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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

Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling
Ross King
Progress: 64 %
Lady Cop Makes Trouble
Amy Stewart
The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New World
Andrea Wulf
Progress: 2 %
The Hundred Years War, Volume 1: Trial by Battle
Jonathan Sumption
Progress: 166/586 pages
King Solomon's Mines
H. Rider Haggard
Progress: 4 %
Queen's Gambit: A Novel
Elizabeth Fremantle
Progress: 22 %
1913: The Eve of War
Paul Ham
Progress: 20 %
The William Shakespeare Detective Agency: The Dark Lady (The William Shakespeare Detective Agency Book 2)
Colin Falconer
Progress: 15 %
Cosmic Quest Cd (Bbc Audio)
Heather Couper
Firedrake's Eye
Patricia Finney
Progress: 15/249 pages

August Roundup

Furies of Calderon - Jim Butcher Ink and Bone: The Great Library - Rachel Caine Academ's Fury - Jim Butcher Cursor's Fury - Jim Butcher Captain's Fury - Jim Butcher First Grave on the Right - Darynda Jones Getting Rid Of Bradley - Jennifer Crusie Rapture in Death - J.D. Robb, Susan Ericksen Magnus Chase and the Sword of Summer  - Rick Riordan

I've finished 8 books already this month, and will finish a ninth today.  Not bad!


What's even better is that five of the nine are four-star reads.  The others are three-star reads.  That's an impressive average.


Ink and Bone has a creative setting - the Great Library of Alexandria still exists, and many things are different in this world.  Our narrator is from a family that smuggles books, and has decided to make him a Librarian, to help the family business.  Library school is not easy, and is in some cases fatal.


I've also been enjoying the first 4 books in the Codex Alera series by Jim Butcher (I'm on the waiting list for the fifth, alas).


No worst read this month, which is very nice to say.