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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

Ice Ghosts: The Epic Hunt for the Lost Franklin Expedition
Paul Watson
Progress: 6 %
I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life
Ed Yong
Progress: 40 %
Wizard's First Rule
Terry Goodkind
Progress: 49 %
Thomas Cromwell: The Untold Story of Henry VIII's Most Faithful Servant
Tracy Borman
Progress: 14 %
Storm in a Teacup: The Physics of Everyday Life
Helen Czerski
Progress: 20 %
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
Progress: 9 %
Elizabeth: The Forgotten Years
John Guy
Progress: 20/512 pages

October Book a Day #5: Inspired by the Movies

Past Imperfect: History According to the Movies (Henry Holt Reference Book) - Mark C. Carnes, David Rubel, Ted Mico, John Miller-Monzon

This is experts in their field - mostly history - taking on movies that take on history.  The movies get mixed grades.


Highlights for me include Steven Jay Gould on Jurassic Park, the review of Last of the Mohicans (complete with Soap Opera Digest-style plot summary), and the review that concludes with the thought that all movies about Wyatt Earp are historically incorrect (so watch the John Ford movie, because it's a stone cold classic).