Tag Tuesday: Cats and Books Tag

When I found this tag I felt it was appropriate since my cat is one of the most important beings in my life. She’s my little emotional support floof, and just as anxious as I am. This tag was originally created by Spinster’s Library over on Youtube, so let’s get into it!

Calypso

1. Tell us about your cat(s)! Name, age, hobbies?
Her name is Calypso and she is six years old. She loves watching TV (looking through the window or sliding glass doors), catnip and holding down her humans so they don’t leave her. She is a bit crazy and has major separation anxiety, but when she’s in the mood for cuddles she’s the sweetest thing in the world.

2. Recommend a book that features, includes or mentions a cat?
Tailchaser’s Song by Tad Williams. I probably read this book way too young but it features a cat named Tailchaser as he goes on an epic quest to find his friend who has disappeared. Pretty much all the characters are cats and it includes an intricately woven world and society.

3. What’s your favorite fictional cat? This can be from literature, tv, movies, games etc
Grim from City of Ghosts and Tunnel of Bones by Victoria Schwab. While Grim isn’t a huge character, the way his mannerisms are described are perfect and he gets even more page time in Tunnel of Bones that provide some of the best moments of the book. Even without actual communication, he has a great personality.

4. If your cat was the main character in a book, what sort of book would it be?
Oh man, probably something with a mystery in it. Calypso is a VERY curious cat which often gets her in trouble. She’s often scared a few years off my life because she wanted to investigate something and then lost her footing or misjudged her jump.

5. Recommend a book that your cat would enjoy if they could read.
She’d love something with a serial killer or murderer. She definitely has limits and will let you know if you’ve reached them. It ties into her anxiety, but when she doesn’t want to be touched the claws can come out, she’d probably like The Last Time I Lied by Riley Sager since it includes murder, mystery and a game.

6. Which book or story would benefit from the inclusion of one or more cats?
Illuminae, just because I think Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman would make it even more epic if there were random cat sightings.

So that’s it! Feel free to do this tag yourself or check out other versions of it. Happy reading!

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