Of Cats and Men: Profiles of History’s Great Cat-Loving Artists, Writers, and Statesmen by Sam Kalda

Of Cats and Men by Sam Kalda is not a book that I would normally read, however, it had a whimsical charm to it that made it endearing.  The illustrations that accompany the book are stunning and fits the characteristics of the book.  Sam Kalda unites dozens of men throughout history through the love of cats.  It was interesting to know how many famous people had a love for cats and how they inspired them in their work.

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I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.

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Footsteps: The New York Times

The New York Times Footsteps is a compilation of many articles about the places where authors found their inspiration to write their novels. Even though I have not read each book that is covered in Footsteps, I do have an even greater appreciation for all of the dedication that is put in to writing. Each article transported me to another period of time and different part of the world. I want to read and re-read each book that is talked about due to the knowledge of knowing how the authors came to write their works. 
I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.

Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson

There is not much more I could say that hasn’t already been said about this book.  Bryan Stevenson’s true story is genuinely compelling and inspiring.  His memoir focuses on how his experiences as a lawyer and his fight for justice.  It’s an incredible and powerful read that is filled with raw and real stories that are eye-opening.

“I turned off the radio station, and as I slowly made my way home I understood that even as we are caught in a web of hurt and brokenness, we’re also in a web of healing and mercy.  I thought of the little boy who hugged me outside of church, creating reconciliation and love.  I didn’t deserve reconciliation and love in that moment, but that’s how mercy works.” -Bryan Stevenson

I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.

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