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My mother has the cutest cats, four in all. This sweet creature is Cloud, I think, in both photos, although one picture might be of Cotton, his brother. It's hard to tell because the cats look a lot alike, especially when they are sitting like this, sleeping peacefully. I know that this cat, although adorable, has little to do with books and reading (I could have placed some books in the photos--this is a book blog, after all--but didn't). Still, for some reason we book bloggers seem to have an affinity for cats, and cannot resist putting their pictures in our blogs occasionally. Why? Maybe because cats are so impossibly cute. So beautiful. So seemingly wise and introspective. The sight of a sleeping cat entices me to curl up with a book nearby. Books and cats just seem to belong together. Avis from she reads and reads has included her own cat, Cairo, in some of her Really Random Tuesday posts, and I've seen many a cat on Yvonne's blog, Socrates' Book Review Blog. In fact, Socrates is a cat! Additionally, Mel's blog, The Reading Life, features a photo of his blog editors, Charles and Yoda, who happen to be fantastic felines. How would you describe the connection between books, blogs, and cats?
***************Can it really be the twentieth edition of this meme? It feels like I just started Really Random Tuesday, a meme of my own creation. I don't post this meme every Tuesday (in keeping with the random nature of the meme), but I post it fairly often. Special thanks to all of you who have done this meme. I truly appreciate your efforts, and hope you've enjoyed doing it. For another Really Random Tuesday post, please visit Kim's blog, Page After Page.
Really Random Tuesday is a way to post odds and ends--announcements, musings, quotes, photos--any blogging and book-related things you can think of. If you're inspired by this idea, feel free to copy the button and use it on your own blog. Leave a link in the comments if you’re participating and I'll add it to this post.
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