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SusannaG

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

June Roundup

The Eloquence of Blood - Judith Rock Sabriel - Garth Nix A Darker Shade of Magic - V.E. Schwab Naked in Death - J.D. Robb Blameless - Gail Carriger At Bertram's Hotel - Agatha Christie The Awakening of Miss Prim: A Novel - Natalia Sanmartin Fenollera Murder by the Book - Susanna Gregory April Lady - Georgette Heyer

Best read: The Eloquence of Blood, by Judith Rock.  Another murder mystery featuring Jesuits and ballet, set in the Paris of Louis XIV. 

 

Right under that: Sabriel, by Garth Nix, and A Darker Shade of Magic, by V.E. Schwab, both fantasy titles with unusual magic systems and good world-building.

 

Weirdest: The Awakening of Miss Prim, by Natalia Sanmartin Fenollera.

 

Worst: April Lady, by Georgette Heyer, which I'm tempted to down-grade to 2.5 stars, for the gratuitous anti-semitism.  (Are any money-lenders in Regency London, per Ms. Heyer, not Jews?  Are any of them decent people?)