Thursday, December 13, 2018

#CatThursday - #Authors and #Cats (79) Preeti Shenoy


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.



Preeti Shenoy (born December 21, 1971), among the top five highest selling authors in India, is also on the Forbes longlist of the most influential celebrities in India. She is the highest selling woman writer in India. Her work has been translated to many languages.

India Today has named her as being unique for being the only woman in the best-selling league. She has been awarded the ‘Indian of the Year’ award for 2017 by Brands Academy for her contribution to Literature. She has also received the Academia award for Business Excellence by the New Delhi Institute of Management. She is the recipient of the ‘100 Young Indian women Achievers award’ in the Powerful leader category. She has given talks in many premier educational institutions such as IITs and IIMs and corporate organisations like KPMG, Infosys and Accenture. She is also an artist specialising in portraiture and illustrated journalling.

Her short stories and poetry have been published in various magazines such as Conde Nast and Verve. She has been featured on BBC World, Cosmopolitan,The Hindu, Verve, Times of India and many more.

She has a very popular blog and also writes a weekly column in The Financial Chronicle. She has a massive online following. Her other interests are travel, photography and yoga. Her books include A Hundred Little Flames, It’s All In The Planets, Why We Love The Way We Do, The Secret Wish List, The One You Cannot Have and many others. (Goodreads)

The cats in these images are not cats owned by Shenoy, although she has said that cats are drawn to her...“Cats always come to me and are friendly with me. My earliest childhood memory was with a black cat that we used to own,” she told me. “When I travelled to Orissa [now Odisha], India, I came across an interesting custom in a temple, where cats are worshipped." These images, or at least two of them, were taken at the temple she mentioned, Kedar-Gouri Temple.


To tide you over until next week...





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Thursday, December 6, 2018

#CatThursday - #Cats in #Art (34) Vintage #Christmas cats


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I just love vintage cat images. As you can see, these were mostly Christmas cards. I think they are wonderful. To me, they are a lost art. 









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Thursday, November 29, 2018

#CatThursday - Unhelpful #Cats


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Monday, November 26, 2018

Classics Club Spin 19 #ccspin

The 19th Classics Club Spin! I'm generally a failure at these, but my motto is...Never Give Up, Never Surrender!

Here's what you do...list 20 books from your Classics Club list before Tuesday, November 27. There's a twist this time. The Club is giving us extra time with the stipulation that we compile our list with Chunksters. They will choose a number randomly from 1 - 20 and that number is the one you will read from your list. Fun! The challenge is to read that book by January 31, 2019.

I'm not sure how many chunksters I have on my list, but I will do my best! Here's mine:
  1. Little Women, Louisa May Alcott
  2. Emma, Jane Austen
  3. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, Anne Bronte
  4. The Woman in White, Wilkie Collins
  5. Roxana, Daniel Defoe
  6. Queen Margot, Alexandre Dumas
  7. Villette, Charlotte Bronte
  8. North and South, Elizabeth Gaskell
  9. The Marble Faun, Nathaniel Hawthorne
  10. The Portrait of a Lady, Henry James
  11. Buddenbrooks, Thomas Mann
  12. The Mysteries of Udolpho, Ann Radcliffe
  13. Rob Roy, Sir Walter Scott
  14. The Grapes of Wrath, John Steinbeck
  15. The Master of Hestviken, Sigrid Undset
  16. Ben-Hur, Lew Wallace
  17. The Age of Innocence, Edith Wharton
  18. The Golden Bowl, Henry James
  19. The French Lieutenant's Woman, John Fowles
  20. Mansfield Park, Jane Austen




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Thursday, November 22, 2018

#CatThursday - Happy #Thanksgiving #cats


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Wishing you and yours a safe and happy Thanksgiving!









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Thursday, November 15, 2018

#CatThursday - Plotting #cats


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Remember...they're always plotting! 








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Thursday, November 8, 2018

#CatThursday - #Authors and #Cats (78) Nadine Gordimer


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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.




Nadine Gordimer (November 20, 1923 - July 13, 2014) was a South African writer, political activist and recipient of the 1991 Nobel Prize in Literature. She was recognized as a woman "who through her magnificent epic writing has – in the words of Alfred Nobel – been of very great benefit to humanity".


Gordimer's writing dealt with moral and racial issues, particularly apartheid in South Africa. Under that regime, works such as Burger's Daughter and July's People were banned. She was active in the anti-apartheid movement, joining the African National Congress during the days when the organization was banned. She was also active in HIV/AIDS causes.

On her 92nd birthday in 2015, there was even a Google Doodle in her honor featuring the author with her beloved cat. She was a known cat lover.




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Thursday, November 1, 2018

#CatThursday - The girls on National Cat Day #cats


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Alice is not a fan of the flash. I can rarely get shots with her eyes open. She's still cute though. 



Arya doesn't seem to have a problem with it. 


Here's a little extra funny for you. 





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Monday, October 29, 2018

Cover Reveal: Genevieve Graham’s At The Mountain’s Edge


SYNOPSIS for “At the Mountain’s Edge”:

From bestselling author Genevieve Graham comes a sweeping new historical novel of love, tragedy, and redemption set during the height of the Klondike Gold Rush.

In 1897, the discovery of gold in the desolate reaches of the Yukon has the world abuzz with excitement, and thousands of prospectors swarm to the north seeking riches the likes of which have never been seen before.

For Liza Peterson and her family, the gold rush is a chance for them to make a fortune by moving their general store business from Vancouver to Dawson City, the only established town in the Yukon. For Constable Ben Turner, a recent recruit of the North-West Mounted Police, upholding the law in a place overrun with guns, liquor, prostitutes, and thieves is an opportunity to escape a dark past and become the man of integrity he has always wanted to be. But the long, difficult journey over icy mountain passes and whitewater rapids is much more treacherous than Liza or Ben imagined, and neither is completely prepared for the forbidding north.

As Liza’s family nears the mountain’s peak, a catastrophe strikes with fatal consequences, and not even the NWMP can help. Alone and desperate, Liza finally reaches Dawson City, only to find herself in a different kind of peril. Meanwhile, Ben, wracked with guilt over the accident on the trail, sees the chance to make things right. But just as love begins to grow, new dangers arise, threatening to separate the couple forever.

Inspired by history as rich as the Klondike’s gold, At the Mountain’s Edge is an epic tale of romance and adventure about two people who must let go of the past not only to be together, but also to survive.



Published by Simon and Schuster 

You can pre-order the books at the outlets listed below:

Amazon.com
Amazon.ca
Kindle
Chapters/Indigo
Kobo
Barnes & Noble
Nook

AUTHOR WEBSITE: www.GenevieveGraham.com




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Thursday, October 25, 2018

#CatThursday - Obligatory #Halloween #cat memes


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 was going to do more vintage images, but I thought Halloween memes would be a great way to close out this year's Halloween posts. Enjoy!







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