In the early days before the Internet, people had to spend time with cats or read about cats in books. Even though cat videos have taken over the Internet, some people still enjoy books about cats.

T.S. Eliot wrote Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, which is the basis for the musical “Cats”. Another interesting novel about cats is Mikhail Bulgakov’s “The Master and Margarita”, which tells the tale of a mysterious magician (who is really the Devil in disguise) who arrives in 1930s Moscow with an entourage including Behemoth, a large demonic black cat, as big as a hog, who has the ability to speak play chess, drink vodka, and shoot his mouth off in a witheringly sarcastic way.

So the next time you want something different besides another cat video on YouTube, spend a little time reading a book about cats.

To find some good books about cats, click here.