Weekly Update

In case you missed it, here are this week’s blog posts:

  • Review: How to Tell If Your Cat is Plotting to Kill You by Matthew Inman
  • Mini Review: Here by Richard McGuire
  • Top Ten Tuesday: Side characters that I loved as much as (or more than) the main characters
  • Review: The Music of What Happens by Bill Konigsburg
  • Theme Thursday: Virtual Reality
  • Review: Slam, The Next Jam by Pamela Ribon

I’ve been reading:

Recently acquired:

3 things this week:

  • So, first of all, Summerfest was amazing. I was in a crowd of 23,000 people singing along with Billie Eilish and then my boyfriend and I sprinted across the grounds to get to Bleachers as soon as we possibly could. I can’t even put into words how great of a musician and performer Jack Antonoff is. I could see him perform every night and never get sick of it.
  • Aside from that, I’m kind of still trying to get caught up on sleep and get back to my normal routine. I’ve hardly been reading at all, but hopefully things will get back to normal soon!
  • I’m slowly working my way through my backlog of tags. I have some from a couple months ago that I’m trying to get through first, but I plan to get through all of them by the end of the summer! I love doing tags, but time kind of got away from me.

Blog hopping:

  • Karlita shared pre-order incentives for books releasing from July through December!

Song of the week:

There was something very therapeutic about standing in a crowd and screaming “You know what? I HATE IT” at the top of my lungs last weekend. My love for Bleachers has increased about ten thousand times.


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Book Review: How to Tell If Your Cat is Plotting to Kill You by Matthew Inman

How to Tell If Your Cat is Plotting to Kill You by Matthew Inman
Rating: ★★★☆☆
Links: Amazon • TBD • Goodreads
Publication Date: July 15, 2012
Source: Borrowed

If your cat is kneading you, that’s not a sign of affection. Your cat is actually checking your internal organs for weakness. If your cat brings you a dead animal, this isn’t a gift. It’s a warning. How to Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting to Kill You is an offering of cat comics, facts, and instructional guides from the creative wonderland at TheOatmeal.com.

How to Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting to Kill You presents fan favorites, such as “Cat vs. Internet,” “How to Pet a Kitty,” and “The Bobcats,” plus 17 brand-new, never-before-seen cat jokes. A pullout poster is included at the back of the book. 

Earlier this year, I shared a review of Hyperbole and a Half, a graphic novel based on a blog I loved when I was younger. So when I found How to Tell If Your Cat is Plotting to Kill You in the graphic novel section at my library, I figured… why not? I loved The Oatmeal when I was in college, so I might as well see what this graphic novel was like.

And… it’s fine, I guess.

It’s cute.

Is it much more than cute? Not really.

A lot of the comics made me laugh out loud. Some made me cringe a little. Others (like the cats at work) started out cute but went on too long.

This is a quick and entertaining book that would probably make any cat owner smile, but I don’t know if I can really recommend buying it.

Have you read Technically, You Started It? Can you recommend any similar books?
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Weekly Update

In case you missed it, here are this week’s blog posts:

I’ve been reading:

Recently acquired:

1 thing this week:

  • I went to Coney Island and rode one of the oldest roller coasters that’s still running!

Song of the week:

It’s probably not any surprise that Taylor Swift’s new song is the song of the week…


How was your week? What’s the best thing you read or listened to? Anything interesting happening in your life? Let’s talk in the comments!

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