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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

May Roundup

The Bill of the Century: The Epic Battle for the Civil Rights Act - Clay Risen The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History - Bret Witter, Robert M. Edsel The Garden Plot - Marty Wingate Faro's Daughter - Georgette Heyer Storm Front - Jim Butcher The King's Dogge: The Story of Francis Lovell - Nigel Green

Not a bad reading month!


My best read this last month was Clay Risen's The Bill of the Century: The Epic Struggle for the Civil Rights Act, which was a fascinating play-by-play coverage of the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1965.


There was no worst read, as nothing was under 3 stars.  The Monuments Men was interesting, but I think a better study of the magnitude of the Nazi art thefts is The Rape of Europa, which also covers the work of the Monuments Men.  The book that didn't go where I thought it was going (not that it was bad) was The King's Dogge: The Story of Francis Lovell.  The Georgette Heyer was what you'd expect, and a lovely thing on a night of bad insomnia.  The Garden Plot was fun, and I'd read the next volume, if it's a series.  Storm Front was amusing; I'd probably read another volume in the series, but wouldn't necessarily go looking for it.


Here's hoping June is as good a reading month.  I have history (about World War 1, and possibly also other subjects), historical fiction (probably several), and mystery (just knowing my reading habits) in the probable batting lineup.