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review 2018-03-17 16:08
Book Review: Herding Cats (Sarah's Scribbles #3) By Sarah Andersen
Herding Cats - Sarah Andersen


* I received an eARC of this book from NetGalley.

This series has won me over ever since I learned of its existence and actively decided to read it. The first half reads like comic strips. Most hit close to home and become even more entertaining and existential life crisis inducing the more time you take to think about them.

The second half was my favorite because it melds the comics and drawings to a full dissertation/text/story (?). I loved the message the author presented in that part of the book. The internet can be a negative place and that may provoke anxiety when it comes to sharing your passion with complete strangers online. All you can do is take a chance and try to work with it. When things become too much, take a much-needed break and de-stress. Everyone has been through things that they thought they'd never get through, but you're still here so you can also get through this obstacle too.

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review 2018-03-13 14:06
Herding Cats - Sarah Andersen

I received this book from Netgalley in exchange of an honest review.

The third book by Sarah Andersen, collecting all her newest works + more! I was delighted when I spotted this book over on Netgalley. The covers and titles are getting better (and sillier) with each and every book. I can’t wait to see what the next title/cover will be.:P

Like with each book so far I haven’t found a comic I haven’t read, well, maybe one or two, as I sometimes don’t see her new comic on my timeline on Twitter. But do I mind? Nah, I don’t. I just adore that I can re-read them without having to go through her Twitter.

This time not so much menstrual cycles and more anxiety and sadness. They all hit quite close home for me. :( One that also stood out was the stove comic. When I saw it on her Twitter, I had the same reaction. I was both sad and happy. Sad, because it sucks that there are more people who have this problem and it is not a fun one. Happy, because I know now that there are more people like me. That I am not alone with this behaviour.

After the normal comics we get an extra part. She tells us with text and comics about art, about drawing, about criticism on the internet, anxiety over drawing/posting something, and more. I definitely love that this was added. I am not adding art to the internet, but some of the parts (internet and harassment/criticism) hit quite close to me.

All in all, definitely recommended. Be warned this may hit close home. You may experience a ton of feelings and nod along with the comics. Of course you will also laugh as there are enough moments were the comics are more comedy (like the ones with her cat).

Review first posted at https://twirlingbookprincess.com/

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text 2018-03-12 04:49
Ewok cat helps with the (wet) laundry...

I feel damp.

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text 2018-03-02 22:00
Reading Progress Update: A Cautionary Word on Cats
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - J.K. Rowling,Stephen Fry

(I'm about 35-40% in now, but going back to the very beginning -- I listened to this in the car today:)

"Mr Dursley blinked and stared at the cat.  It stared back.  As Mr Dursley drove around the corner and up the road, he watched the cat in his mirror.  It was now reading the sign that said Privet Drive -- no, looking at the sign; cats couldn't read maps or signs.  Mr Dursley gave himself a little shake and put the cat out of his mind."

So you think cats can't read maps, can they, Uncle Vernon?



(And her name wasn't even Professor McGonagall ... well, not that I was ever aware, at least!)


And yes, that is a map of London, too.

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review 2018-02-26 01:43
Started in the middle of the series again
No Cats Allowed (Cat in the Stacks Mystery) - Miranda James

I have been wanting to read books by this author for a while. I found an audio version and paired it with the book. When I was driving, I would listen to the book and able to sit and read would read the book. 


Charlie Harris is a part-time librarian at Athena College Library and in charge of the old texts. He has a large Maine Coon cat that goes to the office with him, called Diesel. The old supervisor, Peter, left without warning from his job and the replacement is a hateful man named Oscar Reilly. Oscar is so hated by the staff that people start playing jokes on him (writing Oscar the Grouch on his windshield with pink lipstick and then covering with vaseline) and doing things to make him even angrier. Finally, one night he is murdered in the library and everyone is trying to figure out who hated him the most. 


This is a series of stories, and again I started in the middle, but it seems to be a series that can be read out of order and the story was very interesting. You meet Charlie's son and daughter and their spouses, his housekeeper and her daughter, a deputy, and many others. 


I did enjoy this story and am looking forward to reading the rest of the series. 

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