Monday, February 18, 2013

The Character of Cats

Book summary: Your cat doesn't give a shit.

The Character of Cats was a quick, but interesting read. Evan and I have a cat. He grew up with cats and wanted to get one. I was skeptical. One day I was looking at pets on our local shelter's website and saw Penny. She was SO cute, and her write-up said that she was litter box trained and did well with dogs. If we were going to get one, she sounded ok.

So, she came to live with us and I just adore her. I didn't realize how much I'd love a cat. I grew up with dogs. Penny is a whole different creature than the dogs I was familiar with and The Character of Cats highlighted all those differences.

If you appreciate cats, I think you'll enjoy The Character of Cats.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

America, You Sexy Bitch

I really loved Dirty Sexy Politics and adore Meghan McCain despite our different beliefs, but was a bit disappointed by this. I'm still glad I read it. I enjoyed McCain and Michael Ian Black. 

America, Your Sexy Bitch is told in alternating chapters by McCain and Black, getting their different perspectives on issues they encounter on a road trip. Black provides the liberal commentary, while McCain represents the conservative side. 

The thing I found disappointing about this was the lack of a clear point to the story. The two were on a road trip to show and discuss the difference in liberals and conservatives, but it just seemed all over the place.  The two found many things they agreed on, which I think was what the book was trying to say: that despite our beliefs we really do have a lot in common.

 I never really got into the story and got a little sick of McCain's drinking stories.