Tagged with cats
Georgia the Cat: a Memoir of Time Spent with My Cat Friend
Lost Cat: a True Story of Love, Desperation and GPS Technology
With Caroline Paul laid up after an accident and a new girlfriend on the scene, one of her cats goes missing. The cat comes back, but perhaps being bored from lying around the house, or maybe because she's just like that, Paul wants to know where the cat, Tibby, went and who took care of him while he was gone.
Book of Cats
The Ralph Steadman of illustrations evoking a the drug-saturated and otherwise seriously fucked up mind of Hunter S. Thompson has published a book of cat drawings. I bought it for Eric for our solstice gift exchange, because I'm that thoughtful. I may have enjoyed the book more than he did, but I would have never bought it for myself. He's welcome.
Basil Is Dying, or: Muffin Bones #20
If you remember my gushing review of Emily's Parfait zine, you know I'm a fan. Basil Is Dying, about the passing of her beloved tabby will not disappoint you, but it will probably make you cry.
The Library of Congress indulges my kitty pr0n fetish by adopting four cats
Thanks Kate Haas for telling me to read this graphic memoir about infertility. The comics are detailed and funny, and frequently feature the author’s cat Reuben.
You know how I'm always complaining about stories told in multiple voices? (They should come with a warning on the cover!) Well this is another one. Maybe because they take turns so frequently in this book that you don't get attached, it isn't as much of a problem as usual. Still, maybe because I didn't get attached to any of the characters, it feels the whole time like you're waiting for the book to happen. The connecting stories are compelling enough, but what's really interesting is the look at life in Kuwait. I don't know much about the country, other than remembering learning how rich it is. In elementary school we didn't talk about how you can't be rich without having poor people take care of you. In Kuwait, all Kuwaitis (not including Kuwait-born Palestinians) are pretty well off, which means they have to import their servants and even many of their professionals. Most of the characters in the book are American, Filipino, Indian, or Palestinian, rather than Kuwaiti. It takes a lot of non-rich people to take care of the rich people, I guess.
LCSH Week 24: Kittehs in the LC!
Library of Congress Subject Headings Weekly List 24 (June 17, 2009)
This week on LCSH Watch, it's pretty much all about the cats. But there are also BROKEN HOMES, CHORES, DALAI LAMAS, FISH CULTURISTS, the PUBLIC THEATER, and TANTRIC BUDDHIST PRIESTS.
LC: give me library cats!
I second Sandy Berman's December 17, 2008 letter to the Cataloging Policy & Support Office suggesting LIBRARY CATS as a subject heading. He cites an AP review of Dewey, the Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World by Vicki Myron and Bret Witter (which I notice, btw is available in Polish!) as warrant.