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

Earworms: 2000

It is 2000.


The Artist Formerly Known as Prince announces he's changed his name back to Prince.  Metallica files suit against Napster for copyright infringement.  28 U.S. states file suit against the major record labels, for price-fixing.  Santana wins eight Grammy Awards, tying a record set by Michael Jackson in 1984.  Sharon Osbourne quits as manager of Smashing Pumpkins after only three months, claiming it was for medical reasons: "Billy Corgan was making me sick."  *N Sync sets a first-week sales record of 2.4 million copies, for their new album No Strings Attached.  Jimmy Page successfully sues the magazine Ministry for libel - the magazine claimed he contributed to John Bonham's death by performing Satanic rituals while Bonham was on his deathbed.  (Mr. Page gives the monetary award to children's charities.)  Dickey Betts is kicked out of the Allman Brothers Band.  Madonna marries Guy Ritchie.


Big hits: Music (Madonna), Beautiful Day (U2), I Knew I Loved You (Savage Garden), What a Girl Wants (Christina Aguilera), Thank God I Found You (Mariah Carey featuring 98 Degrees), Maria Maria (Santana featuring The Product G&B), Amazed (Lonestar), Say My Name (Destiny's Child), Be With You (Enrique Iglesias), It's Gonna Be Me (*N Sync), Bent (Matchbox Twenty), Doesn't Really Matter (Janet Jackson), With Arms Wide Open (Creed), Independent Women Part I (Destiny's Child), Show Me the Meaning of Being Lonely (Backstreet Boys), Breathe (Faith Hill), Bye Bye Bye (*N Sync), The Real Slim Shady (Eminem), and Oops I Did It Again (Britney Spears).