Friday 30 December 2022

Love To Read? Book Reviews with Amber at The Mewton-Clawson Library #223 featuring **Merlin The Magical Fluff ** by Molly Fitz PLUS Friendly Fill-Ins + Photo Fails Blog Hop

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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.

I do hope mew've all been having an ameowzing week, if mew saw Wednesday's post, mew'll know we had a nice Catmas, and I did get some new books to share with mew which was epic.

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This was me on Wednesday enjoying some lounge time on the settee with the P.A., we had the fire going and it was really toasty as we watched Scrooged with Bill Murray.

I'm going to wish mew a fabulous Mew Year with oodles of blessings, and now let's dive into this week's post.

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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. _____________________ is my focus word for 2023.
2. 2022 was ____________________
3. _________ is the most important lesson I learned over the past year.
 4. I hope 2023 is the year that _________.

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

 1. Stillness is my focus word for 2023.

2. 2022 was interesting, although my apathy hasn't gone away yet, here's hoping that it will next year! LOL

3. Not stressing about getting things done, is the most important lesson I learned over the past year. 

 4. I hope 2023 is the year that finally brings some new books/adventures for The B Team. You know, I never used to experience lulls in my creativity, and it's hard sometimes to tap into the once overflowing pot of ideas at this point in my life.

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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.

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 Melvyn's Modelling Blooper, see his proper modelling picture 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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Merlin The Magical Fluff


Molly Fitz

       Here's a little snippet of the book blurb:      

My name is Gracie Springs, and I am not a witch… but I’m pretty sure my cat is.

I first started to get suspicious when he jumped just a little too high while chasing after a robin in our front yard. I knew for sure when he opened up his mouth and addressed me by name!

The first thing he told me? That he doesn’t like the name I gave him—even though “Fluffy” fits him like a warm sweater at Christmas. Now we’ve compromised on “Merlin the Magical Fluff,” which according to him references his long and proud lineage just fine.

After that small matter was settled, he informed me that I must uphold his secret or risk spending the rest of my life in some magical prison. I agreed, not knowing it would turn into a full-time job of covering his tracks and fibbing our way out of some pretty tight spots.

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This novel was purrchased as part of a three-book box set on Audible. But I thought I'd split it up into three reviews.

This is a nice quick read/listen cozy cat mystery. Merlin is a magical kitty who is essentially a witch, with his owner Gracie as his human familiar, so it's quite a quirky tale in that respect. 

The story begins with a murder in which Gracie turns out to be the chief suspect, and it all unravels from there. The plot thickens as Gracie tries to clear her name and Merlin is on paw to direct the proceedings as we all know that it's the cat who is really in charge! MOL

The story is nicely paced with lots of stumbling blocks and dead ends for our main characters to traverse. And there is a bit of a shocker towards the end when we discover that one of the characters has duped everyone, and isn't who they say they are.

I've knocked one star off, as the narrator, I felt wasn't right for this role, look it wasn't bad, but it could have been a little better as far as the narration was concerned. That tiny issue aside it was an enjoyable story which I think if mew like your cozy's, mew'll like this.

And a quick spoiler for books two and three, the story really does develop well.

Audio: 3hours 26 mins
paperback: 236 pages
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Ratings of:

Merlin The Magical Fluff

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 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 furget that all my previous reviews can be found on my Book Review page.

And if mew missed any posts this week, here are the catch up links:

See mew in 2023!

Keep calm and read more books


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  1. Amber rocks where book reviews are concerned.

    Love the fill-ins and I'm stepping back from blogging some so I don't stress so much.

    Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

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

  2. It's post-traumatic stress disorder; we've all had shock after shock after shock, and then we each have had our own personal disasters.
    Apathy and ennui: we just don't have any more energy to give.
    The light will shine again, as we each find our way out of the gloom.
    Hugs and purrs.

  3. Very cute shot of Amber on the couch. That looks like a fun book. Thank you to the PA for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. I hope she does do some more writing about the B team. I hope the new year is a happy and healthy one for you all. XO

  4. That sounds like a good book, Amber. I hope 2023 is a good year for everyone.

  5. Happy New Year- here are my fill-ins:
    1. Kindness is my focus word for 2023.
    2. 2022 was not the greatest year .
    3. Patience is the most important lesson I learned over the past year.
    4. I hope 2023 is the year that politicians begin to do the right thing- not just helping themselves. .

  6. Good book review Amber! This book sounds intriguing! Good fill ins, and I enjoyed Melvyn's blooper. Happy New Year!

  7. That was a terrific review sweet Amber, you always do such a good job. Those were good fill-in answers and quite the fun fail Melvyn. Thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

  8. I like your book reviews and hope you have an adventurous 2023!

  9. We wonder if the other two parts will be more to your liking, Amber? We loved the photo of you and the P.A. enjoying couch time. Happy New year! XO

  10. Thank you for joining the Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Wordless Wednesday. Love and hugs all around. ♥


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