Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Solstad, Lexidh "Catpasity"


Solstad, Lexidh "Catpasity" - 2015

This book was written by an online friend of mine, otherwise I might not have discovered it. What a pity that would have been. I'm not a big animal lover, I love looking at cute cat pictures and/or videos like the next person and if I absolutely had to have a pet, it would have to be a cat. This book certainly hasn't encouraged me to get one, I know with my back and my migraines, I just couldn't do the work.

However,, I loved the book, it was so nice to read, almost like having cats of your own. I had to chuckle quite a few times and recommend the novel heartily to everyone who wants a nice read, whether they own cats or not.

A very entertaining book, a feel good book without the feeling this is just all too easy. The author speaks from the heart and we can laugh with her and be sad with her.

I'm sure you find it even more entertaining if you are the "crazy cat lady" in your neighbourhood.

Loved it.

From the back cover:
"Cat experts write books about cats: how cats behave, why cats behave like they do; perhaps, also, what you can do to make your cats behave differently. This is not that kind of book.

This book is a story about how it really is to live with cats - when you let them be themselves. It explores how they have chosen to behave in all kinds of situations, over a period of 15 years. It is a true story about a woman and the cats that have driven her bonkers enough to write a book about them.

I am a survivor of a life with cats. This is our story."

The author also has a blog where you can find pictures of her cats.

9 comments:

  1. We've always had cats so this sounds like one I'd enjoy.

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    1. I'm sure you'd recognize a lot of stories. LOL

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  2. I am a bit afraid of Cats. But I like dogs... :)

    Regards
    Shalet

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    1. I totally undrestand. I usedd to be afraid of dogs, probably depends how we grow up and what experiences you made.

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  3. This would be a book for cat lovers but it sounds like it was entertaining even if you weren't one.

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    1. I'm sure it would be entertaining for anybody. I do like cats but never owned one. Still don't think I ever would want to. ;)

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  4. I sure would like to know why cats behave as they do. Seems like a handy book indeed. Greetings!

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    1. I totally agree. Even though the author assures she is no expert, I think having had as many cats as she does makes her one.

      Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  5. I'm glad so many of you are interested in this book. I will let the author know. I'm sure she'll like it.

    As I said, I don't think I would ever want a pet but if I absolutely needed one, it would be a cat.

    Let me know if you read this. I'd like to hear what you say.

    Happy Reading,
    Marianne

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