Thursday, February 4, 2016

Book Beginning: The Fur Person


Please join me every Friday to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires. Please remember to include the title of the book and the author’s name.

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TIE IN: The Friday 56 hosted by Freda's Voice is a natural tie in with this event and there is a lot of cross over, so many people combine the two. The idea is to post a teaser from page 56 of the book you are reading and share a link to your post. Find details and the Linky for your Friday 56 post on Freda’s Voice.



When he was about two years old, and had been a Cat About Town for some time, glorious in conquests, but rather too thin for comfort, the Fur Person decided that it was time he settled down.

The Fur Person by Mary Sarton. This is as adorable as it looks, an "enchanting story and classic of cat literature . . . drawn from the true adventures of Tom Jones, May Sarton’s own cat."


  1. That looks sweet. I've always though of myself as a "dog person", but i think I would enjoy reading this.

  2. Hi Gilion,

    I am definitely not a cat person, but the idea of this about town, vagabond cat, deciding to give up a life on the road, for the home comforts of a permanent address and family, made me smile. I can imagine that once the decision was made, this cat became a fiercely loyal protector and friend :)

    Enjoy the story and thanks for hosting BBOF :)


  3. I am not a cat person, but the cute cover and snippet make me curious. Happy reading.
    sherry @ fundinmental Friday Memes

  4. Oh, I love cats. The one I have now is my third but the first male. He is so lovable and has a great disposition. :)
    @dino0726 from 
    FictionZeal - Impartial, Straightforward Fiction Book Reviews

  5. Interesting! I've never read any Cat literature yet. However this one sounds like it might be fun to read. Thanks so much for hosting. My finger slipped and I screwed up my link so I had to put the correct one. It wouldn't let me delete to broken one lol. Have a great weekend. I hope you enjoy your book!!!!

  6. It does sound adorable, Gilion!

  7. This definitely sounds like a cat!

  8. Hi Gillon,
    Sounds like a good read. I'll have to
    check it out. Have a great day!

  9. Thanks for hosting Book Beginnings!

    I read another book recently, The Ninth Life by Clea Simon, that is told entirely from the cat's point of view.

  10. I love cats but I'll have to see your review first because I believe most animal books have the same ending... Sad.

  11. Not a cat fan, but it does sound cute.

    I hope you enjoy reading it.

    Have a great weekend.

    Silver's Reviews
    My Book Beginnings


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