Book Review: Of Cats and Men By Sam Kalda


Of Cats and Men
Profiles of History's Great Cat-Loving Artists, Writers, Thinkers and Statesmen
By: Sam Kalda

ISBN: 978-0-399-57844-1
Retails for: US $16 / $22 CAN


If you love witty and charming books with absolutely adorable illustrations, about some of the most notable men in history, who were also very fond of cats, then this book is for you!

The covers are beautiful on this book and the pages throughout the entire book are equally beautiful.  There are 30 "Cat Men" included inside along with many quotes about the much celebrated cat on the pages by many recognizable names.  (Mark Twain, Ray Bradbury, Ernest Hemingway, Karl Lagerfeld to name a few!)  
 If the informative mini history lessons don't draw you in, then the drawings will. I was engaged the entire time reading.  The illustrations are really well done.  Great concept, well delivered. I look forward to more work from Sam Kalda. 

I rate this book a 5/5.  

This book would make a fantastic Father's Day gift for the cat loving man in your life!

*FTC Disclaimer:  This book was sent to me complimentary of Blogging For Books in exchange for my honest review.* 


Book Review: The Moth Presents All These Wonders By Catherine Burns and Neil Gaiman


The Moth Presents: All These Wonders
True Stories About Facing The Unknown

Foreword by Neil Gaiman
Edited by Catherine Burns

ISBN: 978-1-101-90440-4
Biography & Autobiography
Personal Memoirs 
Retails for $ 25.00 US/ $34.00 CAN


From the storytelling phenomenon The Moth, All These Wonders presents forty-five unforgettable true stories about risk, courage, and facing the unknown, drawn from the very best ever told on their stages. Storytellers share the ventures into uncharted territory-and how their lives were changed indelibly by what they discovered there. With passion and humor, they encourage us all to be more open, vulnerable, and alive.


I really enjoyed All These Wonders.  I was not initially familiar with The Moth, but once I started reading, I quickly became fascinated, and even discovered an online podcast to listen too. All of the stories in the book were beautifully told and very diverse. Each story very different from the next. They seemed to transport you through time. If you need an inspiring short story to read, then grab this book because there are 45 of them that are so passionately told. 

The book is a hardcover book and the cover design is beautiful. It's got an embossed moth in gold on it which alone is so fascinating it makes you want to pick up the book. The inside has thick pages and black dividers for each section covering different topics.  Would look great on a coffee table post read as well! This book would be enjoyed by most adults. 

*FTC DISCLAIMER: This book was sent to me complimentary through Blogging For Books for review purposes.*