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Arbie's Unoriginally Titled Book Blog

It's a blog! Mainly of book reviews.

Currently reading

Ursula K. Le Guin: Hainish Novels and Stories, Vol. 1: Rocannon's World / Planet of Exile / City of Illusions / The Left Hand of Darkness / The Dispossessed / Stories (The Library of America)
Brian Attebery, Ursula K. Le Guin
Progress: 87/1100 pages
Life and Letters of Charles Darwin - Volume 1: By Charles Darwin - Illustrated
Charles Darwin
Progress: 195/346 pages
Basics of Plasma Astrophysics
Claudio Chiuderi, Marco Velli
Progress: 3/250 pages
Ursula K. Le Guin: The Complete Orsinia: Malafrena / Stories and Songs (The Library of America)
Brian Attebery, Ursula K. Le Guin
Progress: 359/700 pages
Selected Short Stories - Conrad (Wordsworth Classics)
Keith Carabine, Joseph Conrad
Progress: 236/272 pages
A Student's Guide to Lagrangians and Hamiltonians
Patrick Hamill
Progress: 7/180 pages
Complete Poems, 1904-1962
E.E. Cummings
Progress: 108/1102 pages
The Complete Plays and Poems
E.D. Pendry, J.C. Maxwell, Christopher Marlowe
She Stoops to Conquer and Other Comedies (Oxford World's Classics)
Henry Fielding, David Garrick, Oliver Goldsmith
Progress: 76/448 pages
Gravitation (Physics Series)
Kip Thorne;Kip S. Thorne;Charles W. Misner;John Archibald Wheeler;John Wheeler
Progress: 48/1215 pages
Cathedral Cats - Richard Surman, Giles Semper Cathedral Cats is a delight for lovers of cats and the title tells you what to expect; photos of cats that live in cathedrals! Surman has made a good job of photographing the kitties who were variously unco-operative, attention seekers, models wearing fur and mischeivious as one might expect. The text consists of a mixture of anecdotes about the history and exploits of the cats and tales of their photo-shoots, along with some interesting comments on the architecture of the Cat-thedrals themselves (sorry, couldn't resist). For instance, which British cathedral has a cat-sized Gothic Arch? Find out in this wonderful book! There is a disproportionate number of Dinner Jacket Cats in the book and no Tuxies whatsoever, but then, we are talking about both Britain and cathedrals, so smartly dressed cats in formal attire with a dislike of American terms for clothing are to be expected.

This is the first of a series that includes Church Cats and Country House Cats (possibly others, too). I have the privilege of knowing one of the human servants mentioned in Country House Cats - but I've never met the cat!