Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Release Day Review: Sorry I Barfed on Your Bed

Sorry I Barfed on Your Bed, by Jeremy Greenberg
Source: I received a free copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley for my honest review.
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This is not my usual type of book, but much to my own surprise, I've developed quite a soft spot for kitties, so when I saw this one available for review on NetGalley, I just had to check it out.

So you can better understand where I'm coming from, allow me to share a short background story first:

My introduction to my husband's family cat ended with claw marks on my face. I was neither pleased, nor impressed with the idea of a cat as a pet at that point, to say the very least. My mother-in-law frequently recommended we take the cat back to our apartment and I was vehemently opposed to this idea. That tiny little creature scared the bejesus out of me and I wanted to keep both of my eyes in their sockets, thank you very much. When circumstances changed and we had to live with his parents while preparing to buy our first house, I could hardly believe it, but that darn cat really did grow on me. It certainly helped that once she realized she was temporarily stuck with me, she stopped thinking of me as a terrifying "stranger" and finally quit her hissing and scratching. I fed her and I let her sit on my lap and suddenly we were BFFs. Apparently, it doesn't take much to make a cat happy. She's no longer with us, but that little furrball really did weasel her way into my heart.

The reason I tell you this story is to show I'm a recent convert to the world of cat-lovers and as a member of that particular "club," I found this little book quite amusing. It would be a perfect gift for the (crazy?) cat person in your life. Some of the photos are more creepy than cute, but the accompanying letters they "write" to their owners will be appreciated by anyone who has ever shared space with a feline. I wasn't rolling on the floor laughing, but the book did elicit quite a few chuckles. It's a short and entertaining read I would definitely recommend for the right person (i.e. not your dog-loving sister or you animal-phobic grandmother, but I'm sure you can figure that out for yourself!)

This book counts toward my reading goals for:
2013 ARC Reading Challenge


  1. I'm definitely more a cat person than a dog person, as far as the day-to-day goes. I mean, I love dogs, and I had a dog all growing up, but the cat I have now is not only more apartment friendly, but just easier to take care of without feeling like I'm being neglectful. I know some people don't like how aloof cats are, but for me it works out well that he spends half his day sleeping... and the other half cuddling while I'm trying to read a book or type on the laptop, so he's not that aloof, clearly!

    1. It really depends on the cat, but many of them are quite cuddly & friendly. If my husband and I ever get our own cat, I would hope to get one that likes people. As you said, they are much easier to take care of than dogs.

  2. I had to chuckle at the title since my dog puked in my bathroom 5 times this morning. Oy.

    I am not a cat person due to sever allergies (thus, cats love me), but I find all animal stories to be endearing.

    Also, I'm sorry you got scratched. :( I steer clear of cats until they realize I'm ignoring them, then we end up BFFs...and I end up in hives.

    1. It's too bad you're allergic Sus! These furry little creatures really have grown on me. Sorry to hear your dog got sick :/


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