Tuesday, November 13, 2007

My New Obsession

I am very busy in school, but one thing I make sure I always have time for is a book. I recently started reading The Cat Who... series by Lilian Jackson Braun. The stories focus around a man in his 50's with two Siamese cats. One of the cats has "psychic" abilities. The man lives and writes for a stories for his small town newspaper and for some reason people are always getting murdered around him.

There is something about these books I really love.There usually is no sex, which is something I usually always have in my books. That isn't why I read those other books though ( I read horror, and murder/mystery books which usually always contain sex).I don't even like cats that much. The main character is in his 50's and doesn't like children so I don't relate much to him. There is so much I don't like about the books but I am so hooked. I go all over town trying to find cheap used copies. I have about 10 more out of 29 to collect. I am getting kinda worried because the author was supposedly born in 1913, she probably will not be around for much longer. She could be dead by now for all I know. I guess that is kinda of selfish but I will miss it when these books are no longer made.

If you scroll further down I have posted several different pictures of the same book. I put these on because I was so amazed at how different each book cover was from country to country. I thought international books looked all the same but just in a different language. I find this so interesting. I feel each book cover shows a little bit about what that country finds exciting/interesting. If you look, the main focus on the U.S. book is a knife with bloody footprints. But, in the other country's books,except Germany, the main focus is on the man in or the cat. The French one is just plain strange, the cats look nothing like how the cats are in the books. Enjoy examining the books, I sure did. Tell me if you get any impressions about them.

5 comments:

sulustu said...

Okay... I'm leaving a comment. Actually, it's a question. You did a good job describing why you don't relate to the book, but what is it exactly that attracts you to these books? What about them speaks to you?

Chelle said...

Not really sure. I think part of it is they are easy to read, I get so sick of having to think all the time because of school. I guess they just give my mind a break. Series are always cool too because you get to know the character.

Chelle said...

Guess what, my next post is my 100th post I better make it neat.

sulustu said...

I've been WAITING for your 100th post...

Anonymous said...

Oh, I've been a huge fan of the Lilian Jackson Braun "The Cat Who" series for years & years -- however, the ONLY way I'll "read" them is on audio books -- read by a fantastic reader named George Guidall. You can get them at your local library and believe me, once you've "heard" Qwilleran, you'll be a convert!
One thing that is a huge concern -- Lilian is like in her NINTIES thus I suspect we may have just seen her final "Cat Who" book. Very sad but thankfully, they'll be around forever.

uscolson
Bradenton, FL