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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


Blameless - Gail Carriger

This is the third volume in a steampunk series about Alexia Tarrabotti, aka Lady Maccon, who is soulless, or a preternatural.  In this one her husband, Lord Maccon, a werewolf, has kicked her out because she's pregnant and he refuses to believe it's his, her dreadful family has betrayed her to Fleet Street gossip mongers, and London's vampires are trying to kill her via mechanical ladybug attacks.


Then she decamps to Italy, and the Templars are after her.


All in all, reasonably amusing, assuming one has read the earlier volumes.  (I suspect it would make little sense if one had not; there are many references made to earlier events.)