Guys, I originally wrote this in February and just found it hanging out in my drafts. Looks like I had finished it, don’t know why I didn’t put it up. Here it is now in all its belated glory!
I love when I stumble across a good book tag. I love books. I love cats. When I saw this tag over at Thrice Read I had to do it. Combine books and cats? Don’t mind if I do!
This is my fluffy companion. I took this picture of him earlier this evening in his natural mode – Dorkapotomus. His name is Pogo and he actually fell asleep like that, snoring and all. I stood there waiting for a good five minutes for him to fall off. He didn’t. I was disappointed. I would have considered it comeuppance for his chewing on my toes in the middle of the night. (Ignore the Christmas window clings I haven’t removed yet. The kiddo likes to play with them.)
PURR- AS CATS DO THIS WHEN THEY’RE HAPPY OR RELAXED, WHAT IS THE BOOK THAT MAKES YOU HAPPIEST OR RELAXED?
There is one book that always gives me the warm and fuzzies. Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore – good conquers over evil with persistence and determination despite adversity.
SLEEP- WHAT IS A BOOK THAT PUT YOU TO SLEEP OR WAS JUST BORING?
Most recently it was Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo. I had to drag myself through that book. I wanted to love it like so many other people did but it just wasn’t there for me. The characters were so predictable and the build up took forever.
TWITCH WHILE DREAMING- HAVE YOU EVER DREAMT OF A BOOK YOU READ?
Oh heavens yes. I am a vivid dreamer. The last one I clearly remember was from A Gathering of Shadows by VE Schwab. I dreamed that I was at the ball looking out over the red river, sizing up my competition for the games. I was going to kick some major booty.
SEEMS TO PLAY NICE…UNTIL THE CLAWS ARE OUT- WHICH BOOK HAD THE BIGGEST PLOT TWIST(S)?
Just from books I’ve read so far in 2017 I’d say A Curious Beginning by Deanna Raybourn. Really good book and when I got to the twist I couldn’t put it down. Devoured the last third of the book.
CUDDLES- WHICH BOOK CHARACTER WOULD YOU GIVE A HUG TO?
I genuinely have no idea. Most of the books I read have brutal murders, strong women, or a whole group of characters I hate. None of them I particular want to display physical affection towards.
CATNIP- WHAT’S A BOOK THAT MADE YOU HAVE WARM AND FUZZY FEELS?
I already mentioned that Bitterblue gives me the warm and fuzzies. Other than that I can’t really think of another book that does that for me. Several leave me excited, frustrated, or sobbing in corners but warm fuzzies don’t come along very often.
CAT BREEDS- WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE BOOKS?
Currently I am head over heels for VE Schwab’s Shades of Magic books. I also love Christopher Fowler’s Bryant and May series. His characters are quirky and often a bit grumpy and the mysteries they solve are complex and complicated. Great series.
GETTING THE CAT- HOW DID YOU FIND YOUR FAVORITE BOOK(S).
Goodreads and other reader recommendations for the most part. I am a sucker for a picking up a book for it’s cover, too, and have found a few great books that way.
THE VET’S OFFICE- YOUR LEAST FAVORITE BOOK.
From all of the books marked “read” on my Goodreads list, only one has the distinction of getting only one star. SeQuence (The Heart of the Ocean #1) by Lorraine M.L.M. It is the worst book I have ever read and I’ve read some bad smut in the past.
BEING IN PLACES THEY SHOULDN’T- LEAST FAVORITE CLICHÉ.
I would have to go with a female protagonist needing a man/significant other to complete her or her story line. – I’m stealing this answer from Thrice Read because it couldn’t be more true.
FINAL QUESTION: THE GOOD OLD CARDBOARD BOX- MOST UNDERRATED BOOK SERIES.
The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon. She is planning to write seven books for this series, the third came out in March 2017, and I adore them. I’ve read the first two at least six times and I do not get tired of them. There are some seriously harsh criticisms out there for The Bone Season and I just don’t understand it. They are amazing!
Some of my answers would have been different if I had written this recently instead of months ago but I am still so amused at myself that I left them as is. Happy Friday, everyone!