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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

The Talisman Ring
Georgette Heyer
Progress: 43 %
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 %

August Book a Day #6: Best Bedtime Story

Maida's Little Island (Maida Books Series, Number 4) - Inez Haynes Irwin Maida's Little Shop - Inez Haynes Gillmore Maida's Little House - Inez Haynes Irwin Maida's Little School. - Inez Haynes. Irwin Maida's Little Camp (Maida Series, No. 5) - Inez Haynes Irwin Maidas Little Village - Inez Haynes Irwin Maida's Little Houseboat - Inez Haynes Irwin

The Maida books, by Inez Haynes Irwin.  My very favorite bedtime books growing up. A group of children from a working class neighborhood in Boston make a new friend - Maida, a girl with a severe limp.  Who turns out to be the daughter of a millionaire.  Great fun.  I had my mother's copies; they were out-of-print when I was a child in the 1970s.  (Still are, I think.)

 

(What was the very best, though, was my parents or grandparents telling me a bedtime story.  I got tales of the rural South from the 1880s through the 1950s, of New York City in the 1920s, growing up in the 1940s, and so forth.  Wonderful, wonderful stories.)