Friday 16 October 2020

Book Reviews with Amber at The Mewton-Clawson Library #140 featuring **Rebel Cats! Brave Tales of Feisty Felines** by Kimberlie Hamilton PLUS Friendly Fill-Ins

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Hello gorgeous library guests 


Welcome to the Mewton-Clawson Library at BBHQ 

Thank mew for joining me in the stacks today, mew know how much I love your company every Friday.

Mew may remember a few weeks ago when Commander Basil let slip in the BBHQ Hot Gossip segment about my latest find in the wurld of cat books, and oh my gosh what a find it was...

One day in July while purrusing our Instagram account, up popped Feline and Fiction** in the feed; a monthly subscription box for cat book lovers. Seriously, I thought I was hallucinating at furst as I couldn't believe that anypawdy had come up with the idea for the most purrfect monthly box let alone actually had it in production and for sale. 

'OH MY COD!' I thought, my paws suddenly felt clammy and my knees a little weak as my heart began to race, in fact it was nearly beating out of my chest as I headed to the nearest computer station in the library and straight to their website and had a really good squiz at what they had on offer.

Two minutes later my need to subscribe was mind-achingly overwhelming; only as mew all know I run a free library, so funds are zero and my rather meagre weekly allowance barely covers audiobooks, but I had to find a way to get my mittens on a subscription so after a further 30 seconds of tumultuous rationalizing I succumbed to my darker-side driven by my irrational need for more books and headed for Parsley's room and through the hidden wall panel, which he thinks I don't know about and opened his not so secret safe. I know I should be ashamed of myself for 'borrowing' his credit card again, especially when I purromised I wouldn't, but the temptation was too just much, and I needed to subscribe!

Anyhoo, the good news is I ordered a 3-month subscription to start with, and I now have all three boxes in my possession and below is the furst one which arrived in August.

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Just look at all those fab goodies, and as I felt bad about the credit card thing, I gave Parsley the Gnashers treats and sample bag of chicken kibble made by our favourite food pals at Scrumbles, and I also gave him the chilli pepper toy too, which I thought was an excellent trade-off. 

Though he did look at me rather warily as I hastily stuffed them in his paws on my way to the library whilst carry the box, and he did ask, "Amber, what did mew do now?"

I replied as I increased my speed. "Can't stop, got a meeting with the Library Mouse Committee in two!"

Phew, let's just say I've been intercepting his credit card statement for the last 3 months and so far so good and this week I re-subscribed for a further 6 months WOOOOOO HOOOOOOO. I know I shouldn't, but mew know what I'm like when it comes to books; resistance is futile MOL.

I'll be sharing the next two boxes with mew soon, and I can't wait.

(**FYI the above link is not an affiliate link**)

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Also, today the P.A. is joining in Friday Fill-ins Blog Hop with the pawesome 15 & Meowing and Four-Legged Furballs.
1. I have zero interest in _________.

2. Note to self: _________.

3. _________ is my favourite treat.

4. If I were living in a horror film, I would _________.

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

1. I have zero interest in going to any crowded or busy place while this covid-19 situation continues. In fact, see #4 I'd really like to move into the BBHQ bunker.

2. Note to self: you can't do everything all the time, though you can try! LOL

3.  70% + dark chocolate is my favourite treat, although I'm quite partial to a bit of marzipan especially if it is encased in dark chocolate too #mykryptonite.

4. If I were living in a horror film, I would get myself into the BBHQ bunker, lock that massive 12" thick steel blast door, turn on every alarm and sensor in the place once I'd armed myself to the teeth with AK-47's, AR-15's, AA-12's, Uzi's, several Glock-18's plus oodles of ammo, then I'd get some really bigs knives, a box full of grenades etc, plus rations and set up camp in the locked control room where I could watch and monitor everything on the external and internal surveillance system. If anything did get into the bunker with me, it would be duly taken care of and dispatched rather swiftly, B Team style. HOOAH! (Well I do write fiction! LOL) 

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Let's see what I've got to show mew this time!

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This week's top book pick is...

Book Reviews with Amber  #140 ©BionicBasil® Rebel Cats Brave Tales of Feisty Felines
Mewton-Clawson Library Copy

Rebel Cats! Brave Tales of Feisty Felines


 Kimberlie Hamilton

       Here's a little snippet of the book blurb:      

An engaging collection about cats who are the heroes of their own stories, Rebel Cats introduces us to fur-raising facts and adventures from around the world and across the centuries.

With profiles of over 30 real-life felines, including WWII heroes, courageous adventurers, a Guinness World Record holder and even an astrocat that travelled in space

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Rebel Cats is such an ameowzing book full of so many interesting cats from all over the wurld and their fascinating lives. 

The graphics and illustrations are charming, and the cats featured are epically epic with the most interesting tales to tell, so if mew're looking for some real-life cat adventure this is definitely for mew, and there are some MOL moments too. 

Plus there are nice little sections interspersed throughout the book with cat facts, stats and oodles of useful info from the cat wurld which I found immensely entertaining, and believe or not there were some things I'd never heard of before, how astounding! 

This would make an ideal gift for any cat lover, or if like me mew just love cat books add it to your collection asap. 

  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Scholastic 
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My Ratings Scale

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Ratings of:

Rebel Cats! Brave Tales of Feisty Felines

Overall Enjoyment

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I really hope mew enjoy the book as much as I did if mew decide to read it.

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 for mew, and don't furget that all my previous reviews can be found on my Book Review page.

Until next time...

Keep calm and read more books


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  1. WOW, a lot of good stuff today Amber, cool box and a book review too. Tell the P.A. the Dad loves his 70%+dark chocolate too and we all need a bunker me thinks!

  2. Did someone say dark chocolate?? I will be right there!! MOL!!

    And I MOL'd even more when I read your #4...tee-hee! You DO know how to be imaginative and ready for action!

    Amber, one day Parsley will get wise to your doings...but of course I, Pipo, know nothing, MOL!!

  3. Thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop sweetie Amber!

  4. My kind of book. What a lovely library you have!

  5. That looks a great subscription choice, Amber. I don't think Parsley will agree if he finds out though.
    I agree with the PA for #1, and would like to join her in the event of #4.

  6. That's a book we'd love to read and read for ourselves. We think it sounds like a great read. Thanks for the idea of how to make a bookmark.
    Loved your answers especially #4.
    Daisy Mae And Crystal

  7. Great book review as always. Amber is brilliant.

    Love all your fill-ins. I especially like your answer to #4.

    Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

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

  8. What a grrreat idea and thanks for the review. We got the book ordered as Dad has a credit for some silly bad percolator he got so he will never know. No wonder he should have asked us to Purrcolate for him. Love your wonderful new library

  9. Interesting book!
    The Hubby adores dark chocolate...he mixes it powdered baking chocolate with banana, nuts, and who knows what else...looks like mud, but he loves it!

  10. Amber, that looks like a great book. And at your age you deserve to use a credit card whenever you want. Thank you to the PA for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. I completely agree with #1- can my cats and I join you un the bunker? :) Have a nice weekend. XO

  11. The Feline and Fiction subscription box looks like purrfection! And thank you for joining in on the Friendly Fill-Ins! I'm like you and love dark chocolate. I wish marzipan was more common in the US. I see it used on the Great British Bake Off quite often, and it looks delicious. Purrs to all of you!


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