What Cats Do Book Tag

Hello!! I just found the perfect tag!! Ahh! Yess!! I found it here, for credit. For those who don’t know, I have a beautiful cat called Tessa. She is my pride and joy. She’s quite old now, we got her from a rescue centre about ten or eleven years ago, so she’s now nearly fourteen (sad face!!). I adore cats and if Tess actually liked other cats I’d have a whole chowdry right now.

ignore the mess and my disgusting toe lol

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QUESTIONS

Purr: As Cats Do This When They’re Happy or Relaxed, What is the Book That Makes You Happiest or Relaxed?

Without question, this one is To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han. It’s just so sweet and cute and funny. The family relationships in that is adorable, and Lara Jean herself is so so lovely. It’s definately a trilogy I’m going to turn to when I need a pick me up from anxiety.

Sleep: What Was a Book That Just Put You to Sleep or Was Just Boring? 

100% The Chalk Man by C.J.Tudor. I think part of the problem with this one is that I might have just been expecting too much, because it was highly anticipated thriller for me but I just…hated it. SUPER boring.

Twitch While Dreaming: Have You Ever Dreamt of a Book You Read?

I don’t think I have! Although I do dream of being a witch a lot, so probably anything to do with witches I’ve dreamt of (maybe I have and I just forgot, I read before bed a lot!)

Seems to Play Nice…Until The Claws are Out!: Which Book Had the Biggest Plot Twist?

I don’t think there has been a plot twist that has truly surprised me. I mostly read Young Adult and I’m nearly 23 this year, and I’ve been reading YA since I was about fourteen. The Girl Who Came Out of the Woods by Emily Barr had a good plot twist!

Cuddles: Which Book Charecter Would You Give a Hug to?

ALL OF THEM, although I’m not a person that hugs a lot. I hug my partner, Kai, and my sister and my neice. That’s it. I would hug all four girls from We Are Not Okay by Natalia Gomes, as they’re all going through such a rough time and they all need a friend.

Catnip: What’s a Book That Made You Have Warm Fuzzy Feels? 

Again, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before but All the Worlds Between Us by Morgan Lee Miller fit this, too. It was a sporty f/f romance that I absolutely adored. Unless it’s queer, I don’t really go for romance much. Even then, I tend to avoid it (pride month is filled with a queer romance TBR though! That post is coming soon)

Cat Breeds: Your Favourite Book? 

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeymi
Radio Silence by Alice Oseman
We are Okay 
by Nina LaCour

(as you can tell, the more emotional the book is the more I like it)

Getting the Cat: How Did You Find Your Favourite Books?

1 – I found this because Evelyn Hugo is the favourite book of pretty much everyone and I was so curious to find out why and well…now I know why

2 – Again, people in the book universe kept talking about this and it was also said that it was going to be made into a movie and I don’t want to wait until I’ve read the book to read the movie

3 – Also from the book universe mentioning this book and it ended up being a fave because of the friendship developments and I really like podcasts

4 – It was in the Amazon “if you like this, then you’ll like this” part and I thought the cover was pretty

The Vet’s Office: Your Least Favourite Book? 

It’s Kind of a Funny Story. Maybe I should like this story, because it’s about depression and the man who wrote it comitted suicide, but it’s so full of misogyny that I really struggled to do that. Not a single woman in this book wasn’t sexualised, including his own mother and a girl that just got raped. I hate this book with a passion.

Final Question: The Good Old Cardboard Box – Most Underrated Book Series?

I don’t read book series’ anymore because they’re just not my thing. I do read them anyway because they’re everywhere, but half the time it’s not intentional.

 

Well that was a fun tag! As I’m writing this, my roommate messaged me to say my cat threw up on all my college work. Ah, the joys of owning cats. I would never give her up for the world though. I tag anyone that wants to do this!

A.W

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Fluffy’s Revolution / Ted Byers

 

fluffy's revolution

Summary:

It’s 2135. Fluffy is a super-intelligent GAB (Genetically Altered Brain) cat. Like many dogs, cats, mice, and the occasional pig, her brain is the product of genetic tinkering by humans that started more than a century ago. With their powers of telekinesis, the animals can manipulate physical objects without being able to grasp them. They can speak to each other telepathically without audible voices. Now, people have begun to fear them and to systematically capture and exterminate them. Fluffy leaves the safety of her home to look for her lost brother and joins a band of animal revolutionaries. After a series of brushes with death, Fluffy and her friends find a secret university for GAB animals. There, they work with enlightened humans to save Earth from certain destruction.

Review:

What I Liked:

It was hilarious and perfectly captured the essence of a cat. Kind, caring, loving, but will rather be caught dead than actually show any of these emotions. Fluffy is such a beautiful little soul (of course, because I love cats). I spent a LOT of this just going “aww, bless” and cheering on the little group of determined animals really hoping they would save the world. It was also really fast paced, which you’d expect from a short book, but it didn’t feel like a forced speed. It worked, it made sense.

What I Didn’t Like:

There were some problematic elements here and there, like describing a woman as “Asian” and Asia is so vast that this doesn’t actually give me much indication what she looks like, or what culture she’s supposed to be representing. Otherwise, there weren’t really any problems with it. I genuinely really enjoyed it.

I recieved this as a copy from NetGalley. It will be published on the 28th March 2019. You can get it on Kindle now here.

A.W

Autism Acceptance Month – Day Nine

autism acceptance month

Favourite Autistic Owned Buisness:

Okay, this one is easy! I may be biased because we’ve been friends for a really long time now, but Beth Wilson is extremely talented and I would have loved their shops regardless of whether I knew them or not – they’re rainbow and cat themed! They also do some autism related stuff on their Etsy store.

You can follow them at @doodlebeth or @doodlecats on Twitter.

Their Doodlecats shop can be found here

Their Etsy store can be found here

They can also be found at Beth Wilson on Facebook, and they can be found on Instagram as well

I think I have an extra fondness for this store because I’m an animal lover, and I have a cat called Tessa that I absolutely adore. Finding things designed with black cats in mind can be difficult. Black cats are just, unfortunately, not very popular :c

I’ve bought various pins from both stores, and some clothes and stationary from Doodlecats.

I highly, highly reccomend her.

A.W