Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Wordy on Wednesday with Biblio-Kitty Amber #41 featuring Spell Booked & BlogPaws Conference Update #4

Welcome To


With Amber ~ The Self-Appointed Biblio-Kitty


Supurr salutations fellow biblio-cats

*waves paw*

Gosh it seems like fureffur since I was last here, and I do mean like fureffur! MOL 

While the P.A. was at BlogPaws she got to meet the amazingly talented Wanda Kruse at the Honour Flag table, as the P.A. is a bit of a glue and craft nut she was in her element and made a special flag just fur our precious Snowie and Humphrey, unfortunately she didn't have time to make a second one fur Posie, but there's always next year.


The P.A. went back on Saturday morning to video the entire Honour Flag Display, take a look,  it's amazing how many flags were there!


I must apologize fur the P.A.'s furry poor video skills, she'll be entering a training program shortly! MOL

Oh and the P.A. also got to meet the fabulous Christina Lee and her gorgeous K9, Bowie from the amazing blog/charity 



If mew haven't seen their blog before, go check it out as it's amazing what they do!


 And on that note I think it's time fur this weeks book, so let get to it...



This week on book reviews with Amber, I'm sharing

Image +Amazon.co.uk 

Spell Booked 

Retired Witches Mysteries Book I


by

Joyce & Jim Lavene


Here's the book blurb courtesy of Amazon UK:

The national bestselling authors of the Missing Pieces Mysteries summon up the first Retired Witches Mystery in a brand new supernatural series... 

Once upon a time in Wilmington, North Carolina, three witches ran a curio shop named Smuggler s Arcane. But as the years passed, their magical powers started to fade leaving them no choice but to conjure up a retirement package 

Before they could blink their eyes or twitch their noses, Molly, Elsie, and Olivia somehow became eligible for AARP. But they can t fly off to Boca Raton just yet. First they must give up their magic, recruit and train three new witches, and pass on their cherished spellbook. 

They ve barely begun to consider potential practitioners when Olivia winds up dead and their spellbook is stolen. To honor their friend and reclaim their spells, Molly and Elsie are about to go wand-to-wand with a dangerous young witch more powerful than the trio was in their prime. And this time they re going to need more than magic up their sleeves 

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I was so excited to get my mittens on this book a few months ago and finally I got to read it last week.  As mew can see by the cover there's four gorgeous kitties and that's what lured me into buying it, sadly the kitties hardly get a mention and have no bearing on the story whatsoeffur, they're just there fur the sake of being a token familiar to the other characters.

As mew can imagine, the lack of kitty action did displease me somewhat, as mew'd think they'd have much bigger roles, especially being the cover stars.  Seems like the crafty book marketing peeps were using the cover as a ploy to attract more cat readers, sneaky, but to be honest I won't be reading anymore in the series unless the cats get much bigger roles.

Offurall, I found the dialogue clunky and a little hard to read at times, the plot was good and there were a few red herrings, so while not one of my favourite books of late, it's still a good read but not a top pick, its definitely a 'when mew've finished your latest favourite, read this'  kind of book.


  • Paperback: 304 pages

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The Amber Biblio Rating System Fur Offurall Enjoyment:




Ratings of:

Spell Booked

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Characters

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Offurall Enjoyment




I hope mew enjoy this book if mew do take the plunge and buy it... and if mew've read it already, tell me did mew think?

Sadly it's time fur me to say BFN or bye-fur-now as mew know the drill, so many books, so little time and join us when we'll be here on Friday with the Pet Parade.


Happy reading or listening

Bestest biblio purrs


Amber xox



19 comments:

  1. amber.....welcome bak !!! we iz buzzed happee ta see ya thiz way again; yur ree veewz awesum az all wayz....we will tell FSG ta chex out thiz miss tree...

    de PA's flag iz sooooper neet two; how kewl everee one getted ta make a flagz like thiz ♥♥♥♥♥

    we iz off ta chex out bowie's blog...rite now ~~ !!

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    1. Hiya Tabbies & Miss Dai$y, thanks so much and I hope mew enjoy the book if mew get it. The Honour Flags are just pawesome, and I hope mew enjoy Bowies blog. Big purrs Amber xox

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  2. What a beautiful Honour Flag ! The idea of Honour Flags is pawsome ! Purrs

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    1. Hey Swiss Cats, isn't it just a beautiful idea! Big purrs Amber xox

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  3. It's so nice to see you, Amber. Thanks for the honest review of Spell Booked, and for sharing the P.A.'s video of the BlogPaws Honor Flags -- wonderful and very moving.

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    1. Hiya guys, oh mew're furry welcome, and mew know i only tell mew what I truly think of a book, there'd be no pint at all in me saying it was fab when it wasn't!!! MOL Big purrs Amber xox

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  4. Lovely review and so cool to see the flags!

    You did good!

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    1. Hi Dash Kitten Crew, thank mew furry much, I'm so purrleased mew liked it! Big purrs Amber xox

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    1. Hey Island Cats, oh they were seriously amazing, weren't they! Big Purrs Amber xox

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  6. That is extra special that your Mum took a video of the Honor Flags! Mom wishes she had made a flag this year & will make it a priority at the next BlogPaws conference. BTW, my flat self & Mom said your mom is delightful!

    I, too, would expect from seeing that book cover that the kitties would be key figures in the text. That is disappointing that they are not! Those marketers can be tricksters!

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    1. Hey Valentine, sorry your gorgeous mom didn't get the chance to make one this time, but there's always next year. The P.A. was delighted to meet your amazing mom, and hopes to see her again next year fur more fun! MOL Big purrs Amber xox

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  7. That one kitty on the cover is smirking we think...MOL!


    What a lovely lineup of honor flags. So touching really to see them all.

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    1. Hi Pipo & Minko, yes I think mew're about the smirking! MOL Glad mew liked the video! Big purrs Amber xox

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  8. Great review but a shame it doesn't live up to being fully catfilled. But hey, it still sounds like a good read, so I'll put it on the back burner as they say, for winter... Not that I'm short of logs I hasten to add!
    Purrs, ERin

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    1. PS, Er v0.5 and the +1 agree those honour flags were wonderful, and Wanda was a sheer delight to be with. Heres to next year too!
      Purrs Erin

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    2. Hi Erin, yes it was a shame and do save it fur the winter! MOL Absolutely here's to next year and seeing fabulous Wanda again and making more fab flags! MOL Big hugs Amber xox

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  9. Mom wanted to make an Honor Flag for Buddy, my older tabby brofur who died at 22 after ten years being diabetic, but she never had a spare moment cuz...I'm a handful. Great job on the book review, Amber. Mom loves cat mysteries so much, but only if the cats are part of the main characters. If cats on the cover...then they better have more than a walk-on role in the book.
    Purrrs! Herman!!!

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    1. Hiya Herms *wink* awwww not to wurry your mom can make one next time as the P.A. still needs to make one fur Posie. Yes it's such a shame when a book doesn't deliver the kitty action we're looking fur! Big hugs Amber xox

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