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A Familiar Tail
A Familiar Tail | Delia James
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Magic and meows meet in the first enchanting Witchs Cat mystery! Unlucky-in-love artist Annabelle Britton decides that a visit to the seaside town of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, is the perfect way to get over her problems. But when she stumbles upon a smoky gray cat named Alastair, and follows him into a charming cottage, Annabelle finds herself in a whole spellbook full of trouble. Suddenly saddled with a witch's wand and a furry familiar, Annabelle soon meets a friendly group of women who use their spells, charms, and potions to keep the people of Portsmouth safe. But despite their gifts, the witches cant prevent every wicked deed in town.... Soon, the mystery surrounding Alistairs former owner, who died under unusual circumstances, grows when another local turns up dead. Armed with magic, friends, and the charmed cat who adopted her more than the other way around, Annabelle sets out to paw through the evidence and uncover a killer.
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BookwormAHN
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Thank you @BethM for the final tasty #CBBC package for this round. The coffees an cocoa mix sound and smell amazing especially the while mocha. And thank you again for the past packages. This was a fantastic round 😺
#CoffeeBeanBookClub @Mommamanzi

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mdm139
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Read for #scarathlon and #witchathon #teammonstermash @StayCurious This is a solid cozy mystery. I would read the rest in the series for Alistair alone. #spookoween #31by31 #pointsathon #promptmaze @TheSpineView @Catsandbooks @DieAReader

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DieAReader 🎉🎉🎉 2mo
TheSpineView Awesome 2mo
Catsandbooks This looks cute! 🐈‍⬛ 2mo
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Kshakal
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A cute and witchy cozy that I enjoyed very much!! I love Alistair and all of kitty shenanigans!! Can‘t wait to read more of this series!!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Cute cover 💙 3mo
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Kshakal
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Thank you @Chrissyreadit … I love the back to school theme and all of these things will come in handy these next few weeks 🤓

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Chrissyreadit
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Thankyou Aletheia so much! My #cbbc box was filled with all this fun!!! My son tore into the vegan gummies before I could take a picture😆 and im super excited for some relaxing baths 😘😘😘😘and if I can get my act together making some bookmarks with the stamp.

Avanders Yay!! 👏🏽👏🏽 Glad you like ☺️♥️♥️😘 5mo
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Gissy
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I enjoyed this cozy mystery. As expected in a cozy mystery, there was a murder in this small neighborhood. How the mystery was resolved is what I liked in this story. I wish I could sense things in the way this character did (no spoiler). I think I will like to have a cat 🐈‍⬛ like Allister. ☺️
I‘m planning to read the other two books in this series. 3.5⭐️

June #BookSpinBingo @TheAromaOfBooks
#CBBC

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 6mo
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Gissy
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#WondrousWednesday @Eggs

🦩 🧙🏼‍♀️ 🐈‍⬛ 🏡 ⚰️ 💫🙌

🦩🦩The Night Swim by Megan Goldin

🦩🦩🦩3.5 The Teashop at the Corner

Thank you @BKLover 🥰

Eggs Thanks for playing ❤️⭐️ 6mo
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ElizaMarie
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This was a cute little cozy mystery. A bit of a different format than I would have guessed for this genre. But it was cute... Could JuJuB be my familiar? Probably not... he is too self-centered! (#DogsOfLitsy)

#CBBC @Mommamanzi

Finished my #WeekendReading book :) @Andrew65

#the52bookclub2022 4: Title Starting with the Letter “F”

Ahw06 What a handsome furbaby! ❤️ 8mo
ElizaMarie @Ahw06 awe thanks!!! He is my little baby boy old man :) 8mo
Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 8mo
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ElizaMarie
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Andrew65 Thanks for sharing. Life has got on the way recently for me and been absent a lot recent;y with little reading done. 8mo
ElizaMarie @Andrew65 we are always here when you are ready :) hang in there 8mo
Andrew65 @ElizaMarie Thanks, hospital tests in the morning that means can‘t eat today. 8mo
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ElizaMarie
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Yes!!!!

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ElizaMarie
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Waiting on my date to show up :)

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ElizaMarie
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My turn to read this #CozyMystery

:)

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BookwormAHN
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I loved this cozy. Annabelle decides to visit an old friend in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. There she meets a cat, gets mixed up in a murder mystery meets a coven, and learns some witchcraft 🧙🏻‍♀️
#BookSpin @TheAromaofBooks
#NoShameReadathon #cozymystery @Nessavamusic
#Pantone2022 #Bubblegum @Clwojick
#TheSupernaturalYear #Blood @AkashaVampie
#WickedWords #red/pink @AsYouWish

AsYouWish Yay!!!!! 💙💙💙💙 10mo
Nessavamusic Yay! That cover is adorable 10mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! That cover looks like it should be a puzzle!! 10mo
Clwojick Ooooh! I‘m always looking for good cozies! 10mo
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Q84
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Read Oct 23rd for #scarathlon2021 and #screamathon

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mcipher
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#ISpy Here is some purple from my shelves (and now I‘m going to do some magical cat coloring, I forgot I have that book!!). Thanks for the tag @TheSpineView
I challenge @shellleigh33 @QuietlyLaura @batsy to find some spring green on your shelves 😝

QuietlyLaura Thanks for the tag! ☺️🔍 3y
TheSpineView 💜💜💜 3y
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mcipher
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Snuck away from my work trip (I had a 15 hour day yesterday so I feel entitled) to check out a local brewery and read my nook. I am the only woman in the whole bar 😆😆 The beer is good and I *love* this book so far!

phatsallylee I am always stopping at random breweries. So if you see another woman drinking beer and reading a book, it could be me! 3y
mcipher @phatsallylee Beer and book ladies unite!! 3y
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NormaJean0601
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So far so good. Had to re read about 3 times because somehow I would completely forget to continue reading.

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Marmie7
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#cozyinthesun Book #2 This was a fun cozy! I wish I had a "familiar" ?⭐⭐⭐
@Librarybelle @ferskner

Librarybelle I read this one awhile ago, and I haven‘t had a chance to pick up the second in the series yet 3y
ferskner THAT COVER!!!! 3y
BethM I love these books! I‘m sad she won‘t be writing more. 3y
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Marmie7 @BethM Why won't she be writing? 3y
BethM The publisher won‘t contract anymore in this series. She announced it on fb a month or so ago I think. I think there‘s a total of 3 books? 3y
Marmie7 @BethM That's too bad! I'll definitely read the rest. 3y
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Shuga
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I really liked the book. It had a similar take on a few other cozy mysteries I've read but it was enjoyable. I'm looking forward to reading the next book in the series. I loved all of the wizard of Oz references. Think I will have to watch the movie over the weekend

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BookishMarginalia
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This #CozyMystery looks right up my alley! (AND it has cats!) 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼 Thank you so much, @BethM #CupidGoesPostal

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MaleficentBookDragon
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I was out of town since last Wednesday. I came home to some #bookmail! I'm so excited for the #SSS and to read the Osiris Ritual.
@Avanders

bookcollecter Let me know if the Osiris Ritual is any good? Egyptian metaphysics is a field of study of mine 4y
MaleficentBookDragon @bookcollecter I will. I'm enjoying my intro into Steampunk and really liked the first in the series. 4y
BethM I loved A Familiar Tail! 4y
Avanders ❄️💙❄️💙❄️ 4y
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MaleficentBookDragon
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I went on a bit of a book buying binge on #Amazon and #bookoutlet. I must now institute a book buying ban (except for gifts). Now, can I be strong enough to not buy another book until the next library book sale in December?!? #bookwormproblems

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BethM
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My hold on this expired so I bought the ebook. While I eventually guessed at the killer, it took a good long time and I didn‘t have all the dynamics correct. I thought this was a thoroughly enjoyable book with the right amounts of mystery and magic. Once my library holds gets under control I‘ll definitely be reading or listening to more!

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BethM
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I‘m really enjoying this audio! Only problem is several holds came it at once 😱

mom2bugnbee What a great mug! #notamorningperson 4y
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neet_reads
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A magical start to the weekend.
Knocking off a cat mystery for my GoodReads group

Reviewsbylola Whatever the hell that is I want it!! 😍😍 5y
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drokka
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My buy 3 get 1 free book haul. It's filling missing links in a few series, and to make the maths work, a couple new to me series.

Debiw781 Fudge and Jury is in my stack to read soon 5y
Erika13137 I hit up that deal today too. Great book haul! 5y
DebinHawaii Great haul! 📚📚👍 5y
Kshakal This book stack makes me smile #ilovecozies 5y
LeahBergen Nice! 👏🏻👏🏻 5y
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Librarybelle
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Mehso-so

The first book in the Witch's Cat cozy mystery series. It had elements I really like - cats, New England setting and magic - but it was just okay to me. A little longer than most cozy mysteries, I also had a hard time connecting with the main character, Anna Britton.

#Zeke and #Vladimir have kept me company as I finished this book...my very good companions! #catsoflitsy

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Librarybelle
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Didn't quite finish this one in time, so back on hold it goes...

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...or a library

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Librarybelle
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Someone requested this at the library, which means I have to finish this by Friday. It's a cozy, so it shouldn't be hard to do, but one never knows what may happen between now and Friday...

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MsNettie
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A quick and cute cozy. A little bit of witchcraft and a cast of real characters. The only thing that I had trouble with was there were a lot of characters to remember who was who. My fault because I put it down for almost two weeks.

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Vexingcircumstance
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I won't be able to read A Familiar Tale because I reserved a ton of books and they all came in closer together than I expected and they won't let me renew this one. So, I slipped a homemade thematic bookmark into it so that I at least left something with it from its time with me. Lol. I'll check it out again when I have time to read it ASAP. #wicca #blessedbe #deliajames

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Imagineannie
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Beautiful cover, competent writing & editing, characters I liked, authentic description of Portsmouth, NH & cool touches of witchery, but the mystery was so dumb that (although I kept reading) by the end I didn't care who did it. IMHO this would have been better as romance sans attempt at mystery.

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Imagineannie
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I'm a recovering Disciplined Reader. I can make myself read anything, which got me through Moby Dick (twice) and law school. So after the emotionally draining "In Cold Blood," I felt slacker-y for needing this mystery with witches and magic cats. I need to remember that these days, I read for joy.

Laura317 What a sweet and lovely cover. No bookshaming here! 6y
CherylDeFranceschi Yay for witches and cats! 6y
Mayread Sometimes we need fun! Sometimes fun can even turn out to be beautifully written. 6y
TheApesOfWrath Law school did a number on my eyes, and my ability to read for pleasure. 6y
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