Sunday, November 21, 2010

What's Happening in Crazy Cat Lady's Library?

I am sure my regular followers have noticed that lately I have not been posting much, and I decided it was time to let everyone know what's going on in CCL's world. I have a chronic medical condition that sometimes simply takes over my life, which has been the case of late. It's not life-threatening, just annoying as heck, and often prevents me from spending much time online. I would love to be able to tell you that in a certain number of days or weeks all will be back to normal, but unfortunately this condition is totally unpredictable so I can't do that.

All I can do is ask all of you to be patient with me. If you are currenty waiting for me to review a book or product for you, I promise I will follow through on everything I have committed to as soon as I am able. If you would like me to consider reviewing your new book or product, as long as you are willing to wait a while and don't have a short deadline, we may be able to work something out. If you are one of my beloved supporters and readers, please hang in there with me, and I promise to continue to post things of interest as often as I am able.

I would also like to take this opportunity to invite all of you to consider doing a guest post or guest review here at CCLL.(*) If you have a hobby or collection or unique pastime you think CCLL readers would find interessting, I'd love to provide you with a place to post and share your passion! If you've read an awesome book or tried a fabulous new product lately and want to reccommend it to others, CCLL would be a great place for you to do that! And if you want to provide negative feedback (as long as the critique is constuctive!) on a book or product that turned out to be a stinker, you can do that, too! Just send me an e-mail if you are interested, and I'll get back with you as soon as I am able!

*Crazy Cat Lady reserves the right to edit any guest posts or reviews submitted for publication on her blog. All changes would be discussed and cleared with the original author prior to actual posting.

Announcing the Latest Giveaway Winners!

I've gotten fairly behind on announcing my giveaway winners (as well as book reviews and blogging in general, which I'll address in another post) so I am going to catch them all up in this post. I have four winners total to announce:

1 winner of Regression by Kathy Bell,
1 winner of Blue Bells of Scotland by Laura Vosika, and
2 winners of Rose in a Storm by Jon Katz!
And now, without further ado, here are the winning entries:
Regression by Kathy Bell winner: Sierra K!
Blue Bells of Scotland by Laura Vosika winner: Niecy!

Rose in a Storm By Jon Katz US/Can winner: misskallie2000!

Rose in a Storm by Jon Katz Int'l winner: Mac!

Congratulations to all the winners!

And for those of you who haven't won yet, please keep entering when I post giveaways! The more you enter, the better chance you have to win!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Rose in a Storm By Jon Katz: Book Review and Givay (US and Canada PLUS International)! - CLOSED

Anyone who has ever owned an animal has had the thought at one time or other: “I wonder what he/she is thinking?” Rose in a Storm by Jon Katz provides us with a glimpse into the mind and thoughts of Rose, a working border collie, intuitively and effectively answering that question for us. Not only do we get the opportunity to share Rose’s daily routines, we are also treated to glimpses of her memories and emotions. We see through her eyes the relationship she shares with her owner, Sam, and his wife, Katie, whose sudden disappearance from the farm bewilders and saddens her. We are given access to her memories of when she was a puppy and of when she first meets the alpha wolf of the local pack.

At the beginning of the book, Rose and Sam are preparing the farm and its animals for an upcoming blizzard, one predicted by the local authorities to be a “storm of the century.” As they work together to erect vital strongholds for the other animals to survive the oncoming atmospheric onslaught, we are not only given insight into Rose’s thoughts but Sam’s as well, and the resulting give and take of their relationship is as intricate as a fine ballet.

When the expected blizzard finally arrives and Rose and Sam are faced with far more serious challenges than Sam could have ever anticipated, Rose shows a steadfastness of spirit and tenacity that is truly amazing. With fortitude and valor, she never stops trying to keep everything together and everyone safe, even as the world she knows keeps spinning ever further out of control.

Rose in a Storm is a truly inspiring story. I was so engrossed in its unfolding that I had a truly difficult time putting it down. This is the first of Mr. Katz’ books that I have had the pleasure to read, ut I assure you that it will most certainly not be the last! I give Rose in a Storm 5 pawprints!

Would you like to win

your own copy of

Rose in a Storm?

Iwill be giving away 2 copies of Jon Katz' Rose in a Storm:

1. A brand new copy will be sent directly from the publisher to a winner from the US or Canada

2. I will send my own copy, gently read just once, to a lucky International winner

Each entry must have its own comment in order to be counted separately - and make sure to include your email address so I can contact you! Entries that don't include an email address will be disqualified.

Mandatory entry (You MUST do this to be eligible to win!):

1. Follow Crazy Cat Lady's Library publicly on GFC and leave a comment indicating you do. Also indicate on this comment whether you are US/Canada or International. All information must be present in your comment in order for this entry and your subsequent optional entries to qualify! (1 entry)

Optional entries:

2. Follow CCLL on Twitter - include your twitter name in your comment(1 entry)

3. Tweet about this giveaway - include a link in your comment. You can retweet daily. Use the text below or make up your own (1 entry)

Win a copy of Rose in a Storm by Jon Katz @CrzyCatLdysLibr:

4. Follow Crazy Cat Lady and/or like CCLL on facebook - include your facebook name in your comment (1 entry each)

5. Subscribe to CCLL via e-mail and/or RSS feed - make sure to specify the email being used (1 entry each)

6. Add CCLL's button to your blog - make sure to include a URL in your comment and let me know where to find it (3 entries - enter your comment 3 times)

7. Blog about this giveaway on your blog, linking back to this review and giveaway (5 entries - enter your comment 5 times)

That's 1 mandatory entry and a possible total of 14 (or more if you tweet daily) entries per person!

Contest ends 11/14 at 23:59 CST.

Good Luck!

***FTC Disclosure: This book was provided in exchange for an honest review, no other compensation was given, all opinions are my own***
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