Saturday, October 18, 2008

Readathon mini-challenge

Okay, this will be my only mini-challenge. Off to work soon. has challenged readers and cheerleaders to come up with a Top 10 list a la David Letterman.

Mine is about cats (no, really???)

Top 10 ways cats enhance your reading experience:

10: They treat you like furniture, thereby forcing you to sit in one place
9: They're warm
8: They like to "share" your book by headbutting and biting it (at least, Merlin does)
7: They provide a soundtrack that you can feel, as well as hear
6: They force you to take breaks (to feed them, you can starve, for all they care)
5: They give you an excuse not to move: "I can't move, the cat's asleep"
4: They keep the kids entertained with their handy appendages (like tails, and ears that can be pulled)
3: They give you a rest break now and then, when they need a pat. Just five seconds will do, give your wrists a break from holding up the book.
2: If it's a big enough cat, you can use it as a book rest
And the number one way cats enhance your reading experience:
1: They're like the force, or duct tape. They have a light side, a dark side, they hold the universe together and remind us that spending hours doing one thing occasionally (reading, sleeping) is good for the soul:


MySharonAnne said...

Oh I love this one! My Sabrina always head buts my books too.

Anonymous said...

If only they made coffee...

Wonderful are all so clever!

Ruth said...

That's a great list and so true too!

Thanks for the visit. You and the other cheerleaders are doing a great job at keeping us all motivated.


Dewey said...

What is it with cats and headbutting? I had my foot hanging over the back of the couch, and my cat kept headbutting it.

Maree said...

Quick reply (at work ... naughty!)
Thanks! :)
And Dewey ... it's their way of saying "mine!" ... they have scent glands in their ... cheeks? I think? So they're just reclaiming their rightful possessions.

tanabata said...

Cats really do make great reading companions. One of ours was curled up on my legs while I was reading just a little while ago.
Thanks for stopping by to cheer me on.

Joanne ♦ The Book Zombie said...

What a fantastic list! #1 was so sweet.

Lynda said...

Great lsit :0)

Dreamybee said...

Haha-loved your list! Pets provide the best "excuses." Can't get up-don't want to disturb the cat (or in my case, the dog). Sorry, HAVE to get up-the dog's hungry. Oooh...I'd love to fix dinner, but I can't move-everything from my hips down is asleep; pretty sure I'd just fall over if I tried to stand up now-sorry! Since you're up, can you bring me some Oreos?