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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 #15: Best Beach Read

Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife - Mary Roach Princess Daisy - Judith Krantz

I don't read on the beach; my knees are not up to it anymore, and the sun is too bright - I am a bit light sensitive.  I do like to read on a porch at the beach, in the shade, with a nice cold Coke or a lemonade at my side.  And when I do, I like a nice fat juicy read, possibly verging off into "guilty pleasures" territory, or something light and funny.  (The 80s were a good decade for this kind of reading, actually.)


I had a whale of a time once at the beach with Spook: Science Discovers the Afterlife, by Mary Roach.  (The bit about a 1928 North Carolina court which took testimony from a ghost had me rolling in the aisles.)


But I almost went with Judith Krantz's Princess Daisy.  Just so you know.