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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

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 #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.)