Friday 28 October 2022

**Halloween Edition** Book Reviews with Amber at The Mewton-Clawson Library #214 featuring **Familiar Spirits** Twilight Hollow Witchy Cozy Mysteries Book 1 by Sara Christene **PLUS** Friendly Fill-Ins + Photo Fails Blog Hop ~ Melvyn's Modelling Fail

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Hello gorgeous library guests 


Welcome to the Mewton-Clawson Library at BBHQ 
Thank mew for joining me today; this was me, Melvyn and Fudge taking a little breather from all the pawty activity and food! MOL

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Though I must say that the pawty food was utterly delicious and if mew didn't get to try any, just hop to the pawty post using the link above and don't forget to enter the free giveaway.

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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.___________________ keeps me up at night.
2. If I could improve one of my senses, it would be _____________________.
3. If I were home alone and heard footsteps in the house, I would _________.
4. I would want the epitaph on my tombstone to say _________.

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

1.___________________ keeps me up at night. Not a lot does these days; if the world were ending, that would, or if any of The B Team were unwell, that would.

2. If I could improve one of my senses, it would be my sixth.

3. If I were home alone and heard footsteps in the house, I would grab a gun or a bat or the closest weapony thing I could find.

4. I would want the epitaph on my tombstone to say: She Loved Her Cats, and husband of course! LOL

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Today, as it's the last Friyay of the month, we're also joining in the furrbulous...

So do drop by the marvellous Mudpie's blog at to join in.

Melvyn's Modelling Fail

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This was one of the fails from Melvyn's modelling shoot a couple of weeks ago, mew can see the fabulous photo we posted on the Midweek News here or watch him strut his stuff on the catwalk in his TikTok video here. 

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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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 Familiar Spirits

 Twilight Hollow Witchy Cozy Mysteries Book 1 


Sara Christene

       Here's a little snippet of the book blurb:      

Welcome to Twilight Hollow, WA, a small forest town with three resident witches. Adelaide O’Shea runs the Toasty Bean, imbuing her coffee and tea with warm, cozy magic. When a black cat crosses her path, she worries her new pet might be unlucky, and her suspicions are confirmed when the next thing in her path is a dead man with her phone number in his pocket.

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Mew may remember a couple of weeks ago that I said I'd purchased a new Kindle paperwhite as my old one was difficult to read these days. Anyhoo I also decided to join the Kindle Unlimited programme as it is free for a 3-month trial and I thought NICE, free books for 90 days! MOL

Anyhoo, today's book is the first Kindle Unlimited title I have read. I've read a few more in the last couple of weeks and there was another that was vying for today's Halloween slot, but I chose this one instead.

Sara Christene is a new author to me, and I'd never heard of The Twilight Cozy Mystery series, so it was a great find. There are five books in the series, though at this point not having read any of the others, I can't say whether there will be more.

So what did I think of this new series? 

I really enjoyed this; the plot is pacy and the characters start off well. And I know that there's a coffee shop, a witch, a murder and a cat, and while this might not be the most original of ideas the author has crafted a good, solid story with interesting characters and plenty of potential to expand in future volumes.

I'm not going to spoilerize any of the plot or characters in this first volume, but I do think it has the prospects at this point to be a really good, enjoyable series. Also, as it's only 140 pages long, it didn't take long to read. If mew're looking for a quick series and not a seemingly endless saga, this is pawesome. And I think the cover art is epic too!

In my humble opinion, this novel is the purrfect Sunday afternoon read on a rainy day, in front of the fire, with a cup of hot chocolate with mini marshmallows. 

A Top Paw Read!

Paperback: 140 pages
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My Ratings Scale

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Ratings of:

Familiar Spirits

Overall Enjoyment

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Other Fun Blog Hops to Join in Today

          Brian's Home   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 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.

Angel Basil will be here tomorrow with a spooky Brain Training post and if mew missed yesterday's bumper Halloween crafting bonanza click here.

Until next time...

Keep calm and read more books


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  1. First, I love your Halloween header! And you kitties all look so cute taking your break together. Too much "pawty"ing? BOL/MOL! That books sounds spooktacular! I'm always on the lookout for new reads, thank you! Hope you all have a Happy Howloween!

  2. I love your fill-ins and especially #3. I'm with you.

    Love your answer to #4. The husband part made me laugh out loud.

    I'm glad Amber had a great birthday.

    Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

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

  3. Funny, our cats come first, then husband second too! Hahahahaha!

  4. We love yoor Halloween header! Everyone looks so cuuute (sorry not scary). When we had the hurricane at our house, momma said she would never evacuate without every last one of us. And since that was impossible cuz so many, she said she would ride it out. The book is now on our To Be Read list. Momma loves any series with cats and witches - anything paranormal! Purrs, Dori

  5. I too love the Halloween header! That must have been some party! Melvyn's modeling fail is cute as pie, and Amber, that does sound like a good book!

  6. I'm glad you had a terrific Birthday sweet Amber. Tell the P.A. we enjoyed her fill-in answers and your cool fail Melvyn. The book sounds good and that was a nice review. Thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

  7. That 3 month trial of Kindle Unlimited is wonderful. You made a great choice for Halloween. That does look interesting. Cute photo fails. And thank you to the PA for participating in the fil-ins, great answers. Have a nice weekend. XO

  8. Great fill-ins! Melvyn, we would not call that fail, it looks like you were expressing your emotions and we have had a kindle subscription forever. Mom reads (a lot). We apologize that we missed the celebration of Amber's 20th Birthday Pandora's 8th Birthday. But it is never to late to sing!
    ♫♪♥♥[̲̅̅H̲̅][̲̅̅A̲̅][̲̅̅P̲̅][̲̅̅P̲̅][̲̅̅Y̲̅] [̲̅̅B̲̅][̲̅̅I̲̅][̲̅̅R̲̅][̲̅̅T̲̅][̲̅̅H̲̅][̲̅̅D̲̅][̲̅̅A̲̅][̲̅̅Y̲̅][̲̅̅S] ♥ ♥
    ¸¸.•*¨*• ♫♪Happy Birthday to you♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥
    ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Birthday to you ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥
    ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Birthday dear Amber and Pandora!!!!!! ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥
    ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Birthday to you! ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸
    Keep being AWESOME!


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