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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

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
Yuval Noah Harari Dr
Progress: 5 %
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 %
Cosmic Quest Cd (Bbc Audio)
Heather Couper
Firedrake's Eye
Patricia Finney
Progress: 15/249 pages

Earworms: 1977

It is 1977.


Elvis dies.  FTD florists reports that all records for the delivery of flowers are broken, by fans sending floral arrangements to Graceland.  The Sex Pistols go through three record companies in four months.  Studio 54 opens.  The continuing theme of "light planes bad" continues, as the plane carrying Lynyrd Skynyrd from Greenville, S.C, to Baton Rouge, crashes, killing or injuring most of the band.  (I live in Greenville, and I have friends who were at their last concert.)  Bing Crosby's last Christmas special features one of the oddest duets seen on television in the 70s: Bing Crosby and David Bowie.  Saturday Night Fever opens.  INXS and The Police form.  Fleetwood Mac releases Rumours


Big Hits: Hotel California (The Eagles), I Feel Love (Donna Summer), Tonight's the Night (Rod Stewart), Car Wash (Rose Royce), New Kid in Town (The Eagles), Rich Girl (Hall & Oates), Don't Leave Me This Way (Thelma Houston), Southern Nights (Glen Campbell), Sir Duke (Stevie Wonder), I'm Your Boogie Man (KC and the Sunshine Band), Dreams (Fleetwood Mac), I Just Want to be Your Everything (Andy Gibb), Star Wars Theme (Meco), You Light Up My Life (Debby Boone; the most popular song OF THE DECADE in the U.S.), How Deep Is Your Love (Bee Gees), Fly Like an Eagle (Steve Miller Band), Barracuda (Heart), Cold As Ice (Foreigner), Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue (Crystal Gayle), Don't Stop (Thinking About Tomorrow) (Fleetwood Mac), Easy (The Commodores), Feels Like the First Time (Foreigner), Give a Little Bit (Supertramp), Go Your Own Way (Fleetwood Mac), I Want You to Want Me (Cheap Trick), Jet Airliner (Steve Miller Band), Life in the Fast Lane (The Eagles), Margaritaville (Jimmy Buffett), Nobody Does it Better (Carly Simon), Walk this Way (Aerosmith), We Will Rock You/We are the Champions (Queen), and You Make Loving Fun (Fleetwood Mac).