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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

Summing up January 2014

Empress of the Night: A Novel of Catherine the Great - Eva Stachniak Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter - Tom Franklin 1913: The Year Before the Storm - Florian Illies, Shaun Whiteside, Jamie Lee Searle Wings Of Fire - Charles Todd Cocaine Blues - Kerry Greenwood A Test Of Wills  - Charles Todd Archduke Franz Ferdinand Lives!: A World without World War I - Richard Ned Lebow The Windsor Faction: A Novel - D.J. Taylor

It was a pretty good reading month, all told.  The only book I genuinely disliked was The Windsor Faction; I gave Archduke Franz Ferdinand Lives! only  2.5 stars, but at least it was interesting, despite my not agreeing with many of its arguments.


Best book: Wings of Fire, by Charles Todd.  A sequel to a historical mystery I enjoyed, which was even better.
Worst book: The Windsor Faction, by D.J. Taylor.  Literary fiction about a wet mess, sold as an alternative history thriller.