Ok, here I go. First crack at this blogging thing in a while. I haven't blogged in ages, mostly because it turns out I'm a rather boring person when I try to talk about myself. And people can only read so much about my cat before they get a bit bored. But books - I could talk about books all day and people usually appreciate my recommendations. So here it is world. My first book recommendation.
First some background. I am an avid reader, which is probably obvious. I'll read almost anything. I moved to Lexington a few short months ago and the only people I've really gotten to know are the librarians at my local library - which is fine by me, in case anyone was wondering. Like I said, I'll read almost anything. Mysteries, romance, sci-fi or fantasy, non-fiction (I have this weird love for biographies about relatively obscure people), popular fiction, chick-lit, books with good cover art, books with attractive authors, books translated from other languages, those written 100 years ago, those published last week, academic fiction... Just about anything. I'll give most authors at least one chance, and usually 4 or 5 chances if I can't make up my mind the first time around.
Last week, a book jumped off the shelf at me while I was browsing the library* about a small-town library cat that I vaguely remember hearing about on the news or something some time back. Knowing that I was probably going to go home that evening, make dinner, and lay on the couch reading a book with my kitty curled up next to me, I figured bringing home a story about a cat wasn't the end of the world. I live alone. No one would have to know - unless of course I decide to start a blog to tell the world about the books, but that's another story.
Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World