Where do I start?
Doing a series featuring my favorite blogs is something I’ve been thinking about for a long time, because what’s better than sharing something we love? But there are so many wonderful blogs out there in blogland, I wasn’t sure where to begin. The Alice in Wonderland quote, “’Begin at the beginning,’ the King said, very gravely, ‘and go on till you come to the end: then stop,’” doesn’t apply here, since there is no beginning—just a lot of great blogs on various subjects that appeal to me and that I thought might appeal to you.
So for Blog 1, I chose to spotlight one of my favorite cats, Erin the Cat Princess, and her new series featuring Adventures & Book Reviews in Middle Grade Fiction.
Erin is one savvy cat. Her posts not only give an exceptionally readable review of a middle-grade adventure book (often but not always involving a cat) but she fills us in on the goings-on in her village of Upper Much-Mousing, the UK. Reviews are often preceded by a spirited conversation between Erin and her person, Mrs. H. One never knows what they might find to discuss in that cozy little burg!
I’ve always loved children’s and young adult fiction, from the time I was a child myself. My grandmother was a librarian and collected many rare copies. My fascination with these types of stories has never stopped. Illustrated or plain text, I find the imagination of the authors to be the next best thing to fantasy, and sometimes better!
Erin’s descriptions and reviews have been great fun for me. So many titles I’ve never read before! And sometimes ERin gifts us a story of her own, such as this short B-Movie gangster style tale which are guaranteed to feature cats!
The Adventures & Book Reviews in Middle Grade Fiction Blog: Easy to follow Layout
Erin’s reviews are chock full of information but easy to read. She carefully lists all the info for the book before the actual review, including author, illustrator, publisher, publish date, number of pages, genre, and whether there are any dogs and/or cats in the story. She also tells if there are any spoilers in the review.
After a concise summary, she gives her thoughts on the book. She ends with a lovely selfie of her beautiful black and white self.
Whether you like middle-grade stories or you just want to check out what’s going on in Upper Much-Mousing, this blog site is for you.
Photos of Erin the Literary Cat (and Cat Princess) were used with the permission of Erin’s legal representatives. Please do not reproduce without her permission.
Thank you Mollie. I enjoy your posts and this link to Erin the Cat Princess really tickled me. I too have had a cat princess. Now I have three cats and one fashions herself as queen. Then there is Mr. Aloof who sometimes deigns to sit on my lap but eschews petting and treats. Third and most adorable is our mischievous little girl who rearranges furniture and books and disappears to unknowable places. Cats are so much fun. Your posts have inspired me to start writing about our cats, past and present.
Wonderful to hear, both about your cat family and your writing! Keep writing!
Gosh, golly. Thank you for a wonderful review of us! I didn’t think you were doing a full-page spread. If I had, I’d have primped and preened a bit more this morning! Straight whiskers always look better, don’t you think? I’ll just nip into the kitchen and get Mrs H to do hers. . . 🙂
You’re always gorgeous, Erin! I was happy to feature you!
We love Princess Erin too and those reviews are always so much fun to read.
I’m not surprised you and Erin are friends. ❤️
I love Erin too. 🙂
She’s the best!