When SHOP CATS of New York arrived at my home, I was immediately taken by the cover. It is intriguing, gorgeous and captivating. I thrive on tactile and visual stimulation. The book is hard cover, (it even FEELS good!), printed on high quality paper that does justice to the magnificent photos.
Like a cat cannot wait to climb into a new box, SHOP CATS of New York became MY brand new box, and I couldn't wait to jump in!
|Cover Photo Courtesy of Shop Cats|
A book that features two of some of my favorite things in the world, Cats and New York, written by one of my favorite cat bloggers whom I have followed from way back when I first began blogging, Tamar is PURE (or "PURR") NEW YORK! Quirky, animated, artsy, unique, a trend-setter, full of passion and enthusiasm for the cats, people and life in the city that she loves, NEW YORK. I knew this was going to be GOOD. I was NOT disappointed. It is BETTER than "good." It is a must have for anyone who loves New York and cats and is curious about cats who reside in shops, and for those who love superb photos of cats that you can gaze at daily, it is a "whack-yourself-on-the-side-of-the-head-saying-why-didn't-I-think-of-that?" kind of a book, a "PURR DELIGHT."
I was born on Long Island, NY and both of my parents were from Brooklyn. I still have family there, I have friends there. New York is a place that makes you come alive, it is a place where I feel that with my boisterous and loud personality I don't stand out, I blend in. I feel at home there. But what about these cats? How were they discovered?
For Author Tamar Arslanian, resident New Yorker and cat lover. It was "only natural" that she noticed cats wherever she went. As she started meeting cats in various shops around her neighborhood she became curious as to where she could find others throughout the city. After doing some research and meeting superb photographer, Andrew Marttila "at a cat event-where else?" SHOP CATS was born.
who travels two hours to bring her gifts. A pharmacy cat named Allegra, an allergy medicine,
|Photo Courtesy of Shop Cats "Bobo"|
and wherever you purchase your books!
I was not compensated for this review. I was sent a complimentary copy of SHOP CATS in exchange for my always honest review.