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Fat Cat Books

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I recently discovered a little bookstore by the name of Fat Cat Books. I’ve spoken to the owner due to something related to my work and when she visited my office, she left her card behind due to my amusement and delight at the name of her store.

While I haven’t visited the physical bookstore — the few times the store is open clashes with my work hours — but the website looks promising. Nice and clean, easy to navigate, and an adorable fat cat sitting right on the homepage. The company boasts rare, vintage, and out-of-print books for sale and the prices don’t seem to be too bad either. Most seem to sit around the ten dollar mark and, while there aren’t any images of the book covers, each blurb has a little description of what the book looks like in its current condition along with the print edition it’s in.

It’s a fun site to browse around and their email always seems to be open for inquiries about books. Perhaps if you’re looking for a vintage title, or just want to support a small, indie bookstore, it wouldn’t hurt to look around Fat Cat Books.

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Posted by on August 14, 2018 in Home

 

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Our Human’s Manuscript

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Posted by on September 20, 2017 in Home

 

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Vacation Books

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I think I’ve narrowed down what books I’m bringing with me on vacation. There’s Chase helping me (when he wasn’t playing with my hair) make the final decision.

  • Pantomime by Laura Lam – a young adult fantasy novel centering around an intersex protagonist. With magic! And the circus!
  • The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner – centered around a thief that boasts he can steal anything, he’s put to the test to steal something straight out of a legend. There’s a map and a cast of characters at the back of the book too, so you know it’s serious fantasy!
  • Skyborn by David Dalglish – I’ve mentioned David Dalglish before on this blog because I loved his Shadowdance series. Skyborn is the first of a new series from him and I’m excited to read it!
  • The Book Jumper by Mechthild Glaser – This book stars characters that can do what the title suggests: jump into books and interact with the stories therein. What reader hasn’t wished for that ability?
  • Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo – I gushed about Six of Crows, the first book of this duology, and I’m so looking forward to dedicating the time to read this sequel!

Have you read any of these books? Do you have a favorite story that you bring with you on vacations?

 
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Posted by on July 21, 2017 in Home

 

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Snoozing

It’s a gray-sky kind of day, a day full of mist and rain. It’d be the perfect day to curl up on the couch with a cup of tea and a large book, and I’m so disappointed that I have to go to work.

The animals are too, actually. At the moment, the turtle is throwing a tantrum in her tank next to me because I’m not letting her out. I’d let her roam about the upstairs if I was going to be home all day. The pup is curled up in her bed by the heater and the cat is in his hammock by the slider door, all snoozing on this sleepy day.

I wonder what it’s like in their minds…

 
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Posted by on March 8, 2017 in Home

 

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“Have a Prompt!” Saturday #78

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Posted by on January 14, 2017 in Prompts

 

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Writer’s Limbo

What are you working on right now?

I’m kind of just floating in Writer’s Limbo at the moment. There are definitely a few stories in my head (and hard drive) that deserve some attention, but this month has been a bit all over the place. Besides my day job, I’ve been quite busy on my weekends this month.

The first weekend was the bachelorette party for my best friend, who’s wedding is tomorrow. Last weekend we went and got ourselves a kitty. Next weekend is a mini trip with some family, which I’m probably going to be very sleepy on.

It’s all a grand old time, but it doesn’t allow one much time for working out writing schedules. I’ll figure something out for next month, perhaps after Rachel’s birthday, that will definitely include some hardcore writing sessions, editing, and gym trips (seriously, this desk job warrants the need to move more).

So, out of curiosity and to get my rear in gear, what are you all working on? Edits? Finishing up a first draft? Just chilling during the last few weeks of summer (for those of you who share the same seasons as me)?

 
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Posted by on August 19, 2016 in Home

 

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Chip, Chase, and Characters

Did Rachel and I tell you guys that we got a cat?

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His name is Chase. His name should be Spidercat. He’s both very curious and very nervous, not to mention bonkers, but I suppose that’s on par for only being 10 months. One of his favorite activities is running back and forth between the upstairs bedroom and den as if someone is chasing him (and, no, we named him before he started doing this). Considering that Chip sometimes likes to chase him, his imagination may not be that far off.

He’s not a bad kitty at all, and he’s still getting used to all of us. Our late cat, Hunter, had adopted us when he was an adult, knew what he was doing, and just wanted some humans to love and be loved in return (not to mention food). Chase is starting to warm up to us, especially Rachel, whom he’s spent the most time with, but he’s not much of a cuddle-bug yet. He likes to hide in the room we’re in and, if we leave, meow pitifully until we come back or start talking to him.

He doesn’t want to be alone, but he doesn’t want to be around people. Much like Rachel and me sometimes, haha!

If he were a book character, I wonder who he’d be like… He kind of reminds me of Neville Longbottom (started off timid but getting braver) from Harry Potter or maybe Bilbo from the Hobbit (wants to see what’s out there but enjoys the comfort of familiarity). Chip would be Ginny Weasley (doesn’t back down from a fight and doesn’t mind protecting what’s hers) or Galadriel (a queen in her own right).

Anyone else out there have pets that remind them of some of their favorite book characters?

 
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Posted by on August 17, 2016 in Home

 

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