What Cats Do // book tag & pics!

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I was so excited when I saw this tag on Books & Cleverness because HI I LOVE CATS AND I ALSO LOVE BOOKS. Although I wasn’t directly tagged, I decided to pick it up anyway! And it turned out to be an excellent excuse to take pictures of my beautiful cats with my beautiful books. 😀 (If you’re interested, the black cat featured here is Clemmy and the tortoiseshell is Mia! THEY ARE THE LIGHTS OF MY LIVES.) You can find the original tag at meltingpotsandothercalamities.

Purr: As cats do this when they’re happy or relaxed, what is the book that makes you happiest or relaxed?

When I’m feeling sad, I usually read fanfiction to make me feel better. (Usually one that I have already read about 103729 times.) Or a webcomic. But if I did want to read a book to relax me then it would probably be either Nimona by Noelle Stevenson, because I love it with all my soul, or Everything Leads to You by Nina Lacour because AAAH THE MOST CUTE SOFT GIRLS IN LOVE.

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Sleep: What is a book that put you to sleep or was just boring?

I got about two thirds through Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? and then I just…never bothered to return to it. I don’t remember hating it, but, yeah. Exactly that. I wasn’t invested enough to pick it up for the ending. Who knows, maybe I’ll try again at some point.

Twitch while dreaming: Have you ever dreamt of a book you read?

I do feel like I have, but honestly I can’t remember! I feel like maybe I dreamt about a Juno Dawson book one time. I don’t know why that would come to mind if not…?

Seems to play nice…until the claws are out!:  Which book had the biggest plot twist(s)?

I just finished The Loneliest Girl in the Universe by Lauren James and I absolutely ADORED it but also IT PULLED VERY DRAMATIC THINGS ON ME. MULTIPLE TIMES. But that’s sort of why I loved it! I think it’s great when a book can truly surprise me.

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Cuddles: Which book character would you give a hug to?

Can I hug August from the Monsters of Verity duology by VE Schwab? Because he really needs a hug. He is basically a toddler except also a teenager and with crazy magic monsters going on. Bless this poor boy.

Catnip: What’s a book that made you have warm and fuzzy feels?

When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon gave me ALLL the warm feelings. It was so cute! I mean, there were also not-cute bits but, like, obviously. Dimple and Rishi were just so cute and wonderful!

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Cat breeds: Your favourite book(s)?

I can literally never answer this question aah! My favourite recent reads have been Release by Patrick Ness, When the Moon Was Ours by Anna-Marie McLemore and Radio Silence by Alice Oseman. But PLEASE NOO I CAN’T CHOOSE.

Getting the cat: How did you find your favourite book(s)?

Okay, so, I think Radio Silence is the most interesting — I picked up Release from the library and was recced When the Moon Was Ours about a million times — because I’d already read Solitaire, but it was only after that I started following the author Alice Oseman online! And then I reread Solitaire, enjoyed it way more, and got SUPER hyped up for Radio Silence.

Being in places they shouldn’t: Least favourite cliché?

(Yes, I might have changed the words of these questions to the British English spelling of favourite. Oops.) I’m…not actually sure if I have a particular cliche that I hate? I mean, if I hate it then I probably won’t read or remember the book. I’m not really into guys who are super masculine and annoying and don’t respect other characters. Queerbaiting also annoys me a lot.

The good old cardboard box: Most underrated book series?

I think I’m going with Curse Workers by Holly Black! I admit, it has been a little while since I last read these but I loved them even on reread, and I think the world setting is so unique. It’s like…a contemporary fantasy, plus cons? (The heist-y kind. Not the comic and cosplay kind.) I REALLY LOVE CON AND HEIST BOOKS, Y’ALL. #sorrynotsorry

I’m tagging: Michelle @ The Writing Hufflepuff, Elly @ A Hufflepuff’s Thoughts, Lia @ Lost in a Story, Jess @ Bookends and Endings and anyone else who wants to do it! ❤ (No cat required.) And of course if I've tagged you please don't feel obliged to do anything.

how do you feel about cats? do you have any pets? ever dreamt of a book?

 

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23 thoughts on “What Cats Do // book tag & pics!

  1. I LOVE THIS. This tag is sheer genius, seriously. Another reason to show cat pictures on your blog, if you actually need one XD AND I ALSO LOVE YOUR CATS 😻 They are so adorable and fluffy and I feel like hugging and cuddling with them ❤

  2. Thank you so much for the tag, but I’ve already done this over the summer haha (here: https://lostinastory.blog/2017/08/08/what-cats-do-book-tag/)
    I just read The Loneliest Girl in the Universe and it was so good! I loved all the twists! I would hug August from This Savage Song too, he deserves more hugs! I’m going to read the sequel soon 🙂
    I have once dreamt of meeting an author and she was gonna give me a copy of her book but then she decided to give it to someone else (who was also her girlfriend?? but went to school with me?? It was kinda weird), but I have never dreamt of being in a book…
    Curse Workers sounds really good, I got to check it out! I love cons and heists and contemporary fantasy sounds amazing!
    YOUR CATS ARE SO CUTE, I love the pictures! And obviously, cats are awesome!

    1. Oh my goodness, I’m so sorry about that! I’ll go off to check your answers now 🙂
      I’m so glad you enjoyed The Loneliest Girl! And oh dear you have many things ahead of you for Our Dark Duet; I do hope you like it.
      Wow that’s so weird!! Who knows, dream logic is very strange. Do let me know if you check out the Curse Workers, I’d love to hear what you thought!
      Aw thank you ❤

      1. Haha no worries 🙂
        I can’t wait for Our Dark Duet, I think I will like it! I have loved every other Schwab book I’ve read so far, so I’m fairly certain I will!
        You’re welcome!

  3. THIS IS THE BEST POST EVER CATS 😭😭😭 Your cats are so cute and fluffy and I just want to pet them??? I want to put my hand through my screen and pet your cats. Pls technology it’s almost 2018 (YIKES WHAT) make this possible let me pet all the cats (though I just realised that if you can put your hand through the screen that would be HIGHLY PROBLEMATIC and actually not such a great idea plus that’d make The Ring a lot more realistic so yeah no never mind that idea lmao) Anyway thank you for blessing us with your cats and for the tag! Obviously I need to do this. Unfortunately I have no cats (😢) so I’ll have to settle for cute gifs

    1. Aw yay I am so glad you enjoyed it!! Honestly me too, I just want to cuddle them 24/7. Haha yeah, I wish that was just an option but for cuddling cute animals… Aw cat gifs are great too — there are many wonderful cats out there on the internet. *nods*

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