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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

To Kingdom Come

To Kingdom Come - Will Thomas

Another fun read, featuring guest appearances from Charles Parnell and William Butler Yeats.  This time our private detectives personal enquiry agents, Barker and Llewellyn, are on the track of Irish radicals, out to bomb the British royal family (and most of London) "to kingdom come."


This involves Barker impersonating an irascible German bomb expert, and Llewellyn his Welsh anarchist assistant bomb-maker-in-training.


Like I said, another fun read.


(Btw, the bombing of Scotland Yard, and of the Rising Sun pub across the street, by the Irish Republican Brotherhood, or Fenians - actually happened on May 30, 1884.)