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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

Earworms: 1964

It's 1964, and the British are coming.  America seems thrilled.


Big hits in 1964: All Day and All of the Night (The Kinks), As Tears Go By (Marianne Faithfull), Dancing in the Street (Martha and the Vandellas), Ferry Cross the Mersey (Gary and the Pacemakers), Gloria (Them), Hello Dolly! (Louis Armstrong), I Get Around (The Beach Boys), I'm Into Something Good (Herman's Hermits), My Guy (Mary Wells), The Way You Do the Things You Do (The Temptations), Pretty Woman (Roy Orbison), and You Really Got Me (The Kinks).


It was, of course, a massive year for the Beatles, but the Supremes had a very good year as well.