The A- Z Blogging Challenge- S

Hi, we are up to the letter S in The A-Z Blogging Challenge.

Before that though, the winnder of our Boredom Busters giveaway is Catrescue. Congratulations!

Angel Lucy with Sparkle’s two books.

Back in 2016, I wrote about Sparkle’s books which I love. For those of you that are not familiar with her ( maybe one of you), she was Summers predecessor. To read my review, click here. 

For this year, I recommend all of Marie Symeou’s books. You all know her as Athena’s mum. She has written several books, my favorites are about cats, of course. The Cat Years: How My Cat Soulmates Saved Me is an excellent book about cats that have been part of her life. This book pulled me right in as a cat lover that also suffers from social anxiety. A Forever Home For Athena was excellent too. And The Snowflake Pendant is worth reading too. To read my review of that, click here.



And if you want to  hear Athena’s mum read the first chapter of her story :




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Before we go, we want to give condolences to The Cats of Wildcat Woods on the loss of their handsome boy, Snowball. You can visit them by clicking here.


  1. We’ve read Summer’s books, and all of Mum Marie’s, too. We agree 100% … they are great reads!

  2. That was nice to hear a story read buy the author!

    Yet another sadness chapter in Blogville…

  3. Have to check out Sparkle’s books and Athena’s Mum’s books. I am always interested in reading about people who have been helped with their anxiety. I am always looking for ways to learn to live with it.

  4. A plethora of great books for the letter S.

    My condolences to all who knew and loved Snowball. We never have them with us long enough.

  5. Thank you for sharing this video. 🙂 I’m so sorry about the loss of Snowball. Take care, my dear.

  6. Aww! some good bools and RIP Snowball 🙁

    Have a safetastic week 😷😷

  7. I love Goddess Athena and her mom Marie. We listen to her read all the time.

    Thank you for joining the Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Wordless Wednesday. Big hug to you and scritches to all the kitties. ♥

  8. Precious kitty photos and love the book and kitty being a bit attentive to it ~ thanks ^_^

    Be Well,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor

  9. I used to be a book designer and know how much goes into creating one. They can heal as well as entertain. These looks like wonderful choices. xoxox

  10. Thanks for recommending these Ellen. They sound great and I’ll add them to my list of must reads.

  11. what a lovely blog! We are cat lovers also. Have a lovely and Healthy day! Take care!

  12. Concatulations to Catrescue! And I’m glad you shared Marie’s books here. I have been meaning to read her books for quite some time, and you’ve reminded me that I need to grab them on Amazon. Purrs!

  13. Sparkle’s book was wonderful and I haven’t read Marie’s………I should…….so many people have said they’re super.

    Hugs, Pam

  14. We love all of both Sparkle’s and Marie’s books! Great choices!

  15. Gotta check out Sparkle’s books and Athena’s Mum’s books. They sound fantastic!

    Happy Thursday, Ellen!

  16. Because I can’t see my or anyone else’s comments until the next day I always come back to check it has posted. It looks like this one got lost somewhere.
    I am sad that Snowball has passed, but now he joins the rest of his white family.
    It is nice that Marie is reading Athena’s story on the blog.

    1. I am sorry you can’t see comments right away. I wish I could fix that. XO

  17. Thank you so much for featuring our books and posting the video! It means a lot that you enjoy our books and support us so much.

    Because I’m socially anxious and an introvert it took a lot of guts for me to actually get round to recording and posting the STORYTIME videos. Having Athena near me helps a lot!

  18. How fun to hear Marie read the first chapter! What a great idea.

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