Friday 29 May 2020

Feline Fiction on Fridays #134 at Amber's Library featuring **Max the Detective Cat: The Disappearing Diva** by Sarah Todd Taylor PLUS Friendly Fill-Ins

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Feline Fiction on Friday's with Amber @BionicBasil™

With Amber ~ The Best Library Kitty in the entire Mewton~Clawson Parish.

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Supurr salutations pawesome furiends

*waves paw*

Hello gorgeous library guests and welcome to my private library.

Well I can't believe another week has just flown by, it's like I take a nap and it's Friday again! MOL

Anyhoo, today I thought I'd share a little throwback photo of me all the way back from 2004 when I was a wee, young whippersnapper. Before I inherited the Mewton-Clawson Library and all the responsibility that goes with it, no under I got crotchety as I got older.

Feline Fiction on Fridays #133 ©BionicBasil® Amber Throwback 2004

Just look at that face, Puss in Boots from Shrek has nothing on me!

In fact, this particular photo won a competition on United Cats, I can't remember what it was for now, but I remember it won.  

This week we're also joining in Friday Fill-ins with the pawesome 15 & Meowing and Four-Legged Furballs, don't forget to go hop along with them.
1. I would like to improve my ______________________________ skills.
2. My _____________ is _______________.
3. My current to-do list includes _________.
4. I finally _________.

The P.A.'s answers are...

1. I would like to improve my knitting skills, but sadly time eludes me, and so I will have to wait until the winter months when there's less to do.
2. My garden is so lovely, and I feel blessed to have been able to take a barren bit of land and turn it into something wonderful, and the birds love it, in fact I have one singing to me right now.
3. My current to-do list includes lists that are so long, I think I need 9 lives like a cat! But at the top of the list right now are: paint the chest of drawers in a lovely Bahama blue and put the crystal drawer knobs on.  Do lots and lots of weeding. Don't forget to write blog posts.  Go to work and do the accounts. Clean the house. Pot on the plants that are ready. Remember the bedroom needs decorating, and to buy new door furniture etc, etc, etc.... LOL
4. I finally decided to do my blog writing outside under the gazebo, and it's lovely writing in the garden, very inspiring.

And now I think it's time to share this weeks book.
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This week I'm sharing

Feline Fiction on Fridays #134 ©BionicBasil® Max the Detective Cat The Disappearing Diva
Amber's Purrsonal Copy

Max the Detective Cat: The Disappearing Diva


Sarah Todd Taylor

Here's A Small Snippet of the Book Blurb:      

Max, chief mouse-hunter at the Theatre Royal, is up to his whiskers in his first mystery! Max is a pampered cat, used to the finer things in life, until a fun mouse chase goes badly wrong and he finds himself scruffy and alone and hiding out at the Theatre Royal.


This is the furst of three books in Max The Detective Cat series.  I really loved the illustrations throughout, the story is charming and has delightful characters.  Max is taken from a privileged home to find himself alone in the heart of London and alone, OMC! But I'm telling mew the plot!

Anyhoo, supurr characters, great story and really fun to read aloud to youngsters.  If mew're looking for a charming book, this is right up your alley.

I loved it, and think it would make a great addition to any kitty lovers library, no matter how old mew are.

Try it, and then get the next two!

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  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Nosy Crow Ltd 

The Amber Biblio Rating System Fur Offurall Enjoyment:

Ratings of:

Max the Detective Cat: The Disappearing Diva

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

Next Friday I'm reviewing a rather special book by my pawesome friends, Peaches and Paprika, so don't miss that! 

Until next time

Keep calm and read on


Amber xox

Free Lockdown Activities

And don't furget while we're all on lockdown, we The B Team have got your six and can entertain mew fur weeks; there are oodles of colouring pages to download and not furgetting the colouring books too. There's a page full of crafting projects to keep your mittens making stuff! 

There are some epically exciting adventure stories too, so read our thrilling tales episode by epic episode.

We've got some new BrainTraining posts, just to keep your little grey cells in tip-top condition. And we'll be adding extra jigsaw puzzles to the puzzle page.

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  1. Love your fill ins and your garden does sound most lovely. What a wonderful place for inspiration. Your to do list made me tired just reading it, but you sound like you're relishing each task. That's the spirit.

    Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

    Have a purrfect Feline Friday and weekend. Scritches to the kitties and a hug to the mom. ♥

  2. We love your wee photo and the book review was fantastic! We enjoyed those fill in answers too and I hope you all have a lovely weekend!

  3. Ahhh, your I want to get done list is as long as mine, LOL!!

    Your garden sounds like a wonderful refuge from the world that is so crazy these days!

    Amber you look like you are begging to pawlease let me in in your youngster days picture...that would maker for a fun puzzle...hint, hint!!

  4. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. That is quite the to-do list, even longer than mine. Thank you for telling us about a great mystery book Amber. I am really getting into those. XO

  5. amber ya bee lookin gorgeouz !!!!! N de book soundz awesum; we will hafta chex it out :)☺☺♥♥ tell de PA we fishes !!!!!!!☺☺☺☺☺☺☺♥♥♥

  6. Amber, we very much enjoyed seeing your baby picture - and your book review ! Purrs.

  7. Amber, you looked so cute when you were a whippersnapper and before you became crotchety!
    The PA has a long To Do list and it made me tired just reading it!

  8. Hello Amber! That is quite the library and one to make mum jealous(she is a big reader)
    We also love that picture of a very cute young you <3. This is the time to be spending days in the garden.
    Our Georgia was born in Sept 2003)
    The book review is good and has mum curious!
    Purrs,Georgia and Julie

  9. Oh Amber, you could get away with anything, with a cutie pie look like that!

  10. Look at that precious face! And the book sounds just pawsome...heading for the top of my TBR list!

  11. Look at your precious face. You could be a movie star. The book looks really good.

  12. This flashback photo is so precious! And you've shared yet another purrfect book with us. And thank you for joining in on the Friendly Fill-Ins! I have absolutely no skills when it comes to knitting or any textile craftsmanship. My mom and sister got all that talent, and they did not share it with me. Purrs!


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