Hello, book lovers! 💕
I wanted to do a casual post today, so I thought what was better than a book tag? Oh right. A book tag about CATS. That’s even better. I originally found this tag on Zezee with Books‘s blog a couple of days ago, and I thought it was the best thing ever.
This tag was created by Kate at MeltingPotsandOtherCalamities. I wasn’t tagged by anyone to do this tag, but I thought it would be fun considering I have two cats of my own and absolutely love both cats and books.
So without any further ado, let’s get onto the tag!
PURR — Cats do this when they’re happy or relaxed. What book makes you happy or relaxed?
I can attest that cats do this when they’re happy and relaxed because my one cat purrs as soon as he sees me. Or when he wants food (both my cats do this actually; they love food). Or when he’s about to fall asleep.
But the book that makes me the most happy would have to be Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli. I remember beaming when I got to the end of that book; and every time I read it, I can’t help but smile.
SLEEP — What book put you to sleep or was just boring?
This is all my cats seem to do during the day and most of the night actually. It’s like they’re up for maybe an hour or two, then spend the rest of the time sleeping.
As for a book I found boring, I don’t really know if I’m being honest. A lot of the books that I read in high school that were required reading I felt bored with, but there hasn’t really been one recently that bored me enough to make me want to fall asleep. They tend to be classics if I’m being honest.
SEEMS TO PLAY NICE… UNTIL THE CLAWS ARE OUT — Which book had the biggest plot twist(s)?
It’s always fun and games until the claws come out. I’ve learned that way too many times, and my hands and arms have taken so much abuse from my cats over the last few years.
I’d definitely say that Legendborn by Tracy Deonn has a pretty big plot twist. That book had me at the edge of my seat from the middle of the story to the end. Then again, I was hooked from the beginning, but I was really gripping on towards the end. I won’t go into details so I don’t spoil it for anyone who hasn’t read it yet, but oh boy. It was a trip.
CUDDLES — Which book character would you give a hug to?
I wish my cats would cuddle more. But I definitely appreciate the cuddles I do get from them since they’re so rare.
But all of the characters from The House in the Cerulean Sea by T.J. Klune. Especially the kids who live in the house. I just want to wrap them up and let no one hurt them.
CATNIP — Which book gave you warm and fuzzy feels?
Watching my fur babies play with toys that have catnip in them is so much fun. They go wild with that stuff, kicking and batting it around the room. Rolling around with it in their mouths like they’re trying to strangle the thing that wasn’t even alive in the first place.
I’d say the same book as the previous question, but I feel like that would be a cop-out, so I’ll go with Harry Potter. Every time I read any one of the books in that series, I feel like I’m returning home. I know that there’s been some controversy surrounding J.K. Rowling, but those characters are just so near and dear to my heart.
CAT BREEDS — What are you favorite books?
I’m not really familiar with many cat breeds, and honestly, I don’t know what breed either one of my cats are (one’s dark gray and the other’s orange/white).
We could be here for a while if I were to list all of my favorite books, so I’ll give you three(in no particular order), and even that’s hard:
- The Invisible Life of Addie LeRue by V.E. Schwab
- The House in the Cerulean Sea by T.J. Klune
- Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia
GETTING THE CAT— How did you find your favorite book(s)?
So we found my gray cat in our driveway underneath one of the cars. She was a tiny thing; she fit in the palm of my hands. We instantly fell in love with her and decided to keep her. Though she’s pretty grumpy now. My other cat I adopted when he was a kitten because I thought my gray cat could use a playmate. And they love each other – most of the time.
Most of the books I find are ones I see people on Goodreads or YouTube talking about. That’s where I found all of my favorite books.
VET’S OFFICE — What is your least favorite book?
Luckily I haven’t really had to take either one of my cats to the vet, except when they were little and needed their vaccinations. And when I did take them, they didn’t seem to mind it all that much.
And I couldn’t think of a book that I would consider my least favorite. So I consulted Goodreads, and according to the books that I read on Goodreads, my lowest rated book was The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho, which I agree with. But then again, I read that back in high school. I think in my freshman year English class. But I remember struggling to get through it, and it’s definitely one book that I not only have no recollection of reading, but also have no interest in reading again.
BEING IN PLACES THEY SHOULDN’T — What is your least favorite cliché?
Funny story. For whatever reason, I decided to put my cats’ treats on my dresser behind my TV thinking they wouldn’t go behind there since there isn’t that much room for them. Well, they did. They found the treats. Luckily, nothing was harmed other than my cat’s pride since she couldn’t figure out how to get herself back out and was getting tangled in the wires.
I’m not a fan of a lot of clichés in books, but the one that irks me the most is the most hated: the love triangle. Why is it such a popular idea (at least in YA books) to have two guys or two girls chasing after the main character? It’s overdone and honestly annoying.
GOOD, OLD CARDBOARD BOX — What is the most underrated book series?
I swear, sometimes I think I should just get my cats a cardboard box, or string, or plastic bags as presents because that’s all they care about. I have a million toys scattered around the house, but what do they decide to play with? A plastic bag I bring the toys home in. Or the box that the toy was packaged in.
This question is tough though because I don’t really read that many series (since I suck at finishing them, I tend to not even start them). And the series that I do read aren’t really underrated. So I really can’t answer this one.
There you have it. The “What Cats Do” Book Tag. I had a lot of fun with this tag; it was something different than most tags I do.
I’m not going to tag anyone in particular, but if you like cats or have cats of your own and want to do this tag, then feel free to ping me back to your post so I can read your answers! I’d love to read them!
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