Thursday, February 13, 2020

#CatThursday - #Authors and #Cats (91) Paul Gilroy


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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.

In honor of Black History Month...


Paul Gilroy FBA (b. February 16, 1956) is a British historian, writer and academic, who is the founding Director of the Centre for the Study of Race and Racism at University College London. (Google)

He has written many books, including The Black Atlantic: Modernity and Double-Consciousness, 'There Ain't no Black in the Union Jack': The Cultural Politics of Race and Nation, and Postcolonial Melancholia. Read more about these books and his others on Goodreads.





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Thursday, February 6, 2020

#CatThursday - #Cats failing at New Year's resolutions


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Failed resolution #1 - Work out more


Failed resolution #2 - Stop lying


Failed resolution #3 - Kick the habit


Failed resolution #4 - Be nicer


Failed resolution #5 - Didn't make any




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Thursday, January 30, 2020

#CatThursday - #Cats in #Art (42) Pieter Boel


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17th century art featuring cats by Pieter Boel (1626–1674), a Flemish painter who specialized in lavish still life and animal paintings.

Pieter Boel Moved To Paris In Order To Paint 
The Animals In The Newly Established Zoo Of Louis Xiv

Spring cattle with a cat and a rabbit

Erlegte Singvögel mit Katze




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Thursday, January 23, 2020

#CatThursday - Star Wars and portals #cats


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I can't believe I forgot to post today! Well, it's still today, so here you go. Also, it dawned on me I haven't posted a Cats in Art post since August! I will plan on that next week. Stay tuned.






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Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Yearly Remembrance - Heath Ledger #gonetoosoon



April 4, 1979 - January 22, 2008

Another year has passed with you gone from this earth. It's evident I'm not the only one who misses you.

“I'm standing here on the shoulders of my favorite actor, Heath Ledger, so, thank you.”
Joaquin Phoenix, in his acceptance speech for Best Actor Screen Actor's Guild award for Joker.





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Thursday, January 16, 2020

#CatThursday - #Cat Sleeping Positions (2)


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Friday, January 10, 2020

Yearly Remembrance - David Bowie #Starman




David Bowie - 8 January 1947 – 10 January 2016

Gone, but never forgotten.

"The Man Who Sold The World"

We passed upon the stair,
We spoke of was and when
Although I wasn't there,
He said I was his friend

Which came as some surprise
I spoke into his eyes
I thought you died alone,
A long-long time ago

Oh, no, not me
I never lost control
You're face to face
With the man who sold the world

I laughed and shook his hand,
And made my way back home
I searched for form and land,
For years and years I roamed

I gazed a gazely stare
At all the millions here
We must have died alone,
A long-long time ago

Who knows? Not me
We never lost control
You're face to face
With the man who sold the world

Who knows? Not me
We never lost control
You're face to face
With the man who sold the world



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Thursday, January 9, 2020

#CatThursday - #Authors and #Cats (90) Germaine Greer


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Germaine Greer (b. January 29, 1939) is an Australian born writer, journalist and scholar of early modern English literature, widely regarded as one of the most significant feminist voices of the later 20th century.


Greer's ideas have created controversy ever since her ground-breaking The Female Eunuch became an international best-seller in 1970, turning her overnight into a household name and bringing her both adulation and criticism. She is also the author of Sex and Destiny: The Politics of Human Fertility (1984), The Change: Women, Ageing and the Menopause (1991), and most recently Shakespeare's Wife (2007). (Goodreads)


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Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Goodbye, 2019 (Favorite reads) Hello, 2020 (First Book of the Year, Reading Challenges)


Another year, and decade, in the books. I always look forward to a new year because it means new beginnings, and another chance to accomplish what we might not have in the past year. I'm trying to learn not to beat myself up when I don't reach a goal, and to try to remember that we are all works in progress.


I'm proud of myself with my reading last year, even if I once again did not meet my Goodreads reading challenge goal of 75 books. Take a look at the graphic though. I read 47. That's almost a book a week AND I read 16 more books than in 2018. If I can read 16 books more in 2020, that will put me even closer to my goal of 75. Who knows...I might even hit 75. Never say never.

Top 11 reads in 2020, in no particular order:

Joy in the Morning, Betty Smith
The Miniaturist, Jessie Burton
The Giver, Lois Lowry
Good Omens, Gaiman and Pratchett
Behind Closed Doors, B.A. Paris
The Dark Game, Jonathan Janz
Parable of the Sower, Octavia E. Butler
Oryx and Crake, Margaret Atwood
The First Mistake, Sandie Jones
Floating Staircase, Ronald Malfi
Full Dark, No Stars, Stephen King

First Book of the Year 2020




Though I'm actually reading several for various read-alongs, book groups, Classics Club Spin, my official book of the year is Stephen King's The Outsider. I'm already almost halfway through (trying to finish before the series this Sunday on HBO) and it is VERY good. Probably one of King's best.

2020 Reading Challenges

Here's a quick rundown of the reading challenges I'm participating in this year (four of them are hosted by me at Gather Together and Read). You can see the full details of all challenges, and what I'm reading for them on my 2020 Reading Challenges page (tab in the menu).







I really did not make any real resolutions this year. What I did was make a promise to myself to work on my novel, and get it written, in 2020. I'll probably post updates from time to time on my writing blog. Go here if you would like to subscribe and receive my updates. 

Happy New Year!



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Wednesday, January 1, 2020

#CatThursday - Happy New Year! #cats


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