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url 2020-10-07 08:14
Tips to celebrate Halloween in Covid times

Here are tips to keep your little ghosts happy, even without traditional trick-or-treating. Check some ways to celebrate Halloween in Covid times.

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review 2019-08-07 21:01
It was fun
My Bookstore: Writers Celebrate Their Fa... My Bookstore: Writers Celebrate Their Favorite Places to Browse, Read, and Shop - Leif Parsons,Ronald Rice,Richard Russo

I have the updated edition which includes more essays - the number is 96 essays in my updated edition.

It should be noted that the book only concerns North American bookstores (though only two are from Canada, and there are none from Mexico). Additionally, it is bookstores that sell new books (or new and used books), so a straightforward used bookstore wouldn't make the cut, so no bookstores like the excellent Word in Montreal.

This is a collection of essays from various writers about their favorite bookstore. As such the essays run from wonderful to meh. Some of the writers do focus a bit too much on their own book signings. Which is strange because while that might want to make an another author use the book stores as a publicity stop, readers will be looking for far more than that.

The majority of the stores are from California because of reasons, I guess. (Look, you should know that I am peeved that Joseph Fox did not make it into this book. Damnit Rice, you're from Philly, you should know). There also is a bit too much bashing of Amazon, ereaders, Borders, and Barnes and Noble. Look, I get it, but not everyone who uses those places neglects Indies. I use my kindle because on a hour commute it is hecka a lot easier to carry then a book and spare.

One of the best essays is Laurent DuBois' whose selection includes a drawing from his son. Isabel Allende's essay is also wonderful. Another stand out is Peter Geye. In fact, several essays will make you not only want to go to the bookstore in question but read works by the author.

I was surprised Paragraphe didn't make it, though Type Books in Toronto did. (I've been to that one).

Anne Haywood Leal's essay is most likely the best.

There is a Laurie R King essay and a Henry Louis Gates Jr essay. (Did you know that he has a hamburger named after him? Neither did I).

I think though, my favorite is the combined entry of Daniel Handler (a certain LS) and Lisa Brown, which is done in graphic novel format and features drinking.

The best essays are the ones highlight the love of reader finding a perfect store.

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review 2019-05-21 15:11
Celebrate You!
Celebrate You! - Sherri Duskey Rinker,A.N. Kang
I like this cute, rhyming book as it’s filled with positive, high energy that would make any person feel good. It’s a book to share with someone that you’re proud of, that you love, or you’re happy to be with because it speaks to anyone who is admired and appreciated.
The story’s illustrations are centered around a sweet, little penguin yet they never mention the word penguin in the script. The script uses the word “you” when mentioning the penguin throughout the text, so that the book can be related to any individual who is reading this beautiful book. 
It mentions the struggles and the challenges that were faced. The dreams that desired. It talks about how strong and committed you were along the way and how we feel about you as you “aim for the sky!”
The illustrations were lively and full of love and I liked all the positive vibes I got off the book. There were lots of great adjectives in the book. A wonderful book.


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text 2018-11-22 10:43
Happy Thanksgiving America!



For those of you who celebrate, Kitty's Book Spot! wants you to know we wish you a safe and happy Thanksgiving Weekend.  




If your looking for good books to read this weekend, you can look at the recent reviews that have been posted.  There have been some great books put out lately, and I encourage you to take time for yourself and have a good read.


May all of us be safe this holiday.  We will wish you the best along with time with family or friends, and a good book.  It is exciting to think its almost the end of the year!





Thank you again, for being a Kitty's Book Spot! reader. 

Thank you for 4 fabulous years! 

Don't forget that the Blogiversary #Giveaway is ending soon.


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text 2018-11-05 08:10
Kitty's Book Spot! Celebrates the 4th Blogiversary!


Kitty's Book Spot! wants you to know how grateful we are for all your support.  Only because of our readers can we keep going.  Thank you all so much!!


A big THANKS also to all the authors, PA's, author assistant's, blog tour companies, PR companies, book publishers, self publishers, and etc. who have made this all possible.




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