Mini Review: Herding Cats by Sarah Andersen

herdingcatsHerding Cats by Sarah Andersen

My Rating: 4/5 TARDISes

Series: Sarah’s Scribbles #3

Date Published: March 27th, 2018

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

Pages: 108 pages

Source: Netgalley

Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Book Depository

Synopsis: Sarah valiantly struggles with waking up in the morning, being productive, and dealing with social situations.

Sarah’s Scribbles is the comic strip that follows her life, finding humor in living as an adulting introvert that is at times weird, awkward, and embarrassing. 


*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review*

This is the third installment in the Sarah’s Scribbles series of graphic novels and, like the first two, it is another hilarious and adorable book. She always creates such charming and relatable comics that are bound to make you laugh, especially if you see yourself in her work. Andersen’s endearing art and witty text combine to tell a story of the daily struggle to “adult” from the point of view of an introvert. And, as I definitely fall into this category, you can understand just how much I relate to her experiences.


These are always short, fast reads that unfailingly lift my spirits and put me in a better mood. Andersen makes us look at ourselves and our various quirks by opening up about her life and who she is. Never once have I had trouble connecting the topics she focuses on to my personal life experiences and behavior.


Apart from the hilarity of it all, it does serve another purpose in my opinion. While everything about this book is pretty light and fluffy, it still reminds you that you are not alone in this world—you are not alone in the way you feel. And it teaches the most important lesson of all—the best way to deal with the difficult things in our lives, and really any aspect in general, is to combat them with a great sense of humor.


4.0 TARDISes


The Disney Book Tag


I was tagged by Trisha over at The Bookgasm. Thank you so much, Trisha, for the tag! She has an awesome book blog, so make sure to stop by and check it out! 😀

The Little Mermaid – A character who is out of their element, a “fish out of water.”

40-ariel-the-little-mermaid-giant-wall-decaltheoceanattheendofthelaneThe narrator of The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

There is definitely an abundance of characters that could fit this description, particularly in YA literature these days. There are plenty of characters in dystopian situations or in the position of “the chosen one”, but I thought I would go for something a little different. The nameless narrator of The Ocean at the End of the Lane is pulled into a world that he is not at all familiar with: a world of magic, of the unexplainable. He is completely out of his element at first, and in an extremely unique way, in my opinion.

– A character who goes through a major transformation.

Cinderella_PhotothehungergamesKatniss from The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

This may be a bit of an obvious choice, but I had to choose her for this one. Katniss is one of my favorite literary characters, and is an amazing example of a strong female protagonist. Like many characters in trilogies and series, she changes a lot over the course of the novels. She is brave from the very start, but this truly becomes magnified as the stories progress, and she matures into a great leader.

Snow White
– A book with an eclectic cast of characters.

Snow_white_disneycinderCinder by Marissa Meyer

This was a tough one to decide on because I have read so many books filled with eclectic characters; that is something I totally love! However, I think I have to choose Cinder for this one, though any novel from The Lunar Chronicles could work here. This novel had a great group of wonderfully developed characters, with very interesting and vivid personalities.

Check out my full review here.

Sleeping Beauty
– A book that put you to sleep.

sleeping-beautyaddisonstoneThe Unfinished Life of Addison Stone by Adele Griffin

I read this book earlier this year and ended up being incredibly disappointed by it. It had a very interesting premise, but the story itself ended up being far different from what the synopsis led me to expect. To be honest, it felt sort of like reading a textbook or a transcript of an event (which may be a more appropriate comparison) than an actual novel. Overall, it just did not hold my attention.

Check out my full review here.

The Lion King
– A character who had something traumatic happen to them in childhood.

Lion-king-simba10694831A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

I have to agree with Trisha on this one and go with Conor from A Monster Calls. This book fits this description perfectly, as the entire story is focused on Conor dealing with said traumatic event. This is one of the most beautiful and heartbreaking novels I have ever read in my life, and is also one of my favorites of all time.

Beauty and The Beast
– A beast of a book (a big book) that you were intimidated by, but found the story to be beautiful.

Belle2janeeyreJane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

This novel is pretty large and was definitely on the intimidating side for me at first. However, I am so incredibly glad that I went ahead and read it because it turned out to be absolutely amazing! It is beautiful and romantic and one of my favorite stories ever. Plus Rochester is one of my favorite literary romantic interests (totally book boyfriend material!).

– A character who gets their wish granted, for better or for worse.

Aladdin_PosethelionthewitchandthewardrobeEdmund from The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis

I had a bit of trouble thinking up a character for this one. I don’t know why, because I’m sure I’ve read plenty of novels with this plot element in them; but I am completely blanking at the moment! The only character I could come up with was Edmund from The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. He is expecting one thing, something positive, but ends up getting a bit more than he’s bargained for in his dealings with the White Witch.

– A character who pretends to be something or someone they are not.

mulan4redqueenMare from Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

Mare fits this perfectly because that is essentially what she is doing throughout the entire novel. In Mare’s world, there are two types of people: super-powered people with silver blood (the upper class), and people with red blood and no superpowers (the lower class). Mare comes from the latter group, but after it is revealed publicly that she does in fact have powers, she is thrust into the world of the silvers, and forced to pretend to be one of them.

Toy Story
– A book with characters you wish would come to life.

29887poster.jpgtkamTo Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

To Kill a Mockingbird contains some of the most wonderful and iconic characters in literature. I would love almost any of these characters (the good guys, of course) to come to life, but I’d particularly love a real Atticus. Who wouldn’t want someone like that in their life? 🙂 *Side note: I have not yet read Go Set a Watchman, so I am referring to the true Atticus!

Disney Descendants
– Your favorite villain or morally ambiguous character.

Descendants_(Original_TV_Movie_Soundtrack)LokiLaufeysonLoki from Marvel Comics

I’m sure this is probably not going to come as much of a surprise to regular readers of my blog! Though I have found a lot of top-notch villains in novels and comics, Loki will most likely always remain my favorite. He is my favorite type of villain: one that is complicated, well rounded, and is not just completely evil all the time. He is a trickster, and you never know what he will do next or what side he is on. His character has so much depth; he is definitely not a cookie-cutter villain!

I Tag:

Heather @ The Sassy Book Geek

Ashleigh @ A Frolic Through Fiction

Kayla @ bookedsolid1989

Anna @ My Bookish Dream

Michelle @ Book Adventures

Paige @ Page by Paige

Imogene @ Amidst the Pages


The Versatile Blogger Award #1

I was nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award by the lovely Michelle over at Book Adventures. Thank you so much for the nomination, Michelle! 🙂 She is an absolutely fantastic book blogger, so be sure to head on over and check her blog out!


versatilebloggerawardThe Rules:

Show the award on your blog.

Thank the person that has nominated you.

Share 7 different facts about yourself.

Nominate a number of blogs of your choice.

Link your nominees and let them know they are nominated.


Random Facts About Me:

  1. I am a massive comic book/superhero/super villain fan. Specifically anything Marvel. I’m basically obsessed with all things Marvel.


  1. I am not a fan of audiobooks. I have only ever listened to a few, and I find that I can never concentrate on them enough to get the same amount out of the story as I do when I read it myself. It ends up making the experience less enjoyable for me.
  1. My top favorite movies of all time are Back to the Future, The Birdcage, To Kill a Mockingbird, Little Miss Sunshine, Rear Window, Rebecca, and The Lego Movie. And basically any Marvel movie…

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  1. I am a huge fan of MST3K, and I love getting together with friends and/or family and doing our own little version of it ourselves with bad movies we find!


  1. I have 10 piercings (and would like more 🙂 ), all on my ears: three on each lobe, double helix piercing on the left, single helix and rook piercings on the right.

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  1. I am extremely sensitive to loud noises (even though I am one…) and, for that reason, was too freaked out to see movies in the theater until I was eight years old. The first movie I ever saw in theaters was Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets!
  1. I absolutely love to dance, but I’m not particularly good at it. In fact, I think I’m a pretty awkward dancer…but hey, I have fun! 🙂


I Nominate:

The Orang-utan Librarian

Rachel @ (bargain)bookbliss

Shivalika @ Whimsy Journals

Sarah @ Sarah’s Bookshelf

Ava @ Bookishness and Tea

Kendra @ Reads and Treats