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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

Why Do Authors Cold-Contact?

Got a PM on GR just now - "Hi!  I'm an author you've never heard of!  I write erotica and you read that so read my book!  Then review it on Amazon!  It's free!" 


No, dude.  Just no.  (For one thing, I read historicals, like Georgette Heyer, and he writes contemporary erotica; pretty much opposite ends of the romance spectrum.)


It's not quite as much of a classic as the one about 18 months ago whose opener was "you love horror..." - no, I don't love horror, and I last read a horror novel over 30 years ago.


I think I will file this under "trying too hard makes you look a little desperate" as well as "are you REALLY sure I read what you write?  Positive?"