227 Following

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: 2 %
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 %

Earworms: 1968

The Beatles go to India, start work on The White Album, and begin to break up.  Hair opens on Broadway.  The Yardbirds dissolve, and Led Zeppelin rises from their ashes.


Big hits in 1968: Jumping Jack Flash (The Rolling Stones), What a Wonderful World (Louis Armstrong), (Sitting on) the Dock of the Bay (Otis Redding), Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing (Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell), All Along the Watchtower (Jimi Hendrix Experience), Bend Me Shape Me (The American Breed), Born to Be Wild (Steppenwolf), Build Me Up Buttercup (The Foundations), Chain of Fools (Aretha Franklin), Dance to the Music (Sly and the Family Stone), Harper Valley PTA (Jeanie C. Riley), Hello I Love You (The Doors), I'm Going To Make You Love Me (The Supremes and the Temptations), In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida (Iron Butterfly), Love Child (The Supremes), MacArthur Park (Richard Harris), Magic Bus (The Who), Midnight Confessions (The Grass Roots), Mighty Quinn (Manfred Mann), Mony Mony (Tommy James and the Shondells), Mrs. Robinson (Simon & Garfunkel), Piece of My Heart (Big Brother and Holding Company), Pictures of Matchstick Men (Status Quo), Say It Loud (I'm Black and I'm Proud) (James Brown), Son of a Preacher Man (Dusty Springfield), Sunshine of Your Love (Cream), Suzie Q (CCR), Valleri (The Monkees), The Weight (The Band), White Room (Cream), and You Ain't Goin' Nowhere (The Byrds).


Beatles hits: Hello Goodbye, Hey Jude, Lady Madonna, and Revolution.