“I sometimes longed for someone who, like me, had not adjusted perfectly with his age, and such a person was hard to find; but I soon discovered cats, in which I could imagine a condition like mine, and books, where I found it quite often.”
‘Tis the good reader that makes the good book; in every book he finds passages which seem to be confidences or sides hidden from all else and unmistakably meant for his ear; the profit of books is according to the sensibility of the reader; the profound thought or passion sleeps as in a mine, until it is discovered by an equal mind and heart. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
NaNoWriMo is more than halfway through, and if you’re not even close to hitting the 50K wordcount mark, have we got a site for you! Written? Kitten! rewards you with a new kitten picture for every 100, 200, 500, or 1000 words you write. And if you prefer the stick to the carrot, there’s always Write or Die, which punishes your procrastination with everything from annoying noises to unwriting what you’ve written so far. So start writing already!
(story via HuffPo; photo from our personal collection - her name is Sophie and she likes long walks on the beach and destroying iPhone chargers)
We were inspired by The Kitten Covers, a new blog that reimagines classic album art with - what else? - kittens to try and see what one of our books would look like cat-ified. What classic books do you think would benefit from a fuzzy makeover?