This may not come as a surprise to you, but I’m quite well read. More than the average cat, to say the least. In fact, I’ve even been trying to teach the Other One how to read, but he’s hopeless. It’s like all he wants to do during the day is sleep. I read the New York Times everyday, as well as the Wall Street Journal and the New York Post, because sometimes you just need your gossip. I’m not above it.
I often read the books the Humans leave lying around here. After my mid-afternoon nap and my second breakfast, I like to meander over to the bedroom, where they keep their books, and I’ll get lost for a few hours; it’s just delightful. She Human really tends to gravitate towards the novels, which I thoroughly enjoy, but when I need a good nonfiction, I see what He Human is reading. I don’t understand how these two are together, they have completely different tastes when it comes to the books they read. Personally, I could never be with someone who didn’t read both fiction and nonfiction regularly, but that’s just me. I’m quite particular in my mating choices.
My favorite book of all time however is To Kill a Mockingbird. It’s just a spectacular read. The motifs, the brilliant characters, the setting. What’s it about, you ask? Ah yes, it’s about people… who… go out and kill birds… in a small town in Mexico…. Some of my favorite books, you ask? Ummm…. The Goldfinch is another great one. Mockingjay is wonderful and uplifting. Uhh…. The Raven is very informative. The Pelican Brief is a real hoot…. Fine, who am I kidding? You caught me. I’ve never actually made it past the title on any of these. I haven’t read any of them…. I’m really only drawn to books with birds on the cover because… you know. But I do read the newspapers on occasion! Don’t you dare doubt that for a second. I’m very well informed and very well read. What are some current events, you ask? Well…. Oh, look at the time? It’s nap time. Alright, I guess the secret is out. Reading books is for the birds. (See what I did there?)