Friday, April 23, 2010
May #readpawty is 7 pm EDT May 4. I will have an agenda posted by then! Happy reading!!!!
Since we have such a long list of books, I am going to choose 6 books. We get 3 votes to choose the ones you would like the most. We will total the votes, and the top 2 vote getters will be our May choices. You can vote in the comments or by email or by DM. My email address is finally link in the profile section!
I will choose the books, find a synopsis, and post them later. Happy reading!
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
The Master and Margarita
Under the paw
Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World
On Basilsik Station
The list is in pages, and they are found as links/tabs above the Kruse Kats header.
I have the list in excel and pdf formats. let me know if you want those, and I will email them to you.
Any additions, please email me. If you put them on Twitter, I will accidently forget them.
More details on the next #readpawty later this week.
Thursday, April 15, 2010
Parker is a Maine Coon from one of the most established breeders in the US, http://calitan.net/. many thanks to Beth and Lynne! He is named after Charlie "Yardbird" Parker, a famous alto saxophonist in the BeBop era, and the S stands for sax.
These pictures are when he was 3.5 weeks old. Isn't he adorable? The gorgeous torbie beside him is his sister, and she is spoken for.
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Here is what we decided to do:
1. Initially choose 3 books from submitted lists.
2. Each anipal picks one of the 3 books to read.
3. Reconvene in a couple weeks to see progress.
4. Schedule monthly meeting every 1st Tuesday.
5. email me with list of book suggestions
What actually happened:
We chose 4 books since we were unsure of availability of 2 of the books.
Here they are:
The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov. Available from Amazon from $14 on up. May be available from library or interlibrary loan.
Under the Paw: Confessions of a Cat Man By Tom Cox. 9 used copies available on Amazon ranging from $3.24 - $39.55. I couldn’t find it in my local library
Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World by Vicki Myron. Hardback only. Lots of used books on Amazon.
On Basilisk Station (Honor Harrington #1) ...David Weber
Readily available. Also as free ebook: http://www.baen.com/library/dweber.htm
Monday, April 5, 2010
The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov. One of the main characters is a cat who is part of the entourage of a "magician" who wreaks havoc in Moscow. The novel was banned for 40 years in the Soviet Union because it was an allegorical critique of the direction government and society were taking.
Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson
Band of Brothers by Stephen Ambrose
The Brentford Triangle by Robert Rankin
Salem's Lot by Stephen King
This Is Uncool; the 500 Greatest Singles Since Punk and Disco by Gary Mulholland
Animal Planet Cats ISBN 0-7938-3771-5
Caring for Your Aging Cat ISBN 1-4027-2613-9
Godel, Escher, Bach ISBN 0-465-02656-7
The Way of Zen ISBN 0-375-70510-4
The Transmitter to God ISBN 0970073313
The Cat, The Quilt and the Corpse by Leann Sweeney
The Sugar Queen by Sarah Addison Allen
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
Tallgrass by Sandra Dallas
The Tenth Gift by Jane Johnson
Dewey, by Vicki Myron - about Dewey The Library Cat - Real Story
The Art of Racing In The Rain, by Garth Stein (written through the eyes of his dog)
Golden Buddha, by Clive Cussler - underwater sea mysteries
Memorial Day, by Vince Flynn - CIA type of adventures
Isle of Palms, by Dorothea Benton Frank - Light romance set in the islands of So. Carolina - Charleston area.
Exact Revenge, by Tim Greene - mystery
Hidden Prey, by John Sanford - mystery
Author Elaine Viets - current mysteries series are Dead End Job and Mystery Shopper. Elaine was a columnist for the St. Louis Post Dispatch, and is very witty. Not the best literature, but Mom has a soft spot.
The Long Goodbye, Raymond Chandler
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, Robert Pirsig
So puleeze all anipals who loe to read and would like to share with the rest of us, please send your list to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday, April 4, 2010
We thought that anyone who wants to participate give a list of 5 books, and at least one of those has to have cats in the book. Please email your list to me.
We can meet like the 4th Monday of every month at 7 pm ET. The date can change to accommodate most of us. I just wanted to get something written to get us started. THIS IS NOT A DATE IN STONE. WE CAN CHANGE IT!
Comments and suggestions on how to make this work are welcomed!
Now, I have to work on my list!