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The Alienist
The Alienist: A Novel | Caleb Carr
The year is 1896, the place, New York City. On a cold March night New York Times reporter John Schuyler Moore is summoned to the East River by his friend and former Harvard classmate Dr. Laszlo Kreizler, a psychologist, or "alienist." On the unfinished Williamsburg Bridge, they view the horribly mutilated body of an adolescent boy, a prostitute from one of Manhattan's infamous brothels.The newly appointed police commissioner, Theodore Roosevelt, in a highly unorthodox move, enlists the two men in the murder investigation, counting on the reserved Kreizler's intellect and Moore's knowledge of New York's vast criminal underworld. They are joined by Sara Howard, a brave and determined woman who works as a secretary in the police department. Laboring in secret (for alienists, and the emerging discipline of psychology, are viewed by the public with skepticism at best), the unlikely team embarks on what is a revolutionary effort in criminology-- amassing a psychological profile of the man they're looking for based on the details of his crimes. Their dangerous quest takes them into the tortured past and twisted mind of a murderer who has killed before. and will kill again before the hunt is over.Fast-paced and gripping, infused with a historian's exactitude, The Alienist conjures up the Gilded Age and its untarnished underside: verminous tenements and opulent mansions, corrupt cops and flamboyant gangsters, shining opera houses and seamy gin mills. Here is a New York during an age when questioning society's belief that all killers are born, not made, could have unexpected and mortal consequences.From the Paperback edition.
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megnews
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I started reading this quite some time ago and never finished. Just listened on audio. Great NYC setting. Interesting history on psychology and crime fighting. Quite gruesome.

KathyWheeler I really liked this book and liked The Angel of Darkness (book 2 in the series) even more. 6d
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wanderinglynn
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Bailedbailed

DNF‘d at 19%.

I found Carr‘s writing dry, overly descriptive, more telling than showing, and detached. It read more like a report than a novel. I also couldn‘t connect with the characters.

I would read a few pages, put the book down. Then I‘d force myself to pick it up again. I gave up at page 95. My TBR is too long to try to force myself to read a book I‘m not enjoying.

This was my #roll100 pick 2.

Lucy_Anywhere I DNF‘d this a few years ago for the exact same reasons. There‘s a series adapted from the book but I found it a bit too icky for my tastes 1mo
jenniferw88 That's a shame. I really liked this series! 1mo
PuddleJumper It gets it off your list! I tried the tv series but couldn't get into it 1mo
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wanderinglynn @jenniferw88 it‘s popular. It has a 4 star rating on GR. It just wasn‘t for me. 1mo
wanderinglynn @Lucy_Anywhere good to know. I won‘t bother with the adaptation. 👍🏻 1mo
Amiable I liked this book well enough when I read it years ago. But my emotional attachment to it comes from a more personal connection. I was reading it when I was pregnant with my youngest son. We couldn't decide on a name. Every time I would pick up the book to read it, I would think “I like the way that name looks printed on the cover.“ Moral of this story? My son is named Caleb Thomas. 😃 1mo
wanderinglynn @Amiable what a great story! ❤️ 1mo
bthegood I enjoyed the series - never read the book - always good to move on when it is a “chore“ to pick up 🙂 1mo
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DHill
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BuzzFeed says this is one of the 16 books everyone should read by the time they‘re 30. Since I‘m well overdue, here‘s me playing catch up. 😂😂

(Also, anyone else really dislike book covers based on the movie/tv adaptation?)

JenReadsAlot Still on my list too! Lol 2mo
inthegreensandblues Agree, yuck to tv/movie book covers. Seeing this is read by Edward Herrmann moves it up a little on my own list. 2mo
DHill @inthegreensandblues if you like Edward Hermann give The Boys in the Boat a try. His narration was fantastic. 2mo
inthegreensandblues @DHill Thanks for the tip! 2mo
ChaoticMissAdventures I recently bought this. I wonder if I should bother reading it since I am way over 30 😂 2mo
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dabbe
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Pickpick

Loved the 1890s history of NYC wrapped in a mystery. Found myself researching a lot; I LOVE when a book makes me do that! This book was like CRIMINAL MINDS' techniques applied in the 19th century. Plus, the writer's dad was “the glue“ of the Beat generation = total geeky awesomeness. #randomfact

Favorite Quote: “Absolutely nothing brings out the killer instinct in the upper crust of New York society like a charity function.“

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OndinetheSea
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@bookish_wookish Thank you so much, I love everything! I'm already wearing the socks! 😊🧡
I'm so excited to read these books! I watched The Alienist show before I knew it was a book series, and I've been wanting to read it ever since.
Thank you again, and Happy Halloween 🎃

And thank you @wanderinglynn for hosting! 👻🧡🔮
#HHS #HauntedHollowSwap #HHS22

bookish_wookish Im glad you like everything!! 3mo
wanderinglynn Love the socks! 🎃 3mo
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BarkingMadRead
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Reading at the airport, and bummed that they never made season 3 of the series. Such a good show! Which means the book will be so much better! #scarathlon2022 #teamslaughter #teamtheme @Clwojick

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BarkingMadRead
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BarkingMadRead
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bthegood I enjoyed the series, I should have known there was book first 🤦‍♀️ 😂 (edited) 3mo
BarkingMadRead I watched the show before I knew there was a book as well! I‘ve had the book for awhile now, i figured it was time! @bthegood (edited) 3mo
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JoeMo
Alienist | Caleb Carr
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I read this and its sequel when I was a teen. I vaguely recall this being an interesting read. Like any decent detective story, the protagonists have to follow the clues!

#clue #scarathlondailyprompt #scarathlon #TeamMonsterMash @StayCurious

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Floresj
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Mehso-so

There were a lot of words written to tell this story…and they weren‘t all necessary. Some characters and plot lines seemed clunky or forced, but the setting of Guilded Age New York was interesting.

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magyklyXdelish
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Thank you so much for the birthday gift! Sorry for the late post I just got home yesterday.

So sweet thank you so much! I love it!

I had to pile everything on mr frank because he refused to move lol

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks You‘re very welcome!! I hope you had a fabulous trip!! ❤️❤️ 7mo
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LiseWorks
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Pickpick

#NSR221 @Nessavamusic Historical Mystery, I don't usually read these but when I do I enjoy them. It is really interesting how we have cone a long way with understanding seriel killers and profiling them.

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Johanna414
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Is there anything more annoying than downloading an audiobook after a long waitlist, only to discover it‘s an abridged edition?! I went back and checked, and not once does it mention being abridged in the item description… ugh!
The good news is that I managed to find an unabridged copy through one of the *many* libraries I subscribe to 🤣

LiteraryinLawrence That is super frustrating! 13mo
Bookzombie It‘s such a let down when you realize a book is abridged. 😕 13mo
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BeckyWithTheGoodBooks
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Here is my “regular” #bookspin list for December. Don‘t ask me how I‘m going to get all this and my #wintergames reading done in a month. Just let me believe in a Christmas miracle. 😜

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1y
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Books_n_Whatnot
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Mehso-so

This is your sign not to annotate your books. I read this in 6th grade and annotated it for school. Past me absolutely terrorized present me. She simply could not shut up. Neither an unmarked page nor moment of insight.
Book was OK. Plot moves a little slow, but it was interesting. Characters felt like they had developed lives outside of the story.

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CourtSmall
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Pickpick

Book 235/2021. Finished 2/10/21. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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MeJeMiller
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Pickpick

It took me a while to listen to but I liked the pacing and I liked that there wasn‘t an overpowering romance. I liked Lazlo. And I‘m always giddy when TR makes an appearance.

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Nute
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Look what I found (see my last post)! I was determined to find this book on my bookshelves after watching the tv adaptation. Looking behind & under books. I knew that I had one copy. I had forgotten that I have two copies, but now I recall the bewildering fact that I liked the tv tie-in edition as much as the original paperback edition. So I kept it when I brought it home even when realizing that I already owned it. I am so eager to read this now!

Amiable I was reading this book when I was pregnant with my youngest son. I loved the way the author‘s name looked in print on the cover. So we ended up naming our son Caleb. A few years ago I gave him the book for his birthday and told him the story about how he got his name. He called me up later and said, “you named me after a book about a serial killer??” I said yeah, but it‘s a really good book! 😀 (edited) 2y
MicheleinPhilly @Amiable 😂😂 That‘s the best! @Nute I loved this book! 2y
AmyG @Amiable Ha! @Nute I loved this book, too…and the TV series. 2y
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Nute @Amiable So funny! lmbo 2y
Centique I‘m so glad you found a copy! @Amiable that‘s a brilliant story 😂😂 2y
Nute @MicheleinPhilly I‘m already sucked in and completely committed…all of that in less than ten pages. 2y
Nute @AmyG The adaptation for television was brilliant. When I finish reading this book, I plan to watch the entire first season over again.🙂 2y
Nute @Centique 💕 2y
Tera66 Yay! Glad you found it! 2y
Nute @Tera66 The hunt was intense. There has been very little sleep in my house these last few evenings. I‘m glad there was good news in the end.🙂 2y
Ruthiella You found not only one but TWO copies! 🤩👏👏👏 2y
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Nute
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There is no excuse. I couldn‘t locate the book on my shelves. It‘s been an incredibly long time since I purchased it. I thought that I might get some motivation to really look for it by taking just a little peep at the tv adaptation. It was so good. I couldn‘t help myself. I watched the WHOLE thing! Well-acted! Superbly eerie! Wonderfully mysterious!

Now, I‘ll be up all night looking for the book!👀

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julesG The show is very good. The books are, too. Good luck finding your copy. 2y
Centique I loved this series too! I read the books years ago and loved them at the time so I hope you find yours 🤞 2y
Tera66 I try not to watch the adaptation first too, but with this one I couldn't wait. I'm hoping with distance I'll enjoy the books too. 2y
Nute @julesG @Centique @Tera66 I‘ve had this series (both 1st and 2nd season) recorded on my DVR since they came out. I think that might be more than three years for season one. It was on hold until I caught up with the books. That goal is taking a long time so I decided to get a feel for the show. It was sooo good. I watched all of season one, but went back to the original goal as far as season two is concerned. I‘m going to read the books first,👇🏽 (edited) 2y
Nute @julesG @Centique @Tera66 that is if I can find them. I am sad about the fact that my bookshelves are now in such disarray (stuffed every which way) that I no longer know where books are located on them. A couple of times I have repurchased books that I know are already owned by me.😕 Last night I searched and searched, but no luck. I might buy them on my Kindle as I am now so excited to read them.🙂 (edited) 2y
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BarkingMadRead
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What a fun box of goodies from @NikkiM5 from Rocket City Alabama! My son is already trying to steal my freeze dried ice cream!! Thanks to @Catsandbooks for organizing! Now! Which book so I read first?!! #sliceofsummerswap #soss

LoverOfLearning So fun! Love this! 2y
Catsandbooks Those socks are awesome! Enjoy! 🍉 💕 2y
NikkiM5 I hope you enjoy everything ❤️ 2y
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kspenmoll
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Mehso-so

This book is a So-so as it went on too long for me.I got impatient and a little bored.
The author did create memorable detail of NYC‘s underbelly,with its catacomb like tunnels,its houses of ill repute,its child sex trafficking,its gritty street life,its impoverished “hidden” underclass.Well written characters,among them,a journalist,a first female police person,an “alienist”,appearances by Teddy Roosevelt also prevented me from bailing.

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kspenmoll
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#CapeCod #sisters #happy

So wonderful to be here at my parents old home, now my sister‘s.

Jennaree3 Love those glasses! 2y
Crazeedi Enjoy your visit ❤ 2y
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kspenmoll
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#booksandcoffee #coffeeandbooks #bookwilltravel

Slow going but this book is worth it! Drinking morning coffee while waiting for my car‘s oil to be changed, safety check. It‘s a 2005 Ford Taurus that was my mom‘s- hoping to nurse it along until used car rates go down ( hopefully) in autumn. Just thinking how lucky I am to be a reader- waiting time goes so fast!!! Happy Friday all!

wisherwishinguponastar That is a nice book sleeve. Do you mind me asking where you got it? 2y
kspenmoll @booksellerofyourdiscontent Don‘t mind at all. Think on Etsy but will double check. 2y
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kspenmoll
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#coffeeandbooks #birdsong

I am drinking in the birds‘ song that surrounds me, along with an occasional baby rooster crow. My neighbors raise chickens & with this group of eggs they got a baby rooster. His sound is definitely cock a doddle do, but in a fainter, shortened version. It‘s very early morning, it feels like I am the only one up outside in this world. Grateful I have this to enjoy before work.

Librarybelle Looks lovely! 2y
Suet624 Good morning! I'm so happy to know you are enjoying such a beautiful morning. 2y
Amiable I have a soft spot for this book. I was reading it when I was pregnant with my youngest son, and I liked the way the author‘s name looked on the cover. So when my son was born, we named him Caleb! 😀 2y
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AmyG I loved this book. I also enjoyed the show. As for you...enjoy your beautiful reading spot. Early morning when everyone is sleeping is one of my favorite reading times. 2y
kspenmoll @Amiable Oh I love your son‘s naming story! 2y
kspenmoll @Suet624 Bit by bit I am letting go. 2y
kspenmoll @Librarybelle Thanks! It‘s my refuge. 2y
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kspenmoll
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#coffeeandbooks #sundaymorning #porchlife #pridemonth

So late this year- planning to clean the porch after school gets out, so not much is out here yet. But loving it today.

Nute Lovely day where you are!☀️ 2y
Cathythoughts Beautiful!! I love porches …. 2y
Tamra Sweet! 2y
kspenmoll @Nute @Cathythoughts @Tamra Thank you! It was a lovely day & I am happy & grateful I have my porch! 2y
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kspenmoll
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#Axethestacks
I have had this for ages, before TV show which I have not seen. For whatever reason it jumped off the bookshelf. Starting it today. #joysofjune

“Theodore is in the ground.” Quite a first line. Here I go-

Andrew65 Be interested to hear what you think of it. Not seen the tv show but read it a few years ago. 2y
ladym30 I read the book and watched the series. Both were excellent!❤️ 2y
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Martta
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This is what I ordered. I'm having a difficulty to decide where to start. 😍

Martta @Milara I'm sure after reading these I need to go out and buy some. 😂 I can't believe they've stayed in business after everything that's happened. I don't know how people can still drink that stuff. 🤦‍♀️ 2y
Martta @Milara That's totally true. I just can't shake the mental image of those piles of bodies everytime somebody mentions Kool aid. 🤦‍♀️ 2y
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ReadingOver50
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Thank you to @corycatelyn The book arrived today! I am excited to read this. I love historical mystery/thrillers.

corycatelyn Awesome! Hope you like it! There is a 2nd one too if you end up enjoying it 😊 2y
ReadingOver50 @corycatelyn cool, I didn‘t know there was a second book 😁 2y
BlueMoonJ One of my all time favorites! 2y
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LibrarianChels
Alienist | Caleb Carr
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Pickpick

Other than the length and the noticeably high use of the word “monotonous,” it was enjoyable. I love Criminal Minds and history so this was a nice combination.

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Rissa1
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Pickpick

This was exactly what hoped it would be. Long but good.

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Rissa1
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Kids are watching Dr. Doolittle, I am still reading the Alienist. This book is exactly what I was hoping for, I wish I had more time to read it. Helping my son with his research paper has taken up most of my week.

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FantasyChick
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I didn't enjoy this as much as I thought I would but it's still a pretty good read. Easy to get into but it gets a little "blah" the further into it you get. Not the worst book by far but not really the best ?‍♀️

Going to add it to my #readathons later on

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#TBRRead #WinterGames #MerryReaders #crushtherush #bookspinbingo

@Clwojick @TheAromaofBooks @Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2y
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FantasyChick
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I think I forgot to tag you in my #WinterGames #bookspinbingo list @TheAromaofBooks but I'm still playing! I am hoping for a blackout this month but we'll see what happens! One down, 8 in progress 🤣🤣

#MerryReaders @Clwojick

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Looks great!!! 2y
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Headre89
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1. Chana, IL but I now live in Vinemont, AL 2. A Million Little Pieces 3. Ooo prob A Child Called It 4. A Star Is Born 5. Grey‘s Anatomy 6. Lizzo 7. Pink 8. I like them all really 9. TA Truck Service 10. 5 dogs and a cat #meetthelittens

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Rissa1
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#MeetTheLittens @Headre89 @SteffK
1. Illinois
2. Jane Eyre
3. Outlander
4. Life as a House
5. Grey's Anatomy
6. Miranda Lambert (maybe. It all depends on my mood.)
7. Deep purple
8. Psychological Thriller
9. I do everything at home
10. 1 dog, 8 cats ( don't judge we couldn't seem to find good homes for kittens)

Headre89 Ok how do I steal your pic to do mine lol 2y
Rissa1 @Headre89 screenshot. Then go to the plus sign add blurb and find the photo icon to add your screenshot 2y
SteffK #MeetTheLittens
1. Illinois
2. The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer: My Life at Rose Red (by Joyce Reardon)
3. Tough one. Terri Reids Mary O'Reilly series. Sookie Stackhouse series and currently am loving the Bellingwood series by Diane Greenwood Muir.
4. Ferris Bueller (I'm a sucker for the 80's)
5. Greys Anatomy
6. Kenny Chesney
7. Blue or green
8. Cozy Mystery
9. Teachers Asst at Elem school
10. 2 cats (Anastasia and Berlioz)
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SteffK @Rissa1 hope I was okay to put mine here. I tagged the meet the littens

BTW I would never judge your # of cats but would gladly come snuggle them!!! Sadly my husband cut me off with 2 LOL
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Headre89 Next question how did you make separate lines it wouldn‘t let me 2y
Rissa1 @SteffK All good! And thanks for not judging! 😉 @Headre89 I just hit the return/enter button on my keyboard. 2y
maich I am so glad that is still going on o Litsy. I created it a 3years ago. Nice to meet you🥰❤ 2y
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LadyCait84
Pickpick

A great read. Extremely detailed and full of fascinating characters (some fictional, some historical), it blended elements of a thriller and a period piece and a “rag-tag band of misfits” tale, all for a thoroughly enjoyable story. Particularly interesting for those curious about the earliest applications of psychological theory in criminal investigation/profiling. Like a late Victorian-era Mindhunter.

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Susanita
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... #thathavebeenmadeintoatvseries

I haven‘t read/watched The Alienist but I want to. The list grows!

I haven‘t read the David Simon book, but the series is one of my all time favorites.

I‘ve read all the Shetland books and watched four of the available seasons. It‘s true to the spirit of the books if not the details. More in comments. ⬇️

Susanita One of my favorite moments from the series occurred when the outside investigator told him he might have to recuse himself because the case was too personal. (I don‘t remember which case, but I think Duncan was involved.) Jimmy said: This is Shetland! It‘s all personal! (pronounced pair-sonal) 2y
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FantasyChick
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#3books

Left: Set in New York
Right: Books I have reread

@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

OriginalCyn620 👍🏻📚👍🏻 2y
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CindyMyLifeIsLit
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Mehso-so

I read this because I want to try the series but my rule is “book first!” It was okay—probably higher than a so-so but not quite a pick. I was just ready for it to be over and felt like it really dragged at times.

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BarbaraBB
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#AugustStats #AugustWrapUp

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
The Alienist
Een tragedie in New York
Somebody I Used To Know
The Evening of the Holiday
Het smelt

⭐️⭐️⭐️✨
Slow Days, Fast Company
The Last Hundred Days
Bunny
Miller‘s Valley
Behold the Dreamers

⭐️⭐️⭐️
The Ice Princess

A very average month with an average number of books for me and an average number of stars. On to September and those five star reads!!

cathysaid Always hard when a Europa or NYRB doesn‘t live up to its imprint 💔 2y
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Heatherfeather
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Mehso-so

Good but waaaaaaay tooooo looooonnnngg. Somewhere between so-so and a pick.

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jenniferw88
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Day 7 of #20series20days and I've finally got the hashtag right! 1 left of this series to read @Andrew65

CaramelLunacy I didn't even realize there was a 3rd! 2y
Andrew65 Only read the first one. 2y
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CindyMyLifeIsLit
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The Alienist by Caleb Carr - 😁
Tell No One by Harlan Coben - 🤨
The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas - 😁
#TalkAboutItTuesday
I‘m not going to tag anyone since I‘m so late! 😁

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BarbaraBB
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#BookReport 32/20

Obviously holidays are over and I am back to work. It‘s fine, I feel very energized but I have not read much. Enjoyed both of them though!

Cinfhen Glad you‘re still finding time to read 💕back to real life can be such a drag 😂😉😁 3y
TrishB It‘s good that you feel energised though ❤️ 3y
BarbaraBB @TrishB Thanks! Leaving the city has really helped me to feel better! 😘 3y
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TrishB We‘re supposed to have been on our holidays today but have cancelled until next year. Feeling a bit sad today, but I‘ve got a week off work and hopefully some reading ❤️ 3y
BarbaraBB @TrishB That sucks. Are you staying at home the coming week or can you travel a bit within the UK? 3y
TrishB We don‘t drive, so anything would have to involve public transport and I‘m a bit paranoid about it still. Hoping for some catch ups with friends and family! 3y
BarbaraBB Public transport is a challenge indeed. Catching up is perfect too! I hope you‘ll have a relaxing week! 3y
Cathythoughts I‘m thinking I might like the Alienist 🤔but did you say lots of concentration... I‘d find that hard 3y
BarbaraBB @Cathythoughts it‘s not hard to read or understand, but there are many characters. I do think you‘d like it! 3y
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BarbaraBB
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Pickpick

Set in NYC in the late 19th century this is a fast-paced thriller. A serial killer is on the loose and Chief of Police Theodore Roosevelt (yes, that Roosevelt) assembles a special unit led by an alienist to be able to make a profile of the killer. With psychology, science and traditional police skills for the first time working together, they are getting closer to their killer - step by step.

#LitsyBitsy #CollectionOfItems

squirrelbrain I‘m glad you liked it! You really need to concentrate though don‘t you? It‘s very twisty-turny. 3y
BarbaraBB @squirrelbrain I am happy I finally read it, thanks to you! And indeed I needed to really concentrate most of the time! 3y
Hooked_on_books I‘m glad you liked it! I read it maybe 15 years ago and loved it, but I don‘t remember any details. 3y
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Kalalalatja Sounds so interesting! 3y
Cuilin Sounds great 👍 3y
Centique I really loved this book many years ago and then I saw the Netflix series and loved that too. Daniel Bruhl is amazing. 🙌 2y
BarbaraBB @Centique I hardly ever watch tv but I‘m thinking of watching these series. I heard many good things! 2y
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ToniO
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Pickpick

Ok! It's a good thriller! Strong historical elements and gritty. It's not usually my sort of read, but this book held my attention all the way through.

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ToniO
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I hope this is as good as the show...

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Phobos_Deimos
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Pickpick

Can‘t remember the last time I read such a long book this quickly. An exceptional period piece that feels like a more scientifically grounded Sherlock Holmes novel. Every single revelation about the murderer was incredibly well earned. There was not a single moment where I didn‘t feel like I was a part of the investigation.

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AlaMich
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Some of the best days are when you discover some new techy tidbit, you try it, it actually works the way it‘s supposed to the FIRST TIME, and then it improves your life in some small but appreciable way.
I figured out that I could add the Hoopla channel to my Roku, and now I can watch my borrowed video content on a big screen!
#smallvictories #techwins #hoopla

DGRachel Nice! 3y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled I didn‘t know that was possible! I can‘t wait to try this! 3y
AlaMich @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled It‘s great! We watched the first season of The Alienist, which was very good. The four borrows/month limit my library allows make it a little challenging to watch a series, but I cheat and use my wife‘s Hoopla account also. 3y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Smart idea! Ha!! 3y
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Ericalambbrown
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Pickpick

Wonderful book! I can‘t believe it took me so long to read this one. Caleb Carr used his background as a historian to pepper the story with many interesting details of late 1890‘s NYC. I had watched the series on TNT a couple of years ago, but was not aware of the book until I found it in bin at a garage sale. Excellent read if you like historical thrillers.

Crazeedi Your peonies are gorgeous!💐 3y
Ericalambbrown @Crazeedi Thank you! 😊 They were a glorious surprise when they popped up the first spring we were in this house. I haven‘t killed them yet! 3y
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Ericalambbrown @Catherine_Willoughby I did, too! I‘m going on to the next book straight away 3y
Crazeedi @Ericalambbrown I moved mine last year, so I'm not sure if they'll bloom this year. I love yours, aren't they awesome?!😍 3y
Catherine_Willoughby @Ericalambbrown let us know how it is. Haven't read it yet 3y
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