Happy Friday

Dewey Readmore Books

I admit, sometimes it takes me awhile to finish a book, and some often go undone. But working by day, and blogging by night, or something like that, reading has been cast aside. I think I just took comfort in having those cute little eyes starring at me on the nightstand. Seriously, who could resist?

Well, I finished last night, and greatly enjoyed this true story of a beautiful cat who was left in a drop box at the Spencer Public Library in Iowa one wintery night. His tale of life and role in the community spread like wildfire making him a dignified and lovable world renowned cat.

Here is an excerpt of Dewey's Job Description:

1. Reducing stress for all humans who pay attention to him.

2. Sitting by the front door every morning at nine to greet the public as they enter the library.

3. Sampling all boxes that enter the library for security problems and comfort level.

4. Attending all meetings in the Round Room as official library ambassador.

5. Providing comic relief for staff and visitors.

6. Climbing in book bags and briefcases while patrons are studying or trying to retrieve needed papers.

7. Generating free national and worldwide publicity for Spencer Public Library. (This entails sitting still for photographs, smiling for the camera, and generally being cute.)

8. Working toward status as world's most finicky cat by refusing all but the most expensive, delectable foods.

Oh, and if you choose to follow this adorable trendsetter, his favorite food-- Arby's Beef & Cheddar.

So, next on my list in an effort to expand my Classics horizon is Moby Dick.

I have been pining to be part of a Book club ever since watching The Jane Austen Book Club. Has anyone seen it? I adore the movie.

Other great book-related movies:

Becoming Jane, Miss Potter

Becoming Jane is based on the life of Jane Austen, played by the beautiful Anne Hathaway.

Miss Potter is based on the life of Beatrix Potter, author of The Tales of Peter Rabbit, played by the talented Renee Zellweger.

I HIGHLY recommend these 3 movies if you have not seen. Maybe snuggle up with some hot cider and carmel popcorn balls. ;)

Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!!


  1. I HAVE NEVER SEEN THE JANE AUSTIN BOOK CLUB, i will follow your advice and i am going to see it this evening thanks :)


  2. I love your movie choices - excellent movies! And Dewey sounds wonderful, will definitely check it out! thanks and have a wonderful weekend!

  3. Lost in Austen is another Jane Austen-inspired movie that I really enjoyed. Actually, it was a short series, I think, but they've packaged it as a movie.

    I've just finished reading The Secret Diaries of Charlotte Bronte--what a fun novel (based on her life, but slightly fictionalized).

    Happy reading, my friend!

    xoxo Gigi

  4. I love Jane Austen but for some strange reason I've never seen the first two movies. Hmm, this has to be fixed asap!

  5. I barely have time to do some other important stuff, too... If only we can ask someone to do our task... Well, I'm not bookworm but those sure look interesting! :)

  6. I must admit I've been woefully lacking in the reading department. Fortunately though I can say that TV takes a back seat to writing (usually poetry or blogging). Good for you Colette for expanding your intellectual horizons.

    These days more than ever I find I'm drawn towards those who appreciate literature. Reminds me I was planning to build my own library of Classics.

    I haven't seen the movie Moby Dick, but I think I know what it's about. So there's this whale, see. And he rams a big-ass ocean liner and it sinks. Kate Winslet is saved but Leonardo Di Caprio drowns in the end.

    Or am I thinking of something else? Heh heh :)

  7. Warm cider and a snuggly cuddle with a great movie is exactly on our weekend plans!

  8. Great post!
    Jane Austen had created the best romantic dreams in my days!Hope to recreate them in my real life one day... ~LOvely weekend*

  9. I haven't seen any of those pics. I think some renting is in order!

  10. Dewey sounds like a great read!
    I have read the jane austen book club and watched the movie as well. they're both pretty good!

  11. I have read the jane austen book club but never seen the movie yet!

    Oh, I love becoming jane and miss potter! I just watched becoming jane again last week and got teary-eyed yet again:)

  12. I want to read Dewey so bad! I've got a Barnes & Noble gift card--I'm so getting that!
    Loved the Jane Austen Book Club. I didn't know what Miss Potter was about--now I'm very interested to see that.
    Thanks for the recommendations!

  13. I think "The Remains of the Day" is my favorite film based on a novel. Anthony Hopkins and Emma Thompson had outstanding performances in that film.


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