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SusannaG

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

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 Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New World
Andrea Wulf
Progress: 12 %
The Hundred Years War, Volume 1: Trial by Battle
Jonathan Sumption
Progress: 166/586 pages
King Solomon's Mines
H. Rider Haggard
Progress: 4 %
Queen's Gambit: A Novel
Elizabeth Fremantle
Progress: 22 %
1913: The Eve of War
Paul Ham
Progress: 20 %
The William Shakespeare Detective Agency: The Dark Lady (The William Shakespeare Detective Agency Book 2)
Colin Falconer
Progress: 15 %

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).