I just finished This Star Won’t Burn Out by Esther Earl. Esther was 12 when diagnosed with a rare thyroid cancer. She survived for 4 and a half years with experimental treatments. She spent most of her time at home where she reached out on the internet and made friends all over the world that were Harry Potter Fans like she was. Despite being so sick, she still managed to live and was very close with her parents, 4 siblings and 2 cats ( Blueberry and Pancake). Her positive attitude and belief in God through everything left me in awe of her.
The way I found this book was odd. It is in the young adult section in Barnes and Noble. I went down that aisle on my way top the bathroom and her sweet face on the cover caught my eye. I believe I was meant to read her story and spread the word about it. I recommend this book to everyone, I will warn you to have your tissues ready toward the end.
Hi everyone ! I have a great book to recommend today. The True Tails of Baker and Taylor: The Library Cats Who Left Their Pawprints on a Small Town …………..and The World by Jan Louch and Lisa Rogak is a wonderful book. I was thrilled when I was contacted by Lisa Rogak to see if I wanted to review it*. If her name sounds familiar it is because I reviewed her Cats on The Job book back in November– that was fantastic too.
I thought the names sounded familiar and then I remembered my cousin, she relocates libraries for a living, had given me a gift in a Baker and Taylor bag. I saved the bag ( see photo) because it was cute, but I had no idea what Baker and Taylor was. For those of you with your head buried in a litter box like me, they are a big bookseller that many libraries order their books from.
Jan Louch was an assistant librarian at a small town in Nevada when she decided to get a cat for the library. Her and the library director saved money and split all expenses for the cat. They knew they wanted two cats figuring one would be lonely, but they only had the funds for one at first. Luckily, after a short time, the Backer and Taylor company offered to buy the other cat for them and pay for expenses and the rest is history.
The two Scottish Folds became famous quickly receiving letters and even requests to check them out like books ( they were not allowed to be checked out). This book was mainly about the cats, but was also Jan Louch’s memoir. I loved reading how protective she was of the cats. The book also has short interviews with several other library cats. It makes me wish all libraries would have cats.