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SusannaG

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

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 %
The William Shakespeare Detective Agency: The Dark Lady (The William Shakespeare Detective Agency Book 2)
Colin Falconer
Progress: 15 %

Book a Day #4: Favorite American Novel

Cannery Row - John Steinbeck Sweet Thursday - John Steinbeck, Robert DeMott

This one was seriously very difficult to pick!  I almost went with Green Eggs and Ham, Charlotte's Web, or A Wrinkle in Time, all childhood favorites.

 

But I finally went with Cannery Row and its sequel, Sweet Thursday, by John Steinbeck.  They are rich novels about poor people scraping to get by on the California coast in the 30s and 40s, and they are also very, very funny.  (Skip the 1982 movie Cannery Row; Debra Winger is a piece of brilliant casting, but Nick Nolte as "Doc" is badly miscast.  However, the novels also inspired Duke Ellington; I'd go with that, instead!)

 

And a happy Fourth of July to all!