I bought this book pretty soon after reading Kristilyn’s recommendation. When I got the chance to read it, I have to say, I was surprised and intrigueI bought this book pretty soon after reading Kristilyn’s recommendation. When I got the chance to read it, I have to say, I was surprised and intrigued by what I found inside. It was not what I expected, but I found myself thoroughly curious and giggling at many of the passages. While I don’t think I loved it as much as Kristilyn, I did really enjoy it. I could relate to some of the dilemmas, and was fascinated by some of the methods the narrator chose to sort through his thoughts, feelings, and situations. It’s a little like a quarter-life crisis, and I could understand his frustrations. The simplicity of it all was very well done and enjoyable to read....more
Confession: my husband and I are Pusheen fans. We have been known to giggle at many a Pusheen gif, compare Pusheen to our own cat, and even buy a PushConfession: my husband and I are Pusheen fans. We have been known to giggle at many a Pusheen gif, compare Pusheen to our own cat, and even buy a Pusheen t-shirt or two. So naturally, when I saw this book available on NetGalley, I clicked the Request button with such enthusiasm that my tendonitis flared up. (Thanks again to Simon & Schuster for galley approval -- you made my day!)
The Content I'm not sure what I was expecting when I started reading through the book, but I was a bit surprised to see that it was basically the Pusheen blog collected into chapters and put into book form. (And, sadly, without the gifs because we don't like in Harry Potter's world.)
For the most part, things were well organized, and the chapters and sections made sense. A few times, though, there seemed to be just random images thrown in at the end of a section. Most pages consisted of one or two drawings, and the various Pusheen Guides (cat etiquette, being fancy, etc.) were spread out over multiple pages.
While most of the content seemed familiar, apparently a portion of it was never-before-seen material, which was a nice surprise. Even so, the book felt a somewhat lacking and I was hoping for a bit more substance (but, perhaps, what can one expect from a cat?).
The Format As an e-galley, this book was somewhat problematic. At first, I was reading it with the Kindle app on my phone, because I wanted to see it in color. But the book was clearly not formatted for Kindle viewing, and the images (which were basically the whole page) only took up about 40% of my screen. Viewing this on my Kindle wasn't as fun, either. The images were still not proportioned well for the screen, and since I have the cheapest Kindle, that meant viewing it all in black and white.
Finally, I opted to view it using Adobe Digital Editions on my computer. I was able to view it more like a regular book, seeing two pages side-by-side, which was nice. The quality, however, was on the low side, and I felt myself getting frustrated because I could see most of the images in much higher quality on the Pusheen website. This was obviously not the finished ebook, however, because the bleed and crop marks were clearly visible along the edges.
Final Thoughts I'm not sure how different the finished ebook looks, but either way, I'd recommend picking up the print version of this one. It's a very quick read, but it's cute and fun and full of that Pusheen charm. A great addition to any cat-lover's coffee table....more