Why is it that cats like to lie down on books? Do they love the smell? Do they sense the specialness of reading? Are they prepping the pages with feline warmth for their humans to enjoy?
I will often wait until Bandit has adjusted his position before picking up the book he has chosen for his napping station. Such is the life of a cat servant.
Here are my current reads — the books upon which Bandit rests:
- Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (2013) – With this novel, I’m trying out a recommended author. It’s frustrating to me that most contemporary fiction I read includes foul language and foul action that seems so unnecessary.
- Miracles by C.S. Lewis (1947) – I can’t get enough of his thought-provoking work.
- Kept For the Master’s Use by Frances Ridley Havergal (1879) – Havergal used Take My Life And Let It Be, her famous hymn, to form this devotional. I found this first edition in my church library. There is handwriting on the front page: “With pleasant memories of Bible School, Summer of 1945. G. S. Montgomery.”
- The Book Whisperer by Donalyn Miller (2009) – A middle school teacher describes how she inspires and motivates her students to read 40 or more books a year. One of my teacher friends recommended this book to me. After she read it, she responded to a Craigslist ad, drove to a town two hours away, and bought a set of 100 children’s books for her Fourth Grade classroom.
Remember my post on Kevin Costner’s new adventure book? I finished reading it, but I’m waiting until I have the promised photo to post along with the review. There just hasn’t been an opportune time to take the photo since I wrote the post. I’m hoping to get it soon, so stay tuned.
What book are you reading?