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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

The Talisman Ring
Georgette Heyer
Progress: 43 %
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
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 %

Book a Day #3: Favorite in Translation

The Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas,  Robin Buss

Alexandre Dumas' The Count of Monte Cristo popped into my head immediately.


Adventure!  Romance!  Intrigue!  Revenge!  Kidnapping!  Poisoning!  Hashish dreams!  Lesbian sub-plot!  If this doesn't sound fun, you have never been 14.  Do read the Robin Buss translation, which is fairly recent (within the last 20 years or so), as it is very smooth and includes a lot of stuff that the Victorian translators were too prudish to include.


It is probably the fastest read of a 1000-page book I've ever tried, and great fun.