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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

New Glasses!

I've been out of town for a week (if BL is going to have technical issues every time I go out of town, y'all watch out in mid-September; I have a knitting retreat), and I've gotten new glasses.


I went to see the first new eye doctor I've had since the mid-1970s, when I was a child of ten - he's very nice - but the oddest thing was the eye test itself.  All I could see were persistent "ghosts" of superimposed letters.


Turns out I have cataracts.  He went, "that's a bit unusual at your age," until I told him I was just off steriods, which I had been on for 12 years.  Apparently it's a known possible side effect.  (Well, known if you're an eye doctor!)


Luckily, they're very small cataracts and correctable with new lenses, which I picked up earlier this afternoon.  I can see again! 


It's nice to see.  Recently only reading ebooks (with glasses off) has been comfortable - I look forward to reading things in paper again, now, as well.