Friday 9 April 2021

Love To Read? Book Reviews with Amber at The Mewton-Clawson Library #163 featuring **Cat Couture** by Jason McGroarty PLUS Friendly Fill-Ins & **HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARG** & **EPIC GIVEAWAY**

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Hello gorgeous library guests 


Welcome to the Mewton-Clawson Library at BBHQ 

Thank mew for joining me in the stacks, and furstly today is Marg's birthday from Marg's Animals, so do stop by Zoolatry to leave birthday greetings for this very special lady.

Happy Birthday Marg
The Flowers for Marg on Nature Friday Blog Hop is now live, and everyone is welcome to add their blog links to the hop.

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Also, I'm so supurr excited to share this ameowzing giveaway with mew; just hop to our Instagram post to see the rules and enter.


Win this purrfect hamper of cat lover treats and toys worth £100 from 

The prize hamper includes... Old Tom Gin, cute cat socks, candy kitten gourmet sweets, hand-carved cat coasters - and for your cat... Just Catnip natural raw and spray catnip, toy balls, toy chasers with rod and changeable toy attachments & Dreamies treats!

Good luck, 
the winner will be announced on Monday 12th of April.

**PLEASE NOTE: All Winners will be notified by @JustCatnipOfficial and All Prizes are supplied and posted by @JustCatnipOfficial**

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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 don't like to _________, but I have to.

2. I _________ like a _________.

3. I secretly _________.

4. _________ wears me out.

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

1. I don't like having to photograph/scan every purchase invoice every month to do my business accounts as there are 100's; I really despise that job, but I have to do it. Until 18 months ago, I had manual accounts and I'd been doing the job like that for 35 years - my system wasn't broken, so it didn't need fixing - but then new regulations came in, and all purchase & sales invoices have to be uploaded to the HMRC government tax website now. So I had to change everything, and all it's done is cost me extra money to implement it, and it takes 3 or 4 times longer to do than my manual system. I can see the value in the new system for larger businesses, but for one my size, it's been counterproductive.

2. I sometimes wish that everyone could just get the fluff along and be like a nice happy, balanced world.

3. I secretly always wanted to live in a stately home with 1000+ acres of land, yep total delusions of grandeur! LOL 

4. Social media really wears me out; it literally drains me. And I really feel for the younger generations getting sucked into the virtual world of unreality with unrealistic and unachievable images being thrust at them day in and day out. I'm so glad I grew up without any of that around me.

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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...

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Mewton-Clawson Library Copy

Cat Couture


Jason McGroarty

       Here's a little snippet of the book blurb:      

Hummus was diagnosed with Feline Leukaemia when she was a kitten and is unable to play outside with other cats. However, Hummus is a total fashion diva and likes to model new looks in her own personal cat-sized studio.

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As it's such a large post today, I thought I'd have a smaller review! MOL

So what did I think about Cat Couture, I really enjoyed it; it's a mini coffee table book. The one that's sits on top of all the others. 

It's filled with gorgeous photo's of Hummus in many different outfits, each cleverly curated for a specific theme, and what I love are her facial expressions throughout are all different. Some are a little fangy; others are demure, aloof, content, poignant, reflective, knowing, and purrhaps a little smug in one or two shots. This kitty knows she's special!

If mew're looking for something fun, this is it, and it's beautifully presented, so would make a lovely gift too.

  • Publisher: LOM ART
  • Hardcover: 64 pages
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Ratings of:

Cat Couture

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. Love your fill-ins and number one is always amazing to me. They tell you want to do and they don't know what you do. They just know what they need, not what you need.

    I gave up all social media months ago. The best thing I've ever done. I'm free and not upset anymore. If you come to my blog filled with anger and preaching something I don't want to hear then off you go. I'm done with conflict.

    ♪♫Happy Birthday to you,♪♫
    ♪♫Happy Birthday to you,♪♫
    ♪♫Happy Birthday Dear Marg,♪♫
    ♪♫Happy Birthday to you.♪♫

    Have a purrfect day and weekend. My best to your mom. ♥

  2. i'm so with you on number 4.......that's why you don't see me that active ANYWHERE on social, twitter, facebook, instagram or otherwise!

  3. Hummus looks a very cute couture cat.
    I agree with #4. I have never had Twitter or Instagram. I do have an FB account but very rarely use it. I wanted to close the account but hubby likes to use it to see what is going on in the village group.

  4. That was a good review sweet Amber and those were good fill-in answers, ya gotta love government efficiency NOT! Happy Birthday to Marg from all of us too.

  5. A great book and good fill ins. We hardly ever go to FB and when we tried to enter the giveaway we may not have done it right. Ah well. Happy Birthday Marg

  6. What a terrific post! Happy Birthday for Marg - the GREATEST Cat Lady EVER! And An EPIC Giveaway! And A Terrific book! Wowzers! ANd the Fill-ins! We love your Peeps #1. Life was supposed to be easier since computers but it is NOT. We hope you guys have a really terrific day!

  7. Such a wonderful birthday card for Miss Marg!!
    Thanks for hopping along with us!
    The LLB Gang

  8. That book looks adorable Amber. Thank you to the PA for participating in the fill-ins, great answers except I am sorry you have to do all that scanning at work. Have a nice weekend. XO

  9. Sometimes the world of Tech can be SO annoying and yes burdensome! Though, um...if we didn't have it, how would we ever have met all of you, LOL!
    We didn't enter that giveaway, though we would have donated it to a local shelter...not that they wouldn't have loved that, I just felt strange entering with no kitties, and lessening the chances for a real kitty family, Phew, is that confuserating or what?!

    That looks like a fun kind of book to have for those times when you need to be cheered up:)

    Happy Birthday to our friend, Marg!!

  10. That's quite a hamper full of good stuff!
    And I think this book needs to go onto my purchase list, thanks!

  11. Can't enter giveaway. Not on social media.
    Loved the sounds of your book. We also loved your answers.

  12. To yoor PA - our momanager feels the same way about social media. While she enjoys hanging out with all our furends, the endlessness of it all is draining and extremely time-consuming. She hasn't written a novel in two years. I'm thinking we need to put her out to greener passages and hire a fresher momanager. Also, sorry to hear yoo have to change out yoor system. Technology is not always better. Purrsonally I'm not going to recommend Cat Couture to my meowmy. She has enough big ideas about dressing me up, and I'm not a fan of meowdeling. Love, Dori


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