This Post Has Cats

And now the moment you’ve all been waiting for…

Pictures of my cat, Saki. She, too, is a bibliophile, but they often make her sleepy.

I’m really going to miss this little beaut of a feline while I’m at school. Luckily, she is one of my mother’s favorite photographing subjects, so I’m sure I will receive many pictures of my dear Sak throughout the year. She is such a lovely, fluffy little thing.

In other news, here’s what I’ve been reading/watching/listening to:

  • Loved loved loved The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien. I know I’m a little late to the party on this one, but it has already been added to my Books I Love list. As soon as I finished it, I immediately wanted to read it all over again. It is truly a book written for writers and really has had me thinking of how to craft my own stories in the future.
  •  I took two DVDs out of the library the other day: Hitchcock’s Rebecca and Wes Anderson’s The Darjeeling Limited. I definitely recommend both, but for very different reasons. Mrs. Danvers was so much more terrifying in the movie version than she was in my own head when I read Du Maurier’s novel. The special features on the Rebecca disc are lovely and informative, especially when they draw parallels to Jane Eyre. As for the other, I do so love a Wes Anderson film. They are always composed with all the weird and laughter and awkward and emotional truth that makes me feel oddly satisfied when the end credits begin to roll.
  • Musically, I’m leaping with glee because Emancipator just released a new song off their forthcoming album. Emancipator is always my go-to music for writing, walking, pretty much any time of day. This new song does not let me down. You can listen to it here.

I am very much ready for it to cool down and be nicely autumnal again. After all, I am an October baby and I always feel most in my element when I’m surrounded by colored leaves and fuzzy sweaters and pumpkin-flavored things and crispy air.

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