Why My Cats Give Thanks to the Book Industry

Posted on September 4, 2016 «
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September is Be Kind to Writers and Editors month! My heartfelt gratitude goes out to all those writers who have blessed my life with friendship. (You know who you are.)

Thank you to all the publishers who willingly give out free books to bookworms like myself. You are responsible for feeding my love of books. It is quite possible that it will also be the death of me as my to-be-read pile is in a shelf near my bed and I do have fears now of it toppling over and smothering me. (Thanks so much, Cait at PaperFury.com, for that fear.)

MidAmeriCon II made me so appreciative of the editors, publishers and authors who went out of their way to sell books, give away books and sign books at that event. Thousands of people attended, and I know from experience as an admissions counselor and working at The Disney Store that smiling for hours on end to draw people in is not fun after awhile no matter how much you love what you are selling.

And I’m still certain that I sound like a blathering idiot when I approach a table to buy a book, get a book signed or talk about Second Run Reviews, I thank you for not laughing in my face as I rave about books.

And thank you for making sure the #ShelfLove Challenge thrives for another year. I came home from MidAmeriCon 2 with TWENTY books. And so my fear of being smothered by my TBR piles grows.

Oh, and my cats thank everyone in the book industry, too. Without books Asche wouldn’t have a place to scratch his chin. And Coal is almost certain there would be a shortage of reusable bags to explore (plastic bags are scary).

Coal in a grocery bag


So how are you celebrating Be Kind to Writers and Editors month? Will you be trying to get all those ARCs read and reviews posted? Will you sending out tweets or bookstagram pictures showing your love and devotion?

If you are participating the the #ShelfLove Challenge, how is your progress coming along? I abandoned 2 books and finished another. So things are coming along…slowly, but progress is being made. I’m fairly certain the goal I set in June will be completed by year’s end.

My MidAmeriCon II Spoils

  1. My Life as a White Trash Zombie
    by Diana Rowland (read)
  2. The Kraken Sea
    by E. Catherine Tobler (ARC, read)
  3. Breathe by Douglas A. Van Belle
  4. Red Rising by Pierce Brown
  5. The Ark by Patrick S. Tomlinson
  6. Updraft by Fran Wilde
  7. Steal the Sky by Megan E. O’Keefe
  8. The Symbolism & Sources of Outlander
    by Valerie Estelle Frankel
  9. Adoring Outlander
    edited by Valerie Estelle Frankel
  10. Gilded Cage by Vic James
  11. New Charity Blues by Camille Griep
  12. Stay Crazy by Erica L. Satifka (ARC)
  13. The ‘Geisters by David Nickle
  14. Goldenland Past Dark
    by Chandler Klang Smith
  15. The Book of David by Robert Boyczuk
  16. The Lost Tribes by C. Taylor Butler (ARC)
  17. The Lost Tribes: Safe Harbor
    by C. Taylor Butler (ARC)
  18. Silence by Michelle Sagara
  19. Uprooted by Naomi Novik
  20. The Buried Life by Carrie Patel

Links go to GoodReads


2016 #ShelfLove Challenge Books Read

The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb
Seabiscuit: An American Legend
Out of Time
Screwing Up Time
Beautiful Creatures
The Chronic Argonauts
Agatha H. and the Airship City
The Book Thief

Terri M.’s favorite books »

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7 responses to “Why My Cats Give Thanks to the Book Industry

  1. Lol your cats are too cute! I worry about my books toppling over too – though thankfully if that happens I’ll just have a big mess – they’re not stored anywhere they could hurt me when/if that happens 🙂

  2. Ha! I had to come check out why your cats love the book industry – so very cute! I haven’t been doing as well with the Shelf Love Challenge as I would have liked, but I haven’t given up hope. There’s still time to catch up!!