Books

The Cat Markings Book Tag

Another book tag for mental health!

This one is about cats and comes with its own graphics!

I found this tag on Fi’s Bibliophiles. The tag and the graphics were created by The Corner of Laura.

Look how cute these graphics aaarrre.

Confession: I am terrified of cats.

I grew up with dogs, so cat body language is completely unfamiliar to me.

I am DOING MY BEST to figure out cat behavior.

Time for some cat content. (For Cats (2019) content, look here.)

Black Cats: Pick a book that doesn’t get the love it deserves.

I AM NOT EXAGGERATING THE BONE ORCHARD‘S EXCELLENCE.

The Bone Orchard by Sara A Mueller

GET ON THIS NOW.

THE CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT IS UNMATCHED.

WAS THERE AN UNEXPECTED ROMANCE FOR ME TO OBSESS OVER? OBVIOUSLY.

White Cats: Pick a book with great disability rep

Transcendent Kingdom explores both drug addiction and debilitating depression.

Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi

In this book, both are brought on and/or exacerbated by the stresses of being an immigrant.

I know I just listed a number of serious things, but this book ALSO said, “How do you feel about daddy issues?”

I DO NOT FEEL GOOD ABOUT THEM.

This book is uplifting but it HURTS A LOT. Kind of like Ladybird.

Ginger Cats: Name your favorite male character

Oh, Luca.

You handsome fool.

The Councillor by E. J. Beaton

Luca Fontaine of The Councillor ruined me for any other man, real or fictional.

E. J. Beaton must have seen the audience response to Kylo Ren and gone, “MORE!!!”

Tortoiseshell Cats: Name your favorite female character

I adore Princess Malini from The Jasmine Throne.

The Jasmine Throne by Tasha Suri

This might contradict something I wrote in a recent post, but hear me out: I love a manipulative character who is self-aware.

Malini knows that her manipulations hurt people. She also knows it’s the most viable method of survival.

Sometimes people who are trying to survive do unpleasant things.

Calico Cats: Name a character you wish was your best friend

Crow from The Angel of the Crows reminds me a lot of my friend Nikita.

The Angel of the Crows by Katherine Addison

Crow has the added bonus of being a genius detective and lie-detecting angel.

He seems fun.

Tabby Cats: Name a character who’s the life and soul of the party

Alexander Woodroe from All the Feels loves making jokes and starting fights.

All the Feels by Olivia Dade

If you threaten a woman? Fight.

If you make a fatphobic joke? Fight.

If you’re mean to yourself? FIGHT.

Alex writes dirty fanfic and demands attention. I love him so.

A Clowder of Cats: Name your favorite fictional squad

Crescent City has sort of a reverse harem thing going, where all manner of hot man flocks to Bryce for plot reasons.

House of Sky and Breath by Sarah J Maas

I’m INTO it.

(Ruhn Danaan is my favorite.)

The end of book 2 promised an EVEN BIGGER SQUAD for book 3.

Can’t wait.

Cats still scare me.

I am determined to make them my friends, however.

As long as they don’t bite me.

6 thoughts on “The Cat Markings Book Tag”

  1. I grew up with dogs too and I’m definitely a dog person. I don’t dislike cats but I’m not crazy about them. There’s a cat that hangs out in our yard and keeps its distance and the other day it let me pet it! (progress.)

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  2. Good Luck with making cats your friends. I don’t personally think that cats do friends, they just tolerate people for the things they provide 😃I love your answers to this tag.

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    1. This is a myth I actively work to dispel! My cat is a People Cat. She loves making friends. Or rather, fans. She is a snug bug and she caterwauls despondently around the house if she’s not getting the attention she thinks she deserves. Or if I go out on an errand. Or my partner goes out and she’s reduced to just one human’s attention and love. She endears herself to everyone who meets her, including people who dislike or are wary of cats.

      She is also not an anomaly. I have met all variations of cat personalities just as there are all variations of dog personalities. My favourite dogs are the aloof types who act like they are aware that they are smarter than certain other dogs.

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      1. My daughter has a cat that sounds like yours. I think my cat would be perfectly happy without us provided the food arrived and the heating came on😀

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  3. Cats are so great. I think a better tag for a Tortie is “Name a character who is ridiculously outspoken and sassy AF”. *laughs*

    Also…I may snag this for my own blog. The tag images are ADORABLE.

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