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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

Earworms: 2006

It is 2006.


The Rolling Stones perform a free concert for two million people in Rio.  Bon Jovi goes country.  Taylor Swift is sixteen, and also a country artist; her first single, Tim McGraw, is a top-ten country hit, and cracks the US Top 40.  In the UK, Top of the Pops goes off the air, ending a 42-year run.  Tower Records declares bankruptcy for a second time, and is liquidated.  Closing of legendary New York City nightclub CBGB, the birthplace of punk and new wave, due to a rent dispute. 


Big hits: Bad Day (Daniel Powter), Laffy Taffy (D4L), Grillz (Nelly featuring Wall Paul, Ali & Gipp), Check on It (Beyonce featuring Bun B and Slim Thug), You're Beautiful (James Blount), So Sick (Ne-Yo), Temperature (Sean Paul), Ridin' (Chamillionaire featuring Krayzie Bone), SOS (Rihanna), Promiscuous (Nelly Furtado featuring Wyclef Jean), Hips Don't Lie (Shakira featuring Wyclef John), Do I Make You Proud (Taylor Hicks), London Bridge (Fergie), SexyBack (Justin Timberlake), Money Maker (Ludacris featuring Pharrell), My Love (Justin Timberlake featuring T.T.), Irreplaceable (Beyonce), Unwritten (Natasha Beddingfield), Shake That (Eminem featuring Nate Dogg), What Hurts the Most (Rascal Flatts), Unfaithful (Rihanna), Life is a Highway (Rascal Flatts), I Write Sins Not Tragedies (Panic! at the Disco), Chasing Cars (Snow Patrol), White & Nerdy (Weird Al Yankovic), and Wind It Up (Gwen Stefani).