the bookish life

Thoughts on what it means to be a Reader | Book Nerd | Bookworm | Book Dragon … and on how to cultivate an indulgent habit of quiet, focused reading time. 

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Welcome to the online home of The Novel Cat, where reading, relaxing, and snuggling with cats are a way of life. I’m Jennifer, and I help former and aspiring readers maximize life’s simple pleasures — like the joy of savoring a good book — by helping them create quiet spaces (both mental and physical) inspired by the habits of cats, who are masters at finding joy in life’s small details.