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All Cats Are Introverts

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I genuinely love the title of All Cats Are Introverts by Francesco Marciuliano. The book, however, isn't really as great as its title. And, to be fair, I don't exactly expect a lot from books like this. I've said it in the past, but they are ultimately the sort of books you peruse in the card section at Walmart or Target or while bored at the doctor's office. They're not the sort of books I would ever buy for myself, and therein lies the level of value I get from them. Honestly, this book really isn't even very memorable.

I'm sure that I laughed a few times at some moderately clever commentary on how cats can relate to introverted people. I'm sure that several of the poems felt vaguely relatable. But the fact of the matter is that this isn't a book I recall well nor is it one that I care to read again. And sure, I could say that I found it somewhat entertaining when I read it, but reading All Cats Are Introverts truly didn't do anything for me in the end. And I'm left wondering what was the benefit of reading it in the first place?

It's not a bad book by any means, but it's definitely not a good one either. And while I can appreciate the moderately amusing pieces that I'm sure I enjoyed when I read it, that appreciation doesn't truly last. Thus the book just becomes one in a long list of writing that I read but will never remember.

I was provided a free copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

This review will go live on the Reader Fox blog on June 21, 2020.
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I had lots of fun with this super cute and funny book. This is a book that you can enjoy going back to time and time again. I highly recommend this book.
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From Francesco Marciuliano, author of I Could Pee On This, comes All Cats Are Introverts, another great cat-centric collection of poetry! These poems so perfectly capture the essence of the introvert, and the cat alike. Most start out self-reflective and serious, then you reach the poem's end and out comes the cat! These are all soooo hilarious. A sure cure for a down day, certain to have you laughing out loud. Perfect for all the cat lovers out there. I highly recommend I Could Pee On This as well, for a double dose of sassy cat poems.

***Many thanks to the Netgalley & Andrews McMeel Publishing for providing an egalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.
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This book was hilarious and cute.  I loved the pictures and it had me laughing out loud constantly.  The poems were cute and I'm recommending to all my crazy cat friends.  Thank you netgalley for an ARC.
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I'm not a huge fan of poetry, but the humor aspect of this book made the poems enjoyable. Each poem is written from the point of view of a cat, which takes situations cat owners may find themselves in and puts a spin on it. Of course, the pictures of the cats throughout didn't hurt. My one issue is that the language at some points turns crude for no reason that I can see. Some people don't have a problem with it, but it didn't add anything, so I could have done without.

I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Author: Francesco Marciuliano
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Publication Date: 15 Oct 2019
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As someone familiar with the quirks of cats, there were definitely some poems that got me smiling. Author Marciuliano keeps each piece short and snappy, sometimes with a zinger at the end that will make you go, yup, that's exactly what a cat would do. Cat lovers will also enjoy the full-colour photographs of felines lounging, napping, and doing other feline things.
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This was a fun collection of mostly cynical poems written from a kitteh’s perspective about life in an extroverted human world, dealing with situations without being able to properly communicate, why dogs are just a little lower on the social totem pole, and the joys of indecision at the doorway. The photographs ranged from gorgeous to hilarious, and each one was brilliantly paired with a perfect poem for the occasion.

I was given a free copy of this book, but that did not affect my review.
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Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for sending me a digital copy in exchange for an honest review. 

I requested this title because I am an introvert who happens to love cats. It seemed like a no-brainer to me and I wasn't wrong. I really enjoyed the poetry from a cat's point of view and I absolutely loved the amazing color photos that were included. I had never thought of cats as introverts but I can see how it is possible. :) They love you in their own way but are typically quiet and like to be loners. Much like myself, when I think about it. The book was very cute, very easy to read and also quite humorous at times. It would make a great gift for the cat lover in your life (and we all have at least one of those). And did I mention the great photos?

I had never heard of the author but,apparently, I am missing out. So I will have to look into this.
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Thank you, NetGalley and the publisher for providing me with an e-copy for an honest review. 

It's my first book by this author and it was hilarious and so relatable. As an introvert person, I appreciate every single time the author got us so well represented. I love how the poems are constructed in a way that the ending "twist" of remembering that the main subject is a cat, that's what gets you to laugh at loud. The pictures themselves are part of the punchline, and obviously funny. What else is left to say? Every cat lover should read this and every introvert should be delighted to be put up there with such majestic creatures.
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This book has adorable cat pictures and is funny, so who wouldn't love it?  I am going to buy a copy for all of my cat loving friends to give out as Christmas gifts.
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Andrews McMeel Publishing and NetGalley provided me with an electronic copy of All Cats are Introverts. I was under no obligation to review this book and my opinion is freely given.

All Cats are Introverts gives voice to the cute, little creature that can be a devil in disguise. The author has attempted to get into the minds of cats and express their opinions on such matters as personal space, ruling the roost, and being the star of the show.

Cat lovers will enjoy the great photographs that accompany the poems, as this is a very visual book. I wanted to be charmed and captivated by the poetry, but I sadly was not. There were cute poems that bordered on silly and others that just seemed forced. I liked the idea of All Cats are Introverts more than the actual book. This is the kind of book that either readers will like or will not, so I am on the fence as to whether I would recommend it.
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When I saw you had a new book out, I eagerly requested a copy because … cats. Cats are often misunderstood and thought to be standoffish or rude. Okay yeah some are but more often than not, they’re shy and introverted. I’m the same way so I can relate. It’s not that we don’t like (most) people but we need “me” time away from the bustle and crowd to recharge, relax, and rest. If a cat has to swipe your iphone and other crap off the table to snooze – well, you shouldn’t have left them there. 

The photos of cats engaged in the behavior that inspires the poems are fantastic. The poetry itself is more than just cats expressing themselves. It’s actually very good and amusing as well as illuminating to read. 

From now on when I look at my cats – sitting, watching me – I will wonder, are they composing spare but elegant poems about me to express their thoughts, dreams, dismay, pissiness? Or are they merely annoyed at the birds mocking them from the other side of the clear barrier that thwarts their revenge? Or perhaps wondering if it’s worth moving the three inches to the left now that the sunspot has shifted? Maybe one day I’ll find a neatly written poem answering my questions and demanding different canned food.
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This book is a funny present for cat lovers with hilarious poems. Unfortunately the ebook wasn't displayed properly on my device therefore I could't enjoy the pictures
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Thank you NetGalley for allowing me an advanced copy. Francesco Marciuliano can do no wrong writing his books. Like his other titles, this was perfect and so enjoyable. I loved everything about it and it is a book that you can pick up during the day and have a laugh. Highly recommended.
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Princess Fuzzypants here:  Although we cats are not noted for our poetry,  it is clear from this book that we are very talented.  We all know we kitties are humorous naturally but who knew we could write such funny verse.  I, for one, am impressed.  My humans were equally intrigued.  
Filled with some quiet smiles and some laugh out loud sections, not unlike my blog, this gives the humans in our lives the inside look at how we see the world.  Of course, the way we see the world is correct.  If it differs from our humans, it is because they are wrong.
The reader who is owned by a cat will recognize many similar stories to the ones they have experienced.  While I would not make it required reading, I would suggest it highly for the cat lover.  Even those who are not poetry lovers will find the verses entertaining.
Four purrs and two paws up.
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I expected nothing but perfection from this book, and that is what we recieved! It is adorable, witty, ingenious, and adorable!
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Cats are delicate creatures. They give lots of love (even when it’s from across the room, or from a different room, or a different block), but it costs them. They need time to recharge. They need peace and quiet. They need to throw up a hairball on your new sheets. A really big hairball. But you know what? It’s called self-care, and they’re worth it. 

All Cats Are Introverts is the latest volume of cat poetry from Francesco Marciuliano, author of I Could Pee on This and Claw the System, among several others. Accompanied by adorable photos of lovable cats and kittens, All Cats Are Introverts is a book of cat poems about being on one’s own, inner peace, someone who gets you, trying something new, being social (or choosing not to), and birthdays, and so many other topics. 

The poems are moving and insightful, offering a true glimpse into the soul of a cat, so humans can genuinely understand about getting stuck behind the refrigerator or falling into the dip that you put out for the guests. These poems get into the deepest thoughts of cats, and lets them share their experiences with their people. 

Cat fans of all ages will love and laugh with these short poems about all the complexities of being a feline, from deciding on whether to go out or come in, pushing glasses off the table (a clear sign you need to buy better alcohol), staring at the humans while they use the bathroom, attacking the ugly Christmas ornament, chatting with the birds outside the window, or eating someone’s birthday cake. 

Perfect as a gift but also lots of fun just for curling up and reading yourself, All Cats Are Introverts is a whimsical, moving, hilarious, heartfelt glimpse into the hearts and minds of the cats we love, even when they act just a little bit like jerks. Highly recommended! 

Galleys for All Cats Are Introverts were provided by Andrews McMeel Publishing through NetGalley, with many thanks.
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What a cute concept... too bad Netgalley decided to archive it less than an hour after I hit "read it". I thought titles would archive at the end of the day, not the middle of the afternoon? :( Sad day.
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I have an introvert cat: she hides as soon she hear new voices in the house and as soon the guest leaves, she is back with the “good riddance” face. If you have a cat or you are a cat lover this is book that will make you laugh and love more your pet!
Finally the photo are beautiful!
Thank you to NetGalley and Andrews McMeel Publishing for providing me with an ARC in exchange for an honest review!
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Cute book and yes it is funny. Poetry written by cats, who knew they were introverts. I have no idea about being introverted, but my wife now says she must be a cat.
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