hour, day or night, (hence the "unlimited data plan"). "Mom" mostly responds as the "straight man" to Mittens constant texting.

  Simple concept + brilliant execution = a hit,
 Angie Bailey hit this one right outta the ballpark!



ISBN 978-0-373-89322-5 

Available on Amazon.

www.Harlequin.com

Angie Bailey is an award-winning writer and blogger, humorist, and professional member of the Cat Writers' Association. Her primary blog, Catladyland, has won many awards, and her humor writing is featured nearly daily on Catster.com, one of the most popular cat sites on the Web. She loves to photograph her cats in silly poses and sleeps with one eye open. And yes, she has three cats.


GIVE-AWAY!!

Angie has generously offered one of my readers who resides in the U.S. or Canada the chance to win a copy of Texts From Mittens:A Cat Who Has an Unlimited Data Plan...and Isn't Afraid to Use It. (An approx $10 value). Entering is super easy, just enter on the rafflecopter below! (BEWARE!! There are TWO MANDATORY ENTRIES....) Good luck!
a Rafflecopter giveaway













In full disclosure: I was not compensated for this review/give-away. I was sent a copy of Texts from Mittens in exchange for my honest review. 



34 comments:

  1. Looks like a great book!

    Purrs xx
    Athena and Marie

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  2. Love her humor. Sounds like a really fun book.
    Sue B

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  3. Clever idea for a book! We're IN!

    Hugs, Sammy

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  4. This sounds hysterical! I have entered!

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  5. That sounds hilarious! We are thankful my cat bro Bert doesn't know how to use the cellphone!

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  6. Omg I love these!!!!!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

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  7. We have a copy of this book and it is hilarious. We love Text from Mittens.

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  8. Thank you for the nice review of my book! Hugs to you and the gang!
    Goo luck, everyone!
    xo Ang

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    1. you are most welcome! ((((hugs))) right back at ya!! Love, Caren and Cody

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  9. I'm in. What a great giveaway. You know how I love all things kitties.

    Have a fabulous day. My best to Dakota and Cody. ♥♥♥

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  10. I'm quite curious to read this book since I'm a fan of Angie's blog.

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  11. I've been reading Angie's columns for years now...she is good!

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  12. Mittens is quite the hoot!

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  13. Hey Cody. I guess I'm a dummy when it comes to Rafflecopter. When I was putting in my address I hit enter to make a new line after my name and the box closed. I tried to re-open it to put in the rest of the address, but I couldn't. If I win, I'll have to email you my address. *hangs head in shame*

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    1. You're ok!! Thanks for letting me know...yes...probably would have been better to type it as running text, but it's all good! Good luck! Don't be ashamed!

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  14. I LOVE CATS but I don't love certain white cats with bows, who shall remain nameless,
    mes hoping that is not about mes, cuz mes would NEVER wear a bow! That said, mes has readed bits of the Mittens book and mes LOVES it!!!
    Kisses
    Nellie

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    1. Nellie NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO that would NEVER, EVER be YOU!!! I will say it, I was referring to "Hello Kitty" I absolutely DESPISE Hello Kitty and ALWAYS have!!! I can't stand sickeningly sweet!!!! xoxo

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  15. We know that would be very funny!

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  16. Sounds like a funny book. I'll check out Angie's sight.

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  17. I love Texts with Mittens :) This sounds like a great book! Thank you for the giveaway. :)

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  18. Sounds like a funny one! Good luck efurryone! :)

    the critters in the cottage xo

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  19. Sounds really fun. We haven't been commenting much but just want you to know we always love reading your posts. :-)

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  20. Looks like another great book from Angie. Hope you don't mind - but we entered.... if we are lucky enough to win we'll gift to a US based person. xxx

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  21. It sounds funny -- carpet lint, indeed!

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  22. Ha-ha...Pawppy here likes Hello Kitty, it makes him giggle...but no we do not have anything Hello Kitty in our den, MOL! (Because meowmy thinks its silly...)

    We are going to pass on the giveaway, though...we have won so often, its time fur some others!!

    MIAOW!!

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    1. my Mom said to tell you she loves you even more now MOL. Love, Cody

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  23. Looks like such a fab book, great giveaway!

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  24. We want one! Please, please oh mighty Raffle Cop!

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  25. The winner will get some good smiles and laughs from this book!

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