It’s Monday! What Are YOU Reading?

Hi everyone! Sorry , but Joanie will not be doing a book review. She has some trouble with her “gremlins”.

  Help!! They iz multiplying.

We are joining Comedy Plus’ Awwww….Mondays, McGuffy’s Reader’s Sparks and Book Date’s It’s Monday! What Are YOU Reading?

Emmy is posing with A Bump in the Road by Roby Sweet. I am sure most of you are familiar with her Miss. Cuddlywump’s Investigates series, but I am a little late to the party. I have been following her blog, The Cuddlywumps Cat Chronicles for a long time.

A Bump in the Road is the first in a series of five mysteries. I really enjoyed this book and didn’t want it to end so I am thrilled there are four more to read and Christmas is coming ( hint, hint Mom). Miss Cuddlywumps is a beautiful and very intelligent calico cat that is adopted by a 40-something year old single woman named Rory.

Miss Cuddlywumps happens to witness a murder in Rory’s front yard. She attempts to investigate it herself, but is caught every time she sneaks out. I am in love with Miss Cuddlywumps and enjoyed reading her efforts to help solve the murder.

And here is my Spark for the week. “A minute of thought is worth more than an hour of talk.” from the book , How Would Buddha Think by Barbara Ann Kipfer.





  1. Miss Cuddlywumps sounds like a great (and smart) kitty, Emmy. We will have to check out this book. 🙂

    And Joanie, we hope you get that gremlin thing sorted out!

  2. The Words by Jean-Paul Sartre, Why I Write by George Orwell (okay so I’ve read it before but it bears reading again and again…) Les Fleurs du Mal by Baudelaire and Rape of the Fair Country by Alexander Cordell.

  3. I have heard so many good things about the Miss Cuddlywumps series. I really need to read it!

    P.S. Did you get the gremlins wet, Joanie? I hear if you get a gremlin wet they’ll multiply. Oh, and don’t feed them after midnight!

  4. That sounds like my kind of book.We are going to have to check that one out. Great Spark. You all have a great Tuesday.


  5. An investigative cat — mine only investigate the food bowl! It does sound like a fascinating read.

    Thinking before we speak is a great place to start adding good to the world.

  6. Joanie cracks me up with her gremlins… I think she is counting them! I need to check the link for Cuddlywumps. I am not going to PROcrastinate with this book. I like that it is a series. I think that is a “thoughtful” Spark.

  7. We are reading Black Cats Tell All … Mr. M plans to blog about this, tomorrow, but it’s a beautiful book that any cat lover would love to get as a gift (that’s a hint – Christmas is coming….)

  8. Awww on the kitties and the gremlins. So cute.

    I love your Spark and it’s ever so true.

    Have a purrfect day filled with peace. ♥

  9. Mee-you Lady Roby iss a riter Lady Ellen?? Berry kewl…
    LadyMum iss reedin ‘Reevenge inn thee Cotswold’ss” one of Rebecca Tope’ss newer bookss inn thee seereess! Wee are 3/4’ss of thee way thru thee book an still not sure who did what to who…it iss very innterestin!
    An poor Joanie with them Gremmylinss; should bee tellyport down an help her???
    ***nose rubsss*** Siddhartha Henry xxxx

    1. Joanie is going to let the gremlins sleep for a while in the closet. I think you and your mum would enjoy The Cuddlywump Chronicles, the first book had me guessing who done it. XO

      1. LadyMum told mee to tell you Joanie “DO NOT give thee Gremmylinss water after middynite!!” Shee sayss they do notty fingss if they get water…..EEKKK!!!!
        Thee Cuddlywump Chronickullss sound purrty kewl Aunty Ellen. An wee fink wee know who did thee was big-eared Steve or thee Sheila lady who keepss showin uppy where shee should not bee…

        1. Don’t tell Joanie, but these are not gremlins, they are furbies 🙂 You are a clever boy to figure out who dunnit. XO and love from your auntie.

          1. Mew mew mew mee knowss Aunty!! LadyMum showed mee fotoss’ of Furbiess an then Gremlins….wee not tell Joanie…mee not want to hert her feelinss!
            Guess what> Inn thee book wee reedin thee Poe-lice arrested the Sheila lady’ss son! Mee still finkss that this Sheila lady did it or at leest helped…

          2. Joanie read a book about training your gremlin so she wanted one- MOL!
            I bet you are correct that Sheila dunnit. XO

  10. Uhoh – looks like you’ve had a Gremlin invasion! That book series sounds like it would be tons of fun!!! We also like your sparks quote – in fact we love all the sparks quotes we’ve read today………….

    Hugs, Teddy

  11. I am so happy to find something new to read! Love reading books! Love your share. Such a great day! P.I. kitty! I Just love it! HUGS and enjoy your week!

  12. Sounds like a fun read. It would be a definite departure from the suspense and horror short stories I’m reading. Don’t feed the gremlins after midnight!

  13. Thanks, ladies. I have not read that series.

    Oh, Joanie! Gremlins can be very difficult. Especially if you feed them after midnight or get them wet! We are Gremlin fans here, though. We like to watch them at Christmas. “Ho-ho-Hi-ho…”

    Great Sparks, my friend! I agree, too. HUGS!

  14. joanie…..18 centz anda sack oh friez sayz de bass terd gobbler put them gremlinz up two it ~~~~~ 🙂 ♥♥ tell de shop vac ta chex de trunk again two ~~~

  15. Oh JOANIE! You did mom and me a favor by telling us about these. We need to get them. XXXX

  16. Sounds innerestin’. We luv da fotos. But we’re not furmiliar with gremlins. do they multiply like rabbits? Ifin so, maybe they’d be yummy to eat. big hugs

    Luv ya’

    Dezi and Raena

  17. Oh WoW! We have not read any of Ms Cuddywumpus’ books, but we have been a follower for a long time. We will have to read one of her books! And wow! You have quite a collection of Gremlins…That is scary!
    Love your Spark! Thanks
    Marv and Barb

  18. I’ve been reading “Reality Shifts” by Cynthia Sue Larson. Ms. Cuddywumpus’ book series looks pretty good!

  19. **hangss head** Aunty Ellen mee was so-o wrong!! LadyMum said shee thott it was Nella thee man’s fee-ance….LadyMum was rite!! Butt there was a twisty inn thee story. Thee victim was an undercovurr Poe-lice man an had a wife an a baby on thee way inn a different town. Hee gotted to close to Nella (purrposin was a dumm idea!) an when Nella saw a text frum his ackshuall wife shee losted her mind!
    Wee finished thee book last nite. LadyMum has a new book to start what iss NOT a British misstery, mew mew mew……
    An Gremlinss are berry inn-terestin creeturess! Joanie iss berry brave 😉

        1. I just finished a mystery, The Black Cat Sees His Shadow. I bet your mum would like that, it is the 3rd in a series and this one had me guessing who dunnit until the end. XO

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