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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

Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling
Ross King
Progress: 64 %
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: 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).