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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

August Roundup

Year of Wonders - Geraldine Brooks A Plague of Lies - Judith Rock Death Ex Machina (An Athenian Mystery) - Gary Corby A Duty to the Dead - Charles Todd The Red Book of Primrose House: A Potting Shed Mystery - Marty Wingate Sacred Treason - James Forrester

Despite a nasty book slump the last week or so, I managed six books this month, half of them 4 stars.


Best reads: Year of Wonders, by Geraldine Brooks (despite the bizarre epilogue), A Plague of Lies, by Judith Rock, and Death ex Machina, by Gary Corby.


No worst read, as nothing under 3 stars.  But Sacred Treason, by "James Forrester" (Ian Mortimer), was a slight disappointment - a rare case of a historical mystery where my problem, for once, was most definitely not on the historical side, which was done well, but with the plot/mystery element, which was too convoluted.


For September, I hope my book slump disappears!