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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: 1966

The Beatles, as John Lennon explains to The Evening Standard, "are bigger than Jesus."  NBC knows this, and creates their own band, The Monkees.


Big hits in 1966:  Good Vibrations (The Beach Boys), Strangers in the Night (Frank Sinatra), Uptight (Everything's Alright) (Stevie Wonder), These Boots Are Made For Walking (Nancy Sinatra), Ballad of the Green Berets (Sgt. Barry Sadler), (You're My) Soul and Inspiration (The Righteous Brothers), Monday Monday (The Mamas and the Papas), When a Man Loves a Woman (Percy Sledge), Paint It Black (The Rolling Stones), I am a Rock (Simon & Garfunkel), Red Rubber Ball (Cyrcle), You Don't Have To Say You Love Me (Dusty Springfield), Wild Thing (The Troggs), Along Comes Mary (The Association), Summer in the City (The Lovin' Spoonful), Sunshine Superman (Donovan), You Can't Hurry Love (The Supremes), Bus Stop (The Hollies), 96 Tears (? and the Mysterians), I'm a Believer (The Monkees), and Last Train to Clarksville (The Monkees).


Beatles hits: Yellow Submarine, Eleanor Rigby, Paperback Writer, Rain, and Nowhere Man.