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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

The Mass-Market Paperback "To Kill a Mockingbird" Is No More

— feeling angry

It is an ex-book.  (Sorry, I grew up on the Pythons!)


But the estate of Harper Lee has ordered the discontinuation of the mass market paperback edition of To Kill a Mockingbird, which is by far both the cheapest and the most-bought.


It's also the edition most bought by the public schools, who have to count their pennies.


For more on the story, courtesy of the New Republic: https://newrepublic.com/article/131400/mass-market-edition-kill-mockingbird-dead .


I, for one, blame the attorney who took over management of first Harper Lee, and then her estate, after Miss Lee's sister died a few years ago.