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See What I Have Done
See What I Have Done | Sarah Schmidt
Haunting, gripping and gorgeously written, SEE WHAT I HAVE DONE by Sarah Schmidt is a re-imagining of the unsolved American true crime case of the Lizzie Borden murders, for fans of BURIAL RITES and MAKING A MURDERER. When her father and step-mother are found brutally murdered on a summer morning in 1892, Lizzie Borden - thirty two years old and still living at home - immediately becomes a suspect. But after a notorious trial, she is found innocent, and no one is ever convicted of the crime. Meanwhile, others in the claustrophobic Borden household have their own motives and their own stories to tell: Lizzie's unmarried older sister, a put-upon Irish housemaid, and a boy hired by Lizzie's uncle to take care of a problem. This unforgettable debut makes you question the truth behind one of the great unsolved mysteries, as well as exploring power, violence and the harsh realities of being a woman in late nineteenth century America.
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LauraJ
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This is a fiction account told from the POV of all the major players in the Lizzie Borden case. I really enjoyed getting into the heads of the characters. The audiobook is very nicely done.
#teamstoker #scarathlon

TheReadingMermaid Sweetie with this one fall into our team theme? 3d
LauraJ @TheReadingMermaid Just murder - no non-human monsters. 3d
TheReadingMermaid Okay gotcha 🧟‍♀️ 3d
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LauraJ
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Currently enjoying this creepy audiobook during my lunchtime. Can‘t wait for the weekend to start!
#teamstoker #scarathlon

TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 5d
keepingupwiththepenguins Ooooh, yes! Perfect pick for this time of year!!! 5d
LeahBergen I really liked this one but it doesn‘t have the greatest Litsy reviews. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 5d
LauraJ @LeahBergen I noticed that, but I often enjoy books that others don‘t. Love it so far. 5d
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amyf0x
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A novel that explores the murders of Lizzie Borden‘s father and stepmother in their home in August 1892, with plenty of unsettling imagery to keep you thinking about it long after it‘s done.

Read August 27 - Sept 7
Book 46/55

Cathythoughts Loved this one 👍🏻 1mo
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sprainedbrain
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Mehso-so

I have mixed feelings.

The author did a great job setting the mood and establishing how dysfunctional the Borden household was. You can almost smell and taste some of the nastiness she writes about. 🤢 Still, I found it hard to stay with the book at times because it was just sort of... boring. Not sorry I read it, but I think I was expecting to really love this fictionalized account of the Borden murders.

⭐️⭐️⭐️

Megabooks A lot of vomit in this one! 3mo
Megabooks Quit eating the mutton people! 3mo
sprainedbrain @Megabooks right? My god people. Throw the damn soup away. 3mo
TorieStorieS I know just what you mean!! I listened to this on audio and had really high hopes!! 🤷‍♀️ 3mo
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fandom_hellspawn99
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First off, I am just blown away! Thank you so much @irre you definitely did not have to do this! I'm going to have to do something for you in the near future 😝 And second, I wanted to show off this concoction I created tonight. It started out as regular cabbage and sausage and then it just became throwing veggies in there and all of a sudden you have some type of cabbage soup

irre You are welcome 💕 4mo
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Butterflyamore
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Today I went to my favorite community garage sale. Among other things, I found three vintage cameras and spent a grand total of $18 on them. I cannot say if they work or not but I don‘t really care. I don‘t intend to use them for anything other than display and props. I don‘t need them to actually take pictures!

BooknerdsLife OMG!!!! That‘s such a bargain!!! 😍😍Camera like that won‘t cost that cheap here even at charity shops!!! 😱 4mo
Butterflyamore @BooknerdsLife I know! I really couldn‘t believe my luck! 4mo
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jenniferw88
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Mehso-so

3 stars

I've always been interested in the Borden case and have had this on my tbr for a while, so I'm glad the generator chose #30.

I'm a UK user, so didn't know much about the case and the lead-up to the murders. This retelling was interesting to me, I didn't know that the Bordens were rich and kept a maid or about the uncle.

It was a good starting point for me and would definitely read more about this case.

PirateJenny I'm in the middle of this. One thing that kind of annoys me is that only Mrs. Borden ever called the maid Bridget. Everyone else called her Maggie, the name of the previous maid. Also just a little note on the class thing in town: they were well-off but not exactly rich. There were other Bordens in Fall River who were rich and didn't consider Andrew and his family good enough to be real Bordens. 5mo
jenniferw88 @PirateJenny thanls for the insight. 5mo
PirateJenny @jenniferw88 I've been fascinated by the case since I was a kid. I accidentally got married on the anniversary of the murders! My husband refuses to go to the Borden B&B for our anniversary though. 😂 4mo
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TracyReadsBooks
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I enjoyed this novel which reimagines the murders of Andrew & Abby Borden. It‘s told from 4 POVs—Lizzie, chief suspect (as the reader knows) & an unreliable narrator, her sister Emma, the maid Bridget & a man named Benjamin (another problematic narrator). I liked the writing, & how it was choppy & sometimes jumped around, particularly in Lizzie‘s chapters, & loved the atmosphere the author created in this creepy, engrossing retelling. Recommended.

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TracyReadsBooks
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A little bedtime reading...

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WhatWouldJaneDo
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Mehso-so

I enjoyed Schmidt's writing style but I felt like she ran out of steam long before the conclusion. The book alternatives between Lizzie, her older sister Emma, maid Bridget, and a random drifter Benjamin who has met Lizzie's uncle. The family dynamic was the best part of the book (including the role of live in maid Bridget) and the Benjamin plot just detracted.

LMJenkins I like the cover! 6mo
WhatWouldJaneDo @LMJenkins it does have a great cover! 6mo
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Butterflyamore
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Mehso-so

52 week reading challenge: Historical novel (15)
State challenge: Massachusetts (7)

⭐️⭐️⭐️

I did like this book and found Lizzie and Emma‘s perspectives particularly intriguing. While we cannot ever know what truly went through their minds, I think Schmidt captured the inner turmoil well.

Full review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2755081200

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Madison91
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Panpan

I could be to blame because I‘m forever breaking the cardinal rule “don‘t judge a book by its cover” but it usually serves me well. I love how this book looked, sadly that‘s where the live stopped. It was horribly boring, drawn out for not an excessively long book, the characters were unlovable, and I desperately wanted to give up on it. Closest I‘ve been to a DNF.

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Butterflyamore
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I tried to listen to the audiobook of this and almost abandoned the book because of that. I ended up reading some more before DNFing it and decided that would be the best route. I think I will finish this. While I openly admit that I don‘t particularly enjoy fiction in audiobook form, I really do think that this audiobook was particularly bad. Hopefully I will enjoy the book more now!

Hestapleton Yeah this audiobook was not great. The voices were so grating! I listened to it on 1.75x speed to get through it. 7mo
Butterflyamore @Hestapleton Good job seeing it through! 7mo
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TorieStorieS
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Mehso-so

No #HeartsOfGold here in this fictionalization of the infamous Borden family! I listened to this one and while interesting enough for my #AudioColoring, the POVs and timeline weren‘t always very clear... I was hoping for a little more insight into this through a fictional way of bringing these characters to life, but this left me wanting more... I hear there‘s a new nonfiction book out on Lizzie‘s trial so maybe that will do! #MarchIntoThe70s

Cinfhen This book was a little disappointing. And I read an ARC for the new Lizzie Borden book. It was very dry🙄 7mo
TorieStorieS Thanks for the warning, @Cinfhen! The quest continues then for a good rendition of Lizzie!!😃 7mo
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emmaturi
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This was based on the true story of Lizze Borden and the murders of her father and stepmother. I had never heard of her and the murders before. There are also films made about the events. The story is told from the 4 main characters, Lizzie, her sister Emma, the maid Bridget and Benjamin. #books #truestories

Cathythoughts Really enjoyed this one 👍🏻 (edited) 7mo
emmaturi Yes me too! @Cathythoughts 7mo
BiblioLitten This sounds good! 7mo
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Hestapleton
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Panpan

This was fine, certainly not as gripping as I was hoping for. Narrated by four characters, the book slowly reveals Lizzie‘s mental illness and how she could have committed these atrocious acts. The audiobook was not the best choice for this—I found the voices simpering and grating, for all the characters. ⭐️⭐️

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Hestapleton
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This book is weird in print, so I tried the audio while I do some mindless stuff at work. Turns out the audio is weird too. I‘ve only got an hour and a half left and I‘m determined to push through!

Butterflyamore 😱 Oh no! This is one of my reads for the month! 8mo
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BookishRedhead
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Lizzie Borden took an axe...
Loved this.
I enjoyed seeing different views from different people.
I liked seeing what Lizzie was thinking.

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Libby1
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Visceral. Revolting. I loved it.

Did Lizzie Borden kill her father and stepmother? I know what I think.

I enjoyed the book‘s focus on Lizzie‘s sister Emma. What must life have been like for her?

This is not my usual kind of book and I know there are very mixed reviews, but I thought it was full of life as it was of decay.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

BarbaraBB Great review! 9mo
Bookzombie What @BarbaraBB said! 9mo
LeahBergen She did it! 😆😆 (and I really enjoyed this one, too) 9mo
Libby1 @BarbaraBB , @Bookzombie , @LeahBergen - thanks. Yes, I think she totally did it, too! 8mo
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DarcysMom
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Mehso-so
DeleteAcct I was nauseous the whole time I read this book because of that soup thing they kept eating. 😂🤢 9mo
DarcysMom @Rachbb3 Whar was up with that? So gross! 🤢🤮 9mo
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DarcysMom
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Late afternoon walk today. 👟👟👟
#audiowalk
#2019kmin2019
#105mileJanuary
#overdrive
💜💜#LitsyWalkers💜💜

Kaye Wow ! Almost 5 miles ! Nice photos. How‘s the Stephen King book so far ? 9mo
DarcysMom @kaye I am only about an hour in, but so far I am enjoying 9mo
Kaye I‘m s that a new one ? I haven‘t read many of King‘s books so don‘t keep good track. 9mo
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DarcysMom @kaye it came out on 2014, but is new to me. I don't keep up with him well. 9mo
Wife 🌹 9mo
tammysue 👍🏻💜 9mo
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DarcysMom
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Afternoon walk today to make up miles for the week. It is amazing how much the channel dried up in about two days!
Also, adorable pupper! 🐶🐶🐶
#audiowalk
#2019kmin2019
#105mileJanuary
#overdrive
💜💜#LitsyWalkers💜💜

Kaye Great time and distance. 💕 9mo
DarcysMom @kaye 😘 9mo
tammysue 👏🏻🙌🏻💓 9mo
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mrp27 Ha! After all this time I looked at the names on your map. I used to live off of Milliken between the 210 and Baseline. 9mo
DarcysMom @mrp27 Oh my goodness - we were practically neighbors! 9mo
4thhouseontheleft 🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽 9mo
Wife 🌹 9mo
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DarcysMom
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What a difference a couple of days make. It was gorgeous this morning!
#audiowalk
#2019kmin2019
#105mileJanuary
#overdrive
💜💜#LitsyWalkers💜💜

julesG Gorgeous pictures! 9mo
DarcysMom @julesG Thank you! 😁 9mo
Wife 🌹 9mo
hilded Lovely 😊 9mo
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DarcysMom
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Totally late posting my walk from this morning. 🙃
#audiowalk
#2019kmin2019
#105mileJanuary
#overdrive
💜💜#LitsyWalkers💜💜

4thhouseontheleft You live in a beautiful area! 9mo
EH2018 Question, what is #litsywalkers? Is it a group list you join or a hashtag you add to audiowalks? 9mo
DarcysMom @4thhouseontheleft Thanks! I love being able to walk near the foothills. 9mo
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DarcysMom @EH2018 It is a hashtag to add to audiowalks. The Littens using it are super supportive of each other. It is a lovely group of walkers. Please join in if you want to! 9mo
EH2018 @DarcysMom Good to know! As soon as I make it out for a walk I will be sure to #....sounds like great motivation 9mo
Wife 🌹 9mo
Kaye Great job ! How are you liking the book ? 9mo
DarcysMom @kaye I have mixed feelings. It is keeping my interest enough that I will finish it. 9mo
Kaye Yes it‘s one whose reviews are all over the place. 9mo
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DarcysMom
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Super short walk today! It was raining really hard - there were places where the most shallow areas were ankle deep. Our streets don't handle rain all that well. Our run-off channel had more water than I have ever seen in it!
#audiowalk
#2019kmin2019
#105mileJanuary
#overdrive
💜💜#LitsyWalkers💜💜

Hestapleton Your super short walk is a long walk for me!! 9mo
Kaye Good job ! 👟🌟🎧 9mo
thebluestocking Wow! That‘s a lot of water on the ground. 9mo
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DarcysMom @thebluestocking There were a few spots where I thought my walk might turn into a swim. 🙃 9mo
samnreader I do love rainy walks but that's a bit much 9mo
DarcysMom @samnreader You are so right! I had to cut it short. 9mo
Bklover Good for you for going in the rain! Looks like a long walk to me! 9mo
Wife 🌹 9mo
BookBabe Wow! Go you! That‘s some serious rain and standing water! 🙌🏻 9mo
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DarcysMom
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Cathythoughts Oh I loved this one 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻 9mo
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Megabooks
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I really enjoyed this book, and it‘s on sale for $2.99. It‘s a portrait of the (Lizzie) Borden family. Warning: Don‘t eat the mutton stew!! 🤮🤮🤮 #sale #kindle #kindlesale

readordierachel Thanks for the heads up! 9mo
LittleMummyMe I really liked this book too. 👍🏼 9mo
Megabooks @readordierachel you‘re welcome! 9mo
Megabooks @LittleMummyMe It was a slow burn but good. 👍🏻 9mo
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gentlepet
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Mehso-so

so here‘s the thing:

if ur on the lookout for a great, creepy read then u could do way worse than this. it has good atmosphere and compelling female characters and a lovely sort of whodunnit atmosphere.

HOWEVER if ur more than vaguely familiar with lizzie borden u aren‘t really going to find much here u won‘t find elsewhere. is it well executed? yus. is that enough? maybe.

dont regret the time i spent with this book. wouldn‘t insist u read it.

Reviewsbylola I definitely see what you‘re saying about this one. I didn‘t enjoy it but knowing a lot about Lizzie Borden made it really difficult for me to get past the artistic licenses the author took. 11mo
gentlepet @Reviewsbylola totally understand that! i knew enough to be kinda “meh” but i think if i were more invested in the case i would have been really miffed. PLUS she skipped the trial which imho is one of the most interesting parts of the whole saga! 11mo
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Librarybelle
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Definitely not a book for everyone - it was creepy and grotesque in parts - but fitting for #CallingAllTheMonsters . Lizzie Borden took an ax...or did she? Schmidt interprets what she thinks happened that fateful day in Fall River.

Thanks for a fun #OctoberXFiles @Cinfhen and @Robothugs !

Cinfhen Always happy to have you 💕💕hope to see u in November 🦃 12mo
Robothugs Thanks for playing along!! 12mo
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kedupre
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Mehso-so

This book made me queasy - and I think it did so on purpose! The sickly descriptions of the heat, the odors, that infamous mutton broth... I felt claustrophobic and dreadful. Which is EXACTLY what Lizzie and Bridget felt waking up in that house every day!! It‘s a Pick for the imagery and the suspense, a So-So because it made me feel seasick.

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Liberty
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Day 19 of the @bookriot #Riotgrams challenge: setting you‘ve been to! No one will be surprised to learn that I have slept at Lizzie Borden‘s house, which is now a bed and breakfast. I have a lot of stories from my visit, some of them bittersweet because the person I went with is dead now. (I swear I didn‘t do it.) But mostly it was rad. ☠️⚰️📚

LeahBergen I stayed there, too, and endlessly bore my acquaintances with the story. 😆😆 Which room did you sleep in? 12mo
Liberty @LeahBergen Her parents‘ bedroom. 12mo
LeahBergen We stayed in the John Morse room (and my friend made me sleep on the side of the bed where Abby‘s body was found 😳). 12mo
Liberty @LeahBergen There were three college girls in there who started shrieking at 2am, saying they saw someone in the room. They ended up staying in the room with the parents who brought them. 12mo
Mdargusch I‘m not sure I could sleep there @Liberty and @LeahBergen 😬 that gives me the creeps just thinking about it! 12mo
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Caksf
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I‘ve always had a weird obsession with the true crime case of Lizzie Borden and the infamous murders that occurred in Fall River in 1892. Schmidt does a brilliant job, weaving a nail-biting, page-turning, fictionalized narrative around the details of the crime. I highly recommend this one and if there are any true crime fans of the Lizzie Borden case out there, order this ASAP.. you won‘t regret it! 5/5

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Cathythoughts
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#OctoberXFiles I really enjoyed this on audio 👍🏻🖤. Soo good ... #Misery was a strong feeling in this one too.

Robothugs Nicely done! 🙌🏻 13mo
Cinfhen Such a creepy read!! Would be perfect for this time of year 🎃🍐 13mo
LeahBergen I enjoyed this one, too! 13mo
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erzascarletbookgasm I‘ve not read this. I see it has mixed reviews on Litsy. 13mo
Cathythoughts @Robothugs @Cinfhen thanks! And yes would be a good creepy one for October 👍🏻 13mo
Cathythoughts @Leahbergen yes! I thought it was well done. 13mo
Cathythoughts @erzascarletbookgasm the audio was excellent, I thought. Creepy.... & good. 13mo
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Mdargusch
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This was a #blameitonlitsy and #coverlove book for me. It ended up the worst #factfiction book I have ever read. So many gratuitous #bodilyfluids 🤢

#septemberdanes

Kalalalatja Ugh, that doesn‘t sound pleasant 🤢 13mo
emilyhaldi Lol 13mo
IamIamIam LOL, I really liked it except for the pears. I've never known people to eat so many pears and I personally hate them so it was grating to think about. The chock sound or bits of bone? Not so much as the pears... 😂😂 13mo
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TheLibrarian 😂 I was not a fan of this book either but the gross parts didn‘t bother me. 13mo
jillrhudy Eewwwww 13mo
Reviewsbylola I didn‘t like the direction the author went with this one either. The vomit actually didn‘t bother me but it also seemed redundant. Then again, it IS a factual part of the Lizzie Borden story. Maybe that‘s why I wasn‘t annoyed with it. 13mo
Megabooks I loved this one. Even with the 🤢🤢 13mo
Cathythoughts I loved this one 😬👍🏻❤️ 13mo
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IamIamIam
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I remember being fascinated with Lizzie Borden in either 4th or 5th grade. I was never a Barbie kind of kid... 🤣 I don't know much about the family but this made them all seem awful and crazy and mean spirited! I love that in a book! A unique look at one of the most well known American crimes.

SandyW My mom let me stay up and watch on of the Lizzie Borden movies with her when she thought I was old enough. I wasn't! 😱😱😱 13mo
IamIamIam @SandyW HAHA, we had such different childhoods than kids today!!!! 😂 13mo
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JillR
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Mixed feelings. I was ultimately left frustrated and wanted more of the story rather than the stifling thoughts of those involved and the repetition of known details. Overall the writing style was too much for me; the smells, the vomiting, this: “I washed Mrs Borden‘s hair..scraped my nails over her scalp, got her under my fingernails.” (And that awful mutton soup!). This is between a pick and so-so for me 👇

JillR I feel I should point out I knew nothing about this story before I started hence why I may have wanted a more factual story than I got. I may have felt differently had I known more about the Borden case in advance... 1y
Cathythoughts Great review! I listened to this on Audible & I have to say I loved it ! I wouldn‘t go there again , but as a once off , I was completely hooked. Very graphic alright 😱 1y
JillR I wish I‘d known more about the case before I started @cathythoughts as I just kept saying “but WHAT happened?!” rather than just enjoying it for what it was... 1y
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bobregina
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I loved this! First time I heard about Lizzie Borden, and I was hooked 🍐👀

Ashley85 Netflix made a movie of it! I‘m waiting to read the book first though. 1y
bobregina @Ashley85 really? I have to check it out! 1y
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JillR
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Starting this. Bonus that it was a Qa charity shop bargain (albeit clearly a little “pre-loved”). I don‘t normally read hardback so will be trying to finish it by Sunday so I don‘t have to lug it on the train with me come work on Monday morning!

bobregina It‘s not too heavy 😅 1y
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bobregina
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This was enough for me ☠️

KristinaRay My mom taught me that when I was a kid. I still get the rhyme stuck in my head from time to time 🙄 1y
bobregina 😳😂 @KristinaRay I didn‘t knew the story before this book, and it fascinated me from the start 1y
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Brie
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A gory, unsettling, unpleasantly sensory and visceral retelling of the infamous Lizzie Borden ax murders. The repetition of certain images only adds to the stifling, confining atmosphere of the Borden home. Really enjoyed all the different perspectives, including Lizzie, her sister Emma, maid Bridget, and stranger Benjamin.

RaimeyGallant Nice review. :) 1y
Brie @RaimeyGallant Thanks! 1y
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bobregina
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This beginning... wow. Really disturbing! I‘m predicting this will be a five stars for me!

Bookmarkie I‘m listening on audio and feel that I would follow it better in print. I like it though! 1y
bobregina @Bookmarkie we don‘t have audiobooks in Portugal (sadly!), so I honestly can‘t say. But so far, I really like this! 1y
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LibrarianChels
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This Lizzie Borden story wasn‘t that great. Schmidt splits the narrative into three voices - Lizzie, sister Emma, and would-be villian Benjamin - but they all sound the same. I had to continuously remind myself who was speaking. There was also no mystery despite the book cover‘s implication. Got through it, but wish I had the time back to go toward something more satisfying.

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24in48
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Where has the time gone!? We're at Hour 39 of #24in48, and starting to see some of you hitting your goals. As we get into the final hours of the 'thon, consider changing up the scenery to keep yourself awake and motivated. Outside is great, if the weather/hour permits!

[Photo description: The lap of a person seated outside with a novel and a copy of The New Yorker on it, and a glass of punch in hand. Text overlay reads Hour 39: Check-in]

Andrew65 Great advice! 1y
mrp27 I rotate my reading position often. I just wish the hot summer weather was more conducive to outside reading! 1y
Sumtime77 Changing position definitely helps. I'm finding, depending on the book, I get too sleepy staying in one spot for long. 1y
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Sara_Planz
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Pickpick

This book is creepy and keeps you guessing til the end of the book. I love the unreliable narrators and how much intrigue they add to the story.

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Sara_Planz
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Finally picked this up in paperback!

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Bookmarkie
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Excited for this one! Who has read or listened to it?

Cinfhen It‘s super strange, in a good way but something was off...I‘ll be curious to hear your thoughts 1y
CaitlinR I read it as an ARC and really enjoyed. 1y
Redwritinghood I read it and liked it, but reviews are mixed. 1y
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bobregina
See What I Have Done | Sarah Schmidt
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Such a beautiful edition 🍐! #bookmail

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GirlWellRead
See What I Have Done | Sarah Schmidt
Mehso-so

Schmidt takes on the daunting genre of historical fiction with her account of one of the most famous murder cases of all time—Lizzie Borden's father and step-mother are found bludgeoned to death at the Borden residence. Told from multiple perspectives, this works brilliantly, and while I enjoyed Lizzie's chapters the most, the other perspectives were needed to balance out the story.

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rachelwill
See What I Have Done | Sarah Schmidt
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Mehso-so

Book 14: Based on a true crime story about a brutal murder within a family, this is a fictional retelling. Told from the perspective of several key players in the days around the murders, it's an easy read but not one that really surprises. Like other reviews I've read, it's hard to imagine the main suspect Lizzie is an adult woman... Quite intrigued to read the actual true story to see where the parallels are.

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