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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

Fatal Enquiry
Will Thomas
Progress: 25/304 pages
How to Be a Victorian: A Dawn-to-Dusk Guide to Victorian Life
Ruth Goodman
Progress: 350/480 pages
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 Dr
Progress: 9 %
Elizabeth: The Forgotten Years
John Guy
Progress: 20/512 pages
Lady Cop Makes Trouble
Amy Stewart
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 %

August Book a Day #3: Favorite Book of Short Stories

I Sing the Body Electric! & Other Stories - Ray Bradbury

Ray Bradbury's I Sing the Body Electric and Other Stories.

 

One of my favorites here is the one about the grieving family who needs a resident grandmother, so they buy an android one.

 

I like Bradbury's writing (he was the first science fiction author I ever read; my mother gave me The Martian Chronicles when I was 9), and a couple of his other books, like The Illustrated Man, were alternate choices here, as was The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.  I even contemplated The Martian Chronicles, but that's a mix of short stories that all come together to form a novel, so I decided not to.