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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 #4: Bought Because of the Cover

The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane - Katherine Howe

And I was fooled!  The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane is not a good novel.  Featuring a Mary Sue main character who is too dumb to live.  She doesn't know how to take care of dogs (I liked the dog, actually).  She took about 3/4 of a book longer to figure out both main twists than I, the reader.  And the capper: I don't know when I last saw a fictional historian who knew less about things historians consider basic research and "duh" facts.  (It was at this point that I was grinding my teeth as well as rolling my eyes.)


Nice cover - but don't be fooled!