Wednesday, April 17, 2024

The Book of 5 Mews by M.G. Rorai - Blog Tour & Book Review


A heartwarming story about cats, cheese, Catness, cat-tastrophies, and why cats are basically running your life. Did I mention cats?


Title: The Book of 5 Meows

Author: M.G. Rorai

Publication Date: February 8, 2024

Pages: 134

Genre: Cats/Pets 

Shhhh – don’t tell the humans. This is a cat’s guide to world domination; learn how to win hearts and get cheese with your kitty charm.

Meet Marble, a cat on a mission to rule the world with cuteness and get cheese. Marble is not your ordinary cat. She is a philosopher, a strategist, and a master of Catness. She knows the secrets to manipulate humans and get what she wants. Thus, Catness wisdom and insights are littered throughout this hilarious and insightful book, written mostly from a feline point of view (as the way it should be).

But Marble’s plan is not without challenges. She must win over a dog-loving human and keep up an endless supply of Colby-Jack cheese.

The Book of 5 Mews is a book for cat lovers, dog lovers, and anyone who enjoys a good laugh mixed in with a heartwarming story. It is a book that celebrates the bond between humans and animals, and the power of love and healing. It is a book that will make you rethink your relationship with your cat, and maybe even inspire you to join a quest for world domination. Not that you’d be welcome, unless you’re a feline.

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Book Excerpt:


I have spent many lives training in the Way of Catness; Humans might liken the Way to strategy. It is a gifted set of guidelines most felines stumble across during at least one of their nine lives—and, subsequently, become obsessed with mastering. Catness is water to the soul, yoga for the mind, and grooming for the world. 

Yet there will always be trials mixed with reward. Peaks and valleys merge to create the landscape—Catness is the pathway for past friends becoming feral; love becoming loss; treat bowls becoming empty. The Way of Catness is like a Cat’s mew: it can be the loveliest sound or the sharpest shriek, when needed.

There are different thoughts on Catness, but I live to no particular paw path; my prints are my own, defined by my experiences. True, I have taken some from other paths, as have most cats, though at the core each cat’s walk, their Catness, is defined by self, circumstances, and survival. But it can be shredded down to Five Mews: Paw, Slink, Roar, Tail, and Clarity. 

I will explain Catness in writing for the first time. 

Harper’s Commentary: Day 0

It’s hard starting over. New job, new town, new perspectives. So hard. Isolating. My plants are only so much company, and at the urging of text messages from family I decided to seek out volunteer work. 

My new career in technology blessed me with all the people drain I needed, so I went with the animal persuasion. I’m a dog person at heart. Grew up with mostly dogs and some cats but had more connection with the canines. Plus, the last feline I had contact with was my cousin’s girlfriend’s cat who pissed in the same corner all the time, despite having three litter boxes. 

So yeah, dogs were better. Cats okay. 

Wispy Paws seemed like a good fit…

If you're looking for some insight into what makes your cat tick, this is the book for you!

Following a personal tragedy, Harper is starting a new life in a new town. With only her plants for company she decides to volunteer at the animal shelter. She considers herself a dog person, but on her very first day she ends up bringing home a foster cat she names Marble. As Marble beings wrapping her new human around her paw, she teaches readers about Catness - the methods cats use in their quest for world domination, or at least domination over their own little world.

Cat slaves are sure to recognize all the tricks Marble has in her arsenal, and have likely even witnessed them firsthand! This book is adorable, funny, and heartwarming. I can't think of a more purrfect Mother's Day gift for the cat mom in your life! 

About the Author

M.G. Rorai enjoys hanging with her cats and annoying her husband.

Author Links  Website | Facebook | Instagram


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Lynn and Precious said...

Mudpie, cats should rule the world and we would live in a happier safer place. This looks like a great book and we thank you for telling us about it.

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Mudpie, that sounds like a hilarious but truthful kitty book!
Mariette + Kitties

Brian's Home Blog said...

Very cool book and a fun review sweet Mudpie!

pilch92 said...

Nice review. That looks like a good book.

meowmeowmans said...

Thanks for sharing about this book, Mudpie and Mom Melissa. It sounds really good!

messymimi said...

Wow, this one sounds like fun for me and my Sweetie, who spoils our cats rotten because he "thinks" they "need" whatever it is.