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*Expired* FREE Cool Cat Mysteries Boxed Set Vol 1 June 9-10

Enjoy a free download of the boxed set beginning of the Cool Cats Mystery Series June 9-10! Here’s the description from Amazon: If you’re a cat, you only have nine lives to live. But if you live them right, nine … 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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FREE 1 Month Trial: Audible Romance Package

If the three key things to great real estate are location, location, and location, the three key things to great audio books must be narration, narration, and narration. Colin Firth won an Audie Award for his narration of the Audible … Continue reading

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Disneyland Cats

Before Disneyland opened to the public, Walt Disney inspected Sleeping Beauty’s Castle and found a kitty napping there. Walt Disney grew up on a farm and knew that where there could be rats, you need cats. Cats took the title … Continue reading

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Awesome Hero Saves Royal Docks Office Cat From Drowning

One of the things I love about this hero is his absolute lack of hesitation. When he sees Felix, the Royal Docks office cat, pushed in the Thames by another cat, he immediately drops everything to save her from drowning. … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: Peter Pan

Lily Collins fabulously narrates this Audible edition of Peter Pan. When kids believe they can fly, Peter Pan magically leads them away to Neverland with a cranky fairy named Tinkerbell. They battle pirates and live happily without adults until they … Continue reading

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Mailbox Monday

Peter Pan, narrated by Lily Collins, and published by Audible, landed in my mailbox. It’s always interesting to look at the classics you read as a kid when you have a lot more life experience:) The first time I read … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: One Breath: Freediving, Death, and the Quest to Shatter Human Limits

Here is the description from Amazon: “One Breath is a gripping and powerful exploration of the strange and fascinating sport of freediving, and of the tragic, untimely death of America’s greatest freediver. Competitive freediving – a sport built on diving … Continue reading

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