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review 2017-04-04 22:55
Merry Christmas, Splat - Rob Scotton

This book is about splat the cat who wants desperately to get a gift from Santa. He does chores around the house that just turns into even bigger messes. However this book shows us that it is the thought that counts. Splat is pleasantly surprised on Christmas morning.  I would use this book around Christmas time. It is leveled 460 L.

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review 2016-12-26 13:23
Librarian's Delight
Merry Christmas, Mr. Miggles - Eli Easton

“I sucked on his tongue like it was made of cocaine, chocolate, and orgasms.”

 

Full disclosure first: I am a librarian in my day job so I may have been a wee bit prejudiced when it came to this story, its setting, and the characters involved. J

 

And this story is all about a library and its more than dedicated head librarian, Mr. Miggles. Having said that, the story is told from Toby Kincaid’s perspective. He’s the twenty-four year old assistant librarian who has looked up to his boss ever since he started his job, just as he’s intrigued by the sad aura surrounding him.  While it doesn’t occur to Toby that he might do more than ‘just’ admire Sean Miggles, those of us who read between the lines soon pick up on that fact.

 

When, as it says in the blurb, Sean Miggles is accused of a crime he didn’t commit, Toby decides to step up to the plate and not only save his boss but also the library they are both devoted to.

 

I loved how the library was described in this book. Libraries are so much more than ‘just’ a collection of books; they are vital to local communities in numerous ways and this story shows that in vivid detail. And, just as the library in Toby and Sean’s hometown is under threat, so are libraries almost everywhere, which made me extra invested in this story. When Toby rallies the troops (also known as borrowers/library visitors) to state both Mr. Miggles’ and the library’s case to the local council, the book got an almost magical quality, very fitting for a seasonal story.

 

Mr. Miggles fascinated me from the moment the book started and the better I got to know him and the more I learned about his past, the more I grew to adore him. Unfortunately Toby didn’t work quite as well for me. For about the first half of the book he rubbed me up the wrong way, which had probably a lot to do with the Justin situation. Once he got his shit together and decided to step up to the plate, he more than redeemed himself though. By the time this story reached its happily ever after I was fully invested in both Toby and Sean Miggles, as well as their future together.

 

This was an easy, mostly angst free, but captivating story. Mr. Miggles past and his present predicament give the story drama while Toby mostly made me smile or grimace. The story takes its time before getting steamy but when it does….

 

Overall I can only say that I thoroughly enjoyed this story and was delighted to have four hours without interruptions to read it from start to finish in one sitting – Reader’s (and librarian's) delight.

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text 2016-12-25 07:05
Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas!!

 

 

From all of us at Kitty's Book Spot! we wish you a safe and happy holiday season.

 


May your joy and laughter fill the days as you enjoy with those you love.

 

 

And... if you need a break.... well there are always books & music to help with the escape.
 

 

 

 

 

Below are some of my favorite Christmas Albums of all time.  Included are also some new.  This is what I will be listening to today.  (As I have throughout the season)

What do you listen to that helps you to enjoy the Merry Holidays?  What do you do with your family? Do you have traditions that you choose to keep?  What is it like in your home?

Leave a comment below and help us discuss the season.


 

My favorite Christmas albums of all time are:


1.  The Carpenters, with The Carpenters' Christmas Portrait, favorite song on the album: Merry Christmas Darling.



2.  Mannheim Steamroller, with A Fresh Aire Christmas, favorite song on the album: Carol Of The Bells.

 



3.  Bing Crosby, with A Christmas Sing with Bing Around The World, favorite song on the album: White Christmas.



4.  Nat King Cole, with The Magic Of Christmas, favorite song on the album: The Christmas Song.



5.  Amy Grant, with Home For Christmas, favorite song on the album: David Foster's, Grown-Up Christmas List.



6.  Pentatonix, with That's Christmas To Me, favorite song on the album: Title song, That's Christmas To Me.



7.  Vince Guaraldi, with A Charlie Brown Christmas (soundtrack from the 1965 motion picture.), favorite song on the album: Linus And Lucy.



8. Ross Bagdasarian, Sr., with The Chipmunks, from the single The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don't Be Late).



9.  Stephen Bishop, on the all i want for Christmas on (soundtrack from the 1991 motion picture), favorite song on the album: All I Want.




10.  Mariah Carey with Merry Christmas, favorite song on album: All I Want For Christmas Is You.

 



I would love to share with you my favorite tradition.  We always sing on Christmas Eve as we wonder around together in the neighborhoods nearby checking out the homes all decked out!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
I leave you with my favorite Christmas song listed as # above.  Have a listen!
 
 
 
 
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text 2016-12-25 00:01
Happy Hanukkah
Wishing you the warmest of Happy Hanukkah's!
 
 
 
Not sure what you are celebrating this season.  This is the first year that I can recall where the holidays lined up so perfectly in a row.  No matter what you are toasting in your celebration, I hope this brings you good tidings of great joy.
 
December 23       Festivus
December 24     Hannukah
December 25    Christmas
December 26   Kwanzaa
 
 
 
If you are a home who is just beginning the festival of lights tonight, may this week bring you joy!
 
 
 
 

Where ever you are and whatever you do - may this be the brightest of holidays!!

 
 
 
 

I wish you lots of love and peace and piles and piles of books!!

 
 

From all of us at Kitty's Book Spot! HAPPY HANNUKAH!!

 
 
(All copyrights and logos for Hello Kitty are owned by +Sanrio, Inc.  No infringement intended or implied.  #HelloKitty, @HelloKitty, and Sanrio are property of Sanrio, Inc.)
 
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text 2016-12-24 07:07
Be happy and merry!

We wish you happy holidays and all the best in the upcoming 2017 :-)

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