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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 #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.