Friday 10 December 2021

Love To Read? Book Reviews with Amber at The Mewton-Clawson Library #182 featuring **The Time-Travelling Cat and the Great Victorian Stink** by Julia Jarman 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 what a week it's been. We've had back to back storms in the U.K. for the last couple of weeks, and it's been quite cold.

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So I decided the best place to be was snuggled on the sofa with the P.A., I don't know about mew but I love snuggling with my meowmy, even at my age.

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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. My biggest pet peeve at Christmastime is ________________________.

2. _________________ is on my list to Santa.

3. My Christmas to-do list still includes _________.

4. A random piece of Christmas trivia that I know is _________.

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

1. My biggest pet peeve at Christmastime is how some peeps are so ungrateful for the presents they've received. It doesn't matter what the gift is, or how much it cost, what matters is the thought. There are many, many peeps and children who have nothing and receive nothing, it's a sad time of year for a lot of families and peeps all over the world. 

2.  Peace, goodwill, good health and many blessings to all is on my list to Santa. We don't buy presents, we donate to charities and food banks instead and try to spread a little joy where it's needed most.

3. My Christmas to-do list still includes putting up all the BBHQ decorations, but that doesn't happen until the third week of December.

4. A random piece of Christmas trivia that I know is-----. Sorry, I can't think of any random festive trivia to share! 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...

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The Time-Travelling Cat 
and the Great Victorian Stink


Julia Jarman

       Here's a little snippet of the book blurb:      

Topher's amazing cat, Ka, has time-travelled again and left him yet another mysterious clue. Following his nose, Topher finds himself in Victorian London where disease is rife and the Thames is clogged with stinking sewage!

There he discovers a plot to kill Joseph Bazalgette, the man who is trying to save the city. Determined to foil this foul plan, Topher must first escape from an arch-criminal and his den of thieves.

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I didn't realise that I'd reviewed the furst book in this series a few years ago, and it was only as I snuggled down in front of the fire and began reading this one that it dawned on me, yes I had a mental sunrise at 5pm in the afternoon, as I recognised the characters.

Anyhoo this is the 6th book in The Time Travelling Cat series, so I'm now going to have to catch up on books 2 to 5, and I just checked and Audible has them, so I'll treat myself for Catmas once I locate Parsley's credit card.

As I said in my previous review, these are kids books but don't let that stop mew from reading them. This is an action-packed adventure full of historic mewsings, some of which aren't so nice, though it is quite thrilling and the pace is full throttle for the most time, although mew know I don't do spoilers.

I enjoyed this one more than the furst, but that's because I was already familiar (pardon the pun) with the characters.

This series would make a great gift, but also what I like is they can be read as stand-alone books.

A top paw read and a great addition to the Mewton-Clawson Library, and I'll get the others in the series and let mew know my thoughts on those in 2022, so there's something to look forward to already.

  • Publisher: ‎Andersen Press
  • Paperback: ‎160 pages
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My Ratings Scale

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Ratings of:

The Time-Travelling Cat  and the Great Victorian Stink

Overall Enjoyment

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Other Fun Blog Hops to Join in Today

         Catblogosphere        Feline Friday        Nature Friday        Flashback Friday     Friendship Friday       

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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 for 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...

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  1. That was a good review and those were really good answers too, even #4 MOL! You look cozy and happy sweet Amber!

  2. Thanks, Amber, for this feline bookish wisdom.

  3. It is nothing better than a realy good book.

  4. Love your fill-ins and we do lots of donations and food banks too. It's the right thing to do. We also take care of the folks that take care of us all year. Service industry folks. They are so loved by us.

    Sounds like a great read.

    Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

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

  5. amber ewe bee lookin my tee gorgeouz; N yez, chillaxin with mum izza awesum
    thing two due !! we think de PA's eye dea bout donationz iz way total lee
    epic lee kewl ~~~~ 984 pawz UP !! ♥♥♥♥♥

  6. We looked up this series on Amazon but apparently it isn't available (there is one audio book)

  7. Amber, you are so sweet to snuggle with your mum. Your review was excellent. That looks like a good read. And thank you to the PA for her fill-in answers- I especially enjoyed the first 2.
    Have a nice weekend. XO

  8. A lovely review, Amber. I never put up decorations until the week before Christmas at the earliest. Then they stay up until Twelfth Night.

  9. We wouldn't know any trivia either.

    We love your #1 an #2 answers. It is so commercial around here. You know we go to church on that day, because, well, that is the reason for the season!

  10. Merry Christmas Amber - I always enjoy seeing you, the cats and your latest reads at Friendship Friday at Create With Joy !:-)


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