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The Cat Who Saved Books
The Cat Who Saved Books | S?suke Natsukawa
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Grandpa used to say it all the time: books have tremendous power. But what is that power really? Natsuki Books was a tiny second-hand bookshop on the edge of town. Inside, towering shelves reached the ceiling, every one crammed full of wonderful books. Rintaro Natsuki loved this space that his grandfather had created. He spent many happy hours there, reading whatever he liked. It was the perfect refuge for a boy who tended to be something of a recluse. After the death of his grandfather, Rintaro is devastated and alone. It seems he will have to close the shop. Then, a talking tabby cat called Tiger appears and asks Rintaro for help. The cat needs a book lover to join him on a mission. This odd couple will go on three magical adventures to save books from people who have imprisoned, mistreated and betrayed them. Finally, there is one last rescue that Rintaro must attempt alone . . . The Cat Who Saved Books is a heart-warming story about finding courage, caring for others and the tremendous power of books. Sosuke Natsukawa's international bestseller, translated from Japanese by Louise Heal Kawai, is a story for those for whom books are so much more than words on paper.
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julesG
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#Booked2023 #QuietYANovel

@BarbaraTheBibliophage @alisiakae @Cinfhen

Wish there had been more of the cat in the story.

Story about books. But furthermore about overcoming grief.

squirrelbrain I enjoyed this one, but also wished there had been more cat! 4d
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Cazxxx
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I loved this audiobook, cosy and magical featuring a cat and books. What more could you want? 🥰

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peanutnine
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I thought this explanation of the Japanese word 'hikikomori' was really interesting. Its use in the book was well done and I was able to infer the meaning from context clues and I like that the translator decided to keep it in.
#weirdwords @CBee

CBee I read (and first heard of) this word in A Tale for the Time Being! Good choice ☺️ 1w
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peanutnine
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I spotted this at the library on my last visit and couldn't resist - my two favorite things, cats and books!
This was a cozy read. Rintaro is a shy bookworm who just lost his grandfather and must now close his used bookstore. Then a mysterious talking cat shows up and demands his help to save books from neglecting owners. They travel through different labyrinths and face new challenges.
The story was just a bit magical and had an inspiring message

peanutnine #ReadySetRead2023 book related item on cover/in title, favorite animal on cover/in title @Clwojick 2w
rubyslippersreads I ❤️ everything about this photo. 😻 2w
peanutnine @rubyslippersreads 🥰 Oakley rarely lets me take her photo, especially with a book prop lol so this one made me very happy 2w
Clwojick So cute! 💝 2w
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peanutnine
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My last book of 2022 was A Merry Little Meet Cute. The first book I picked up in 2023 was The Cat Who Saved Books (I don't know if it'll be my first completed bc I'm a multi-book kinda gal but 🤷🏼‍♀️)
#lastfirst @BookNAround

BookNAround I still have your 2022 last book on my tbr shelf. Maybe next Christmas! 🤷🏻‍♀️ 3w
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JaneyWaneyB
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A teenager is taken on a journey through labyrinths by a ginger cat called Tiger to save books, but can Rintaro find his way out of the labyrinths? A short story that I enjoyed and had many meanings. Is this a book about grief? Self-discovery? Meaning of life? A coming-of-age tale? Understanding of mental health? I think it is all of these and many more, it all depends on the reader and that is what makes it a good read.

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JaneyWaneyB
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"That first time the mysterious cat took me on journey, I thought that if it was a dream I wouldn't mind never waking up, and if it wasn't a dream then I wouldn't mind not being able ever to make it home...But ever since that cat turned up, I've been thinking more and more about everything that's been going on. I feel like I'm starting to see things a little differently."

#Grief #Loss #Love #FindingSelf

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RowReads1
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“If you combined the kanji character for “go” with the one for “live” you get a strange-looking word meaning “to pass away.” Somehow seeing this word was what had shaken Rintaro the most; it struck him as out of place.

Wesleypaker Hello how are you doing today? 1mo
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amma-keep-reading
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An unexpected gem showcasing the power of books.

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coffees
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Been on my TBR for forever now and decided to buy during the Libro holiday sale, such a good read esp relating to books. I was iffy about the whole "girlfriend" talk bc it was so random and uncalled for but it's such a norm to see this type of (idk what to call it) heteronormative pushings(?) In Japanese lit. That said, I did like that Natsuki came out of his shell and reforged his relationship w his grandpa #family #fantasy

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lauraisntwilder
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I love this cover, but the book wasn't for me. Similar vibe to Before the Coffee Gets Cold, so it felt almost like a fable or an allegory.

CarolynM But it is a fabulous cover😻😻😻 2mo
lauraisntwilder @CarolynM Isn't it?? 2mo
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KathyWheeler
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This book isn‘t action-packed. Instead it‘s a story about a young, introverted teenager who, after his grandfather dies, is forced to confront monsters — both his own and those trying to destroy books — and defeat them with the power of his words and the help of a talking cat and a school friend.

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alysonimagines
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This is a lovely thought. 🥰📚

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Chrissyreadit
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TheBookHippie The face 😂 3mo
squirrelbrain 😻 3mo
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Gissy So cute and curious! 😻🖤🧡🖤🍂🍁 3mo
LeahBergen Aww! ❤️❤️ 3mo
jlhammar Oh my gosh, the cuteness! 3mo
Liz_M What a gorgeous floofy face 😻 3mo
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Lunakay
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Lovely book about the love of books!
A typically Japanese fantasy story that one should especially (re-)read when life seems out of your own control and you need some motivation and courage to go on.

Loved it!

🐱🐱🐱🐱🐱/5

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Addison_Reads
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Definitely a fun distraction that book lovers will enjoy reading. I can't say I was blown away with it but it transported me to a fantastical world where the mission was to save books. And the snarky feline companion was a great sidekick as well.

There are also some truly beautiful passages about grief as the main character deals with the loss of his grandfather.

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Angeles
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A cat and book combo. What could be better?
I have been thinking to read this for a while and my library had it available today!

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Magslhalliday
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Pleasant light novel with some lovely thoughts about books and reading.

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JenDR
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My new lunch time audio book. It is charming so far. If you liked Before the Coffee Gets Cold, you will like this one I think.

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Caterina
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(I finally jumped on the #Bookly train!) This #audiobook was fun for us book-lovers, and the cover is 😍, but I would probably never reread it, nor was I wowed by it. As I'm getting back to reading for fun, and also going through a challenging time in my life, it was a comfortable audiobook to sink into while on airplanes or driving to my grandfather's funeral. A pick if you're in the mood for a cozy book-loving aesthetic/vibe 💕

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Texreader
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Our family finally got around to opening gifts for my birthday (last Friday) and husband‘s Father‘s Day. My mom @Doll8455 sewed all the table toppers (isn‘t she brilliant?), the fam got me the books and Dickens puzzle, my in-laws in England gave me the necklace, and I gave myself the bee puzzle. It was a gorgeous birthday and I couldn‘t wait to share it with you all! PS I just realized I can read the books for #Japan #foodandlit!

LiteraryinLawrence Aww, so glad you enjoyed your special day! 7mo
Texreader @LiteraryinLawrence Thank you! It‘s so awesome that the family knows me well enough to get me books and puzzles! 7mo
Catsandbooks Love the cat books!! 🐱❤️ 7mo
Texreader @Catsandbooks Right!?! 😁❤️🐈‍⬛ 7mo
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RealLifeReading
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First day of summer break (yes last day of school was weirdly a Monday). And it‘s a nice day for a swim and a read by the pool!

Leag01 It looks like a relaxing afternoon! Hope you enjoyed it! 8mo
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Pogue
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This gave me Phantom Tollbooth vibes.

Skeeterisme @Pogue My Mom just mentioned this book to me. Now I really have to go read it! 8mo
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DinoMom
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First read for May. It was a nice read and made me think about books in new ways. The only thing is I wanted to know more about the cat. Thanks @Yuki_Onna for including this in my swap package.

This also fits the #roaringwolf prompt #1 - Animal. For a book that has an animal the appears regularly. @Roary47 @Littlewolf1

Roary47 Whew sorry it‘s been a few weeks since I‘ve been able to be on. This looks super cute! 🥰💛 9mo
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Johanna414
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This read like a modern fairytale about the power of books. I wasn't completely blown away by it, but it was a fun story.

SayersLover It definitely gets points for an interesting cover! @Johanna414 9mo
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DinoMom
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Thank you so much @Yuki_Onna !!!!! I love it all so much. My son already ran off with the gummies and my mother stole a package of the other ones. The caramels are sooooo good! I am going to hide those from my family! Lol. Love the book choices and am so excited to read them! You spoiled me! Thank you so much!
#litsylovesanimalsswap
@ShelleyBooksie

Yuki_Onna I'm so happy you like everything, Sharon! 💝
Enjoy (and your family, too, - but yes, save your faves from them 😆)!!!
9mo
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Johanna414
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Cats and books- two of my favorite things... this is bound to be great, right?

I picked up this and 2 other books when I took the kids to the library this morning, despite sternly reminding myself of the stack of books I already have at home and promising myself that I wouldn't check any out... Oops!

SpookyDonut This is on my TBR! My friend read this and absolutely loved it! 9mo
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Bevita
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Maybe it was the wrong time, but I couldn‘t get into it. A talking cat, an orphaned boy, “saving” the books. Bailed.

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EatSleepRead
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Simple fantasy tale about a talking cat and a boy that works in a second-hand bookstore.
"Books have souls," repeated the cat softly."A cherished book will always have a soul. It will come to its reader's aid in times of crisis".

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pagesthatpurr
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I love anime and this book is like an anime in print. How the characters are described were so vivid. It transported me in a world I can 100% relate. Cats, books, bookshop, fiction, youth, losing a loved one..

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aperfectmjk
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Yes, it's as good as you think. This is a fantasy book I can stand behind! This appeals to any book lover!

#bookspinbingo @TheAromaofBooks

Dilara I love the cover! 11mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 11mo
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bookish_wookish
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Of course when i went to grab my library holds that came in on saturday, i snooped around the shelves and grabbed this one. It looks pretty interesting!

GondorGirl I love the cover! 11mo
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xicanti
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My sleepy, cat-loving dog helped me start this cat-focused book early this morning. I got a really good vibe off the opening.

BkClubCare Woot! 11mo
aperfectmjk I'll be reading this book next. My hold just became available. 11mo
xicanti @BkClubCare @aperfectmjk it‘s really good so far! One of those books that gives you space to consider your relationship with the written word. 11mo
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sailu112
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This is an interesting fantasy. But gets a little preachy in between. I liked how a cat drove the story.

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erzascarletbookgasm
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This book is whimsical. It reminds us why we read, and the power of reading. It‘s also a nice story about the young protagonist‘s coming to terms with grief, and finding courage and friendship in his life. An enjoyable light fantasy read, maybe aimed at younger adult readers. I only wished the references made were not entirely from the ‘western canon‘.

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Branwen
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"Books teach us how to care about others." ❤?❤

I absolutely love this book so far! Such a short, surreal little story about a reclusive young Japanese man, a very special cat and books that need rescuing! Chaplin is jealous that HE is not on the cover! ? #catsoflitsy #littenkitten #chaplin

RaeLovesToRead Aww, Chaplin! ❤ 13mo
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Lauren.Archer
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Let me preface that I absolutely hate magical realism, with the exception of when a Japanese author writes them. For people who love books (which I assume is anyone reading this), this will charm the pants off of you.

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Lauren.Archer
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Let me preface that I absolutely hate magical realism, with the exception of when a Japanese author writes them. For people who love books (which I assume is anyone reading this), this will charm the pants off of you.

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Oryx
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I always wanted a lap dog

TrishB Aww 🐶 13mo
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Oryx
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Merry Christmas from Daisy and my Christmas books

Cathythoughts Happy Christmas to you ! ❤️ Daisy 13mo
Butterfinger Merry Christmas!! 13mo
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TrishB Happy Christmas 🎄 13mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Merry Christmas to you and Daisy!! 💚🎄❤️ 13mo
Reggie Can you please tell Daisy to dial down the adorableness? Lol Merry Christmas! 13mo
Liz_M Merry Christmas 🕯️🌲🕯️ 13mo
erzascarletbookgasm Merry Christmas to you and Daisy! 🎄 🐾 13mo
AmyG Merry Christmas 🎁🎄 13mo
Bookzombie Merry Christmas!🎄 13mo
CarolynM Merry Christmas 🎄💕 13mo
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JoyBlue
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keys_on_fire Interesting artwork! 13mo
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Cute fantasy story about books and reading. Relevant to the current reading trends. A high school kid and talking cat rescuing books may sound weird but story is much more deeper, with a good message. And who doesn‘t love combination of books, cat and adventure! 4.5🌟 #wintergames2021 #impulseread #teamgamesleighers #anywayyoureadathon #littenlisten #averymerryreadathon 5hrs +11 points

TheSpineView Sounds good!👍📖📚 14mo
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rachelsbrittain
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A cute story about the power of books. In the wake of his grandfather's death, homebody Rintaro will soon have to leave their beloved used bookstore behind to live with a distant aunt. But then a tabby cat shows up requesting his help to rescue some books, whisking him off on a series of adventures that help him open back up to the world. A fun read for book-lovers.

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rachelsbrittain
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Finally Friday!

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rachelsbrittain
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"First things first, Grandpa's gone."

#FirstLineFriday @ShyBookOwl

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julesG
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TheBookHippie So so lovely!!! 1y
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scripturient
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Reading Littens in their natural habitat. #gladstonerds #gladstoneslibrary #readingretreat

rockpools Perfect! How‘s the book? 1y
Chrissyreadit ❤️ 1y
tpixie I love this get together! Littens in the wild! 13mo
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jenniferw88
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Right, I THINK this is my stack for the #readingretreat! Not pictured is whichever book I'm currently reading that I haven't finished yet (I've got 2 on the go!)

Top left is my Kindle, plus I have Audible on my phone IF I run out of reading material! 😂😂😂

@TrishB @julesG @squirrelbrain @scripturient @Leniverse @Oryx @CGainor3

julesG There's a nice Waterstones in Chester, should you need to stock up on the way. 1y
scripturient The cat book is on my shopping list for Chester. ❤️ 1y
jenniferw88 @scripturient 😊 I have a signed edition 😍 (pre-ordered it!) 1y
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jenniferw88 @julesG 😂😂😂 1y
squirrelbrain 😁👍 Looks like a good pile! 1y
TrishB Looking good 👍🏻 I have a really bad work week so am saving the delights of picking until Thursday night! 1y
BarbaraBB Arabia is so good! Wishing you a fantastic weekend with those other great ladies!! 1y
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