Catherine Cheek

Catherine "Kater" Cheek is a writer and artist.

Most commented posts

  1. “Emily’s Fifth Birthday” and “Alternative Medicine” — 16 comments
  2. Seeing Things, Part 1: The Big Idea — 10 comments
  3. Seeing Things, Part 8: First cover mockups — 10 comments
  4. Seeing Things, Part 11: paper books and cover design fallout — 9 comments
  5. First Stained Glass Panel — 8 comments

Author's posts

Jun 17

(No title)

Never Split the Difference: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It by Chris Voss While not exactly a memoir, this book has been peppered with enough anecdotes and case studies to make it more engaging than a typical business how-to guide. Voss talks about his experience as a hostage negotiator for the FBI, and …

Continue reading

May 31

Book Review: One Plus One

One Plus One by Jojo Moyes This book is exactly what I was hoping for from a Jojo Moyes novel: emotionally poignant, heart warming and heartbreaking by turns, with relatable, believable characters. It is, at its heart, a romance novel. Jess, the female protagonist, is kind of manic, the sort of woman who seems to …

Continue reading

May 31

Book Review: Spoonbenders

Spoonbenders by Daryl Gregory I got this book as an audiobook from audible and very much enjoyed it. The narrator had a very pleasant voice and he didn’t do falsettos for the women. A couple of the characters had thick Chicago accents while the others were more neutral. You could say this story is a …

Continue reading

May 31

Book Review: Tess of the Road

Tess of the Road by Rachel Hartman As with so many things in life, the strength of this book is also its weakness. This coming-of-age story has deep philosophy from many angles: purity and shame, wholeness and individuality, mysticism and the quest for knowledge. It’s not just a story about a girl who runs away …

Continue reading

Apr 24

Book Review: Behind Her Eyes

Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough I had this book on my “to read” list forever and found a hardback at the local library. It seems like the kind of thing I’d just adore, promising twists and turns and deep schemes. I was expecting Girl on the Train, or even Gone Girl, or maybe the …

Continue reading