The Cat Markings Book Tag

Sometimes, I just want to do a good book tag. Often, it is when I’m in the midst of a bit of a reading slump but never mind that. I stumbled across this post over at Books Are 42 and how can I deny talking about books AND cats?

The Rules

  • Link back to the original creator (The Corner of Laura) and link back to this page(otherwise, the original creator won’t get a notification).
  • Thank whoever tagged you and link back to their post (Thanks for the tag, Kerri!)
  • (Optional) Use the graphics and don’t forget to credit the original creator (The graphics were also created by Laura @ The Corner of Laura)
  • (Optional) Tag 5 or more other people.

I think I have to choose A Dead Djinn in Cairo (Dead Djinn Universe #.01) by P. Djeli Clark. This novella is simply wonderful, Both novellas so far in this series are, actually, and I’ve not seen many people talk about them. Think steampunk alternate history with Djinn and other magical creatures in the mix. Great books. A Master of Djinn, the first full length novel in this series, is on my March TBR and I’m itching to get started on it.

As I do not have personal experience with disabilities I feel like it would be disingenuous for me to choose a book with great disability rep. I know of books that have disability rep but I am not the one to tell you if the rep is great or not.

I’m sorry, people can pick a favorite? I don’t think so. However, here are a few of my favorites.

  • Kaz Brekker – Six of Crows Duology by Leigh Bardugo
  • Sevro au Barca – Red Rising Series by Pierce Brown
  • Nasir – We Hunt the Flame by Hafsah Faizal

So, in general, male characters need questionable morality for me to give a hoot.

Once more, I shall provide you a list! I love lists.

  • Zetian from Iron Widow by Xiran Jay Zhao
  • Alyce from Malice by Heather Walter
  • Red from For the Wolf by Hannah F. Whitten
  • Veronica Speedwell from the Veronica Speedwell Mysteries by Deanna Raybourn

While I like my male characters with questionable morality, I prefer my female characters with a feisty intelligence.

This is too much pressure. I read so much fantasy. Do you know what happens in fantasy? Big magical battles and wars magical beings are out for your ass. I don’t want to be friends with them, it would directly put my life in danger. I’ll just watch from across the bar with some popcorn as the god of death and dismemberment comes to pay them a visit.

ART! For those who haven’t read Martha Wells’ The Murderbot Diaries, let me introduce you to one of my favorite characters of all time. You see, ART is a spaceship. Murderbot calls the spaceship ART, short for Asshole-Research-Transport. ART is clever and stubborn and kind and loyal and a little bit violent and just one of the best characters ever written. And a spaceship. Just go read it, you’ll understand.

Shall we discuss the gloriousness that is Kaz and Company in Six of Crows? Or perhaps the Arawiya crew in We Hunt the Flame? Maybe you’d like to hear about Irene’s core group in The Invisible Library series? Or we can return to one of my old favorites, Faraway Gaius McCarthy and his time traveling posse of thieves in Invictus by Ryan Graudin. That is to say, a good fictional squad is a wonderful thing.

Look at all those cute little kitty faces. What a mood boost.

Do you like cats? Do you like book tags? Then consider yourself tagged!

Happy reading 🖤

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