Mailbox Mondays: Cats, cats, cats

I’ve already spotted quite a few Mailbox Monday posts in my feed reader – it occurs to me I’m always running a bit later than everyone else when it comes to posting. Actually, it occurs to me that most book bloggers have a TON of energy and I’m not sure how they do it!

I seem to find my blogging rhythm in the evenings, as I’m settling down to more fun and unwinding before bed …

Here’s what came in the mail for me this past week: I’m very excited about these two books – I first read these when I was in my early twenties, borrowed from the library, and they were out of print even then so I could never get my own copy, and I wanted my own copies so very much!

I’ve had them in the back of my mind for ages, and kept meaning to wander over to Abe Books to see if I could find a copy or two or four. Then last month, for some reason, I decided to check Amazon – and discovered they were re-released last November! So I bought these as a post-holiday treat for myself, and I’m so looking forward to reading these back-to-back! Both my Siamese cats have passed on, and I won’t be able to get another one for a while, as our resident feline is a holy terror and would gobble up a kitten alive, but I’ll be able to dip back into my memories with both these books.

Cats in the BelfryMemoir/Non-fiction: Cats in the Belfry, by Doreen Tovey. Don’t those two little imps look so mischievous? I remember laughing my way through this book, and at the same time, felt such familiarity with the antics of Sugieh and later on, her kittens. They were so much like my own cats. This first book starts with the adventures of Sugieh, and then her two darling kittens, Sheba and Solomon.

Cats in MayMemoir/Non-Fiction: Cats in May, by Doreen Tovey. Cats in May is the sequel to Cats in the Belfry, and continues to follow the antics of Sheba and Solomon.

I’m still waiting for The New Boy and Double Trouble to be available, but in the meantime, I just know I’m going to fall in love with these two books again. If you’re a cat lover – and especially if at some time you’ve been (or are) the slave companion to a Siamese cat (or two or more) – I definitely recommend both these books.

11 thoughts on “Mailbox Mondays: Cats, cats, cats

  1. Jenners

    Hi–Wanted to check out your Mailbox Monday post since you stopped by to look at mine. The books sound sweet — especially since you have had these type of cats I’m sure they come alive for you while reading these books!

    I like what I’ve seen of your blog. I think I’ll add it to my blogroll. I saw how many challenges you are doing! My goodness — how can you fit it in????

    And I know what you mean about when you find your rhythm as a blogger — I’m usually first thing in the morning while my son is at school and between cleaning the house and at night once he goes to bed.

    Jenners’s last blog post..Fired! Book Giveaway Winner

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  2. Ms. Bookish Post author

    Thanks for coming by, everyone.

    Jessica, your cat definitely sounds like he’s Siamese!

    Jenners, I’m discovering that when I read/review one book, I get to cross off one book from several of the challenges, so it isn’t quite as bad as I thought it would be!

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