Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Wordy on Wednesday with Biblio-Kitty Amber #67 featuring The Cat Who Wasn't There and The Winner of Smoochie's Birthday Pawty Give-Away

Welcome To


With me, Amber ~ The Self-Appointed Biblio-Kitty


Supurr salutations pawesome furriends

*waves paw*

How are all my beautiful furriends today?  Are mew having a fabulous week?  Mine has been lovely as the weather finally pushed the mercury offur the 20C mark, actually on Monday we got up to 26C with a light breeze and it was delightful.

Mew may have heard that I don't like going outside much, this is a completely untrue accusation made by my fursibs, I love the great outdoors...



And I just happened to be outside in time fur this...


Sampling the furst catmint and catnip crop! MOL

And let me tell mew it was pawesome, and who knew our plants would recover so well aftur the Heathen Kittens from nextdoor nearly cleaned us out a couple of weeks ago, it just goes to show mew that a bit of warmth, gentle watering and some TLC wurks wunders.

Now I think mew've waited long enough, so let's do the draw fur Smoochie's Birthday Pawty Give-Away!

Here are all the fab entries:



And the WINNER is:


[turn the volume on if mew can]

STOP!!!

 DON'T SCROLL ANY FURTHER UNTIL MEW'VE WATCHED THE VIDEO! MOL

THE SWISS CATS!!

WOO HOO many congratulations guys, purrlease email us your snail mail address at your earliest convenience:

deardrbasil @ gmail . com

and we'll get your epically epic goodie bag to mew in a jiffy!

Don't wurry if mew missed out this time, it's Basil's Birthday on 1st of June, he's 16 this time and then it's Fudge's birthday on 21st of June, so there's still more give-aways to come offur the summer, with Parsley on 31st August and and Pandora 18th September followed by yours truly on October 24th, so that's 5 more chances mew have in the next few months to get your paws on one of our epically epic goodie bags!

But now aftur all that excitement I think it's time to share this weeks book.

This week I'm sharing

THE CAT WHO WASN'T THERE

Bk 14  TheCat Who... Mystery Series

by

Lillian Jackson Braun




**FYI the above Amazon.co.uk image is an affiliate link. I will get a rather modest commission should mew decide to click through and purrchase it**


Here's the book blurb:

Persuaded by his beloved companion to join her in a group tour of Scotland, Jim Qwilleran expects to revel in his Scottish heritage while keeping Polly Duncan safe from the Pickax Prowler. Instead, his trip is cut short when a thief swipes a suitcase, the bus driver disappears, and a fellow tourist is found dead - all in the same day. The distraught tour members return to Pickax, only to find the town in a tizz. And when the village scuttlebutt focuses on the bizarre behaviour of one of the tour's surviving members, Qwill's sensitive mustache tells him that more trouble is on the way.

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Mew may, or may not remember that way back in August 2016 I reviewed the furry furst Cat Who... novel, and I thought it was high-time I shared another. 

I think Lillian Jackson Braun was the forerunner of the kitty cozy mystery vibe as her furst novel was published in 1966, and thus far I don't think I've read any cozy cat mysteries published earlier than that, though I may be wrong MOL.

So anyhoo what did I think to #14 in this series?  Well it's offur 10 years since I furst read the entire series back to back and occasionally I'll pull a random one off the shelf to add a bit of variety to my reading repertoire, and I must say I enjoyed today's book as much as I did the furst time I read it.

Even though there's no tech or cell-phones, computers or the like, and reading that the characters have to find a payphone or borrow a telephone makes me smile; ah the good old days before life became a frenetic, million-miles-an-hour stress vibe with all this tech that was supposed to make life easier

So to read a story set before all those tech-devices came into play is so refreshing and fur the older purrsons among us, quite nostalgic as life was so much simpler waaaaaay back then.  

Would I recommend this book and the entire series?  Yes I would furry much so, I think Lillian Jackson Braun wrote a timeless series, that can be enjoyed offur and offur again; she was a true pioneer of the cozy cat mystery vibe.

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Audio version:  7 hours 18 mins

Softcover: 292 pages 


The Amber Biblio Rating System Fur Offurall Enjoyment:



Ratings of:

THE CAT WHO WASN'T THERE

Offurall Enjoyment



I do hope mew enjoy this book if mew decide to give it a try... 

...and if mew've read it already, what did mew think?

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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 don't furget that I'll be back next week with another specially paw-picked book just fur mew.

Happy reading or listening

Bestest biblio purrs and kitty kisses

Amber xox




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34 comments:

  1. Congratulations to the Swiss Cats! I'll have to check out Lilian Jackson Braun's books. I've heard of them before but haven't read any. I'm glad you got to sample some of your catmint and catnip crop, Amber.

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    1. Hey Edie, oh I'm sure mew'll love the books, and the catnip was just pawesome, does Jake want some ;) MOL purrs Amber xox

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  2. Dat catmint and nip looks good!

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    1. Hiya guys, oh my cod mew would love it fur sure, want some? MOL purrs Amber xox

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  3. This sounds a great series to get into, as well as a great adventure cosy mystery, too. I shall add to my list. Hmm, I can smell that nip and mint from here, Amber! Of course a lady does need to have her own standards as to public appearances, and 22-25 sounds just right, especially in a nice cool shady spot MOL
    Congratulations to The Swiss Cats on their win!
    Toodle pips
    ERin

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    1. Hey Erin, oh mew and Mrs H will love this series fur sure, purrfect fur reading in the palace gardens under the rhododendron bushes! MOL purrs Amber xox

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  4. Concatulations to The Swiss Cats for winning the giveaway! We are familiar with Lilian Jackson Braun's books - they are epically epic. Happy that you are getting some yummy weather too. We've had great weather here too and I'm getting lots of outside time courtesy of my humans. Enjoy that catmint and nip!!

    Hugs, Teddy

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    1. Hi Teddy, oh mew are so right they are indeed epically epic! Oh that's so fantastic mew've been getting some great weather, and if mew want any nip mew know who to ask! ;) MOL purrs Amber xox

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  6. OMC, that's so cool ! Thank you so much buddies ! We're glad you can enjoy some warm weather. Purrs

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    1. Congratulations guys, WOO HOOO and the P.A. posted your parcel today! purrs Amber xox

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  7. You look pretty darn happy with your out n' about! Hooray for our Swiss pals!

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    1. Hey Brian, oh yes it was a happy day indeed! MOL purrs Amber xox

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  9. conga ratz two ewe pixie N zorro on winnin de total lee awesum prize package !!
    HOORAY !!! ~~~~~~~~ N amber....twentee two iz two brisk......even twentee five iz knot much warmer....we kinda like it say round de 74 degree mark...80 iz two hot..
    100 pluz for R palz out west iz like hotter N swell !!! :) N de food servizz gurlz
    mom haz reeded miss braun's werkz N lovez em; may bee FSG gurl will borrow ;) ♥♥♥
    stay gorgeouz ~~~~~~~

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    1. Tabbies and Miss Dai$y, yep 100 is too warm fur sure, I'd be a crispy creme in that heat! MOL Oh do tell the FSG to borrow the books, she'll love them! purrs Amber xox

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  10. You definitely look like you're enjoying the great outdoors! Congrats to the giveaway winners! And I've read that book...it's a good one!

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    1. Hiya Chatty Cats, isn't is a fab one? I really enjoyed it! purrs Amber xox

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  11. Wow that video is a great way to announce the winner of your giveaway! CONCATS to the Swiss Cats! I'm going to add that book you recommend to my list of reads that keeps getting longer! Tee hee hee. Say, when are we going pole dancin' next, Ambs? Winky winks!

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    1. Valentine, MOL the P.A. thought it needed a bit of tension for the draw!!! MOL Oh I know mew'll just love the book and guess what, the Pole Dancing Club is re-opening in June, so mew wanna go with me? ;) purrs Amber xox

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  12. Thanks Amber fur a great review and congrats to the Swiss Cats on the win
    A Purrfect Pair

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    1. Hey Timmy, thanks so much dude! purrs Amber xox

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  13. It was a lovely weekend to enjoy the great outdoors, Amber.
    Congrats to the Swiss Cats.

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    1. Hey guys, I bet it was really nice weather where mew are too, the P.A. loves your county, says it's one of her favs! purrs Amber xox

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  14. Congrats to The Swiss Cats! Great review Amber. I think reading about a time before all this technology was around would be a nice change. XO

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    1. Hey guys, yes mew know I really felt it was like a breath of fresh air, a real joy to go back to when life was simpler! purrs Amber xox

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  15. Wow! How exciting! Concatulations to the Swiss Cats! And Amber, I LOVE your review too Amber! If and when we get some time to do reading we got a great idea for some reading!
    Purrs
    Marv!

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    1. Hey Marv, thanks so much and yes, add it to your list fur future reading! purrs Amber xox

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  16. Amber, we like that you are selective about when to go outside. A ladycat's got to have standards, right? :)

    Hooray for the Swiss Cats!

    We have always enjoyed Lillian Jackson Braun's books, too.

    Hugs!

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    1. Hi guys, oh mew're so right about having to have certain standards!!! MOL And mew have excellent taste in books too! purrs Amber xox

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  17. Amber you were in nip and sunpuddle heaven! What a furbulous combo!

    Concats to the Swiss Cats!

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    1. Hey Pipo, mew noticed that did mew? MOL MOL MOL OOPS!!! purrs Amber xox

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