According to JL Bell, Rowling could have written it a bit better. He has a gripe with this passage
The room was just as messy as it had been all week; the only change was that Hermione was now sitting in the far corner, her fluffy ginger cat, Crookshanks, at her feet, sorting books, some of which Harry recognized as his own, into two enormous piles.Bell is correct in surmising that this passage suggests that the cat was sorting books. His edit, cutting down a few words, is
The room was no cleaner than before. But now Hermione was sitting in the far corner with her fluffy ginger cat, Crookshanks, at her feet. She was sorting books, some of which Harry recognized as his own, into two enormous piles.My suggestion would be
Having endured a messy room for the past week, Hermione sat in the far corner with her cat Crookshanks by her feet, and proceeded to sort the books, some of which Harry noticed were his, into two big piles.And I've cut out an entire line.
I had half a busy day today. After grocery shopping for some supplies, I started cleaning the house and tidying up a bit.
In the afternoon, Devi came over to visit, after returning from a trip to UK and Italy. She brought me back some Marmite.
In the evening, Rob came over for dinner (marinated roast pork belly and chops, with roast potatoes and blanched brussel sprouts and broccoli). After dinner, we went to the nearby club to watch the football game on TV.