With Amber ~ The Self-Appointed Biblio-Kitty
Supurr salutations fellow biblio-cats
Gosh it seems like fureffur since I was last here, and I do mean like fureffur! MOL
While the P.A. was at BlogPaws she got to meet the amazingly talented Wanda Kruse at the Honour Flag table, as the P.A. is a bit of a glue and craft nut she was in her element and made a special flag just fur our precious Snowie and Humphrey, unfortunately she didn't have time to make a second one fur Posie, but there's always next year.
The P.A. went back on Saturday morning to video the entire Honour Flag Display, take a look, it's amazing how many flags were there!
I must apologize fur the P.A.'s furry poor video skills, she'll be entering a training program shortly! MOL
Oh and the P.A. also got to meet the fabulous Christina Lee and her gorgeous K9, Bowie from the amazing blog/charity
If mew haven't seen their blog before, go check it out as it's amazing what they do!
And on that note I think it's time fur this weeks book, so let get to it...
This week on book reviews with Amber, I'm sharing
Joyce & Jim Lavene
Here's the book blurb courtesy of Amazon UK:
The national bestselling authors of the Missing Pieces Mysteries summon up the first Retired Witches Mystery in a brand new supernatural series...
Once upon a time in Wilmington, North Carolina, three witches ran a curio shop named Smuggler s Arcane. But as the years passed, their magical powers started to fade leaving them no choice but to conjure up a retirement package
Before they could blink their eyes or twitch their noses, Molly, Elsie, and Olivia somehow became eligible for AARP. But they can t fly off to Boca Raton just yet. First they must give up their magic, recruit and train three new witches, and pass on their cherished spellbook.
They ve barely begun to consider potential practitioners when Olivia winds up dead and their spellbook is stolen. To honor their friend and reclaim their spells, Molly and Elsie are about to go wand-to-wand with a dangerous young witch more powerful than the trio was in their prime. And this time they re going to need more than magic up their sleeves
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I was so excited to get my mittens on this book a few months ago and finally I got to read it last week. As mew can see by the cover there's four gorgeous kitties and that's what lured me into buying it, sadly the kitties hardly get a mention and have no bearing on the story whatsoeffur, they're just there fur the sake of being a token familiar to the other characters.
As mew can imagine, the lack of kitty action did displease me somewhat, as mew'd think they'd have much bigger roles, especially being the cover stars. Seems like the crafty book marketing peeps were using the cover as a ploy to attract more cat readers, sneaky, but to be honest I won't be reading anymore in the series unless the cats get much bigger roles.
Offurall, I found the dialogue clunky and a little hard to read at times, the plot was good and there were a few red herrings, so while not one of my favourite books of late, it's still a good read but not a top pick, its definitely a 'when mew've finished your latest favourite, read this' kind of book.
I hope mew enjoy this book if mew do take the plunge and buy it... and if mew've read it already, tell me did mew think?
Sadly it's time fur me to say BFN or bye-fur-now as mew know the drill, so many books, so little time and join us when we'll be here on Friday with the Pet Parade.
Happy reading or listening
Bestest biblio purrs