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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

September Book a Day #3: Home Front Novel

Blackout - Connie Willis All Clear - Connie Willis

I went with Connie Willis' Blackout/All Clear , because I really haven't read many books with this setting.  (Don't read the first one if you don't have the second on hand - it just stops dead, and the text just continues at the start of All Clear.  It would have been maddening if I hadn't had an omnibus edition with both books.  They are really one long novel cut into two volumes arbitrarily.)


Blackout and All Clear are a part of Willis' Oxford time travel series, and won the Hugo and Nebula awards.  It was OK, though not as good, I thought, as her Doomsday Book.