Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Guest Post: Cat From Beyond Books

I don't really recall how I stumbled upon Kristi's blog, but I know that aesthetically it drew me in and I would find a TON of book recommendations through her. Her About Me page had that cartoon image of her and her dog, and well, I fell for the dog. When Xander had dental surgery a few years ago that is when I started reading Kristi's blog on a regular basis. As a dog person myself I was very concerned as was my husband. I made a little Get Well Soon blog post from my dogs to hers and we started chatting more regularly.

Kristi wasn't someone I would email on a regular basis but I would comment on posts and I truly enjoyed the few chats we had and her sense of humour and of course, we traded dog stories.

When I was planning my trip to BEA I suddenly found myself in need of a roommate and I had mentioned I probably couldn't go without one. I was lucky enough to not only finally meet Kristi in person at BEA 2010 but to also share a hotel room with her (and Erica from The Book Cellar). I couldn't have asked for more like-minded roommates! Kristi and I are eerily similar from our not liking crowded events to going to bed at a reasonable Granny-type time while all the Young People (*ahem*, Erica!) party it up until 11:00 p.m. *gasp!*

I am thankful for the internet because it has allowed me to meet someone I could easily consider one of the best friends I have had in my life - who lives very far away! We aren't on the phone or email to each other every day, but I consider Kristi a great friend and I always appreciate her humour, opinions and book rec's.

Of course if I were to be completely 100% honest with everyone - I really only like Kristi for her dog.

                              --Cat from Beyond Books


  1. I'm also the granny type-early to bed as they say!

  2. I like to get to bed early too, lol. It was so fun meeting both you and Kristi at BEA. Loved your post, Cat!! :)

  3. awww Cat! I know you only like me for Xander but I so treasure our friendship. You are my personal sunshine. thank you! miss you!

  4. This is such a lovely post hehe :) it's nice to see how bloggers create great friendships :)