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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 #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.