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If Cats Disappeared from the World
If Cats Disappeared from the World: A Novel | Genki Kawamura
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The international phenomenon that has sold over a million copies in Japan, If Cats Disappeared from the World is a funny, heartwarming, and profound meditation on the meaning of life. The postmans days are numbered. Estranged from his family, living alone with only his cat Cabbage to keep him company, he was unprepared for the doctors diagnosis that he has only months to live. But before he can tackle his bucket list, the Devil appears to make him an offer: In exchange for making one thing in the world disappear, our narrator will get one extra day of life. And so begins a very bizarre week... With each object that disappears the postman reflects on the life hes lived, his joys and regrets, and the people hes loved and lost. Genki Kawamuras timeless tale is a moving story of loss and reconciliation, of one mans journey to discover what really matters most in life.
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sailu112
Mehso-so

I got this book after hearing that it's a philosophy of life. But I felt it was more of a sad book rather than pondering about the good things in life

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hes7
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“The young postman‘s days are numbered. Estranged from his family and living alone with only his cat, Cabbage, to keep him company, he was unprepared for the doctor‘s diagnosis that he has only months to live. But before he can tackle his bucket list, the devil shows up to make him an offer...”

+1 for #TeamSlaughter #Scarathlon #ChillingPhotoChallenge #BlackCat

(Also, for yesterday‘s #fallisbooked and tomorrow‘s #screamathonphotochallenge 😂)

OriginalCyn620 👌🏻🖤🐱 2mo
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AmyTheBookdragon
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Pickpick

I was walking through the bookshop, when I saw this book. It looked plain and simple so I picked it up and read the first page. I was immediately hooked, and read this book as soon as I got home I finished it in a day. This book is so deep and really makes you think about everything you've got. I thank this book so much for giving me a new perspective of life, honestly, it's so good. Plus being a cat lover I must say, I only cried once.
#Cats

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DebinHawaii
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I was intrigued by the description of this book so I grabbed it from the new books section at the library today.

Max 🐱says that he is not happy with his mom's choice & wants someone to report her to the ASPCA immediately for this blasphemy & emotional cruelty!🙀🙀🙀
#catsoflitsy 😽💙

mcipher Max!!! ♥️♥️ 4mo
vivastory 😂😂 4mo
Leftcoastzen 😂I‘m sure I‘d have to bring it in my house wrapped in brown paper so Crosby and Tom Tom couldn‘t see the title. 4mo
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MelissaSue81
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Panpan

This book was not what I was expecting at all. Once I realized the premise, I basically just skimmed through it til the end to see what happens (which is nothing surprising). Not for me!!

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JulietBoydAuthor
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Pickpick

Audio version. If you were given the chance to make a deal with the devil to extend your life by getting rid of things that didn't matter, what would you choose? An excellent, short book about facing up to death and what is important in the modern world.

BooknerdsLife I‘ve been wanting to read this book🙌🏼 6mo
JulietBoydAuthor @BooknerdsLife Hope you get around to it soon. 6mo
BooknerdsLife @JulietBoydAuthor Thank you 🤗💖 I hope my library get a copy soon too 6mo
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Ligaya
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“There‘s something just as inevitable as death. And that‘s life.”

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MaleficentBookDragon
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Thank you @MommyOfTwo for this #SFMBC package. I really wanted this book (and it seems to have come at just the right time 😿). I'm looking forward to trying the homemade cookies. Thank you.
@Avanders

MommyOfTwo Yay! I saw your post about your cat, I‘m so sorry. 7mo
MaleficentBookDragon @MommyOfTwo the cookies are really good. Thanks again! 6mo
MommyOfTwo You‘re welcome! (edited) 6mo
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suvata
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Pickpick

What do you do when you find out that you only have one week to live? Well, you make a deal with a devil named Aloha, of course. But, remember, “In order to gain something, you have to lose something.” 5-stars!

BookwormM Sounds intriguing 7mo
suvata @BookwormM I loved it and it was only about 150 pages long. 7mo
RealLifeReading Sounds interesting! 7mo
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suvata
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BennettBookworm We never want this to happen, @LiteraryinLititz ! 7mo
suvata @BennettBookworm Absolutely not! 7mo
rretzler 😿🙀 7mo
Darklunarose We can‘t ever let that happen! 7mo
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kspenmoll
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#catsoflitsy #libraryhaul

Any time I make a partial library return I leave with more books. No wonder my TBR has barely a dent in it.

Annl I did the same thing today! 7mo
Scochrane26 I currently have 5 books checked out of the library, only one was on my tbr list. 7mo
RiverKScottWrites I love the library — BookBub is the bain of my TBR pile tho 😂 7mo
readordierachel Every. Time. 😆 7mo
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Zelma
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Pickpick

I can‘t see this working as a movie but that won‘t stop me from taking a photo still from it. Om, I loved this book so much. A short, quiet meditation on death and life and what‘s important. Each item that the narrator gives up for another day to live is tied somehow to his life beyond convenience and to his memories. This each day become more of reflection and trip through his life in his mind. Just beautiful.

Rissreads ET phone home! 🤣 7mo
Zelma @Rissreads 😂👍 7mo
Dragon 😻 7mo
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The.Intentional.Reader
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Woweee wow wow! This book was so good. It‘s one of those ones that makes you really think and reevaluate. Very thoughtful and meditative for me. Plus Satan was in it and duly named “Aloha” for his dressing in Hawaiian shirts. Take time to read this small novel. You‘ll be glad you did.

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JulietteGF
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Mehso-so

I feel like it could have been so much better.
This was far from an emotional read for me, whereas it had the potential to be... And trust me, I'm not a heartless or blasé person.
Some parts I also found repetitive and superficial. The end was for me a little bit hurried: from I'm mad at my dad, and don't understand him a bit to all of a sudden I understand him.
So to sum up, it's a nice read if you don't expect much from it.