The Elephant and the Cassowary

Hello, Readers and Visitors,

Here is my Book Review Blog pick and wow what a blog! Come by and read awesome book reviews and more by Surabhi Sharma. I wish my Cat’s Den looked this good!


The Review Author

51g12zlQtqL.jpgAuthor – Ruskin Bond

Rating – 5/5 stars

Number of Pages – 133

Publisher – Rupa Publications

‘The Elephant and the Cassowary’ is a collection of stories about wild animals and birds, some fiction and some account of facts. The stories are selected and compiled by Ruskin Bond.

Some of the author’s stories are selected and compiled in this book are Joseph Rudyard Kipling; an English journalist, short story writer, poet and novelist and the great chronicler of animal lore. F.W. Champion; he was in the Indian Foreign Service and spent much time in the forests with his camera. Jean Craighead George; an award-winning American writer of more than one hundred books for children and Young Adults. Ruskin Bond; an award-winning Indian author whose stories and books are adapted into movies and television series.

The story ‘Rikki-Tikki-Tavi’ by Rudyard Kipling is a story of a mongoose who washed out of…

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Sober Rain

This also need to be on my recovery blog as well, but BRAVO Trey! What a beautifully written post. Took my breath away and needs to be shared!

Author, Catherine Lyon ~ CaT


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The rain began to patter on the window that looked out over my best friend’s small garden.

I was holding her frail hand, you know, the one with her so called “green thumb”.

I smile at this…

She always giggled when she told me that she could kill a plastic plant…

I’ve seen it happen.

But now her eyes were closed, hardly able to breathe….

….. today was a good day for her though, considering everything….

She may have been asleep but, her fingers gripped mine as hard as she could squeeze.

I could barely tell I was holding her hand at all, as weak as she was.

It’s so painful, beyond belief really, to try and imagine strength draining away from the strongest person you have ever known.
….like sand in an hourglass.

1461613209900.jpgI laced my fingers thru hers, gripping them a little harder, tracing…

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HAPPY Mother’s Day Friends & Visitor’s. A Special Post Share by Author, Marilyn Fowler…

It’s a long journey through life, and as we move through various stages we may not realize that each stage is a gift with its challenges, opportunities, lessons, and yes, blessings. Generally, we just move along and don’t much notice until something happens to jolt us into a realization that time passes fast and change […]

via Happy Mother’s Day ~ Mom’s, as You Move Through Your Life Journey, How Are You Creating Each Stage Along Your Path? — The Self-Help Road To Freedom

How To Discover Who You Truly Are And Live In Harmony With Yourself. Part 1 Ego vs Real Self . . .

Hello Friends, Readers, and New Visitors,

Here is THIS WEEKS Featured Blog pick! My dear friend and fellow Author, Marilyn Fowler’s ‘Self-Help’ blog is always full of “inspiration” and packed with “wisdom, love, and caring” for others!

Author, Catherine Lyon XoXo

The Self-Help Road To Freedom



“Two people have been living in you all your life. One is the ego, garrulous, demanding, hysterical, calculating; the other is the hidden spiritual being, whose still voice is wisdom you have only rarely heard or attended to–you have uncovered in yourself your own wise guide.”   ~Sogyal Rinpoche

On our journey through life, we take much for granted, with little note of who and what we are as people. But we are complex creatures, and for centuries Scholars and Theologians have sought to explain us physically and metaphysically…physical, ego, spiritual, soul, divine, conscious, subconscious, superconscious, and so on…with varied opinions as to who and what we are. I disagree with some, and you may disagree with me. So we each accept what feels right to us.

It’s not necessary to know all of our complexities in order to live in harmony with our ego and true…

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Addicted to Dimes by Catherine Townsend-Lyon

Have to say a ‘Big Thanks’ to Author, Cathleen Townsend for this awesome book review post after reading my book; “Addicted To Dimes.’ We have also had comments on her post and opened up a “conversation” about Gambling Addiction. Go share your thoughts!

Author, Catherine Lyon “-)

The Beauty of Words

addicted to dimes coverI’ve never liked going to casinos much. It’s not just the completely artificial environment, nor knowing that all the games are rigged to favor the house. It’s the sheer desperation wafting off some of the casino patrons. People are ruining their lives there. I’d rather eat or see a show someplace else.

Addicted to Dimes is the poignant story of a young women who emerged from a childhood that contained sexual abuse and frequent criticism to seek help in the wrong place—gambling.

Money conveys status, and it’s easy to see how someone who is unsure of their own worth could be sucked in. And our society makes it so easy—native gambling casinos, lotteries, Keno, bingo—it’s all over the place. The gambling machines are usually conveniently located near ATMs.

The author tells of a life that spiraled out of control—embezzlement, arrest, accepting that she was a liar and a cheat rather…

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When Do You Know A Novel Is Really A HOT, Steamy, Thrilling Read?

When it wins a “Golden Box Book Publishing Readers Choice” AWARD! That’s How You Know! So a big CONGRATS to my dear friend and wonderful Brazilian Author, Adriana (A.) Gavazzoni for winning this prestigious award for Book One of her novel series Behind The Door” ~ Hidden Motives ~


Product Details        A. Gavazzoni



AND? If that wasn’t exciting enough all by itself? She just had another FABULOUS new Author Interview and this one is almost rated X, so when you take a listen, make sure there are no little ones around! I can tell you it IS one of the best in-depth interviews Adriana has given to date on “Self Discovery Radio!”




She has also released Book Two of her novel series and is titled; “Lara’s Journal.”
I believe her series will be a three book set. “Lara’s Journal” is also receiving rave book reviews and Book One has racked up over (60) 5-star Amazon reviews already! That also tells you this series is a must read.  Lara’s Journal – Book Two is now available on Amazon! Here is a wee bit more about it…


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“Simone Bennet” is on a long vacation, trying to heal from the trauma she suffered at the hands of a serial killer kidnapper. After looking death in the face, she tries to develop a new outlook on life—live in the moment! Carl, the charming lawyer, is back, asking once more for Simone’s help, this time in analyzing Lara’s journals, which were discovered by her siblings after her death. In her own words, Lara divulges all her secrets, and reveals a dramatic world of betrayal, passion, and the most unusual sexual behaviors, exposing the beautiful architect’s troubled life.

As Simone tries to deal with the contents of Lara’s haunting diaries, one of her patients gets himself into a bit of legal trouble, forcing Simone to return early from her vacation. Although she’s happy to be back on her home turf, she finds herself surrounded by a whole new set of problems. A killer is out there, and this time, he seems to be after the people Simone cares about most. Suddenly, people around her are dying, a stalker/admirer keeps showing up at all the wrong times, and Simone’s dear friend Edward has a new girlfriend—forcing Simone to analyze her feelings for him and her attraction to Carl…



To learn more about the and where to connect? SHE invites readers to visit her beautiful website and blog anytime for updates on upcoming new books, events, and more interviews!
 Author, A. Gavazzoni  …

Face Book: adriana.gavazzoni

Twitter: a_gavazzoni

Instagram: /adri_gavazzoni

Watch “Cats Meeting Puppies for the First Time Compilation (2016)” on YouTube

LOL…LOL. HERE IS Todays Spotlight Blog you got to GO visit! It’s by sweet friend Deborah and SHE loves CATS as much as I do, but? who says Kitty’s and Puppies don’t get along? YOU are going to love this one Readers!


Espiritu en Fuego/A Fiery Spirit


Sylvester_Rumpled Bed Sylvester on Rumpled Bed

Sylvester misses me when I leave for work. He gets really excited when I return home.

When Tom Jones had his TV show I thought that he was one of the Sexist men alive!! Still do!! He was Fine as Wine!!

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