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Cats in May
by Doreen Tovey | Biographies & Memoirs
Registered by wingGoryDetailswing of Nashua, New Hampshire USA on 7/10/2004
Average 7 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by Ada2): travelling


14 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by wingGoryDetailswing from Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Saturday, July 10, 2004

8 out of 10

Wahoo! I found this decent-condition paperback of the out-of-print sequel to Tovey's wonderful "Cats in the Belfry" in a local Annie's Bookstop for a mere couple of bucks - what luck! It picks up shortly after "Belfry" left off, beginning with Solomon and Sheba adjusting to their new fame - and their hapless owners trying to cope with the results. As with the first book, this one will raise laughter and tears - and reading it feels like visiting old friends. [The book's both a continuation and a flashback: there are a couple of chapters devoted to the story of Blondin, the pet squirrel whose demise led Tovey and her husband to acquire their first Siamese...] 


Journal Entry 2 by wingGoryDetailswing from Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Sunday, July 11, 2004

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When you receive the book, please journal it, and PM the next person in line for their address so you'll have it ready when you've finished the book.

Note: even if you've sent books to that person before, please PM them before mailing this one, to confirm that the address is correct and that they're able to take on a bookring book at this time.
Try and read the book promptly; I don't have a hard and fast time limit here, but if you don't think you'll be able to get to the book within 3 or 4 weeks, I'd appreciate it if you'd post an update either as a journal entry or in your profile, by way of indicating you haven't forgotten about the book completely {grin}. When you're ready to pass the book along, please make another journal entry stating where you've sent it, and set the status code to "traveling".

[If you find that you're having problems contacting the next person in line, or don't think you can manage to mail the book as originally agreed, please let me know so I can work something out!]

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Participants, in mailing order:


barker-tx [Texas]
MaryZee [Maryland]
dmp523 [Illinois]
dancing-dog [Tennessee]
FutureCat [New Zealand]
libertine101 [Australia]
Jaguar [Canada]
Lizabeth86 [Connecticut]
prplpec [Georgia]
caligula03 [California]
islavet [Washington]
tchouli [Georgia]
Ada2 [Australia] 


Journal Entry 3 by wingGoryDetailswing from Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Friday, July 16, 2004

This book has not been rated.

Controlled release:

I'm sending this to BCer barker-tx in Texas to kick off the bookring. Hope you enjoy it! 


Journal Entry 4 by barker-tx from Katy, Texas USA on Monday, July 19, 2004

10 out of 10

just arrived today - next in the TBR stack.

7/21/04 This is hilarious! My husband kept giving me 'funny' looks as to why I was sitting there laughing out loud.

Since I am 'owned' by two cats I can readily identify - thank goodness my husband can't hold a candle to Charles' projects!

will be sending on to Mary Zee shortly. 


Journal Entry 5 by wingmaryzeewing from Taneytown, Maryland USA on Friday, August 06, 2004

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Received this in the mail today. Will read quickly, as soon as I finish my current read.

8/11 update - Just started on this today. 


Journal Entry 6 by wingmaryzeewing from Taneytown, Maryland USA on Sunday, August 15, 2004

7 out of 10

Since I haven't read Cats in the Belfry, I can't compare. But this was a funny account of the exploits of two Siamese, and the bumbling folks they share their house with.

I've never owned any Siamese - what an experience, especially with the pair of them! I'm mostly a one-cat-at-a-time person, and I think I now know why!

Thanks for sharing Gory! This will be sent on to Dmp523 on Monday, 8/16. 


Journal Entry 7 by dmp523 from Normal, Illinois USA on Monday, August 23, 2004

5 out of 10

Received the book on Thursday...and am just now getting a chance to log in.

I was able to start reading it and am enjoying the antics of the cats! I'm about half way through and will be able to send it on to the next person by the end of this week.

Sept 9th update
Well it took me longer than a week to finish it up. Cute story. Engaging since I love cats (my two can be a handful at times as well...and they're not even Siamese!)

Sending on to dancing-dog tomorrow. 


Journal Entry 8 by dancing-dog from Cordova, Tennessee USA on Friday, September 24, 2004

8 out of 10

Just received this yesterday (9/23) and have already started reading it.

Finished it today - charming little book :) I was particularly amused with the antics of Blondin the squirrel. The cats reminded me a bit of my first cat, Dusty, who was half Siamese. Thanks for sharing this book!

Will mail it out tomorrow to FutureCat in New Zealand.
(send your good vibes to the book for the long trip!) 


Journal Entry 9 by wingfuturecatwing from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Wednesday, December 01, 2004

This book has not been rated.

Arrived safely in New Zealand yesterday (sorry for not journalling it straight away, but we just got a new computer (YAYYYYY!!!!), and I was kind of caught up in playing games on it to see how good the graphics card is (it's pretty amazing!))

Anyway, I'm half way through another book at the moment, but I'll get onto this one soon.

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Journal Entry 10 by wingfuturecatwing from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Sunday, December 05, 2004

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A sweetly funny little book. I've often liked the idea of having siamese cats (I've always just had "moggies") - I'm not sure if the antics of Sheba and Solomon have put me off the idea or made me want them even more! (Though I think Ming and Sapphy could give them a run for their money in the mischieviousness stakes - we put up the Christmas tree tonight, and Ming is already eyeing it up, trying to work out whether to try (a) swallowing some tinsel, (b) batting the smaller ornaments under the couch, or (c) just going the whole hog and tipping the entire tree over. I suspect he'll try all three before the month is out... (Sapphy, on the other hand, will do something *really* original, and then let Ming take the blame)

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Journal Entry 11 by wingfuturecatwing from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Tuesday, December 07, 2004

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Sent off to libertine101 today.

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Journal Entry 12 by libertine101 from Perth, Western Australia Australia on Monday, December 13, 2004

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Just arrived! Thanks FutureCat! :) 


Journal Entry 13 by libertine101 from Perth, Western Australia Australia on Thursday, December 16, 2004

8 out of 10

I started reading this as soon as it arrived. A very funny and warm book. I was actually pleased to discover that not only was it about the authors 2 Siamese cats, but also other animals - including her family and neighbours! I esp loved the part about the orphaned Squirrel.
As for Timothy....urghhh...I would have clipped him over the ear hole and banned him from my property! *shudders*

My eldest cat is part Siamese but behaves as if he is pure breed. ;) Soloman really reminded me of him!! lol

I have not read the previous book...looks like one to put down on my Wish List! 


Journal Entry 14 by libertine101 from Perth, Western Australia Australia on Wednesday, January 19, 2005

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I have posted this off to Jaguar in Canada - air mail! Sorry for the delay! 


Journal Entry 15 by Jaguar on Tuesday, February 08, 2005

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Just received in the mail, and started the first few chapters. I love it already :) 


Journal Entry 16 by Jaguar on Monday, February 14, 2005

9 out of 10

This was fabulous! I adore Solomon and Sheba :) ... Thanks so much for loaning this to us, GoryDetails! 


Journal Entry 17 by Jaguar at postal release in mail, given to a fellow BCer -- Controlled Releases on Monday, February 14, 2005

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Released 12 yrs ago (2/15/2005 UTC) at postal release in mail, given to a fellow BCer -- Controlled Releases

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Sending to Lizabeth86


Journal Entry 18 by Lizabeth86 from Middletown, Connecticut USA on Wednesday, February 23, 2005

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Just arrived today from Canada. Thanks Jaquar. Can't wait to read it after my current read. 


Journal Entry 19 by Lizabeth86 from Middletown, Connecticut USA on Thursday, March 17, 2005

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I mailed this out today to Prplpec. I attempted to read this but gave up only after a few pages. I think is just not the right time for me as I have been missing my kitty (who I had to put down this fall)lately. 


Journal Entry 20 by prplpec from Kennesaw, Georgia USA on Wednesday, March 23, 2005

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Arrived in today's mail. Will read when I finish my current book--looking forward to it!
 


Journal Entry 21 by prplpec from Kennesaw, Georgia USA on Wednesday, March 30, 2005

7 out of 10

I enjoyed this book. It was a little difficult to get into--it's written in a kind of old-fashioned (1959) British way. But very interesting--I especially liked the story about the pet squirrel!
In the mail today to caligula03. 


Journal Entry 22 by caligula03 from Hayward, California USA on Friday, April 01, 2005

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The book has arrived. Thank you. :) 


Journal Entry 23 by caligula03 from Hayward, California USA on Sunday, April 17, 2005

7 out of 10

The book was okay but I leave the book feeling that I know no more about Doreen, Charles and their cats than before I started reading the book. I just never managed to connect with Tovey's writing style and the chapters had the feeling of being stories that were only funny if one had been there. 


Journal Entry 24 by caligula03 at on Sunday, April 17, 2005

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Mailing to islavet. 


Journal Entry 25 by islavet from Seattle, Washington USA on Thursday, May 19, 2005

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Just received this in the mail... looks fun (although I didn't realize it was a sequel!) 


Journal Entry 26 by islavet from Seattle, Washington USA on Tuesday, June 14, 2005

8 out of 10

This was a charming little book, although maybe it takes a real cat person to understand how one's cats can communicate their disdain and opinions perfectly plainly. You know, the sort of person who thinks it's perfectly normal to carry on a conversation with their cat. 


Journal Entry 27 by islavet from Seattle, Washington USA on Tuesday, July 19, 2005

8 out of 10

Good heavens, I didn't realize I'd kept it this long! Sorry everyone.... I am mailing it off today to tchouli. 


Journal Entry 28 by tchouli from Snellville, Georgia USA on Tuesday, July 26, 2005

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recvd today
thanks 


Journal Entry 29 by tchouli from Snellville, Georgia USA on Saturday, July 30, 2005

7 out of 10

finished today. fast read. i don't have siamese but can most certainly relate to the "adventures" that the humans had to endure. the cats dialogue was also amusing.

have to concur with libertine101 about timothy. but i also really did not care for charles; or rather the picture painted of charles.

i will be mailing to ada2 as soon as i have the addy.

thanks for the ring
meow 


Journal Entry 30 by tchouli from Snellville, Georgia USA on Monday, August 08, 2005

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mailed today to ada2 - enjoy
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Journal Entry 31 by Ada2 from North Avoca, New South Wales Australia on Sunday, August 28, 2005

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Hallo All,

This book arrived during the week....looking forward to reading it... 


Journal Entry 32 by Ada2 from North Avoca, New South Wales Australia on Sunday, October 30, 2005

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I've been very remiss in not posting an entry (or posting the book back to Gory Details) sooner. Delightful book!!! Finished it very quickly (depite not moving it along!) - as I couldn't put it down. These pusses were very familiar and totally engaging. As I had to give my own puss (a Himalayan) to my sister, it was lovely to have these visitors for a while.
Thanks for sharing Gory Details! 


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