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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 Dr
Progress: 9 %
Elizabeth: The Forgotten Years
John Guy
Progress: 20/512 pages

Earworms: 1996

It is 1996.


Lisa-Marie Presley files for divorce from Michael Jackson.  Pop-Up Videos debut on VH1.  The Jamaican military opens fire on Jimmy Buffet's seaplane (other passengers include Bono and record executives), mistaking it for that of drug smugglers.  Madonna gets death threats from Argentinians appalled that she has been cast as Evita Peron.  Rent opens on Broadway.  Garth Brooks refuses to accept an American Music Award for "Favorite Overall Artist," saying that Hootie and the Blowfish deserved it more.  Rob Pilatus of Milli Vanilli is conked over the head with a baseball bat by the owner of a car he was trying to steal.  The Sex Pistols go on a reunion tour - "Filthy Rotten Lucre."  MC Hammer files for bankruptcy.  A Los Angeles judge rules against Tommy Lee and Pamela Anderson in the case of a stolen sex tape.  Sammy Hagar leaves Van Halen, who make a surprise appearance with David Lee Roth at the MTV Music Video Awards.  But decide that Gary Cherone will be their new lead singer.  Slash officially leaves Guns N' Roses.  Take That split up.  Faith Hill marries Tim McGraw.  Coldplay forms.  Death of Tupac Shakur. 


Big Hits: One Sweet Day (Mariah Carey and Boyz 2 Men), Macarena (Los Del Rio), Because You Loved Me (Celine Dion), Tha Crossroads (Bone Thugs-N-Harmony), You're Makin' Me High (Toni Braxton), No Diggity (Blackstreet featuring Dr. Dre), Un-Break My Heart (Toni Braxton), Free As a Bird (The Beatles), Ironic (Alannis Morisette), Doin' It (LL Cool J), Give Me One Reason (Tracy Chapman), Until It Sleeps (Metallica), Theme from Mission: Impossible (Adam Clayton & Larry Mullin), Change the World (Eric Clapton), You Outta Know (Alannis Morisette), It's All Coming Back to Me Now (Celine Dion), Wannabe (The Spice Girls), I Finally Found Someone (Barbra Streisand & Bryan Adams), and I'm Only Happy When It Rains (Garbage).