I have a confession. In the two months since adopting my cat Maggie (shown “helping” me put away clothes on the right), I have in many ways become, if not a crazy cat lady, at least a little obsessed with my cat. This includes things like talking to her when I get home and taking many pictures of her, although I do my best not to be the person who uses facebook solely to share pet or baby pictures 🙂 And this week, my library books reflect that too! I was wandering through the rows of non-fiction, feeling slightly overwhelmed by the sudden explosion in choices for my next book. It’s simply amazing how many books even a small library like mine has in some of the sections, like history and politics. I think at a bigger library trying to pick just one might actually be too overwhelming and less fun!
Fortunately, I spotted a book I’d read about and wanted to read, called Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World in section 636, pets. Since I’ve decided to read books in clumps, I began exploring the surrounding books and before getting out of the 636’s I’d managed to pick up 5 or 6 books with titles like The Cat Whisperer: The Secret of How to Talk to Your Cat and Totally Fun Things to Do With Your Cat (complete with cartoon illustrations!). I kid you not. But they promise answers to questions like why my cat attacks my ankles and whether or not it’s really ok that she ate half my sugar cookie the other day, which is enough to draw me in.
I also explored the section before (gardening) and the section after where I discovered that the entire number 637 was devoted to cheese making. Again, not kidding – you just can’t make this stuff up! So, of course, I had to check one of these out and ended up taking home The Joy of Cheesemaking: The Ultimate Guide to Understanding, Making and Eating Fine Cheese. I’ll let you know if it turns me into a cheese connoisseur and/or causes me to spend exorbitant amounts of money on tasty cheese!