Thursday, April 19, 2018

Thankful Thursday

Carmine loves his hammock!
Hi everyone, it's mes, Carmine!

Today, wes is joining Brian's Thankful Thursday blog hop!

Yous knows what mes is thankful for today?  Mes is thankful for this little hammock here that Katie, Waffles, and Glogirly gived us a loooong time ago!

There wasn't enough room in our old place to set it up, but the Mom was pretty sure mes would love it, and hers was right!  Mes spends time in it almost everyday!  

Wes will do some visiting, but it won't be until later today.  Wes hopes that is okay with everyone.

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Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Thankful Thursday

Carmine and Lita looking out the window in our new apartment.
Hi everyone, it's mes, Carmine!

Over the weekend, the Mom moved all of our stuffs from one apartment to another in the building.  Yous wouldn't believe how much bigger the new place is!!  The living room is bigger than our whole old apartment was!!  The bedroom is kind of small, but the Mom is very happy with how much space there is, and so is mes.  Mes is having a blast running around the place.

And yous know what else?  Wes has FOUR windows!!  Wes has never had so many windows in an apartment befores, and mes has been in ALL of thems!  Mes loves to look out the window.  

Even Litas gotted up in the window with mes....see in the photo?  Hers can't jump as high anymores, so the Mom put hers on a box in front of the window so hers could get up there, too.  Hers seemed to like watching the outside.

Mes is thankful for all my extra space and all my cool windows today!  What is yous thankful for?  Mes hopes yous all is having a great week!

Wes is joining Brian's Thankful Thursday blog hop today!

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Thursday, March 29, 2018

The Broken Girls Book Review

The Broken Girls by Simone St. James book cover.
About the Book: In 1950, Idlewild Hall is a place for unwanted girls - the illegitimate, the troublemakers, and the too-smart-for-their-own-good.  It's rumored that the boarding school is haunted.  Four roommates develop a deep friendship, sharing their deepest secrets and fears.  Then, one of the girls mysteriously disappears...

Vermont 2014: As much as she tries, journalist, Fiona Sheridan, can't stop thinking about the events that surrounded her older sister, Deb's, death.  Deb's body was discovered 20 years ago in the field at Idlewild Hall.  Deb's boyfriend was tried and convicted of the murder, but Fiona has always felt that something wasn't quite right about the case. 

When Fiona finds out that Idlewild Hall is being restored, she chooses to write a story about it.  A shocking discovery during the renovation process links her sister's death to secrets in the past. 

My Thoughts: This book flips between 1950 and 2014 and is told from several characters' points of view.  I initially thought that the time changes and different points of view would make the book confusing, but it was very easy to follow.

Fiona's boyfriend, Jamie, thinks it's unhealthy that Fiona has such a hard time letting her sister's death go, but in my opinion, he comes off as a real jerk.  Fiona has clearly never gotten the closure she needs to move on.

I loved the chapters from the Idlewild Hall girls, and I wish there had been more chapters from their perspectives.  The bond the four roommates build with one another is truly heartwarming, and I loved watching it develop.  The author does an incredible job of linking the past to the present. 

I don't want to spoil the book, which is why I'm not giving a lot of details.  This book had me from the very first page, and that rarely happens for me.  I am also considering reading this book a second time someday, and that is incredibly rare, as I find there are so many good books to read with not enough time to read them in! 

If you like mysteries, I highly recommend reading The Broken Girls by Simone St. James. 

FTC Disclosure: I received a copy of "The Broken Girls," by Simone St. James for a fair and honest review.  Receiving the book did not influence my opinions in any way.  All opinions shared on Fur Everywhere are my own. 

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Mancat Monday: T - 5 Days

Carmine's cube sitting in a pile of boxes.Um....Excuse mes?  How is mes supposed to hide in my cube when it's in a pile of boxes???

Yes, the Mom uses boxes from the liquor store down the street to put things in.  

Hers says mes still has one cube on the floor and my heated beds and my condo on the cat tree and hers bed to lay on, but what if me wants to hide in this green cube??  

The Mom finishes packing up all the books last night, and yous knows what hers said?  Hers said, "I only have three and a half boxes of cat books."  MOL!!  

Hers still has a few things to pack up in the main room and the whole kitchen and bathroom to pack up still.  Wes will start moving on Friday (the Mom thinks and is going to confirm later today).  

Monday, March 19, 2018

Mancat Monday

Hi everyone, it's mes, Carmine!

Things is getting a little chaotic around heres.  The other day, the Mom went to get some boxes, and hers put thems in the way of my pink cube.  That's where mes talks to Jewel.  Mes couldn't talk to Jewel for a whole night!  The Mom saw that mes wanted my pink cube, so hers moved the boxes out of the way for mes.  

Mes has been laying in the boxes.  If mes lays in thems, then the Mom can't fill thems up, and wes won't has to go anywheres!

The Mom tells mes it will be nice to has more space.  Mes loves to lay near Litas, as yous can see in the photo.  Do yous think LItas will let mes lay by hers when there is two rooms or do yous think hers will tell mes to go in the other room?