Friday 19 February 2021

Love To Read? ~ Book Reviews with Amber at The Mewton-Clawson Library #157 featuring **Schrodinger's Cottage** by David Luddington 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 and hopefully, all requests for new library cards have been sent out, if mew're missing yours let me know in the comments and I'll chase up the Library Mice and find out what's happened.

So what do I have to tell mew this week, well if I'm honest it's been a little quiet at BBHQ and I've been hanging out in the catservatory with Ratty and Snuffles for the last few days with my heat pad.

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But the good news is, the nights are really starting to draw out now and it's still light at 5.45 pm just and only another month until we put the clocks forward - wooo hoooo for lighter nights! 

Tell me what your favourite time of year is, I love the Spring, but then my birthday is in October so I love the Autumn/Fall too.

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Today the P.A. is also joining in Friday Fill-ins Blog Hop with the pawesome 15 & Meowing and Four-Legged Furballs.
1. I keep hoping _________.

2. Last year at this time, I was _________.

3. _________ is my favourite kind of weather.

4. One random fact I happen to know is _________.

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

1. I keep hoping that one day I'll get a literary agent and publisher.

2. Last year at this time, I was dealing with a flooded workshop and pumping sludgy water into my mums front garden. Gosh, my life is fun - it's like groundhog day! LOL

3. Warm sunny days with a light breeze is my favourite kind of weather. There's no other place I would want to be other than in my own garden on a day like that.

4. One random fact I happen to know is; Happiness is a choice. A lot of peeps think things and stuff = happiness, they think that other people should make them happy but the route to true happiness is a personal choice and defined by yourself. Stuff and things are fleeting highs that ultimately mean nothing, and relying on others for happiness only brings disappointment. Choose to make yourself happy and you will always smile.

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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...

Schrodinger's Cottage by David Luddington
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Schrodinger's Cottage


David Luddington 

       Here's a little snippet of the book blurb:      

It was the cats that first alerted Ian to the fact that something was not quite right with Tinker's Cottage. Not only was he never sure just how many of them there actually were, but the mysterious way they seemed to disappear and reappear defied logic. The cats, and of course the Pope, disappearing literary agents, mislaid handymen and the insanity of Cherie Blair World.

As Ian tries to untangle the mystery of the doors of Tinker's cottage he risks becoming lost forever in the myriad alternate universes predicted by Schrodinger. Not to mention his cats.

Schrodinger's Cottage is a playful romp through a variety of alternate worlds peopled by an array of wonderful comic characters that are the trademark of David Luddington's novels.

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I had no idea what this book was about when I purrchased the audio version a few weeks ago, all I saw was a lot of cats on the cover and thought, 'That'll do nicely!'

So as I started to listen to it, in the furst ten minutes I was actually going to give up and turn it off, but I made myself keep listening and I'm so purrleased I did. Now mew may not know this but I'm a huge fan of Douglas Adams books, and as I kept listening this so reminded me of The Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy. Not the story of THGTTG but the style and humour, the quirkiness and utter randomly bizarreness of the story and characters. Our protagonist, Ian is quite reminiscent of Arthur Dent; a rather haphazard kind of guy who really strange things happen to, and who finds himself in the most extraordinary scenarios.

There are cats and lots of them too, they seem to keep multiplying, but I won't spoil it for mew.

The narrator/narration is very good, and the humour if mew like Douglas Adams and Tom Holt will really appeal. 

I'm so glad I kept listening, this one is a little gem and I'm happy that the author has written quite a few stand-alone books which I can add to the library.

If mew're looking for a fun, British, quirky read this is definitely for mew!

Audio: 7 hrs 15 mins
  • Publisher: Netherworld Books (24 Jun. 2013)   Paperback: 212 pages
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Ratings of:

Schrodinger's Cottage

Overall Enjoyment

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

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. That book sounds really good sweet Amber and the cover sure is pretty. Those were good P.A. fill-in answers too.

  2. What a fun kind of book that is! It would make my head spin, or as my Father used to say, I can't tie a knot in it at all. LOL!!

    For me to be happy is to ignore all the negativity and concentrate on being grateful and positive about who I am and why I am, etc.

    I sure hope your #3 comes true with the beginnings of Spring!

  3. That book sounds interesting. Have a good weekend.

  4. What great fill ins and we loved number 4. So true you have to see through the challenge and choose how you feel and we like to feel happy. We will take a look at the book and see what we see, one cat or three.

  5. I love your fill-ins. Happiness is not found in other people, it must reside in you. I can say that I'm a very happy person. I'm so thankful for that. I know you are too. It shows.

    Have a purrfect day and weekend all you kitties and my very best to your very smart mom. ♥

  6. Wow, just imagine an aternate reality where I rule the world beside just the roost, MOL
    Great book review, Amber!

  7. That sounds like a very good read. I looked on Amazon for a longer review (your review was very good, Amber, I just wanted to know a bit more) and I most likely will be getting the eBook.

  8. You need to build a dyke!
    Hope the water goes away soon.

  9. That book sounds interesting. You look so cute with your stuffies. Thank you to the PA for participating in the fill-ins, great answers, especially #4. No one can make us happy, it comes from within. I hope you get a publisher soon, you are an excellent writer and Basil's book proves it. XO

  10. Amber, darling, you look so pawsome on the setee! We LOVE your book review and us cats think Mom should get it. What a PAWSOME review. Your PA's answers to the Friendly Fill-ins are terrific too! We purrticularly like #4. There is no path to Happiness. Happiness is the path! We hope you guys have a totally AWESOME day!

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


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