5 Minutes for Books: Dewey, the Small-Town Library Cat

by Jennifer Donovan

Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World is about a small town in Iowa who finds a cold starving kitten in the book drop one morning. Vicki Myron is the librarian who lobbies to keep him as a library cat, and thanks to the agreement of the board, Dewey Readmore Books becomes an irreplaceable member of the community. He gains worldwide attention, but none of this goes to his head. He remains oblivious to the attention, and continues to curl up in the lap of the library patron who needs it most that day, scavenge for rubber bands, and wave at Vicki each day as she came to work.

This isn’t just Dewey’s story. It’s Vicki’s too — how she survived a difficult marriage, single parenthood, and recurring illness in the midst of finding her niche in the small Iowa library. It’s also the story of a town — Spencer, Iowa — and it’s ups and downs as industry pulls out and this farming community hits hard times.

I don’t particularly love cats, but I do enjoy a good heartwarming animal story, and I do love libraries. If you enjoy any of these types of stories, I can heartily recommend Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World.

We have five copies to give away. You can win either the hardcover book, or the audiobook version. I haven’t heard the audiobook, but this kind of story is my favorite to “read” as an audiobook. Please let me know which you prefer.


For an extra chance to win
, please leave a question for author Vicki Myron. She is recording a podcast on November 17, and they want to know what sort of questions you have for her! I’ll let you know if your question is selected, and I’ll publish a link to the podcast when it’s available.

If you post a question, also be sure to leave a separate comment (as your second bonus entry) telling me if you’d prefer the audiobook or hardcover book.

The winners of 201 Things to do When Kids Say I’m Bored:
#144 Jennifer Short
#245 flared0ne
#243 Marcia S.



Email Author    |    Website About Jennifer Donovan

Jennifer Donovan has been a part of the 5 Minutes for Mom team since 2007. She writes product reviews, covers events, and manages the 5 Minutes for Books weekly column and website. She lives in Houston and blogs at Snapshot about life with her family.

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1 Maddy November 10, 2008 at 12:04 am

I think my question would be something like ‘how much of the story is auto biographical for the author herself rather than the cat?’ except phrased more politely!
Best wishes

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2 Chelle November 10, 2008 at 12:10 am

Oh, I have wanted this book! It sounds so good.

I would love the hardcover book if I won a copy. Thank you so much for the chance!

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3 Chelle November 10, 2008 at 12:12 am

My question for the author would be:

What do you think made Dewey so appealable and lovable? What made him different than other cats?

As a cat lover I find this book to be something I would love.

Thanks for the extra entry!

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4 Mom of One November 10, 2008 at 12:16 am

I hadn’t heard of this book till ow but it certainly looks like one I would love to read.

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5 Mom of One November 10, 2008 at 12:17 am

Ok my question is more about being an author then this particular book

“what do you do to get the juices flowing when you are suffering from writers block??”

Thanks for the extra entry and I really would like to know the answer to the question LOL

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6 Andrea November 10, 2008 at 12:57 am

I love cats and I love reading, this is on my list of must reads. I would prefer hardcover :) Thanks!

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7 Bertie Ranger November 10, 2008 at 1:25 am

Looks like a fun book! I would love the hard cover copy:)

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8 Alicia November 10, 2008 at 1:41 am

Since my kids have way too much say over the music we listen to, I’ll have to say I prefer the hardcover.

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9 Alicia November 10, 2008 at 1:42 am

For the author: Are you a cat person?

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10 Carolsue November 10, 2008 at 2:50 am

I am a cat fanatic–I have been wanting this book ever since I first heard about it! I would prefer the hardcover.

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11 Carolsue November 10, 2008 at 2:52 am

I read something somewhere about clearing this with the Health Department because of allergies to cats, etc. I didn’t really read the whole article. Can you elaborate on that, please?

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12 Kristine Michelle November 10, 2008 at 2:53 am

I would absolutely love to give the hardcover book to my mother for Christmas. She would just love it!

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13 Krista November 10, 2008 at 3:15 am

What a cute story (I’m assuming!). I’m curious… was this based on a true story? and if not, how did she come up with the idea?

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14 kristen November 10, 2008 at 6:56 am

I’d love to win this book–hardcover please!

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15 kristen November 10, 2008 at 6:58 am

For me second entry, I’d ask the author this:

-Is this a true story?

-Were there people that disagreed with the majority of the town about having a “library cat”

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16 Susan (A Happy Heart at Home) November 10, 2008 at 7:33 am

Hi. Are you having daily posts for your giveaways or do you have a page somewhere where they are listed? Thanks for the info.

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17 Susan S. November 10, 2008 at 7:59 am

I heard about this book, and it sounds wonderful and heartwarming! I would love to gift a copy to my cat-loving mother-in-law. Hardcover for me, if I win please. Thanks for the giveaway!

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18 Tracey Byram November 10, 2008 at 8:00 am

This sounds like such a cute story. I’d choose the audiobook.

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19 Amber Stevens November 10, 2008 at 8:01 am

I’d like the hardcover and I’d ask the author if there is any fact behind this story!

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20 Courtney November 10, 2008 at 8:03 am

Author’s Question: In general what do you think the best topic for a non fiction book is?

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21 Courtney November 10, 2008 at 8:04 am

I ment fiction not nonfiction

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22 Courtney November 10, 2008 at 8:04 am

I would love the hardback copy. It seems like it would be a good curl by the fire book.

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23 Carol November 10, 2008 at 8:05 am

I would love the hardcover copy. I’m trying to type this with my cat on the keyboard!

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24 Melissa B. November 10, 2008 at 8:34 am

I would love the hardcover copy so I can sit on my balcony and read it.

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25 Blessed November 10, 2008 at 8:36 am

I enjoy these kinds of stories and would love the audiobook version

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26 Katherine Frazier November 10, 2008 at 8:58 am

I just heard about this book from my dentist, and I have a Libby the librarian kitty rescued from outside our local library, she is the most trusting gentle and giving kitty. I would love the audiobook..my question What person was the most changed by Dewey?

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27 Kathy Scott November 10, 2008 at 9:27 am

I love to read and this looks like a great book. Hardcover Please.

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28 Katie November 10, 2008 at 9:42 am

Sounds like a good book! I love to read and am always looking for new authors and books! Thanks for the opportunity! I would like the autobook. I would like to try it out in the kitchen when I am cooking! thanks again!

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29 K. Cleaver November 10, 2008 at 9:46 am

I’d choose it in hardcover. Sounds like a good read.

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30 Jenn November 10, 2008 at 9:46 am

I would love to win this book! I think I’d prefer the audio version…it would be a good impetus to (try to) remove the loonies and quarters that my toddler meticulously fed into the CD player in the car!

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31 Alexia November 10, 2008 at 9:52 am

Sounds like a great book – I’d love to win a hardcover!

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32 Carrie Lynn November 10, 2008 at 9:57 am

I would love to win the hardcover book or the audio verson.

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33 Chris Printy November 10, 2008 at 10:02 am

My middle son Evan is always reading. I would luv a Hard cover copy. :-)

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34 Angel November 10, 2008 at 10:08 am

hardcover

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35 Angel November 10, 2008 at 10:12 am

subscriber

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36 alyce p November 10, 2008 at 10:21 am

I have heard this book is great-I would love the hardcover version.

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37 charline s November 10, 2008 at 10:32 am

Sounds like a great book, I love cats. If I win I would want the hardback book.

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38 Mary Helen November 10, 2008 at 10:49 am

what a great gift for a reader, so I would like the hardcover version.

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39 Mary Helen November 10, 2008 at 10:50 am

Question for the author…How long did it take you to write this book?

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40 Jenn S. November 10, 2008 at 10:51 am

If I won, I would pick the audio book, I love listening to audiobooks in the car when I am out running errands.

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41 PisecoMom November 10, 2008 at 11:02 am

This looks like a very sweet book. I would have a hard time choosing between the versions, but I think I’d pick the audiobook so my son could also enjoy listening to it (at bedtime).

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42 Kellys November 10, 2008 at 11:05 am

I would love the hardcover version. What a great story!

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43 Kellys November 10, 2008 at 11:06 am

Question for author – Do you have any other pets?

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44 Fresh Girl November 10, 2008 at 11:12 am

Ooo, I’d love a hardcover copy of the book — I’ve been anxious to read this one for awhile!

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45 Fresh Girl November 10, 2008 at 11:13 am

My question for the author — Has Dewey and his circumstances made you more interested in working to help homeless animals?

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46 Leann November 10, 2008 at 11:23 am

Hardcover. I am a sucker for cats.

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47 chris s November 10, 2008 at 11:35 am

I would love the hardcopy. I love cat books. Thanks.

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48 Dianne F. November 10, 2008 at 11:36 am

Saw the story of “Dewey” on TV – either 60 Minutes or one of the other News Magazine-type shows. Great story! Never wanted a cat – own two adoptees, plus 2 dogs – that I can’t see life without anymore. I will be devastated when they are gone. Each has a different personality. Would love the hard cover book to read and tell my grandchildren about so they can learn to appreciate life – not just human – all life.

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49 sito November 10, 2008 at 11:49 am

I would ask if Dewey came along when she was at a low point spiritually and whether or not Dewey’s appearance gave her a new perspective on how she perceives God.

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50 sito November 10, 2008 at 11:50 am

I would like the hard cover version. I like audiobooks, but there’s nothing like the feel of a book in your hands.

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51 Patricia Hill November 10, 2008 at 11:53 am

I would like the hard back book.

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52 donna duarte November 10, 2008 at 12:20 pm

i would like the hard back book-this book sounds so heartwarming, i would love to read it

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53 Jamie November 10, 2008 at 12:21 pm

I have four cats myself and I’ve been dying to get my hands on a copy of this book. Either version would be great. :)

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54 Linda White November 10, 2008 at 12:38 pm

cute book, hadcover please~! Thanks!

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55 Angela November 10, 2008 at 12:46 pm

My mom is a real pet lover! She enjoys all types of stories about animals. I would love to win a copy for her!

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56 Andria November 10, 2008 at 12:47 pm

Sounds like a great read. I would choose hardcover. Thanks for the chance!

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57 Angela November 10, 2008 at 12:48 pm

Question for the author: Where (what location) do you prefer to do your writing?

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58 Rita A. November 10, 2008 at 12:58 pm

Hardcover so I could reread it over and over.

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59 Mozi Esmes Mommy November 10, 2008 at 12:59 pm

I’d like the hardcover!

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60 Susan M. Heim November 10, 2008 at 1:14 pm

I love cats AND libraries, so this sounds like a terrific book! I would love to read it. I’m a “traditionalist,” so I would prefer the hardcover version.

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61 Susan M. Heim November 10, 2008 at 1:18 pm

Question for author: How was having Dewey therapeutic for you in dealing with the struggles you were going through at the time?

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62 DJ November 10, 2008 at 1:23 pm

We would love to win a hardcover book, thanks!

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63 Megret November 10, 2008 at 1:31 pm

I’d love to win — this book sounds so fun!
Megret

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64 Megret November 10, 2008 at 1:32 pm

My question for the author —

I have shopped in a lot of antique and other shops that have resident cats living there. It is so much fun to browse around and find sleeping cats here and there…..I am very much a cat person….but I can understand how this might turn someone off.

How does the library cat’s situation affect those who detest cats OR have cat allergies? Has this ever been an issue?

Thanks!
Megret

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65 Lisa November 10, 2008 at 1:49 pm

I would love to read the hardcover book!

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66 susan varney November 10, 2008 at 1:58 pm

audibook

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67 Belinda Shaw November 10, 2008 at 2:00 pm

I’d really enjoy the audio book please!

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68 Shelly Burns November 10, 2008 at 2:51 pm

I would love this in audio! Thanks for the chance.

shelcows AT gmail DOT com

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69 Jeffrey Beckett November 10, 2008 at 3:22 pm

Sign me up for the audiobook please!

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70 Naomi November 10, 2008 at 3:42 pm

aww, Dewey looks like my Rex. I’d love to read the book!

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71 1stopmom November 10, 2008 at 3:47 pm

I would love to win the hardcover version.

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72 1stopmom November 10, 2008 at 3:47 pm

I would love to win the hardcover version.

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73 Adrienne Gordon November 10, 2008 at 3:47 pm

hardcover

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74 Alicia November 10, 2008 at 3:51 pm

dewey decimal system

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75 Matthew Meisenhelder November 10, 2008 at 4:40 pm

hardback would be my choice.

my question is : have you ever felt that animals could understand you, on a really connected level? some people feel than can communicate with animals. do you?

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76 SHARON CAWLEY November 10, 2008 at 4:58 pm

This cat is my Roxie-Baby…almost identical! I would like hardcover if I win…thank you

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77 Margaret Smith November 10, 2008 at 5:41 pm

This looks like a adorable book. I’d like the hardcopy if we won. Thanks.

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78 Estelle November 10, 2008 at 5:58 pm

I’ve been eyeing this book for a while. If I won I’d choose the hardcover book.

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79 Ann Fantom November 10, 2008 at 6:01 pm

I would like the hard cover version. Thank you

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80 Ena November 10, 2008 at 6:06 pm

What an intriguing book – especially for animal lovers who spend a lot of time in the library. :)

Since I never get the time to sit down and actually read a book, I’d like to enter for the audiobook. I’ve been able to “read” many books that way – while driving, shopping, cleaning, etc.

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81 Anne November 10, 2008 at 6:10 pm

I would like the hard copy of this book! Its sounds great!

Thanks

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82 Ena November 10, 2008 at 6:12 pm

As a fellow Iowan, I can attest for the charm of the small Midwestern community and its people.

The question: Was the intent behind the book solely to talk about this extraordinary cat living in an unusual environment, or is there more to it – like a nostalgic ode to the small-town Iowa community?

Thanks!

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83 Lisa November 10, 2008 at 6:43 pm

Sounds like a sweet story. I’d prefer the hardcover book.

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84 Kelly Ann T. November 10, 2008 at 6:53 pm

Our family loves animal books. I would like the hard copy of the book

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85 Kelly Ann T. November 10, 2008 at 6:54 pm

Do you have other Dewey the Cat books in the works?

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86 Yvonne Butler November 10, 2008 at 7:22 pm

I would want the audio version to give my daughter to listen to as she goes to work. She is not like me because I love to read. She has been trying to read some lately but this would be ideal for her to listen to on her way to work. After I listen of course. Thank you for this chance.

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87 Yvonne Butler November 10, 2008 at 7:24 pm

Question: Does the author have cats and how many?

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88 Meredith November 10, 2008 at 7:38 pm

I have been looking for a new book to read. I would love the hardcover version.
Thanks for the giveaway!

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89 christopher h November 10, 2008 at 7:54 pm

love to win the hardcover

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90 sandy November 10, 2008 at 8:01 pm

would love to have the audio if I won- could listen while I drive..but love reading the book

my question is how did they bypass the cat in a public place- especially govt owned -

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91 Jeane November 10, 2008 at 8:31 pm

How fun is it to see your name on the best seller’s list? Did you always feel that you had a “book” in you?

Love audiobooks.

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92 Pamela Brint November 10, 2008 at 8:36 pm

audio book please.

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93 Diane S November 10, 2008 at 8:50 pm

I would like a chance at a hard cover please.

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94 Barbara November 10, 2008 at 9:12 pm

I would love the hard cover version.

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95 CynthiaK November 10, 2008 at 9:22 pm

What a great looking book. I’m a cat lover as well so a particularly interesting looking read!

Would love the chance to win a hardcover.

Thanks!

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96 Kathy D November 10, 2008 at 9:40 pm

i love audiobooks…. I am finshing Lucky Me by Michael J Fox….. If you are looking for a great book this one is good

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97 Yvonne November 10, 2008 at 9:54 pm

I would like a hardbound book.

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98 c. clemens November 10, 2008 at 10:19 pm

either is fine hard cover OR audio. But i would really love to win becasue im a cat freak.

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99 Linda November 10, 2008 at 10:31 pm

Hardcover please.

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100 Jessica Maurer November 10, 2008 at 11:02 pm

I would prefer the hardcover. Thanks for the chance to win.

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101 Jessica Maurer November 10, 2008 at 11:02 pm

As for a question to the author, I would ask:

“What breed of cat do you think is the cutest?”

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102 Laura November 10, 2008 at 11:16 pm

I would love the audiobook!
Question for author: Did you have problems with any of the library’s patrons having cat allergies?

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103 karen c. November 10, 2008 at 11:37 pm

I’ve heard of this book before and always thought it was non-fiction, but the description makes it sound like a really good story. (Only now I’m not sure if it’s fiction or not, forgive me if that makes me sound really ignorant.) I’d prefer to read the hardcover version.

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104 Kelly's Krazy Kids November 11, 2008 at 12:11 am

audio version for me please! :-)

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105 Kelly's Krazy Kids November 11, 2008 at 12:13 am

Here’s my question….
Did she ever read aloud to the cat? If so, what did she read? What kind of books does Dewey prefer? :-)

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106 Terri November 11, 2008 at 12:58 am

would love to win

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107 David Bertolo November 11, 2008 at 1:05 am

Hardcover——Looks like an interesting read. Please sign me up for your contest.

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108 Catharine R November 11, 2008 at 2:15 am

Great story! I’d like to have the hardcover.

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109 Karen E November 11, 2008 at 3:12 am

This book has been my argument to have a cat in our library! =) I would love to have the audiobook.

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110 Carol Lawrence November 11, 2008 at 5:29 am

The audio book please. I can listen while I do my contesting.

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111 Terra Heck November 11, 2008 at 7:37 am

I’d like to receive the hardcover copy.

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112 Sydney Mathis November 11, 2008 at 7:59 am

My daughter is a librarian and a cat lover. I would love a hard cover book!

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113 Thomas Gibson November 11, 2008 at 8:15 am

Audio version

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114 Linda Howard November 11, 2008 at 8:43 am

hardcover, please

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115 Susan C November 11, 2008 at 9:30 am

I would love to learn more about Dewey!I would choose the book.

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116 Callista November 11, 2008 at 9:38 am

Oooh please enter me I so want to win the hardcover of this book.

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117 Callista November 11, 2008 at 9:39 am

Question for the author:

What made you decide to write about Dewey in the first place?

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118 Valerie Furr November 11, 2008 at 9:46 am

I have wanted to read this book so bad. Thanks for the chance to win it. The book version would be great.

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119 Roger Keeney November 11, 2008 at 10:46 am

Though I am blind, I do love cats, and I prefer the hard cover version, I will scann it and listen on my computer, then have the book on my shelf to loan to others.

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120 Karen Gonyea November 11, 2008 at 10:48 am

Enter me please :)

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121 Deborah Wellenstein November 11, 2008 at 11:21 am

I would like the hardcover book, please. Thank you!

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122 veronica sandberg November 11, 2008 at 12:35 pm

I love to win hardcover book please

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123 Katrina (Callapidder Days) November 11, 2008 at 2:03 pm

Please sign me up for this one! I think I’d prefer the audiobook version, but really, either one would be welcome and enjoyed!

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124 Terri D November 11, 2008 at 2:48 pm

Cool. I would prefer the hardcover copy.

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125 Julie November 11, 2008 at 3:16 pm

I prefer the hardbook version. I like audiobooks too, but there is nothing like curling up and reading a good book.

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126 Christine November 11, 2008 at 4:31 pm

Looks like a good one…hardcover. thanks, justicecw@hotmail.com

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127 israel y November 11, 2008 at 6:55 pm

i would love the hard cover of this book, thanks!

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128 jwb November 11, 2008 at 7:01 pm

I’m an animal lover AND a librarian, so Dewey is my kind of mascot! I’d love to have the audiobook version, as I do a lot of driving.

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129 Kim November 11, 2008 at 7:38 pm

Looks like a terrific read. I would like the hardcover version, please. Thanks!

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130 Shelley Krush November 11, 2008 at 8:09 pm

I am love to read and LOVE cats so would LOVE to read this.

I would like the hard cover one if I should be lucky enough to win.

Thanks:)

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131 Vicky Boackle November 11, 2008 at 8:18 pm

i would like the hardcover edition.

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132 M.A. November 11, 2008 at 8:41 pm

I’d like a hardcover and would ask if there was ever a problem with any library patron being bothered by either allergies or asthma as far as Dewey was concerned.

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133 Robert Doscher November 11, 2008 at 9:32 pm

I would like the hard cover please.

Cheers!

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134 Robert Doscher November 11, 2008 at 9:36 pm

My question for the author is:

How did you prevent “Cat Damage” in the library.

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135 Jill Miller November 11, 2008 at 11:09 pm

I was just looking at this book the other day, but decided against getting it because I’m trying to save money. I would be thrilled to win the hardcover!

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136 Janet F November 12, 2008 at 1:26 am

I would love to win the audiobook version so that I could listen while I walk.

Thank you!

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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137 Patti Sherman November 12, 2008 at 1:33 am

I saw the story of Dewey on TV and would love the hard covered version if I win.

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138 danielle November 12, 2008 at 2:05 am

I’d pick audio book so it could be shared. What was the authors first writing attempts, and age at which she knew she wanted to write.

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139 rebecca November 12, 2008 at 2:06 am

Audio, and what is the authors favorite subject?

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140 Cynthya November 12, 2008 at 2:45 am

I’d like to know how having a bestseller has changed your life and if you ever believed the book would be such a success?

I’d love to have the hardcover if I win. Thank you!

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141 Christine Groce November 12, 2008 at 9:12 am

I would love the hard cover book. Thanks!!

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142 tobye November 12, 2008 at 10:58 am

I’d love the audiobook version. I love to listen to a good story while I’m driving or travelling.

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143 Sarah November 12, 2008 at 11:06 am

hardcover!

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144 tawnda November 12, 2008 at 11:28 am

hardcover, thnx

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145 Jodi November 12, 2008 at 2:46 pm

Sounds like a good book. Hardcover please.

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146 Sharon November 12, 2008 at 2:51 pm

As one who works in a library, loves to read AND owns 12 cats, I would love to read about this very lucky cat! I prefer the Hardcover please.

Thank you for offering this as a giveaway!

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147 RebekahC November 12, 2008 at 3:33 pm

This sounds like an awesome book, and I’d love to read it and review it for my book blog. If selected I’d prefer to go for a hardback copy if possible.

Thanks!

RebekahC
littleminx@cox.net

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148 RebekahC November 12, 2008 at 3:36 pm

I have a question for Vicki….

Were you the one responsible for naming Dewey? It’s such a clever name for a library cat. :)

Thanks!
RebekahC
littleminx@cox.net

P.S. I’d prefer hardcover if selected to win.

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149 tim brown November 12, 2008 at 3:58 pm

hardcover

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150 Lisa November 12, 2008 at 6:17 pm

We saw a TV spot on Dewey a couple of months ago, and I’d love to read the book! If I win, I’d like the hardcover version, please.

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151 Heidi Durham November 12, 2008 at 6:54 pm

I would love to read this book. It looks sooo cute!

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152 Eloise Carlson November 12, 2008 at 8:36 pm

This book sounds very heartwarming and cute. I would prefer the hardcover version. Thanks so much for sucha wonderful giveaway!

furygirl3132[at]comcast[dot]net

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153 Sherri B. November 12, 2008 at 10:23 pm

I would like the hardcover version. I have been wanting to read this. Thanks for the chance!

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154 jan koontz November 13, 2008 at 10:35 am

just to cool

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155 Leona P November 13, 2008 at 10:41 am

hardcover

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156 Julie November 13, 2008 at 12:30 pm

Sounds like a great book! I think I’d rather Hardback.

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157 valerie mabrey November 13, 2008 at 12:58 pm

I would love the hardcover copy! Thans for offering it

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158 Perri Rendon November 13, 2008 at 2:49 pm

HI,

I am new to the forum and to the emails…but I look forward to learning more about your forum.

That book is so befitting for us. I am recently divorced, come from a small town in Michigan…we moved closer to the city after the divorce…I am currently looking for a job after 17 years of being a home maker…and we just rescued a small kitten a couple of weeks ago… that story sounds so befitting…lol…

look forward to our chance at winning…

good luck everyone,
Perri

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159 Perri Rendon November 13, 2008 at 2:53 pm

oops I did it again…I forgot to put the link in the response…

sorry,

Perri

<a href=”http://www.5minutesformom.com/4734/under-the-tree-

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160 Jodi November 13, 2008 at 3:29 pm

I would love to win a copy of the audiobook. Thank you for the chance.

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161 Lisa Fosses November 13, 2008 at 5:52 pm

hardcover please

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162 Heather B November 13, 2008 at 9:51 pm

hardcover please

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163 Rebecca C November 14, 2008 at 2:00 am

I would prefer the hardcover!

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164 Kari Follett November 14, 2008 at 12:20 pm

Sounds fabulous!

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165 Cori Kaminsky November 14, 2008 at 1:36 pm

I’d love the hard copy version.

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166 Sandy Miresse November 14, 2008 at 1:37 pm

I’m definitely a ‘read it’ book person. Hard copy please.

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167 Cassandra Shuff November 14, 2008 at 2:44 pm

i havent heard of these books before but I would love to win them so i can read them

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168 Julie November 14, 2008 at 2:56 pm

I’d love a chance to win this book…I love cats and am in fact looking at my cat sunning herself in the window as I type this!!

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169 Julie November 14, 2008 at 3:00 pm

Question for the author for my second entry. My husband’s office has an “office cat” and I know of a jewelry store who has a “store cat”. My question is…how did that affect those who came in who had allergies? Was that one reason you had to lobby so hard to keep the cat as a “library cat”?

Oh yes, and I prefer a hard copy.

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170 LeighAnn November 14, 2008 at 3:03 pm

I would enjoy the audiobook. I love to listen to books while I’m doing housework.

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171 Jennifer hedden November 14, 2008 at 3:24 pm

hardcover

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172 Linda November 14, 2008 at 5:55 pm

hardcover please

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173 Michelle Rosborough November 14, 2008 at 6:01 pm

I’m on the newsletter list

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174 Denise November 14, 2008 at 7:22 pm

I’d love to win the hardcover, thanks.

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175 Tammy Winstead November 14, 2008 at 8:05 pm

I’d love to win this book!

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176 Tammy Winstead November 14, 2008 at 8:06 pm

I’m a subscriber!!

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177 Vicki Wurgler November 14, 2008 at 9:28 pm

I would love the hardcover book if I won a copy

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178 Susan Ledet November 14, 2008 at 9:49 pm

I would love to win the hardcover book for my niece.
Thank you for the nice giveaway.

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179 Clifton Wade November 14, 2008 at 11:03 pm

I love taking my wonderful and smart grandchildren to the library. The parents will not take them. thank you for this great contest and prize!

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180 meredith rogen November 15, 2008 at 12:37 am

Aw, Dewey. What a cutie. Hardback please. Libraries and cats are a great combination!

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181 Bernice Bacon November 15, 2008 at 1:01 am

I would love to have the hardcover copy of the book; it sounds wonderful!

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182 Janelle November 15, 2008 at 1:09 am

A library and a cat makes for a good listen or read. Would love to win the audio.

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183 Jennifer Short November 15, 2008 at 1:13 am

I want to read this (well LISTEN) to it so badly. I’d love it on audiobook.

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184 Janelle November 15, 2008 at 1:21 am

Question: Do you think having Dewey in the library encouraged more patrons to visit and check out books, and was there a substantial increase in circulation? Hardcover please.

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185 Leslie November 15, 2008 at 1:54 am

I’d pick the audiobook

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186 Carrie Baird November 15, 2008 at 2:45 am

This looks like a good book. I would like to win the audio book. I listen to them a lot when I drive. Thanks for the contest!

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187 Gail Brennan November 15, 2008 at 8:11 am

We are all pet lovers in my family and I would love to win this book!

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188 Jennelle Henderson November 15, 2008 at 9:02 am

I’ve almost got a certificate in a library tech program and would love to have the hardcover of this book.

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189 Erma Hurtt November 15, 2008 at 10:11 am

I would love the chance to win the hardcover. Thanks!

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190 jennefer sweitzer November 15, 2008 at 11:02 am

I would like the hardcover book if I won .

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191 Jimmie Martin November 15, 2008 at 11:36 am

I would like the hardcover, please? What makes this cat so appealing?

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192 ELV November 15, 2008 at 12:07 pm

I’d take the hardcover

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193 Kathy Conley November 15, 2008 at 12:09 pm

Where do you get the inspiration for your stories and what do you do to overcome writer’s block?

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194 Roger Graham November 15, 2008 at 12:49 pm

Would like either version for my daughter…a BIG cat lover.

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195 Kim H. November 15, 2008 at 1:30 pm

I would love a hardcover version of this book. Thanks!

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196 Jennifer M November 15, 2008 at 2:07 pm

This does look like a cute book and I’d love to hear/read his story.

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197 Sue November 15, 2008 at 2:28 pm

I would prefer the audio book version, please. Thanks!

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198 PattiD November 15, 2008 at 3:02 pm

I would love to win this book! I am an animal lover and would also pass this book unto others when I was done. I can soooo relate to Victoria’s story too.

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199 PattiD November 15, 2008 at 3:03 pm

…and my question would be, how did you keep focus on writing when everything around you needs attention as well? I ask that, because that is what stops me always, things around me that need ME.

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200 Brian November 15, 2008 at 4:12 pm

hardcover please..

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201 Marion B November 15, 2008 at 5:03 pm

I would love the hardcover book if I win!

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202 Ed Nemmers November 15, 2008 at 5:33 pm

Hardcover, please!

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203 carol lewis November 15, 2008 at 6:10 pm

I would love to win the hardcover to read to my granddaughter as cats are her fav! This is so adorable!

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204 Catharine M November 15, 2008 at 6:23 pm

This would be great to win, would want the
hardcover, hard to do audio books in bathtub.

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205 Sue Farrell November 15, 2008 at 7:05 pm

I’m a real cat lover—so I’d like wo win this—in the hardcover version.

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206 Belenda November 15, 2008 at 7:14 pm

I would be happy to win either version!

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207 Gaye McGill November 15, 2008 at 7:21 pm

I’d like to win the audiobook. This sounds like a wonderful story and I’d love to ask Vicki if it’s based on a true incident that she heard about or read about.

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208 Sharon Trimble November 15, 2008 at 7:40 pm

I would love the audiobook

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209 stampedwithgrace November 15, 2008 at 8:01 pm

sounds like a great story! I’d love the hardcover :)

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210 stampedwithgrace November 15, 2008 at 8:02 pm

for the author: do you own a cat and if so, how many?

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211 Kimberly Bischoff November 15, 2008 at 8:30 pm

I would love to own a hardcover copy of this book.

Thanks

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212 Karrie November 15, 2008 at 9:02 pm

I would like to have the hardcover version

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213 Tobster November 15, 2008 at 10:12 pm

I would love the audiobook version.

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214 Cassandra November 15, 2008 at 10:25 pm

I would like the hardcover book so that I can read it on the train and bus. Thanks!

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215 Gene Miller November 15, 2008 at 11:18 pm

Does not matter which one , Thanks.

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216 Adrian Lamont November 15, 2008 at 11:28 pm

HARD COVER.

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217 Sherri Siler November 16, 2008 at 12:33 am

I would like the hardcover. I really want to read this book.

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218 Catherine KingChuparkoff November 16, 2008 at 12:36 am

I would love the hardcover book, so I can share the wonderful story with my friends.

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219 Rosalie November 16, 2008 at 12:58 am

Oh, I’d love to have the audio book…I just read about that cat.

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220 Tina November 16, 2008 at 1:09 am

My question would be “What got you through the difficult times of going through a divorce and being a single mother?”
I would love to have the hardcover book! Thanks for taking the time to do this!

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221 Carissa November 16, 2008 at 1:11 am

I would like the hardcover book.

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222 chastidy vernengo November 16, 2008 at 2:30 am

I would prefer the hardcover. Thanks

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223 Lara Aleff November 16, 2008 at 4:34 am

I’d like the hardcover! Thanks so much!

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224 Jayme Isaacs November 16, 2008 at 6:17 am

I Would Love The Audiobook Please

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225 Leigh Nichols November 16, 2008 at 6:28 am

Hardcover please :)

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226 Mary Gleason November 16, 2008 at 7:24 am

I would love to have the audiobook if you select me. Thanks!

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227 Dawn Fiske November 16, 2008 at 8:58 am

I would love the Hardback book. Need a good read to curl up next to the fire with.

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228 Susan Armstrong November 16, 2008 at 8:59 am

Thank you for the chance to win! I would like the hardcover.

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229 Tiffany Howard November 16, 2008 at 9:26 am

hardcover

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230 Jose Ogando November 16, 2008 at 10:01 am

I’d like the hardcover please.

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231 Veronica Garrett November 16, 2008 at 10:16 am

I would love to win the hardcover book.

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232 Yvonne North November 16, 2008 at 10:21 am

I would love this book. Hard cover version please

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233 Tammy November 16, 2008 at 10:44 am

Hardcover please.

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234 Auriette November 16, 2008 at 11:01 am

I love cats and libraries. If I am selected, I’d prefer the hardcover.

Question for the author — did she keep a journal during this time in her life?

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235 Candie L November 16, 2008 at 11:08 am

That sounds like a fun read for the upcoming holidays. I would like the hardcover version. THank you

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236 djgroz November 16, 2008 at 11:13 am

Hardcover/Reading is FUN!

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237 kathy pease November 16, 2008 at 12:49 pm

id love the hard cover book ;)PLEASE COUNT ME IN ON THIS AWESOME GIVEAWAY :)

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238 Brenda S. November 16, 2008 at 1:06 pm

I love audiobooks, thanks!!!

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239 i enjoy listening to audio books during my 30 min drive to my school library November 16, 2008 at 1:29 pm

great story

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240 Linda Hamilton November 16, 2008 at 1:55 pm

I love books! I would love the hardcover.

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241 Brad Webb November 16, 2008 at 2:14 pm

I would love to win the hardcover! Thanks!

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242 Susan French November 16, 2008 at 2:19 pm

I would love to win the audiobook. Sounds good.

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243 Daphne November 16, 2008 at 3:14 pm

Met this great guy in a library, so married that librarian…27 years ago. We often go on long car trips so the audio book version would be a perfect way for us to share this wonderful library story.

Vicki: What seems to create that magic connection between libraries and cats?

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244 Becky November 16, 2008 at 3:25 pm

Ever since I’ve seen this book on the ‘bloggyspere’ I’ve wanted it..the cat kinda looks like mine..

I would love the Hardcover copy…

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245 L Knott November 16, 2008 at 3:40 pm

Lots of info on this book because it was in IA!!! Lot of story lines about the changing town while this cat was in the library. No sex, violence. What better book to read! I would love to meet the author and thank her for taking time to add pleasure to so many. A Hardback is always a gift. Thanks!

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246 Sarah H November 16, 2008 at 3:54 pm

Hardcover, please! Looks like a good book.

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247 Betty C November 16, 2008 at 4:29 pm

I would love the hardcover copy if I win.

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248 Betty C November 16, 2008 at 4:31 pm

My question would be “In giving Dewey permanent resident status in the library did you consider patrons who might be allergic to cats?”
BTW I love cats.

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249 John Deal November 16, 2008 at 4:52 pm

I would really like to win the hardcover book. It seems like a terrific book.

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250 Rosanne Morrison November 16, 2008 at 5:22 pm

Question: I haven’t read the book but Vicki did you have cats growing up when you were a child?

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251 Rosanne Morrison November 16, 2008 at 5:22 pm

If I win I’d like the audio book

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252 Gianna November 16, 2008 at 5:26 pm

I’d love to win the hardcover book.. please enter me :)

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253 ellen cunningham November 16, 2008 at 5:36 pm

I would like to win the hardcover version. Thanks

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254 Tina Rath November 16, 2008 at 5:44 pm

I’d love to win a hardback copy please!

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255 Casey November 16, 2008 at 6:28 pm

I’d like to win the hardcover book. Thanks!

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256 Helen November 16, 2008 at 6:56 pm

I’d love to win the audio book to listen to while I’m on the treadmill.

I’d like to know from Lisa which books she’s reading or fellow authors she’s following.

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257 Pamela White November 16, 2008 at 6:57 pm

The book, I love cracking the spine and the smell of the paper.

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258 Dorothy Spackman November 16, 2008 at 7:41 pm

I prefer the audio book so I can listen while I take my morning walk.

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259 vanessa hunter November 16, 2008 at 7:45 pm

Nothing beats the feeling of a good book in your hand! I would chose the hardcover version.

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260 Lily Kwan November 16, 2008 at 7:49 pm

Please enter me into the contest for the hardcover book. Thanks!

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261 Lily Kwan November 16, 2008 at 7:51 pm

My question for Vicki Myron is: what is your favorite food?

Please enter me into the contest for the hardcover book. Thanks!

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262 oona November 16, 2008 at 8:12 pm

I’d love to win the hardcover book for my cat-crazy five year old.

Thanks!
foxsquirrelrabbit AT gmail DOT com

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263 oona November 16, 2008 at 8:14 pm

My question for Vicki is: What were your favorite things to do when you were a child What did you want to be when you grew up?

Thanks!
foxsquirrelrabbit AT gmail DOT com

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264 Jennifer Jozwiak November 16, 2008 at 8:51 pm

I’d like the hardcover if I won. I love to read and I love cats, so this would be perfect for me.

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265 Elizabeth Ray November 16, 2008 at 9:11 pm

I’d like the hardcover.

My question would be, “Any idea why smll bookstores so often have a resident cat?” (I approve, but I don’t think it’s because of mice.)

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266 Aimee C November 16, 2008 at 10:45 pm

I’d love to win an audiobook version to listen to in my car!

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267 Aimee C November 16, 2008 at 10:46 pm

Here’s my question, when did Vicki decide to write the book and was the process what she expected?

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268 Janet November 16, 2008 at 11:04 pm

I’d heart to win an audiobook version to listen to in my car!

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269 Dana November 16, 2008 at 11:11 pm

I have four cats, so I would like a to read this book. I would like the book.

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270 Angelia McDonald November 16, 2008 at 11:43 pm

I would truly enjoy the hardcover. Thank you for the contest.

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271 Sara November 16, 2008 at 11:49 pm

Please enter me for the audiobook. I love to listen to books on my way to work. Thanks!

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272 vicky November 16, 2008 at 11:54 pm

I would love to have the hardcover copy. Thanks so much

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273 Donna K November 16, 2008 at 11:56 pm

I would like the hardcover book.

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274 Donna K November 16, 2008 at 11:56 pm

I would ask “How many cats do you have?”

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275 Felicia Shapiro November 17, 2008 at 12:12 am

Audiobook!

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276 Suanne Giddings November 17, 2008 at 12:27 am

I have five cats that have adopted me (all have now been “fixed”) and would love the audiobook version.

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277 Heather C November 17, 2008 at 12:35 am

I would ask “How did you ever get started?”

Audio sounds good. I drive daily.

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278 Jennifer S. November 17, 2008 at 12:35 am

I am a huge cat lover! With two purebred Bengals and an adopted stray, I’m kind of like the crazy cat lady. I would love to read the hardcopy book. Thank you so much for the great contest.

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279 Timothy Sternberg November 17, 2008 at 2:19 am

It sounds so good.

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280 J. November 18, 2008 at 10:18 am

If this contest is still going, please sign me up! Audiobook, please.

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281 Perri Rendon November 18, 2008 at 12:25 pm

I didn’t realize you get extra entries for feeds and newsletter…so here is my extra entry.

Perri

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282 Perri Rendon November 18, 2008 at 12:26 pm

I didn’t realize you get extra entries for feeds and newsletter…so here is my extra entry.

Here is my other one for feeds…

thank you,

Perri

<a href=”http://www.5minutesformom.com/4739/christmas-giveaway-

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283 cheryl c. November 19, 2008 at 3:22 pm

I would love to win the hardback! Is it true that this book is being made into a movie?

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284 Be December 7, 2008 at 4:42 pm

guess I’m too late… I love cats.

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