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Quiz: Which Literary Cat Are You?

Liberty Hardy

Senior Contributing Editor

Liberty Hardy is an unrepentant velocireader, writer, bitey mad lady, and tattoo canvas. Turn-ons include books, books and books. Her favorite exclamation is “Holy cats!” Liberty reads more than should be legal, sleeps very little, frequently writes on her belly with Sharpie markers, and when she dies, she’s leaving her body to library science. Until then, she lives with her three cats, Millay, Farrokh, and Zevon, in Maine. She is also right behind you. Just kidding! She’s too busy reading. Twitter: @MissLiberty

This literary cat quiz is sponsored by Hanover Square Press and THE SECRET LANGUAGE OF CATS: How to Understand Your Cat for a Better, Happier Relationship by Susanne Schötz. Crack the cat code today!

The leading authority on the science of feline communication explains how you can understand what your cat is trying to tell you — and how you can talk back — for fans of The Lion in the Living Room and The Inner Life of Animals. Have you ever wondered what your cat is saying? Cat sounds have a purpose, and they can carry important messages, whether for us or other cats. In The Secret Language of Cats, Schötz offers a crash course in cat phonetics.


Let’s face it, cats and books go together like peanut butter and jelly, like Tango and Cash, like yin and yang. And when a book features a cat? Even better! And like people, literary cats have many temperaments. Take this quiz to find out which literary cat you align with. You may or may not get a purrfect match. But as a wise animated cat once sang, “Everybody wants to be a cat. Because a cat’s the only cat who knows where it’s at.”