Author Archives: splendidsummer

MEOW for Catseye London’s Purrfect Small Purses

My dear cousin, who sent me the charming book, A Dickens of a Cat, also introduced me to Catseye London with the beautiful purse pictured above. If you click on the image, it will take you to Amazon where I … Continue reading

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A Dickens of A Cat

A dear cousin just sent me this book — with an awesome cat fashion purse I’ll post about later. And I thought, what more can be said about how awesome cats can be? Are these stories going to blow me … Continue reading

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Christmas In July Giveaway Hop Winner

Jayne T is the winner of the Christmas in July Giveaway Hop’s $10.00 Amazon gift card. Thank you all for stopping by and commenting. And thank you to Laurie for another great Giveaway Hop. May you all have everything you’re … Continue reading

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Christmas in July Giveaway Hop — A Christmas Feral & $10.00 Amazon Gift Card

“Think where man’s glory most begins and ends.  And say my glory was I had such friends.”  William Butler Yeats Wouldn’t it suck to live without friends who recommend books?  One of my favorite poets, Yeats, was recommended by a … Continue reading

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Love and Other Drugs

This movie energetically explains the emergence of Viagra through the eyes of a pharmaceutical rep played by Jake Gyllennhall and his girlfriend with a cause, played by Anne Hathaway. It’s a lively script and the characters are complex and believable. … Continue reading

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Winner Midsummer’s Giveaway Hop & Happy 4th of July!

Thank you to everyone who stopped by the Midsummer’s Giveaway Hop. It was great to read the fun things you’re looking forward to — beach, travel, Leakycon (Lucky you!), movies, playing slots in Atlantic City, and of course reading books:) … Continue reading

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This Star Won’t Go Out by Esther Earl

If you’ve heard of The Fault in our Stars, (and if you haven’t, drop everything and begin reading it because it’s an AMAZING book), you’ll appreciate the journal of Esther Earl, the girl who inspired The Fault in Our Stars. … Continue reading

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Midsummer’s Eve Giveaway Hop

“I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.” The Great Gatsby I know spring is the proverbial season of renewal but I love this quote from The Great Gatsby because the summer always seems … Continue reading

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9 Lives to Live

Something sinister invades a shoe dealers’ convention where Grace hopes to pick up free samples. As quickly as her pumps can carry her, Grace is off with Jack, and their magical cool cats, Tatania and Zeus, investigating a conventioneer’s wife’s … Continue reading

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1920s Art Deco Inspired Jewelry

I’ve been thinking about the 1920s and Grace, Jack, and their magical cool cats, Tatania and Zeus. This blog began as a homage to the 1920s because the Magical Cool Cats Mysteries are set in the 1920s. And I love … Continue reading

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