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A Reading Vocation

"I Must Read, Read, and Read. It is my Vocation." - Thomas Merton

This is where I chronicle my reading life.  I also blog about writing at Lacey's Late-night Editing.


Book 22/100: A Castle Full of Cats by Ruth Sanderson

A Castle Full of Cats - Ruth Sanderson

When I was a kid, my mom bought us lots of fairy tales illustrated by [author:Ruth Sanderson|68042], so when I saw that her new book was full of cats ... well, how could I refuse?

This book, about a queen whose cats are taking over the castle, is delightful on every page -- and even more so if you read it with someone else who can point out what various cats are doing along with you. The book is also somewhat subversive, as it turns the "crazy cat lady" stereotype totally on its head. In this book, the cat lady is not an eccentric lone woman, but a beautiful and wealthy queen. She is married to a man who loves her but has some impatience with the cats, but they find a way to make their living arrangement work for everyone in the end. A wonderful book celebrating eccentricity, love, and, of course, cats!