Friday 23 February 2024

**FELINE FICTION FIX** Book Reviews with Amber at The Mewton-Clawson Library #270 featuring **Cat Magick: Harness the Powers of Felines through History, Behaviors, and Familiars** by Rieka Moonsong 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 was feeling very contemplative this week, and have spent a lot of time in the catservatory because it's been much warmer, and mew know how much I love being warm! MOL

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We've been having some fun too, I snoopervised the P.A. making a wand, and for her first effort it turned out quite well. She'd been meaning to make one for years, and finally, she got around to it. If mew'd like to see a picture, let me know in the comments, and I'll post one next week.

Pandora was also snoopervising, well she does have magical powers, so I thought it better to have her nearby just in case the P.A. accidentally zapped something. Anyhoo, we gave 9 out of 10 for her first wand.

Oh, I just had an idea; what about a new crafting post featuring wand making? Or maybe not! MOL

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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 a movie I can quote by heart.
2. _______________is a bad habit that I would like to stop doing.
3. I look forward to the return of _________.
4. Amongst my family and friends, I’m known as _________.

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

1. ___________________ is a movie I can quote by heart. I've seen a lot, lot, lot, lot of movies but I couldn't quote one by heart.

2. Eating chocolate cake is a bad habit that I would like to stop doing. But I love it, and the chocolate cake wins every time!LOL

3. I look forward to the return of the lighter nights. Roll on March the 31st, and British Summer Time begins - WOOOOO HOOOOO!!!! LOL

4. Amongst my family and friends, I’m known as KT, short for Cathrine. There are a few other names, such as cat lady, crazy cat person, etc... in jest, of course! (NOT!) LOL

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

Do stop by the marvellous Mudpie's blog at to join in.

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Smooch's photo fail from July 2021, we are not sure what the P.A. had just said to him, but by the looks of those ears and that expression, it was bad!

Was it?

a. Mew can't ever have any more treats!

b. No more catnip for mew dude!

c. Don't forget mew're at the V E T in the morning!

d. How about a bath?


e. Sunday lunch is off the menu this week!

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This week's top book pick is...

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Cat Magick

Harness the Powers of Felines through History, Behaviors, and Familiars
Rieka Moonsong

       Here's a little snippet of the book blurb:      

Explore the magical qualities of our feline friends through history, folklore, and myths!

Incorporate feline energy into your spell and ritual work with this beautifully illustrated guide. 
Cat Magick invites you to bolster your magickal practice by embracing your wild feminine and developing the bond with your feline familiar. Learn about the centuries-long veneration of cats; feline history, myths, legends, and folklore; and the distinctions between familiars, guides, and messengers.

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This week, I thought I'd step away from the cat cozy mysteries and try something different, and I found the book "Cat Magick - Harness the Powers of Felines through History, Behaviors, and Familiars" by Rieka Moonsong on Amazon; it looked right up my alley, so I promptly ordered a copy. 

I was thoroughly impressed with the level of detail and information it provided. As an avid cat book reader, I was eager to delve deeper into the world of cat magick and explore the mystical powers attributed to my fascinating feline species.

The author has done an exceptional job of combining historical facts, cultural beliefs, and purrsonal experiences to create a comprehensive and engaging read. Cat Magick covers a wide range of topics, such as the spiritual significance of cats in ancient Egypt, the role of cats in different cultures around the world, and the concept of cat familiars in modern-day witchcraft.

One of my favourite parts of the book was about the unique behaviours of cats and how they can assist in magical intentions. For example, and I know that many of mew already know this, but some new readers may not - did mew know that a cat's purring can actually have healing properties? Those purr frequencies are mighty powerful indeed! 

There are also rituals to try, nothing too out there just in case mew're wondering; harmony, blessings, bonding deeper with your feline, making talismans, lunar and solar cycles, and others. 

One thing I must say is that the layout and the illustrations within the book are just divine; even Melvyn had to come and see.

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 Yes, he reads by osmosis, a very ancient feline purractice, but he's mastered it finally! MOL

Even if mew're not interested in the witchy/wiccan vibe, the actual feline history presented is very thought-provoking and superbly put together. That, with the illustrations, makes it a really pawesome read. And if mew are into the witchy/wiccan vibe, well this book is purrfection.

An Epically Feline Fantastic Read! 

Hardback: 160 pages 
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Ratings of:

Cat Magick

Overall Enjoyment

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I'm off to read next week's books, as mew know the drill, so many books, so little time! 

Don't forget, if mew are looking for great books with cats, check out the Book Review page, just click the link here or at the top of the page, as that's the place to visit to get your feline fiction fix. 

Until next time...

Keep calm and read more books


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  1. Hello sweet Amber! Those were good fill-in answers and I enjoyed the fail too. A most excellent magikal review too. Thanks for joining Angel Brian's Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

  2. There are a lot of good things happening out your back door

  3. I agree with #2 and 3. If you love chocolate cake (and all things chocolate) why deprive yourself! Another great review, Amber.

  4. What ever Smooch heard, it must have been fur his ears only.

  5. Love the pictures! And I'd like to see the wand picture too! I'd be mainly into the scientific and observational history part of the book ... I believe those healing properties of purrs are science- based facts!

  6. It does sound like some interesting stuff is going on over there, wands and magick books, oh my.

    I'm glad you are getting warmer now, Ms. Amber, and the extra daylight will help.

    That looks like a "don't you dare say 'bath' in my presence" face.

    Thank you for linking up with Feline Friday!

  7. I absolutely DO want see the wand. Please do. The book sounds wonderful Amber. Thank Mew!

  8. That is a great review Amber. I just added the book to my to-read list on Craigslist. Cute photo fails. Thank you to the PA for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. I think our clocks turn back a couple weeks before that. XO

  9. Oh, this book showed up on one of my media accounts; looks like it wasn't up to your exacting standards, Amber.
    Smooch doesn't think a bath would be much fun.

  10. Oh, and yes, we want to see the wand!

  11. Cat Magick sounds really good, Amber! Thanks for letting us know about it with your very thoughtful review. And YES, we totally want to see that wand. :) XO

  12. I love how Melvyn reads! The book sounds really good. Pawsome blooper too!


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