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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 Dr
Progress: 9 %
Elizabeth: The Forgotten Years
John Guy
Progress: 20/512 pages

Earworms: 1978

It is 1978.


The biggest movie of the year is a musical: Grease, starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John.  It will rule not only the school, but the pop charts (and fashion, as women's skirt lengths plunge).  On the other hand, the movie Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, starring the Bee Gees, is a colossal flop with both critics and audiences.  A musical evening of note on Saturday Night Live: The Blues Brothers debut, and Steve Martin pays homage to "King Tut."  (Funky Tut.)  Keith Moon dies.  Duran Duran and the Go-Gos form. 


Big Hits: YMCA (The Village People), Night Fever (The Bee Gees), Stayin' Alive (The Bee Gees), With a Little Luck (Paul McCartney & Wings), You're the One that I Want (John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John), Shadow Dancing (Andy Gibb), Miss You (The Rolling Stones), Three Times a Lady (The Commodores), Grease (Franki Valli), Boogie Oogie Oogie (A Taste of Honey), Kiss You All Over (Exile), MacArthur Park (Donna Summer), You Don't Bring Me Flowers (Barbra Streisand and Neil Diamond), Le Freak (Chic), Copacabana (Barry Manilow), FM (No Static At All) (Steely Dan), Here You Come Again (Dolly Parton), Hot Blooded (Foreigner), I Love the Nightlife (Alicia Bridges), Just the Way You Are (Billy Joel), Last Dance (Donna Summer), Take a Chance On Me (ABBA), Who Are You (The Who), and You Belong to Me (Carly Simon).