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SusannaG - Confessions of a Crazy Cat Lady

Just another GR refugee.  Other than that, I had a stroke in 2004, and read almost anything I can get my hands on, though I have a particular weakness for history, mystery, and historical fiction.

Currently reading

Trio for Blunt Instruments
Rex Stout
Progress: 20 %
A Rare Benedictine: The Advent of Brother Cadfael
Ellis Peters
The Hanover Square Affair
Ashley Gardner
Progress: 10 %
Medieval Tastes: Food, Cooking, and the Table (Arts and Traditions of the Table: Perspectives on Culinary History)
Beth Archer Brombert, Massimo Montanari
Progress: 10 %
Scars of Independence: America's Violent Birth
Holger Hoock
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
Yuval Noah Harari Dr
Progress: 9 %
Elizabeth: The Forgotten Years
John Guy
Progress: 20/512 pages
Lady Cop Makes Trouble
Amy Stewart
The Hundred Years War, Volume 1: Trial by Battle
Jonathan Sumption
Progress: 166/586 pages
King Solomon's Mines
H. Rider Haggard
Progress: 4 %

October Book a Day #3: Favorite Books from Cheltenham Authors

The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood Wolf Hall - Hilary Mantel The Fires of Vesuvius: Pompeii Lost and Found - Mary Beard

Because I couldn't pick just one.  (It was a bit tough from this side of the Atlantic finding out what authors were attending, but I think this is right.)


The Handmaid's Tale is a modern classic, as, I think, Mantel's Wolf Hall will be.  Mary Beard writes first-class non-fiction about the Romans, like her The Fires of Vesuvius: Pompeii Lost and Found.