Friday 8 March 2019

Feline Fiction on Fridays #93 at Amber's Library featuring **To Be A Cat** by Matt Haig

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Supurr salutations pawesome furriends

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Hello gorgeous library guests and welcome to my private library.

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Happy Friday gang and how's your week been?  Mine has been relatively quiet in the library, the P.A. finally finished the big clear up and I'm purrleased to say that the new organisation of her stuff is much better, oh and I see that she's got the candle making paraphernalia out, so it looks like something is going to be happening imminently.  

Although, I do know that Pandora is keen fur the P.A. to get her Crystal and Magickal Supply Shoppe sorted as that is still in a bit of a mess and needs a lot of rearranging, plus a stock take.  Pandora has been looking for a shop counter on Fleabay, though most are far too expensive as she's aftur a vintage/antique vibe ~ yes Pandora does have rather expensive taste.  I did say to her just the other day, "Pandora, if I were mew and needed a rather lovely shop counter, I'd go sweet talk Parsley as he's the one with a credit card."

"Great idea Amber!" Pandora replied in her funny, little foreign accent. "I know vhere he keeps it, so I'll just borrow it."

"Pawesome!" I laughed just imagining Parsley's face when he sees his next credit card bill! MOL OOPS!

And now I think it's time to share this weeks book.
Amber's Actual Library Feline Fiction on Friday's with Amber @BionicBasil™

This week I'm sharing

To Be A Cat

Amber's Book Reviews To Be A Cat by Matt Haig @BionicBasil® Feline Fiction on Fridays
[copy belonging to Erin the Cat Princess ~ on loan to The Mewton-Clawson Library]

What would happen if a hooman could become a cat? Well, mew need to read this book to find out.

This is an absolutely fabulous read, Matt Haig is a veteran writer and tells the story of Barney Willow a rather unfortunate 12 year old, not unfortunate in his own right but unfortunate at the mercy of others. Bullied by other kids and even his headteacher, Barney thinks things can't get any wurse until one day he wakes up as a cat.

Now mew know the above paragraph had more info than I usually like to share, mew know the drill; **No Spoilers Here** but I had no option! MOL

So what did I think to, To Be A Cat? 

I thought it was fluffing brilliant; comical, witty, dark, mysterious and bucket loads of fun!

I don't know what else to say apart from this is my newest fav book of 2019.

But the burning question of the day is... would I recommend it to mew? Yes, indeedy I would, purrfect fur all ages and the illustrations throughout are sure to add much flavour to your read. 


Furry many thanks to HRH Princess Erin, fur kindly lending me her purrsonal copy, I have it nice and safe in the 'restricted access' part of my library so no other paws can get it!

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  • Audio: 5 hours 29 mins
  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Age Range: 9 - 11 years
  • Publisher: Corgi Childrens (2 May 2013)

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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 I'll be back next week with another specially paw-picked book just fur mew. And don't furget that all my previous reviews can be found on my Book Review page

Happy reading or listening until next time

Soft purrs

Amber xox

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  1. I think it would be fun to be a cat as long as it wasn't an abandoned or feral one. It sounds like a good book. Age range is just a guide and I have read a lot of very good books aimed at children.
    I think Parsley has a big shock coming if Pandora "borrows" his credit card.

    1. Hiya Teddy, oh yes Parsley is going to be very shocked indeed! MOL purrs Amber xox

  2. Great review, Amber, and spot on too. This sure was a great read, and not at all unsuitable for adult humans. In fact I think ALL of Matt's books are spot on across the range. Now I am just wondering how I can swap with Mrs H. I mean if I did I could use her opposable thumbs to order no end of stuff ;)

    1. Hi Erin, thanks so much fur lending me your copy, and yes Matts books are pawesome! purrs Amber xox

  3. On my Goodreads 'to read' list!

  4. Another book to add to the list! Amber, in the picture of you walking by Smooch ... it almost looks like he's heckling you. I hope you gave him a good whacky paw!

    1. Hi MK, BC & EM, I'm sure mew'll really enjoy this and yes Smooch got a swipe! MOL XOX

  5. That sounds like a fun book. That was sweet of Princess Erin to loan you her copy. XO

    1. Hi Aunty Ellen, yes so kind of HRH to loan me her copy! Purrs Amber xox

  6. Hey, that "So many books, so little time" quote is one of dad's favorites!

  7. Oh I luv Mr. Haig's books. They are super fun and they always make me and Mom smile. I have 3 books by the author on my bookshelf. This one you mention is one I don't yet have, but sure would like to add it to my library. Thanks for letting us all know about it! Purr purr purr.

    1. Hey Valentine, isn't he a fab author, oh mew must get this next then! MOL purrs Amber xox


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