I am new to blogging, so I thought it best to start out with the basics: Why am I here? I don’t mean to get too keep into that–no meaning of life discussion–but why am I here writing this blog? I guess it’s fairly simple: I love books. I have two main reasons for starting this blog: to share my love of the books I read, and to channel that love of books into something that feels productive to me. Okay, three reasons: I also plan to share some really cute pictures of Boris, my cat.

“Books On My Cat” is something that started on Instagram, mostly by accident. I love to look through book related posts to see who out there was reading the same things as me, which eventually lead to posting some “bookstagram” pictures of my own. I soon realized that my most of my reading pictures had something in common: Boris. I have a favorite spot to read, and Boris has a favorite spot to sit while I read… on my lap, of course. Once I discovered this trend, and added a #BooksOnMyCat tag, I started to get a little more creative in my photos. Instead of waiting until an opportune reading moment, I started adding books into photos when I decided that Boris was being cute. He is a surprisingly tolerant cat, although I will admit that there have been some minor injuries when he has decided that he has had enough of my nonsense.

This blog feels like the right next step in that project. While I will often make word of mouth recommendations, I have not always been consistent in writing reviews or getting my thoughts on a book recorded. This will be my place to do that. My plan for this blog is to post a new review and picture every Wednesday. This is slightly faster than my “usual” reading pace, so while I plan to keep this as current as possible with my reading, I also plan to fill in some of the gaps with previous reads as well as some of my favorite kids and picture books.

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