Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Wagging on Wednesday with Xander

Wagging on Wednesday is brought to you today by Xander, most huggable dog ever & Kristi, Xander's book-loving biped: This is Xander. He is a two year old rottweiler, who has made it his personal mission to remove the stereotypes of his breed. He hasn't met a person or animal for that matter that he hasn't showered with wet, slobbery kisses. He doesn't have a mean bone in his body, and it irks him to see his "brothers" portray vicious roles in the media. He enjoys long walks- anywhere, going bye-bye, swimming, and snuggling. He is spoiled rotten and proud of it. And his owner, which is me, Kristi, loves books almost as much as she loves her dog. I run the little YA book blog, the story siren. What are some of Xander's quirks? Xander has to sleep on his back with his legs all sprawled in the air. It's funny to look at, but really inconvenient when you wake up with feet in your face (yes he sleeps in the bed) and he is a bed hog as well as a cover stealer. I accidentally spilled water on his head when I was putting his water bowl down one time. Now whenever I go to fill his water bowl he runs into the hallway and won't come to his water bowl until I set it down. He also loves to have his ears cleaned and rubbed. Sometimes I'll be sitting on the floor and he'll shove his head in my lap so I'll rub his ears! Any bold moments or super powers? He does have a super power! It's called super strength! He easily outweighs me and if he really wanted to get away when we were on a walk, he could! They actually have a Rottweiler cart club, since they were originally breed as working dogs. I really want to get one of those carts and have him pull me around town! He's super smart too! And really CUTE! What inspired his name? My man toy, er I mean my husband, actually came up with Xandy's name. We were originally going to call him Jagger, but on the way down to the breeder to pick him up, we decided on Xander. There is always that Triple X movie... I think his name was Xander Cage and then someone else told me that there is a Xander in Buffy, but I've never seen an episode. I mostly call him Xandy, or Mister, or Nelly... because he is a nosy nelly! Look at Xander right now. What is he thinking? Right now he is thinking how delicious this string cheese is that I'm eating. He is such a beggar. Which is totally my fault, because I can't help those baby browns looking at me! He's also wondering if I'll ever get off the computer and play with him. What books is Xander looking forward to in the coming months? There are a lot of books Xander is looking forward to in the coming months. He really likes vampires and fae, so he has Stargazer by Claudia Gray, Wings by Aprilynne Pike, Fragile Eternity by Melissa Marr , The Forest of Hands and Teeth, City of Ashes by Cassandra Claire and Faery Rebels by R.J. Anderson on his wish list. Thanks for having me and Xandy stop by!! Thanks so much for coming around, Kristi! Random Linkage: I stumbled upon this review yesterday at Readings of a Teenage Tree and it made my day. Any review that ends like this...
"Epic win. Just completely, totally epic win,"
...gets a big YAY from me. So so glad you liked it Willowe. Thanks so much for saying so! Contests: You've got one more week to enter the HUGE GIVEAWAY at Reviewer X. If you've bought D100D, you really should think about entering. Who doesn't want $300 worth of books? THE EYEBALL CONTEST closes tonight at midnight EST. Winners will be announced Friday. I'm now on my way to Arizona, so I'll be scarce until next Wednesday...though I might get some writers you all know to help me figure out the weekend's contest and toss it up while we sit by the pool, sipping something refreshing and probably icy. In case you live in in the Phoenix area or you're coming to the Tucson Festival of Books, here's where I'll be and when. Changing Hands, Tempe, AZ - March 12th 4:30pm-6pm The Tucson Festival of Books Saturday, March 14th Reading at Teen Authors Lounge 10:30-11:15am Author Panel - 2:30pm-3:30pm - Dorks, Nerds and Geeks: How daily mortification, ridicule and unpopularity as a teen can turn you into a superstar YA author. Lisa McMann, Robin Brande & A.S. King. Book signing until 4:30. (Lisa McMann reading follows the signing, in teen author lounge.) Barnes & Noble, Chandler Mall, Chandler, AZ Mar 15th 2-4pm See you there!


Sara J. Henry said...

So did Reviewer X extend the $300 book/100 Dogs contest? 'Cause on that site it says it ends March 1.

A.S. King said...

Yes. If you click on the HUGE GIVEAWAY link, you will see that post...which we've mentioned here a few times. The new deadline is the 15th of March.
Hope that helps.

I forget that new people come along from time to time, and I can't rely on archives!

R.J. Anderson said...

Please thank Xander on my behalf for including FAERY REBELS: SPELL HUNTER on his list of upcoming reads!

I'm planning to snap up DUST OF 100 DOGS as soon as I can find it, too.

Willowe said...

Very awesome post! Saw the link on The Story Siren's blog and though "Huh. I just read her book, let's see what this is all about." Wagging on Wednesday is very awesome.

And I can't believe you mentioned my review! That just made my day!

Kelsey said...

He is so adorable Kristi! Really just such a cutie pie! He just sounds like a big lovey! My mom used to have a dog who was exactly like that, sadly though, he disappeared, never to be seen again.

This sounds like a ton of fun! I emailed you Amy!