Sunday, July 29, 2018

Queen of Cats

"Cathy who is queen of cats has cats and cats and cats.
Baby cats, big cats, skinny cats, sick cats. Cats asleep like little donuts.
Cats on top of the refrigerator. Cats taking a walk on the dinner table.
Her house is like cat heaven."
(12 - 13)

from "Cathy Queen of Cats"
in The House on Mango Street
by Sandra Cisneros

What Pine & Fuqua
Have Been Reading This Summer!

More favorite lines from ~Mango Street~

About her apartment on Paulina Street:

Norma: "You live here -- alone?" she asks.
Sandra: "Yes."
Norma: "So -- how did you do it?"
Sandra: "I did it by doing the things I was afraid of doing so that I would no longer be afraid." (xxiii)

About writers working together on their projects:

"We do this with no capital except valuable time. We do this because the world we live in is a house on fire and the people we love are burning. . . . we had no idea what we were doing was extraordinary." (xvii - xviii, xxiv)

Such beautiful imagery:

"The sky absorbs the night quickly - quickly, dissolving into the color of a plum." (xxvi)

Black Cat Reads Book About Black Cat!

When asked to name a favorite book, I always say
The Master & Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov!

Fuqua is always ready for a good book --
especially if someone else is trying to read it!
~ Thanks to Cathleen for this photo! ~

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