Thursday, September 19, 2019

#CatThursday - The #cat snark is real


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Thursday, September 12, 2019

#CatThursday - #Authors and #Cats (88) Josef Škvorecký


Welcome to the weekly meme that celebrates the wonders and sometime hilarity of cats! Join us by posting a favorite lolcat pic you may have come across, famous cat art or even share with us pics of your own beloved cat(s). It's all for the love of cats! Share the link to your post with your comment below.

The second Cat Thursday of each month is Authors and Cats Thursday. Each time I will feature an author with their cat(s), pictured with a cat(s), or guest posts by cat loving authors who also (sometimes) write about cats.



Josef Škvorecký, CM (born September 24, 1924 - died January 03, 2012) was a Czech writer and publisher who spent much of his life in Canada. Škvorecký was awarded the Neustadt International Prize for Literature in 1980. He and his wife were long-time supporters of Czech dissident writers before the fall of communism in that country. By turns humorous, wise, eloquent and humanistic, Škvorecký's fiction deals with several themes: the horrors of totalitarianism and repression, the expatriate experience, and the miracle of jazz. (from Goodreads)



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Thursday, September 5, 2019

#CatThursday - #Cats and Babies


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Sunday, September 1, 2019

Scary Fall Doings! #SomethingWickedFall #RIPXIV #FrightFall


It's that time of year again! I'm so ready for fall...the weather, the scary reading, Halloween! As usual, there are tons of fun events and challenges for those of us who love the scary, and I'm hosting two of them. 🎃

Readers Imbibing Peril XIV (RIP) is here! I look forward to this every year. It coincides well with my other scary events too.

Bonfires.

Gourds.

Sweaters and seasonal socks and candles.

Welcome to the FOURTEENTH year of Readers Imbibing Peril, or RIP, as it is affectionately called. For these many years, we here at RIP headquarters have embraced the spookiness of the seasons’ change.

The purpose of the R.I.P. Challenge is to enjoy books that could be classified as:

Mystery.
Suspense.
Thriller.
Dark Fantasy.
Gothic.
Horror.
Supernatural.

The emphasis is never on the word challenge, instead it is about coming together as a community and embracing the autumnal mood, whether the weather is cooperative where you live or not.

The goals are simple.

1. Have fun reading.

2. Share that fun with others.


I'm doing...

Peril the First:

Read four books, any length, that you feel fit (our very broad definitions) of R.I.P. literature.
This is my for sure list of books. I'm sure there will be more.

Doctor Sleep, Stephen King
The Vampire Armand, Anne Rice
The Fall, Bethany Griffin
The Siren and the Specter, Jonathan Janz

Peril of the Short Story:

I'll be reading Poe, of course. Also, short stories by Algernon Blackwood, Nathaniel Hawthorne, M.R. James, Ralph Adams Cram, Ronald Malfi...and maybe more.

Peril on the Screen:

I'm a horror movie lover ALL the time so it's not like this will be any different, but of course, kicking things off with IT next week. We're also going to have some movie watch-alongs during Something Wicked Fall (see below). Probably The Shining to go along with our Doctor Sleep read-along, and possibly Midsommar (a rewatch for me...I absolutely loved it). 

and possibly even...

Peril of the Review:
Submit a short review of any book you read and you may see it here on the blog! 

I'm not terribly great at posting reviews of late, but I will try. 


Something Wicked Fall is an event I created last year at Castle Macabre (my horror blog)...an all encompassing event featuring a read-along, horror movie watch-alongs, Gothic and horror reads, and the penultimate FrightFall Readathon in October.

Get all the details at Castle Macabre here. I hope you will join us!


FrightFall Readathon runs all of October. Sign ups coming very soon at Seasons of Reading. Stay tuned!



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Thursday, August 29, 2019

#CatThursday - Napping Champions #cats


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Thursday, August 22, 2019

#CatThursday - #Cats in #Art (41) Jean-Jacques Bachelier


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Jean-Jacques Bachelier (1724–1806) was a French painter and director of the porcelain factory at Sèvres.

Admitted to the Académie Royale de Peinture et de Sculpture in 1752, he founded an art school using his own means in Paris in 1765 for the artisans in the historic collège d'Autun (rue de l'école de médecine), which survived until the 19th century. (read more on Wikipedia)

An Angora Cat

Cat near a niche and a Chinese bowl

Mousetrap with Cat and Kittens in Basket

Still life with rabbit, cat and fruits




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Thursday, August 15, 2019

#CatThursday - #Cats are sick of our shit


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Thursday, August 8, 2019

#CatThursday - #Authors and #Cats (87) Isabel Allende


Welcome to the weekly meme that celebrates the wonders and sometime hilarity of cats! Join us by posting a favorite lolcat pic you may have come across, famous cat art or even share with us pics of your own beloved cat(s). It's all for the love of cats! Share the link to your post with your comment below.

The second Cat Thursday of each month is Authors and Cats Thursday. Each time I will feature an author with their cat(s), pictured with a cat(s), or guest posts by cat loving authors who also (sometimes) write about cats.




Isabel Allende Llona (born August 2, 1942) is a Chilean-American novelist. Allende, who writes in the "magic realism" tradition, is considered one of the first successful women novelists in Latin America. She has written novels based in part on her own experiences, often focusing on the experiences of women, weaving myth and realism together. She has lectured and done extensive book tours and has taught literature at several US colleges. She currently resides in California with her husband. Allende adopted U.S. citizenship in 2003.




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Thursday, August 1, 2019

#CatThursday - Technical Difficulties #cats


Welcome to the weekly meme that celebrates the wonders and sometime hilarity of cats! Join us by posting a favorite lolcat pic you may have come across, famous cat art or even share with us pics of your own beloved cat(s). It's all for the love of cats! Share the link to your post with your comment below.

I'm late with this week's post because I was having internet problems for the second time this week. I had a spotty connection at best (and only in certain parts of the house) on Monday and Tuesday. Had to have someone come out and everything. Ugh. For some reason, tonight it went out for a bit again. I'm so fed up. Anyway, trying to make light of the situation, I decided to embrace it with cat memes. lol









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Thursday, July 25, 2019

#CatThursday - #Cats trash talking dogs


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It's time to share more cats and their 'supposed' animosity toward dogs. It hasn't been my personal experience, although they do tend to act superior to dogs.








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