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A wonderful book for cat and book lovers…


Rizzoli is a wonderful publisher and the pictures are full page and beautiful.  We learn the name of each cat, how it came to be where it is, and if it’s in a bookstore, which one.  All the pictures are filled with books.

I love it.  There is no long story, just blurbs about each gorgeous cat, that tells their traits and what they like.   It’s the perfect gift for a cat/book lover.

Look it up on Amazon to see the inside.  Scroll down and there are large pictures of the pages.


I highly recommend this book and all of Stuart Wilde’s books…but start with this one. It’s on Amazon Kindle for $1.99. I read him 25 years ago, he’s fantastic. Forgot about him, until I needed a push. Have all his books on a shelf. The book is tiny and short, to the point and wonderful.


This is the other book I bought…

This is a nice book.  Multiple artists, full page art, not broken up with a lot of writing, just the name of the artist, where it was done, etc.  I like it.  If you’re into street art, you may want to check it out.  Banksy’s work has been seen in many books, and it’s shown in these pages, but this is not a book on Banksy, per se.  It’s on street art.

Okay, so…

This is one of the books I bought at the used bookstore, today.  The photographs are great and there’s a bit of history on each page.  The pictures are a page and a half in size, so it’s perfect.  Like its name, it’s a cool book.  That’s The Bean on the cover.  Real name is Sky Gate, but we call it, The Bean.

Here’s the thing.  Having lived in Chicago my entire life, which is a very long time, well, not before they had streets, or anything, but a long time, nonetheless, and there are some places, in the book, I never knew existed…bars, etc., (different part of the city).

I never claimed to know anything about the city I love, and I REALLY love Chicago.  I mean I can’t tell you the names of all the buildings, their history, or much at all.  Those things never mattered.  I have books on the skyscrapers, their names, who designed them, built them, etc., but I don’t read them.  I want to know, I just can’t get myself to care.

Anyway, I’ve been to a lot of the places in the book, and at least seen some of the others.   I hung out at some of them, when I was young.

The photographs of city lit up at night are breathtaking.  Chicago is gorgeous.  I admit I’m prejudice, but it’s still true.  She’s beautiful.  She sparkles.



If you’re interested in knowing how you ended up with the kids you have, or how you chose your own parents…read this book

Memories of Heaven: Children’s Astounding Recollections of the Time Before They Came to Earth


Black Hole Survival Guide

I loved this short, small, right to the point, book. It’s written with a sense of humor and tells you everything you might want to know about Black Holes.   No filler.  The last few pages, for me, were fabulous.

I also read, HOW TH UNIVERSE GOT ITS SPOTS, by Levin, and that was also an excellent book.

Everyone needs to read this IMPORTANT book, but it should be mandatory for women and girls…


You can get it on Amazon or Hoopla for free.  Women need to listen to, or read this book.


I’ve put this book on before…It’s the most IMPORTANT book you can read right now. Get it from the library, if you can, but seriously, read it now, please. It’s the handbook for what’s happening in the country right this minute. I cannot stress the importancs of this book.


This is the cover of my original hardcover copy of Atwood’s THE HANDMAID’S TALE…10 pictures

I read it when it came out.  When I was finished, I redid the book.  I was so furious, knowing that what she said could easily become the norm, that I had to do something.

This is what it looks like from the side.  Here are a few pages…I’ll put more on later, I  don’t want to overwhelm anyone.


I’ll put more on later, but don’t doubt, even for a second, that they could be passing out red capes in no time at all.  All they have to do is write a new law.  The men in charge can do anything they choose to do…and who is going to stop them?


This is the brain book. It’s pretty good. Lots of artwork and facts, as they know them at the moment…like everything else.

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