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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

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 %

September Book a Day #16: Favorite Picture Book

Sara's Granny and the Groodle - joan gill

Sara's Granny and the Groodle, by Joan Gill.  Illustrations by Seymour Chwast (who animated the movie Yellow Submarine).  Long out of print (it was published in1969), and with marvelous psychedelic illustrations both on the cover and throughout the book.  Very Peter Max-influenced.


Sara (who always chews her food 100 times - or is it 92?) and her Granny go off on a trip in a taxi drawn by a goose.  Who turns into a groodle (don't feed them after midnight is a rule that might apply here), who is rather bad-tempered.  It all ends well, with Sara asleep in her psychedelic bed.


Used copies currently go for 75$ on Amazon.