<strong>What do Charles Bukowski, Joyce Carol Oates, and Edgar Allan Poe have in common?</strong> They love cats. Writers and cats go together like salt and pepper, and here are 16 of our favorite pairs.
"The written word, obviously, is very inward, and when we're reading, we're thinking. It's a sort of spiritual, meditative activity. When we're looking at visual objects, I think our eyes are obviously directed outward, so there's not as much reflective time. And it's the reflectiveness and the spiritual inwardness about reading that appeals to me." Joyce Carol Oates on the Intimate Joy of Reading