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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

May Roundup

The Rhetoric of Death - Judith Rock Leaving Everything Most Loved - Jacqueline Winspear The Black Hand - Will Thomas The Hellfire Conspiracy - Will Thomas The Limehouse Text - Will Thomas The Alchemist's Daughter - Mary Lawrence

May 2015: a month in which all the books I finished were historical mysteries!  (I am reading other things, just haven't finished them yet.)


The best: The Rhetoric of Death, by Judith Rock.  Jesuits and ballet and the court of Louis XIV and, of course, murder.


The least: The Alchemist's Daughter, by Mary Lawrence.  A "warts and all" Tudor, set in 1543 London and environs.  Just OK - it might well be more someone else's taste than mine.