THE CAT’S MEOW

I hope you enjoy reading as much as my cat, Diablo, and I do!

No doubt, you (like our 3 dogs) disbelieve that Diablo is a reading cat. But, please, trust me, Diablo is indeed a cat who can read, at least English words.

When Diablo, who reads over my shoulder, truly likes a book, he gives it 5 really loud meows when I close the last page.  If he hates it, he doesn’t bother to meow, instead leaping off the top of my easy chair, sometimes almost knocking over my reading lamp.  Of course, if I hate the book and I never finish.  And Diablo won’t meow, either.

By the way, Diablo doesn’t read over my shoulder if I’m reading in bed.

Naturally, sometimes his meows are barely audible and sometimes it is very difficult to ascertain the number of actual meows.

Here are some of the books Diablo and I have been reading. I’ve faithfully reported his ratings, but if I have doubts as to the numbers of meows, I’ve given both numbers.  I must confess that I agree (usually) with his ratings, that is, his meows.  So, take these recommendations from Diablo, the reading cat.

“Innocent” by Scott Tur0w—5 Meows

“Fall of Giants”  and also “World Without End”by Ken Follett—5 Meows on each

“The Night Circus” by Erin Morgenstern—3 or 4 Meows

“The Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins—3 Meows

“The Confession” by John Grisham—-5 Meows

“The Leopard” and also “The Snowman by Jo Nesbo—–4 or 5 Meows on each

“The Help” by Kathryn Stocket—–5 Meows

“The Marriage Plot” by Jeffry Eugenides—-3 Meows

“The Art of Racing in the Rain” by Garth Stein—4 or 5 Meows

“Skin Tight”  and also “Double Whammy” by Carl Hiasson—-5 Meows on each

“The Yellow Birds” by Kevin Powers—-4 Meows

“Picture Perfect” and also “Lone Wolf” by Jodi Picoult——4 or 5 Meows on each

“Fifty Shades of Grey” by E.L. James—-3 Meows

“The Tiger’s Wife” by Tea Obreht—–4 or 5 Meows

“The Book Thief” by Markus Zusak—–5 Meows

“The Gold Finch” and also  “A Secret History” by Donna Tartt—-4 or 5 Meows on each

“The Angel’s Game” by Carlos Ruiz Zafon—-3 or 4 Meows

“Sycamore Row” by John Grisham—–3 or 4 Meows

“Gone Girl” by Gillian Flynn—-5 Meows

“The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao” by Junot Diaz—4 or 5 Meows

“The Rosie Project” by Graeme Simson—3 Meows

“Orphan Train” by Christina Baker Kline—4 Meows

“The Girl on the Train”  by Paula Hawkins—5 Meows

“All the Light We Cannot See” by Anthony Doerr—5 Meows

“Sweet Tooth” by Ian McEwen—3 or 4 Meows

“The Fall of Giants,” “World Without End,” and “Edge of Eternity” by Ken Follett, a huge triology—-5 Meows.

Periodically, I’ll be updating the Cat’s Meows.  So, hurry back!

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