So that time has come again. I am looking for book recommendations. Feel free to recommend any and all books you love in the comment section. If you want to leave a long rambly comment with multiple recommendations, so much the better.
A small confession. D and I went to Dumont Burger in Brooklyn for lunch. We sat at the bar and D was fascinated by all the brightly-colored liquor (the shiny blue of Bombay Sapphire, the cat's-eye topaz of the Scotch.) Suddenly he started bombarding me with questions about blood alcohol content, and if someone drank the whole bottle of Scotch, would it kill them? I really don't know. He thinks it would.
After the meal, we headed to the cat bookstore. There are two cats, a black one with white socks, and Rainer, who has black-and-grey stripes. The black cat is sweet but lacks Rainer's charisma. Anyway, Rainer always sits in my lap. But we entered the bookstore...and (gasp!) Rainer was perched on the lap of another.
I was stung, but had to say hello to Rainer. So I went over and sat cross-legged and said, "Hello, Rainer!" and he immediately jumped off the other girl's lap into mine. I felt bad, though she just laughed. Perhaps I should have stayed away. But I do give him my full attention, whereas she was reading and ignoring him; and I didn't actually lure him away, I just said hello. D, who was laughing, said I was justifying my actions ;)
He did seem more attached to me today than usual. When I had to leave (because D had bought a couple Nancy Drew books and wanted to go), he wrapped himself around my torso and snuggled his head under my armpit. It was hard to leave him.