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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

Promised Land

Promised Land - Robert B. Parker

This is a re-read; I think I originally read Promised Land in the early 80s, when my father introduced me to Spenser. (He is a huge fan.)


This is therefore an early one, published in 1976, and it really does have the 1970s all over it - not in any good or bad way, but it does very much read as a period piece now.  A little trip down memory lane. 


That said, it is also an important book in the series - because it sees the introduction of Hawk.  (For me, any Spenser novel is more fun with Hawk in it.  Susan Silverman I can take or leave, but Hawk I must have.)


Actual rating between 3.5 and 4 stars, bumped to 4 due to its importance in the series.