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FREE Felina Ballerina from October 27-29

Enjoy a free copy of Felina Ballerina from October 27-29. When Felina the cat’s human goes to a nursing home, and can’t take her with him, Felina becomes a ballerina! “I’m a super cat. I don’t forget that. My human … Continue reading

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Audiobook Cupcake Kitty

Here’s the description from Amazon: When a singer at their engagement party dies, Grace, Jack, and their Cool Cats, Tatania and Zeus,are on the trail of a killer that leads to Tijuana and a bootlegger’s doll: Cupcake Kitty. Excerpt from … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: The Tuscan Child

The Tuscan Child, written by Rhys Bowen, and beautifully narrated by Jonathan Keeble and Katy Sobey, will transport you to Tuscany and the secrets of a village still scarred by WWII. Rhys Bowen has a gift for moving between time … Continue reading

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AUDIOBOOK 9 LIVES TO LIVE

In 9 Lives to Live, a magical cat named Tatania helps solve crimes for romantic 1920s detectives. Tatania does some of her best mystery solving while standing in doorways and thinking about clues. Do you think cats are thinking about … Continue reading

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Audible Audiobook Review: Common Ground

To look at Justin Trudeau, you have to wonder if Adonis fell out of Greek mythology and landed on earth on the day he was born. One of the surprising things he reveals in Common Ground is that even he … Continue reading

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Bodega Cats Are in Charge

pic.twitter.com/2mNWSLAoom — Bodega Cats (@Bodegacats_) June 18, 2018 Some of the most adorable rodent terminators on the planet live in Bodega shops in Brooklyn. Since it’s not safe to have pesticides around food, and rats will never completely leave New … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: The Right Stuff

A collective belief that an American astronaut would be the first to walk on the moon bound Americans together through the first space flights. When President Eisenhower decided that space travel should be a civilian enterprise and not a military … Continue reading

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Best of Blog: L.A.’s 1920s Architecture

This post originally appeared in April 2012. Sowden House, 1926, Lloyd Wright, HOLLYWOOD TOUR, photo courtesy of Architecture Tours L.A. Awhile ago, a friend from London and I were meeting in L.A. and we discovered fabulous Architecture Tours L.A. We … Continue reading

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Rodent Terminator of London:Palmerston

Friends, Romans, Countrymice, lend me your dreamies. Wishing all my staff @foreignoffice and twitter friends a very Meowy Christmas! pic.twitter.com/p4ejXgT1RC — Palmerston (@DiploMog) December 11, 2017 Cats began residing in government offices centuries ago. Instead of rat poison, London’s Foreign … Continue reading

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KEDI

Kedi, a beautiful documentary, celebrates the lives of Istanbul’s cats as seen by the people they adopt. Here’s the description from Amazon: “Hundreds of thousands of cats roam the metropolis of Istanbul freely. For thousands of years, they’ve wandered in … Continue reading

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