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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

August Book a Day #2: Best Pairing of Pictures and Text

Winnie-the-Pooh - A.A. Milne, Ernest H. Shepard The House at Pooh Corner - A.A. Milne, Ernest H. Shepard

I cannot imagine the story of Winnie-the-Pooh without the illustrations of E.H. Shepard.  (Though I hear Disney is subjecting our children to this monstrosity these days.  Color me not amused.)


I almost went with Alice in Wonderland (can't imagine that not illustrated by Tenniel), or Pauline Baynes' lovely work for C.S. Lewis' The Chronicles of Narnia.