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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 #24: Best Biography/Autobiography

The Last Lion 1: Visions of Glory 1874-1932 - William Raymond Manchester The Last Lion 2: Winston Spencer Churchill Alone, 1932-40 - William Raymond Manchester Marie Antoinette: The Journey - Antonia Fraser The Wives of Henry VIII - Antonia Fraser The Life of Elizabeth I - Alison Weir The Children of Henry VIII - Alison Weir Cleopatra: A Life - Stacy Schiff

William Manchester's two volumes on the life of Winston Churchill, up through his becoming prime minister in 1940.  Fascinating.  (Which reminds me I have volume 3 of The Last Lion yet to read; but it's hardback and I don't know if I can physically manage it!)


Honorable mention: Antonia Fraser's Marie Antoinette: The Journey and The Wives of Henry VIII, and Alison Weir's The Children of Henry VIII (in the UK: The Children of England) and The Life of Elizabeth I, and Stacy Schiff's Cleopatra: A Life.  All very good reads, and I recommend them.