Friday 10 June 2022

Love To Read? Book Reviews with Amber at The Mewton-Clawson Library #207 featuring **The Witching Flour** by Samantha Silver PLUS Friendly Fill-Ins Plus The Winner of Basil's Birthday Giveaway

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Hello gorgeous library guests 


Welcome to the Mewton-Clawson Library at BBHQ 

Thank mew for joining at BBHQ today, and this was me yesterday morning when I was trying to avoid getting my eyes cleaned.

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There I was, casually minding my own business in the catservatory, enjoying a few warms when the P.A. appeared with a tub of exceptionally evil eye wipes. She then proceeded to assault me with said eye wipes, trying to get some eye snot off my fur.

I mean, come on, who the fluff likes their eyes, ears and nose being roughed up with pleasantly smelling cleansing wipes? I certainly don't, and as for those new generation snowflake cats who actually like bathing in water, well that would never happen here, my tongue does a good enough job, thank mew furry much! 

Anyhoo enough of my eye snot and bathing procedures, let's announce the winner of Basil's birthday giveaway

Drumroll purrlease...
And the winner drawn out of the hat is:



If mew can email us your snail mail address at your earliest convenience, that would be epic. 

deardrbasil @ gmail . com

Thank mew to everypawdy else who entered, and don't wurry if mew didn't win this time; there'll be another giveaway soon, in fact on the 21st of June, so stay tuned.

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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. If my life could have a rewind or pause button, I would choose ______________.
2. I think a reality show about __________________would be interesting.
3. If my life had a soundtrack, it would include _________.
4. My personal style could best be described as _________.

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

1. If my life could have a rewind or pause button, I would choose rewind, and go get the winning lottery numbers for a really big jackpot, then press play! LOL LOL

2. I think a reality show about a team of cats living in a secret bunker who regularly save the world would be interesting and rather epic!

3. If my life had a soundtrack, it would include Here I go Again by Whitesnake.

4. My personal style could best be described as smart casual with a little bit of eccentricity thrown in, and no outfit is complete without cat fur in multiple colours.

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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 Witching Flour

 Spellford Cove Mystery Book 1


Samantha Silver

       Here's a little snippet of the book blurb:      

Welcome to Spellford Cove, where the baking is sweet and the witches are wild. Robin Carter's life is less than stellar. All she has going for her are a minimum-wage job she hates, an uncanny ability to attract the biggest losers on her dating app, and a raccoon sitting in her kitchen sink eating her chips. So, when she finds out she's inherited a bakery in a small Washington town, Robin thinks this might just be the fresh start she desperately needs. Upon her arrival, however, Robin finds out she's inherited more than just a small business: she's also got her mother's magical powers. However, things start going south for Robin when a man dies at the local diner just after her arrival in town and she's fingered as the prime suspect. 

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What do a talking cat, a psychotic ghost and magical powers have in common? They are all part of this epic new book series I've found called the Spellford Cove Mysteries.

As I was going through my wish list on Audible, I found a book on it from quite some time ago and thought I'd give it a go for this week's review.

Anyhoo, there's a talking cat called Shake's, and he's very much into reading, as mew can imagine I really liked him. There's a ghost haunting the bakery who was murdered by her boyfriend and now spends her time wishing evil on her killer who got away with the murder. And there's the slight issue of our protagonist, Robin suddenly finding out she's a witch with magical powers who can also see ghosts, and if that's not enough, she's now a prime suspect in a murder.

This series is starting off extremely promising; the pace is good, the plot and characters are good, and there's some humour. The ghost in the bakery, I actually found her character funny as she wishes for karma and retribution on her killer. 

This is a classic cozy mystery story, and I like that the cat can talk to Robin straight out of the starting gate. It will be interesting to see how the relationship develops in subsequent books, as Shake's is rather demanding to say the least and I fully respect that! MOL 

If like me, mew love a cozy mystery, this one is great, and a must-read.

Top Tip 

If mew have an audible account:

Always check for box sets before buying a single book in a series. For instance, today's book came in a box set of three, and that was the same price as a single book, so in essence, I got three books for the price of one.

Audio: 5 hours 10 mins
Paperback: 268
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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...

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  1. I hope your eyes got all cleaned up. Those were good answers and a really good book review too. Thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

  2. My momma are with ya on answer 1!

  3. Many concatulations to the contest winner! Amber, that mystery does sound good, and I like the fact that the human and cat characters can talk to each other, too!

  4. I like the book review Amber and thank you~ And getting your eyes cleansd...your mom is so epic to do that for you. I get a problem pccasionally and when mom tries to clean y face...hey...I do everything in my power to avoid it.

  5. Sweetie has running eyes, and I try very hard to use a light touch in clearing it away, yet her murder mitts are fast AND sharp!

  6. Congratulations to the winner.

    Love your fill-ins.

    You do the very best book reviews, Amber.

    Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

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

  7. Amber, my Emmy hates her eyes cleaned too, but you are both celebrities and need to look your best. That looks like a fun series to read this summer. Thank you to the PA or participating in the fill-ins, great answers. Good plan for #1. My clothes are covered in all colors of fur too. :) Have a nice weekend. XO

  8. Concats to the winner of your giveaway!

    Eye goop is so gross, Amber you need to thank your PA for being a good servant, since she does that work for you!

  9. Congratulations to the winner! Amber, I agree with you. Who wants their eyes cleaned with some "pleasant" smelling wipes? Pleasant smelling for who? Certainly not us cats! I would definitely watch a t.v. show about cats saving the world. I really enjoy your book reviews Amber. Have a good weekend!

  10. Congratulations to the winner. The book sounds pawsome. My mom does the same to me cleans my eyes and ears she thinks i,m too old to do it myself.xx

  11. Aww, wipes can make your eyes feel good though! Many congrats to the birthday winner! And geez, did I miss Basil's birthday??? Happy Birthday!!! Hope you have a wonderful year! PS - I always liked Whitesnake music!

  12. Frodo gets eye goop all the time ! I would love if life came with a rewind button!

  13. Isn't eye snot the worse? My dog, Henry, doesn't like he's cleaned either. I really enjoy your fill-ins. Good luck on avoiding getting your eyes cleaned next time. ;) This is such a fun read! I'm sharing with the all my pet and book friends.

  14. Now that is a) excellent advice re box sets, and b) that book sounds right up our street. Talking cats really do make for a great companion in a story, better if they are the star too!


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