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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

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.