Caturday

Does anyone talk about “Caturday” any more? It was such a good phone-it-in blog meme there for a while—nobody really cared if it was your cat, the neighbor’s cat, Maru, or a pile of teeny little kittens off of Cute Overload. Caturday was all right.

I vote for bringing back Caturday, at least this once, since AbeBooks has gone to the trouble of putting together an awesome Kitty Lit feature. With a collection of slightly revisionist titles and covers—Furenheit 451, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Meow, and my personal favorite, Paws (“Kitty is back, and this time… she can swim”), for example—the folks at AbeBooks have done some serious fe-line editing of catless classics.

With all due respect, however, Like Fire‘s three resident kitties would like to offer up a couple they missed. Taking their cue from the post’s title, they suggest:

Caturday
Ian McEwan, author of Catonement, follows the interior life of Henry Purrowne—an urbane, pampered city cat—during the course of a disconcerting, cat-and-mouse kind of day.
The Real Deal: Saturday

and

Tales of the Kitty
A houseful of cats of all stripes, colors, and breeds living, working, and loving in late 1970s San Francisco. And yes, there’s a guy named Mouse, but no, he doesn’t get eaten.
The Real Deal: Tales of the City

Any readers with a penchant for cats and minimal Photoshop skills—hey, our boys don’t even have opposable thumbs—are invited to submit some “catified versions of the classics” of their own. Or if that proves to be too labor-intensive, as AbeBooks points out, you can always just Put A Cat On It!

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2 Comments to Caturday

  1. nbm's Gravatar nbm
    January 24, 2012 at 12:01 am | Permalink

    Excellent work on those covers. I bet they had help from someone with thumbs, though.

  2. nbm's Gravatar nbm
    January 24, 2012 at 12:05 am | Permalink

    Ooh, the Abe ones are excellent as well. Thanks, Lisa!

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