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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

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!