Sunday, September 5, 2010

Dewey, The Library Cat

Dewey the Library Cat: A True StoryDewey the Library Cat:
 A True Story by Vicki Myron


My rating: 4 of 5 stars




I really liked the book. I work at my branch library so the setting felt comfortable to me.  I could relate to the interactions of the librarians and the patrons. I have also read all of the Cat Who...books by Lilian Jackson Braun. The Pickax Library has two library cats. I find the idea of a library cat intriguing. 


Dewey did not disappoint me. He is exactly as I thought a library cat should be...one in a million. However, the story was also about the town of Spencer and its head librarian, the author of the book. Vicki Myron was also Dewey's mom. This book is really about all three and how their stories were really interwoven. I sometimes felt we were bogged down with the town or the life of Ms. Myron. Then, just when I thought it was more than enough, we got back on track. 


Definitely, a must read! It will warm your heart






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23 comments:

  1. I just discovered your blog and am enjoying reading your past posts! I love a good library and used to be a volunteer worker in the one here in Irving, Texas. I shall be making a trip soon and loading my bag with your suggested book!

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  2. I love cats and I love libraries and I love to read. I am going to see if our library has this. I'm new to your blog. I invite you to follow mine at www.mamawsplace4.blogspot.com. I'm giving away a book gift package right now. Check it out at http://mamawsplace4.blogspot.com/2010/09/giveaway.html. I'm adding you to my google reader and hope you will follow my blog as well.

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  3. I just tried to click on to follow and your link appears broken. I'll check back again later.

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  4. im following you please followme!!

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  5. I read this book a couple of years ago. I enjoyed reading it a lot and even bought a copy for my mom. I'm from Iowa, so I think the story was especially interesting to me. At times, it does get a bit bogged down with the personal side of the story, however, I was able to relate to it on that level, so I did not find that as tedious. I'd definitely recommend it especially if you love libraries and cats.

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  6. i found u on 'blog of note' congrats... i see u work at the library and u must be a cat lover to have two reviews of books about cats... Looking forward to more recommendations on books that come your way.

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  7. Hi, nice blog and congratulations for your mention on Blogs of Notes

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  8. Thanks to everyone...I am new to blogging and need to check out Blogs of Note!

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  9. CONGRATS ON BEING SELECTED A BON!!!!!!!!

    I like your blog and will be back...

    Steve
    Common Cents
    http://www.commoncts.blogspot.com

    ps. Link Exchange??

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  10. I think i would really enjoy this book. I find libraries very interesting and since the title of the book is the Library Cat i kinda wanna read it and find out what this library cat real does. I enjoyed your blog and will stay tuned for the next one and hopefully ill find a cat in my near by library.

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  11. I think that is great that you write about things that inspire you. I do the same in the format of life's lessons that we learn. If you have a story that you would like to share I will put a link to your blog on my blog.
    thank you for your inspired thoughts.
    wes
    lifeslessonwithwes.blogspot.com

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  12. I like cats.

    I do not, however, own a cat.

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    iamyourblog.blogspot.com

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  13. Hi my friend. wow !!!
    very nice ...
    Do you love animals as me???

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  14. Congrats on being Blog of Note! Your blog is so cute. :D

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  15. thanks for brush up my blog!! I from sonora mexico, my blog its a proyect for my school, I also want to speak inglish, so tanks again peace!!

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  16. I love this book. I have always wanted a cat like Dewey. So heartwarming. Thanks for reviewing it!
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    www.rheasdays.blogspot.com

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