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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

Earworms: 2009

It is 2009.


Death of Michael Jackson.  A memorial concert of his music is held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, featuring stars such as Mariah Carey, Stevie Wonder, Usher, Jennifer Hudson, and Lionel Richie.  At the 51st Grammy Awards, Adele wins Best New Artist.  Rihanna cancels a concert tour, claiming that she was assaulted by her boyfriend, Chris Brown.  Pete Seeger celebrates his 90th birthday at Madison Square Garden, with friends including Joan Baez, Roger McGuinn, Bruce Springsteen, Dave Matthews, and Eddie Vedder.  Phish go on a reunion tour.  Steven Tyler denies rumors he's quitting Aerosmith.  Justin Bieber, 14, releases his first album.


Big Hits: Poker Face (Lady Gaga), My Life Would Suck Without You (Kelly Clarkson), Just Dance (Lady Gaga featuring Colby O'Donis), Crack a Bottle (Eminem featuring Dr. Dre and 50 Cent), Right Round (Flo Rida), Boom Boom Pow (Black Eyed Peas), 3 (Britney Spears), I Gotta Feeling (Black Eyed Peas), Empire State of Mind (Jay-Z featuring Alicia Keys), Fireflies (Owl City), Love Story (Taylor Swift), Heartless (Kanye West), I Told You So (Carrie Underwood featuring Randy Travis), Halo (Beyonce), Waking Up in Vegas (Katy Perry), You Belong With Me (Taylor Swift), He Could Be the One (Hannah Montana), and Party in the U.S.A. (Miley Cyrus).