Book Review: Lights Rains Sometimes Fall by Lev Parikian

My thanks to Elliot and Thompson and NetGalley for a review copy of this book. ‘Stop and smell the roses’ we are sometimes told or tell ourselves. Slow down, look about, and take in the beauty and wonders of life around you at all times—it isn’t just flowers, but birds, insects, bees and butterflies, trees…

Dogs in Classic Mystery Fiction: International Dog Day Post

A bookmark I received with one of my many purchases of second-hand books online 26 August 2021 is International Dog Day 2021, and to celebrate man's best friend here on Literary Potpourri, I thought of taking a look at some dogs in classic mystery books. There are of course plenty of cute dogs in the…

Cat Pun Book Titles: The Catamewtics Edition

Do you love cats? And numpurrs? Then this is the post for you! Welcome to another Cat Pun Book Titles post-the catamewtics edition! Catamewtics is the study of numpurrs, shapes, and quankities. Catamewtics offurs plenty of branches to study. If you want to learn about opurrations with numpurrs, then arthimewtics might be a good pick…

Book Review: Murder in the Village by Lisa Cutts

My thanks to Bookouture and NetGalley for a review copy of this book. In Murder in the Village, the first in the Belinda Penshurst series of mysteries, we meet Belinda Penshurt, who is a little over forty and living in her family home—the village manor/castle—in the village of Little Challham. Belinda has invested in various…

Book Review: Etta Lemon: The Woman Who Saved Birds by Tessa Boase

My thanks to Aurum Press and NetGalley for a review copy of the book. Etta Lemon: The Woman Who Saved Birds tells the story of Margaretta ‘Etta’ Lemon, who worked for around five decades to bring an end to a cruel practice—the slaughter of millions of birds every year, simply for the millinery industry—and who…

Zodi-cats: The Fire Signs

Here’s the final part of the special four-part series, Zodi-cats, written by astrology blogger Deepa Kansra especially for my ‘cats and books’ page, Keli Cat’s Book Corner. In this series she has explored the purrsonalities of our kitties based on their Zodiac signs. Kitties under the water signs have depth and soul connections; those under…

Zodi-cats: The Air Signs

Welcome to Part III of Zodi-cats, a four-part series written especially for my ‘cats and books’ page Keli Cat’s Book Corner by my friend and astrology blogger Deepa Kansra (find her blog here). The series describes our feline friends’ personalities (I mean purrsonalities) based on their birthdays and consequent sun signs. While cats under the…

Zodi-cats: The Earth Signs

Zodi-cats is a four-part series of posts prepared especially for my ‘cats and books’ page, Keli Cat’s Book Corner, by my friend and astrology blogger Deepa Kansra. In this series, she explores the personality (rather, purrsonality) traits of our kitties based on their sun-signs. Whether attached to their homes and humans or their toys, whether…