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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
Progress: 9 %
Elizabeth: The Forgotten Years
John Guy
Progress: 20/512 pages

Reading progress update: I've read 83 out of 494 pages.

A Dangerous Inheritance - Alison Weir

Well, this one is slow going.  A good part of the problem is Weir's narrative structure; she alternates between the narration of Kate Plantagenet, in the 1480s, and Lady Catherine Grey, in the mid-Tudor period.  Just when I'm getting into the flow of the one, she switches to the other.


Secondly, I wanted a novel about Lady Catherine Gray, and got "Richard III did a bad, bad thing" taking up half the time - we get it, you hate Dicky III.  (I'm not a Ricardian, but I've just heard entirely too much about him for a while.  Someone change the subject, please.)


And now ghosts have shown up.


I am *this* close to bailing.