TAG: What Cats Do Books

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What Cats Do Book Tag

Many thanks to Joanne at YAGuitarist for tagging me in this very fun challenge. We recently started following one another but always find some fun conversations and great posts when I check out her site. So now you should go there, too.





PURR – As cats do this when they’re happy or relaxed, what is the book that makes you happiest or relaxed?


It’s generally a cozy mystery series. I’ve finished a few of them, but one I’m taking my time on is Joanne Fluke’s “Hannah Swensen” series. It’s very light and a bit on the border between mystery and romance (which I do not read), and Hannah’s inability to make a choice between Mike and Norman drives me nuts, but I always smile and feel at home when reading this series. And I’ve recently learned she has a third suitor and does get married a few books from now. Very exciting! And it was turned into a few TV movies with some semi-famous stars. Check it out.



SLEEP – What is a book that put you to sleep or was just boring?

I really struggled with Lisa See’s Peony in Love. It has so much ethereal language full of beautiful images and deep cultural history, but I nodded off a few times. Kate Morton writes similar books, but I absolutely love hers and have given them 5 of 5 stars. I should try another Lisa See novel, as a few people I respect have noted she has had some winners.



TWITCH WHILE DREAMING – Have you ever dreamed of a book you read?


No, I don’t think so. I tend not to dream all that much. I can’t remember the last time I did dream, nor what it was about. If I had to choose one, I’d say it would be something in the horror genre, as I love those, and occasionally they give me the creeps late at night.


SEEMS TO PLAY NICE…UNTIL THE CLAWS ARE OUT – Which book had the biggest plot twist?

Sally Hepworth’s The Mother’s Promise felt that way at two points in the book. I just didn’t expect what happened to happen. It was sneaky. Good writing.

mothers promise


CUDDLES – Which book character would you give a hug to?


Maya from Beartown. She’s innocent. She was hurt. And it felt like no one really cared about her enough to fix the problem.



CATNIP – What’s a book that made you have warm and fuzzy feels?

Amanda Prowse’s The Idea of You. Sometimes you don’t get what you ask for directly. And you learn to love it anyway.



CAT BREEDS – What are your favorite books?

You should check out my Favorites shelf on Goodreads. Includes the following books:

  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • Murder on the Orient Express
  • And Then There Were None
  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
  • Night Over Water
  • The Turn of the Screw
  • Flowers in the Attic
  • World Without End
  • Great Expectations
  • The Book Thief
  • The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
  • The Forgotten Garden
  • The Da Vinci Code
  • The Hunger Games
  • The Cat Who Could Read Backwards
  • The Philosopher’s Apprentice


THE VET’S OFFICE – Your least favorite book?


Barbara Gowdy’s The White Bone. Check out my review. You’ll know why… OMG!




BEING IN PLACES THEY SHOULDN’T – Least favorite cliche?


Dead people coming back from the dead. Overused plot device. Need to do something different.


THE GOOD OLD CARDBOARD BOX – Most Underrated book series?

Tough one…. Diane Mott Davidson’s “Goldy Bear Schultz Culinary” cozy mystery series has always been a good one to me.



This marks the end of ‘What Cats Do’ book tag. I will be tagging people to do this tag so feel free to ignore or not do this tag if you’ve already been tagged or simply doesn’t want to do it. But, who will be able to resist not doing such a cute tag? ❤



Tag you are it! Plus anyone that wants to participate should join in the fun.


About Me

I’m Jay and I live in NYC. By profession, I work in technology. By passion, I work in writing. Once you hit my site “ThisIsMyTruthNow” at https://thisismytruthnow.com, you can join the fun and see my blog and various site content. You’ll find book reviews, published and in-progress fiction, TV/Film reviews, favorite vacation spots and my own version of the “365 Daily Challenge.” Since March 13, 2017, I’ve posted a characteristic either I currently embody or one I’d like to embody in the future. 365 days of reflection to discover who I am and what I want out of life… see how you compare! Each month, I will post a summary of a trip I’ve taken somewhere in the world. I’ll cover the transportation, hotel, restaurants, activities, who, what, when, where and why… and let you decide for yourself if it’s a trip worth taking. Feel free to like, rate, comment or take the poll for each post. Tell me what you think.


39 thoughts on “TAG: What Cats Do Books

    Nel said:
    June 9, 2017 at 10:33 AM

    Does it make you want cats as a pet?? I have two of them just saying! 😛

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      June 9, 2017 at 10:33 AM

      Ha! I almost tagged you but I thought I tag you a bunch, don’t want to overwhelm. I used to have cats when I was younger… I like them.

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        Nel said:
        June 9, 2017 at 10:37 AM

        You could never overwhelm me with tags. I like them cause I use them on days when I don’t know what to talk about 🙂
        I used to hate them until I got my jerk then the game changed, lol

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        James J. Cudney IV responded:
        June 9, 2017 at 10:38 AM

        then you should do this one in honor of him

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        Nel said:
        June 9, 2017 at 10:40 AM

        Hahaha! yeah! He’ll probably be sitting on my lap when I write it too.

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    bmary8222 said:
    June 9, 2017 at 11:13 AM

    Great post. Thanks for posting it.

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    PoojaG said:
    June 9, 2017 at 11:15 AM

    Awesome post! Cats and books just go together!

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    shalini said:
    June 9, 2017 at 12:06 PM

    Great post but I have to confess havnt read any of the books mentioned

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    meltingpotsandothercalamities said:
    June 9, 2017 at 1:34 PM

    Thanks for doing my tag! I’m always happy to see it around. And I also love Harry Potter and The Book Thief.

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    mistysbookspace said:
    June 9, 2017 at 5:33 PM

    Thank you for the tag I will get to it as soon as I can!!

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    Joanne said:
    June 10, 2017 at 12:45 AM

    Great answers! I’ve been eyeing The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and The Book Thief for ages. Haven’t picked them up yet though. :/ I guess I should. After all, I’ve been hearing nothing but good things about them. 😀 I love The Hunger Games too. Both the novel and movies. It’s amazing how the movie adaptation is so similar to the book.

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      June 10, 2017 at 6:53 AM

      Definitely read those two books. Especially the book thief. Amazing story.

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        Joanne said:
        June 10, 2017 at 7:10 AM

        Okay! Another book added to my never ending TBR pile. But first, I need to get my hands on The Book Thief before I can start reading it. Thanks for the recommendations! 😀

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        James J. Cudney IV responded:
        June 10, 2017 at 7:27 AM

        I totally understand. That’s why I created the Book Bucket List. I had to have a top 12 for my TBR to guide me… so when it was time to buy a new book, or go to the library, I will choose at least 3 from there to search for, plus whatever else is on sale or looks good.

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        Joanne said:
        June 10, 2017 at 7:59 AM

        Oh, that is a very good idea! That way I wouldn’t just binge buy books but I actually get books that I want to read. 😀 Thanks!

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        James J. Cudney IV responded:
        June 10, 2017 at 8:00 AM

        No problem. I created one on my site with the list / rules / approach. check it out. or I can send you the link.

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        Joanne said:
        June 10, 2017 at 8:09 AM

        Yep, I was just checking it out on your site. 🙂 I will be creating one soon! 😀

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        James J. Cudney IV responded:
        June 10, 2017 at 8:13 AM


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    iamdes said:
    June 10, 2017 at 3:52 PM

    Thanks for the tag. Again. 😁 I promise I’ll get to it one of these days. Great post, btw. 🙂

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    yerbasicnerd said:
    June 22, 2017 at 3:40 AM


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    Rae Longest said:
    June 24, 2017 at 7:05 PM

    Looks like fun. I may jump in if I can find time. I’ll be sure to mention Kate@meltingpotsandothercalamities and your blog when I do.

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    Rae Longest said:
    June 25, 2017 at 1:57 PM

    Soooo much to do…sooo little time!

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    What Cats Do Book Tag – mistysbookspace said:
    August 9, 2017 at 5:01 PM

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