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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

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.