About the Literary Kitty
The literary kitty loves mystery and hates ginger. Yes, ginger. All ginger. Stem ginger, gingerbread men and, worst of all, gingernut biscuits. They defile all the other biscuits in the biscuit tin and they must be stopped.
9th January 2010
Currently lamenting the lack of proper snow in central London. The rest of the country is a winter wonderland and I’m trampling through a grey slush pile.
17th January 2010
Just read in the Sunday Times that reading a book for just six minutes can reduce your stress levels by 68%. I’m not sure I’m entirely convinced by the scientific accuracy of that stat but I’m settling down contentedly to read The Elegance of the Hedgehog all the same.
21st January 2010
Despite promising myself that I wouldn’t buy any more books before I moved house in early February, (my bookshelves are fit to burst,) I treated myself to to three new books today! Amazon may be a scary goliath figure, crushing everything in its path, but it is deliciously cheap – three servings of escapism for a tenner. Mmmmm.
12th February 2010
It turns out that there are 70 (yes 70!) steep steps leading up to my new and rather lovely flat. So spare a thought for poor Mr Literary Kitty and Lovely Mum who spent last weekend heaving bookcases, not to mention the thirty boxes of books, up several flights of stairs with only the feeble Literary Kitty to help them.
17th April 2010
Have a holiday to Iceland booked for Monday. What brilliant timing for a volcanic ash-cloud to clog up the European skies and and ground all British planes for the first time in history. If only cats had wings (and a genetic resistance to volcanic ash).
29th July 2010
Despite having lived in the same place for a good couple of years now I have only just procured myself a library card. Yesterday I got my first book out. I’d forgotten how fantastic libraries actually are – you go in, you choose a book and they give it to you for free! It’s magical. I even love the way the books come in those plastic covers with the stamps on the front page. They remind me of being a child. (Yes I was a geeky kitten, devouring four books a week from my local library until I’d run out of choices altogether.) So long live the British library, I say. It’s possibly the answer to an impoverished kitten’s prayers.
21st September 2010
Did you know that 95% of all the books in America are purchased by only 5% of the people?! Incredible!
20th December 2010
I hate mince pies. There, I said it. I’m a seasonal traitor.
10th February 2011
I want to share with you my word of the day:
Procrustean, meaning ‘designed to enforce rules/conformity by violent or forceful methods’.
I love learning new words – seriously considering buying word of the day toilet paper right now.…
12th April 2011
Moving house again. Back down the 70 steps…
7th July 2011
Time for another word of the day? Ok, you’ve been good. How about ‘splenitive’ – meaning ‘of a hot and hasty temper’.
1st August 2011
When checking my site stats the other day I noticed one person had come through to me by googling ‘Photos of a naked woman eating soup’.
In my review of The Sexual Life of Catherine M, I do mention soup….and the cover does feature a naked woman…sadly I don’t combine the two here but I hope the reader wasn’t overly disappointed.
7th October 2011
Now people are coming here on the search ‘Billie Piper bra’. Honestly guys…..
14th December 2011
Now begins the mad rush to actually take up all the New Years’ resolutions I planned in January. It’s a little cold to be trudging to the gym thrice a week but hey ho!
3rd January 2012
Sigh. Now it’s no longer acceptable to drink wine and eat paté for breakfast. Nor is it normal to indulge in a breakfast pudding of Quality Street. I miss Christmas.
6th February 2012
Word of the day: filiopietistic, meaning: Pertaining to reverence of forebears or tradition, especially if carried to excess.
5th October 2012
People are trying to force mince pies on me already. It’s just not right.