The Travelling Cat Chronicles

by Hiro Arikawa | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0857524194 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingFifnawing of Voorburg, Zuid-Holland Netherlands on 1/1/2021
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Journal Entry 1 by wingFifnawing from Voorburg, Zuid-Holland Netherlands on Friday, January 1, 2021
"Nana is on a road trip, but he is not sure where he is going. All that matters is that he can sit beside his beloved owner Satoru in the front seat of his silver van. Satoru is keen to visit three old friends from his youth, though Nana doesn’t know why and Satoru won’t say.

Set against the backdrop of Japan’s changing seasons and narrated with a rare gentleness and striking humour, Nana’s story explores the wonder and thrill of life’s unexpected detours. It is about the value of friendship and solitude, and knowing when to give and when to take. Above all, it shows how acts of love, both great and small, can transform our lives."

Journal Entry 2 by wingFifnawing at Voorburg, Zuid-Holland Netherlands on Friday, January 1, 2021
This is my pick for the Favourite Book of 2020 Roundabout. I hope you like it.
Travelling order:
1 Dark-Draco
2 Cross-Patch
3 Earthcaroleanne
4 Poodlesister
5 greenbadger
6 Math-Girl40
7 Mcsar
8 Valpete
9 Icila
10 Paulanni
11 grovalskii

Journal Entry 3 by wingFifnawing at Ledbury, Herefordshire United Kingdom on Monday, January 4, 2021

Released 1 yr ago (1/4/2021 UTC) at Ledbury, Herefordshire United Kingdom

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Travelling to dark-draco. Happy travels!

Journal Entry 4 by wingdark-dracowing at Ledbury, Herefordshire United Kingdom on Saturday, January 9, 2021
Received... thank you 😄

Journal Entry 5 by wingdark-dracowing at Ledbury, Herefordshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, February 2, 2021
A lovely, nice book - and I don't tend to enjoy lovely and nice!

Any animal lover will understand the emotions that course through this story - and we all hope that our animals truly love us in the same way that Nana does Satoru. The writing is great and draws you through the story, swapping viewpoints between friends of Satoru and from Nana himself.

Like all 'animal' stories, it seems that a sad ending is inevitable, although there is a definite sense of hope and enlightenment in the last few pages.

Journal Entry 6 by wingdark-dracowing at Book Roundabout , -- By post or by hand/ in person -- United Kingdom on Tuesday, February 9, 2021

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Off to the next reader on the roundabout.

Journal Entry 7 by wingCross-patchwing at Leicester, Leicestershire United Kingdom on Saturday, February 13, 2021
Safely arrived. Thank you.

Journal Entry 8 by wingCross-patchwing at Leicester, Leicestershire United Kingdom on Monday, February 22, 2021
I just don’t know what to say about this book. I was frustrated by the simplicity, nay childish style, yet came on board for the emotional conclusion. Cosy.

Released 1 yr ago (2/22/2021 UTC) at Book Roundabout , -- By post or by hand/ in person -- United Kingdom

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Safe journey.

Journal Entry 10 by wingearthcaroleannewing at Falkirk, Scotland United Kingdom on Wednesday, March 3, 2021
Thank you. Apologies this arrived last week along with another half dozen book parcels so had to ignore them for a while.

Journal Entry 11 by wingearthcaroleannewing at Falkirk, Scotland United Kingdom on Saturday, June 5, 2021
This is a cat autobiography and it has achieved what feels like a very realistic and gently humorous glimpse into the feline mind. I'm not sure if this is meant to be for young-teen readers or if the translation lead to very simple language and short sentences but becomes a moral fable and quite moving towards the end. It may have started a little slow but it was also tenderly delicate and revealed a lovely, peaceful, stress-free journey through a life seen through the eyes of a wise cat. Essentially this is a story about love, connection and collecting memories.


Journal Entry 12 by wingearthcaroleannewing at Walthamstow, Greater London United Kingdom on Saturday, June 5, 2021

Released 11 mos ago (6/7/2021 UTC) at Walthamstow, Greater London United Kingdom

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Sending on in the roundabout. I'll pop it in the postbox next time I'm passing.

Journal Entry 13 by wingPoodlesisterwing at Walthamstow, Greater London United Kingdom on Thursday, June 10, 2021
This arrived today!

Journal Entry 14 by wingPoodlesisterwing at Walthamstow, Greater London United Kingdom on Thursday, June 24, 2021
A gentle and lovely read.

Released 11 mos ago (6/25/2021 UTC) at Book Roundabout , -- By post or by hand/ in person -- United Kingdom

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This will go to greenbadger shortly.

Journal Entry 16 by winggreenbadgerwing at St Albans, Hertfordshire United Kingdom on Saturday, June 26, 2021
It's arrived, thank you!

Journal Entry 17 by winggreenbadgerwing at St Albans, Hertfordshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, June 29, 2021
This is a sweet little story about Nana, a stray cat, but also about Satoru, the man who takes him in. As Satoru takes Nana to visit each of his childhood friends, we learn a little more about his story. It's a book about friendship and kindness, about caring for others, and as more of Satoru's story is revealed it's really quite touching. (Also we just lost our cat a couple of weeks ago and I couldn't stop crying at the end of the book.)

Journal Entry 18 by winggreenbadgerwing at St Albans, Hertfordshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Released 10 mos ago (7/7/2021 UTC) at St Albans, Hertfordshire United Kingdom

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On its way to mathgirl40.

Journal Entry 19 by wingmathgirl40wing at Waterloo, Ontario Canada on Saturday, July 17, 2021
This book is with me now! Looking forward to it.

Journal Entry 20 by wingmathgirl40wing at Waterloo, Ontario Canada on Sunday, August 15, 2021
I found this book thoroughly charming, and the final chapters brought tears to my eyes. My only complaint was that the writing seemed a little weak in places, but that could be a fault of the translation. In any case, it wasn't enough to mar my enjoyment of the story.

Thank you, Fifna, for offering this book to the roundabout!

Journal Entry 21 by wingmathgirl40wing at Waterloo, Ontario Canada on Sunday, August 15, 2021

Released 9 mos ago (8/15/2021 UTC) at Waterloo, Ontario Canada

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This book is on its way to mcsar now.

Journal Entry 22 by wingmcsarwing at Richmond, British Columbia Canada on Thursday, August 26, 2021
Oh, a travelling cat. I am biased and I am loving it already. I so look forward to reading it.

Journal Entry 23 by wingmcsarwing at Richmond, British Columbia Canada on Monday, September 6, 2021
A lovely story. I shed a few tears at the end.

Journal Entry 24 by wingmcsarwing at Richmond, British Columbia Canada on Thursday, September 9, 2021

Released 8 mos ago (9/9/2021 UTC) at Richmond, British Columbia Canada

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Going to Valpete. Happy reading!

Journal Entry 25 by wingvalpetewing at Walnut Creek, California USA on Wednesday, September 22, 2021
Received. Next up...

Journal Entry 26 by wingvalpetewing at Walnut Creek, California USA on Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Released 7 mos ago (10/8/2021 UTC) at Walnut Creek, California USA

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A very sweet book! Just the ticket during these stressful times! Off to Paulanni.

Journal Entry 27 by wingPaulanniwing at Riihimäki, Kanta-Häme / Egentliga Tavastland Finland on Monday, October 18, 2021
The book arrived today together with its travel companion. I read this in a Finnish translation a couple of years ago and I just loved it. Also had tears in my eyes at the end. I want to revisit it as I have it in my hands now and to see if it still feels as charming as when I first read it.

Edit Dec. 12: I have decided to send this on without rereading it as I have too many books waiting to travel. I read it in Finnish in June 2019 and wrote in my book blog: The book is "a quick and charming read about cats, life's surprises, death and, above all, friendship. It is light reading, but touches deep things."

Journal Entry 28 by wingPaulanniwing at Riihimäki, Kanta-Häme / Egentliga Tavastland Finland on Sunday, December 12, 2021

Released 5 mos ago (12/14/2021 UTC) at Riihimäki, Kanta-Häme / Egentliga Tavastland Finland

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Off it goes to Icila. Enjoy!

Journal Entry 29 by wingIcilawing at Nantes, Pays de la Loire France on Thursday, December 23, 2021
The book is now with me, thank you Paulanni for sending and for your kind card.
We are a cat friendly family ( like many readers) with a private WattsApp where we share mischief and cuteness. I know, it's bad for the climate.

Journal Entry 30 by wingIcilawing at Nantes, Pays de la Loire France on Saturday, January 15, 2022
Thank you Fifna, being hypersensitive regarding our feline friends I was a bit afraid to enter this book but I was wrong. I loved it.

Journal Entry 31 by wingIcilawing at Nantes, Pays de la Loire France on Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Released 4 mos ago (1/18/2022 UTC) at Nantes, Pays de la Loire France

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The cat is now travelling to Germany.

Journal Entry 32 by winggrovalskiiwing at Zehlendorf, Berlin Germany on Saturday, January 22, 2022
The book is with me now. Looking forward to read it.

Journal Entry 33 by winggrovalskiiwing at Zehlendorf, Berlin Germany on Saturday, February 12, 2022
This was one of those books where when I pulled it out of the envelope I thought "Oh no!". But the book surprised me. It's written in a rather simple style, but I really enjoyed the story.

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