Friday 18 March 2022

Love To Read? Book Reviews with Amber at The Mewton-Clawson Library #195 featuring **The Cat Who Moved a Mountain** by Lilian Jackson Braun 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, jumping juniper berries it was cold on Sunday so I had to get myself right in front of the woodburner for maximum warms.

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I don't know about mew, but I really tend to feel the cold more now I'm older.  Even the P.A. noticed my paws felt cold the other day, so she held them until they warmed up, and then snuggled me in a fleece nest with my heat pad.

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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 rarely _________________, I _________________ instead.
2. My spring to do list includes ______________and ________________.
3. If I were invisible for a day, I would _________.
4. When I was young, I _________ because ________.

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

1. I rarely go shopping now, I tend to order everything online instead.

2. My spring to-do list includes painting the time-travelling telephone box and vintage wine pump in a lovely new shade of red, plus the back door, library door, workshop door and another garage door on the drive.

3. If I were invisible for a day, I would - you know there are so many scenarios of what you could do, most of which would probably be highly illegal, or is that just my writers mind?  So I think I'd sooner have the ability to be able to teleport anywhere for 24 hours, just imagine how many places you could visit.

4. When I was young, I read a lot because I loved books.

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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 Cat Who Moved a Mountain


Lilian Jackson Braun 

       Here's a little snippet of the book blurb:      

After five years of legal formalities, Jim Qwilleran has officially inherited his freedom and a fortune, which leaves him with a serious dilemma. What should he do now? Seeking a place of peace and isolation to make up his mind, he heads to the Potato Mountains for the summer. But Qwill lands in the middle of controversy, not solitude.

The mountains are a haven for the independent, roughneck descendants of Prohibition-era moon-shiners. The valley is home to developers eager to turn the pristine Potatoes into a giant tourist trap. To make matters more complicated, a Tater, as the mountain folk are called, has been convicted of the murder of millionaire developer J.J. Hawkinfield. Some people swear the wrong man was convicted, and Qwill is inclined to agree when he hears what transpired before the trial.

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Today I thought I'd revisit The Cat Who series by Lilian Jackson Braun. I reviewed The Cat Who Could Read Backwards in 2016, and The Cat Who Wasn't There in 2018, so I figured we were well overdue for one of these fab books.

Koko and Yum Yum the Siamese take a trip to the mountains with Qwill and wouldn't mew know it, they get caught up in murder, mystery and mayhem.  

Mew know how much I love these books and often reread them, and this one is #13 in the series.

The author always managed to create such colourful characters and intriguing plotlines, and in this book, we get a new mountain setting where Qwill goes to ponder his future and finds himself amidst a crime that needs his investigative prowess to solve.

Lilian Jackson Braun in my purrsonal opinion was the originator of the cozy cat mystery, she really was a fabulous writer, and what I really love about her books is that mew can finish them in a couple of days or so depending on what speed mew read and how many chapters mew like to read in one sitting. 

Plus there are 29 books in the entire series, and mew know how much I love a long series! MOL  If mew haven't read this one already, I can't recommend it enough, it's a really top paw read.

Audio: 7 hours 7 mins
Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: Headline
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Ratings of:

The Cat Who Moved a Mountain

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-for-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 forget that all my previous reviews can be found on my Book Review page.

Until next time...

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  1. Book sounds like a great read but then how can it not be when it's about a Cat? MOL, LOL.

    1. Hi I totally agree need to check Amazon.x😻💜🐾

  2. Lilian Jackson Braun was a reporter for our Detroit-area newspapers, before she began her writing career. An awful lot of the locations in "The Cat Who.." books are familiar to anyone from Michigan!
    I've read the entire series, more than once, and my favourite is "The Cat Who Saw Stars".

  3. The books sounds like a fun read.

    Love your fill-ins and hadn't thought of traveling to many wonderful places. That's brilliant.

    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. Stay warm. ♥

  4. Sounds like a good book! I do enjoy Lilian Jackson Braun. Cute picture of Amber! Hope everyone stays warm and cozy!

  5. Amber, I am glad you have a warm fire and a heating pad plus a mom to keep you warm. Great review, that sounds like a fun read. Thank you to the PA for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. You are very ambitious with all the painting. I wish I had that kind of energy. Have a wonderful weekend. XO

  6. That sounds like the sort of book I would enjoy.
    I agree with #1 fill in. I get everything delivered and have no interest in shopping in person.

  7. Those were good answers! That was a good review sweet Amber and the book sounds good. Keep those paws warm sweet girl.

  8. Great answers! The book review was great too! SO happy I was able to get these visits in today. Enjoy your weekend.

  9. Hey sweetie Amber, thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

  10. Oh, I love books, and this sounds like such a good one, too! Thanks for the has left me wanting to read it! And thank you for joining in our #FlashbackFriday blog hop, too!


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