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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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MEWOW

“He has money. I like money. The whole universe came into balance when we met.” a model says about a designer at a 1920s fashion show. When the designer dies several minutes later, the detective team of Grace, Jack, and … 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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Garfield — Recipes with Cattitude — Bargain $0.99

Enjoy Garfield — Recipes with Cattitude at the Bargain Price of $0.99 by clicking on the image above or the link below: Garfield…Recipes with Cattitude! Cookbook (Everyday Cookbook Collection)

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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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Super Cat Saves Her Human

If you want to watch a swift, brave cat heroically save her human from a dog attack, watch the video below. The couple tells the story of the cat, Tara, who followed them home one day. When the little boy … Continue reading

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