When I was younger, I used to read Catwings and Catwings Return all the time. The library had both books, and I think they spent more time at my house than on the library's shelf. Eventually, I found a copy of both of them for myself. There are two other books in the series, but the library doesn't have those two; I finally got myself a copy of both of them, so I decided to first reread Catwings and Catwings Return before reading the new two.
Catwings is the story of Mrs. Jane Tabby's four remarkable kittens. Thelma, Roger, Harriet and James were all born with wings. Living under a dumpster in an alley, their mother knows the city is no place for flying cats; she urges them to use their wings to leave the city. The four cats make their way into the forest, where they learn to survive the new dangers there.
Catwings Return continues the story of the four flying tabbies. Living happily in their new home, James and Harriet decide they want to visit their mother. And so they fly back to the city, looking for their alley home. They find it, but the dumpster and their mother is gone. All that's left is a starving black kitten with wings! The kitten is in an old building that is soon to be demolished. It's up to James and Harriet to save her and help her find her mother.
Both books are really cute. I've always loved them, and rereading them was a real trip down memory lane. Now I'm really excited to read the two new books!
*As of September 24/15, I am not taking any more requests from authors to read their books. I currently have too many books to read. I'll update this if/when that changes.*
I currently have 164 fiction books just sitting in my room to read (although that doesn't stop me from randomly picking books up at work or buying them on Kindle!). I've been keeping track of them on a paper list for years. This blog shares what I read as I attempt to get "the List" down to a more manageable number.
If you'd like to know what books are on the List, check out my Goodreads shelf devoted to them - it's my physical list digitized! I've also got a shelf for every book I've reviewed here on this blog.
Not everything I review here is actually on the List. Some books come from the library, some books are nonfiction (which are not included on the List), some books are on my Kindle (which have never been included on the List), and some books are given to me by friends and family.
Note: as of April 12/14, I am not going to add the *spoiler* warning I used to when I'm giving away details of books. I want to talk about the books I've read in whatever detail I'd like. So if you haven't read a book I'm reviewing, you might not want to read the review.