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The Fact of a Body
The Fact of a Body: A Murder and a Memoir | Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich
Before Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich begins a summer job at a law firm in Louisiana, working on the retrial defence of death-row convicted murderer and child molester, Ricky Langley, she thinks her position is clear. The child of two lawyers, she is staunchly anti death penalty. But the moment Ricky's face flashes on the screen as she reviews old tapes, the moment she hears him speak of his crimes, she is overcome with the feeling of wanting him to die. Shocked by her reaction, she digs deeper and deeper into the case, realizing that despite their vastly different circumstances, something in his story is unsettlingly, uncannily familiar. Crime, even the darkest and most unspeakable acts, can happen to any one of us, and as Alexandria pours over the facts of the murder, she finds herself thrust into the complicated narrative of Ricky's childhood. And by examining minute details of Ricky's case, she is forced to face her own story, to unearth long-buried family secrets, to reckon with how her own past colours her view of his crime. As enthralling as true-crime classics such as In Cold Blood and Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil and broadcast phenomena such as Making a Murderer and Serial, The Fact of a Body is a groundbreaking, heart-stopping investigation into how the law is personal, composed of individual stories and proof that arriving at the truth is more complicated, and powerful, than we could ever imagine.
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Maggie4483
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My apartment didn‘t notify me that this had arrived, but today was the first day this week I made it home before they closed anyway. Thank you, Misty and Leigh, for the birthday giveaway gift; I can‘t wait to read it! And I LOVE the beachy bookmarks and sticky tabs (I just know I was a mermaid in a past life🧜‍♀️).
And thanks to everyone for the birthday wishes. Even though I didn‘t respond to all of them (yet), they made my day. ❤️❤️(cont‘d)⬇️

Maggie4483 AND…thank you for all the #LitsyLove (and letting me join). I‘ll promise I‘ll get back to everyone one of these days. 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 3mo
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MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm
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5 ⭐️s
This one resonated with me on so many levels. I‘ve struggled with my mixed emotions of the man that was my step-grandfather, the man who abused me the way so many in this book were abused. Alex felt like she was speaking both to me and for me, my own thoughts often articulated on the pages. I will cherish this book for the rest of my life. It has made me feel seen and like I‘m not alone. One of the most powerful stories I have ever read. ❤️

AmyG I thought this was an excellent book. I am from the same county as she in NJ and probably have driven past her childhood home many many times. 4mo
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MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm
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This one is hitting me hard. My own personal life experience makes this a much more emotional read than I think it would have been otherwise. I‘ve had to substitute another book for my “take to work read” so I don‘t break down while on the clock. Not sure I‘ll be able to finish this as quickly as I thought. Still, I feel it‘s already having a very cathartic effect on me and I‘m glad it came into my life despite the resurgence of dark memories.

wanderinglynn This sounds interesting. As a lawyer, I totally agree that truth is complicated and often colored by our own experiences and perspectives. And in that sense and despite best efforts, justice is never really blind. 4mo
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LoverOfLearning
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Mehso-so

Struggled to get through this one and was sometimes unsettled by the writing style. She is is definitely blunt and does not hold back on details.

I struggled to find the meaning behind this true crime / memoir combo. I wanted to love this but i felt like the author was slightly exploiting the story of the murder of 6 year old Jeremy. I mean I hope the author was able to find peace and healing from writing this book. It just wasn't for me.

Ruthiella I came away with a similar feeling about the author and her appropriation of the story of the little boy and his murderer. It made me uncomfortable. 5mo
LoverOfLearning @Ruthiella yeah glad you agree. Especially how the story ended with her meeting the offender. Like she was then at peace or officially starting her journey of healing. Yeah uncomfortable is a good word. 5mo
Penny_LiteraryHoarders I agree with your thoughts on this one. She should have stuck to one story. Not try to mash together two. It didn‘t make sense / work for me. 5mo
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LoverOfLearning
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Definitely do not like this cover! Reminds me of a high school textbook. I also accidently bought the large print version.

So my motivation to pick up this book after I put it down is LOW. But I am enjoying the story inside. I'm about 50% done with it!

This book splits between a true crime narrative and the authors personal memoir and how both stories end up colliding.
Definitely has *trigger warnings*.

violabrain This book was excellent, but I agree with you about that cover! 5mo
LoverOfLearning @violabrain eek it's bad. I've been procrastinating all day I so badly want to read but this cover is just no bueno. Gonna force myself in 3...2...1 😬 5mo
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elisebarker
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This book was SO good. It‘s probably one of my favorites I‘ve read this year. Huge Trigger Warning though. I don‘t want to be triggering, so look up what this book is about. Really made me think.

DimeryRene I just saw all your reviews pop up on my feed 😏 8mo
elisebarker @DimeryRene I just posted them 😂 8mo
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LoverOfLearning
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When you buy a book online and didn't realize you ordered it as a large print 😂😳

At least the book is shorter than it seems.

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eanderson
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Pickpick

A hard listen with a lot of trigger warnings but I loved this! Well written and the author is very honest. She did a wonderful job! 🌟🌟🌟🌟 #20in4 audiobook goal complete!

Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 1y
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Annie1215
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Pickpick

Yay! I got a second bingo on my #bookspinbingo board 🙂

I found this book on sale at a random bookstore so I decided to take a chance. It is REALLY well written but very disturbing in places.

I thought this book was really great but might be tough for you if you struggle in reading about sexual abuse. The author does a great job covering a defendants story while connecting it to her own experience.

TheAromaofBooks Great review!! 1y
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eanderson
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Started a new audiobook while helping Matthew with breakfast! 😀 Couldn‘t be happier that it‘s Friday and I only have 1 Barre class to teach this evening, then I have the weekend off.

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JoppaThoughts
The Fact of a Body: A Murder and a Memoir | Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich

Staunchly opposed to the death penalty, Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich's beliefs are shaken when she learns about Ricky Langly, a man accused of molesting and murdering a six-year-old child. She is a survivor of sexual assault perpetrated by her grandfather. As she works on Langly's case, the two men become linked in her mind and memory as she seeks to understand their motives and her own experience.

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Sleepswithbooks
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Starting my upcoming days off work with a-blanket-and-a-book-burrito kickoff with this gift from @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️📚

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I have it!! Let me know how it is! Enjoy ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
Sleepswithbooks @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks - I‘m engrossed!!!! 2y
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Billypar
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Mehso-so

Read this one a few months ago and still not sure why I didn't like it more. Part memoir and part true-crime story based on a case of a suspected child killer/ rapist the author encounters as a young defense attorney. The parts where she tries to empathize with the defendant while still reconciling the trauma of her own history of sexual abuse survival are very well-done. I just wish it was all memoir and less true-crime 👇

Billypar TW's for rape, sexual abuse, violence 2y
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Emilymdxn
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This was more complex than I was expecting, it covered more ground than most true crime books I‘ve read. It tells the story of a murder (a disturbing and upsetting one) But also discusses how we relate to the justice system, what it means to be for or against the death-penalty, and how we talk about our lives more than we realised that we talk about the justice system. Disturbing and difficult to read in a lot of places, this made me think a lot

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Emilymdxn
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Morning all 😊
A less beautiful reading spot today, I‘m exiled from our room again so Matt can work and reading this brilliant if unusually structured true crime book with my coffee. I wish I could spend every day buying coffee and pastries at gorgeous coffee shops but alas, budgeting struck and it‘s instant coffee in the flat today.

Billypar I'm reading this now too- I've got the audiobook. I'm not usually a true crime reader, especially when there's a lot of reconstructed dialogue, but I'm intrigued by the connection to the author's story. 2y
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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I found this on at Dollar Tree! I have a copy from @EllieDottie that‘s still waiting for me to get to it! Anyone read it?

MatchlessMarie I listened to the audio. It‘s really heavy but good. Here‘s my review https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2178270286 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @MatchlessMarie great review 🙌🏻 2y
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LibraryCin
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Mehso-so

It took a bit at the start to get “into it”, as I couldn‘t figure out where the two stories intersected, or why she went back and forth between the two. It‘s a good thing she started each chapter with a place and year, as she did jump around quite a bit between time periods in both her and Ricky‘s lives. It took me a while to get interested in her own story, particularly, but it did get more interesting as the book went on.

Ruthiella I agree. The mix of memoir and true crime here didn‘t quite work for me either. 2y
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paulareadsallthetime
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The story of the author and a pedofile. The author intertwined the two stories well.

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Morr_Books
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Why not do another readathon?! I'll start by listening to this one! #24B4Monday

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Adventures-of-a-French-Reader
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Mehso-so

The subject of this book is not for everyone, it talks about pedophilia and the murder of a six-year-old boy.
I really appreciated the author's testimony of her own abuse, and her want to understand what push some people to commit such a crime.
However, this book can be quite frustrating to read because it doesn't give any answers, probably because there is no real answer. But I also found it repetitive and lingering at times.

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Adventures-of-a-French-Reader
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Today's reading plan!
Yesterday night, I finished a huge project for work that kept me busy most of February...
So today, it's reading day for me!!!
I would like to finish two books I started, and to read And Then There Were None.
I deserved my quiet reading day ;)

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Jennick2004
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Mehso-so

This book took me 3 weeks to read...so out of character for me, and I am now very behind on my yearly challenge. It was okay, but I just couldn‘t put together the author‘s connection with the case she was writing about 🤷🏻‍♀️

LoverOfLearning 1000% same review I gave for this. 5mo
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Jennick2004
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Time to lay in bed and get some reading done...but my cold medicine is about to kick my butt so we shall see how long I last 🤣🤷🏻‍♀️

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DHill
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⭐️⭐️⭐️ I thought this was okay but didn‘t feel like there was any clear resolution to either narrative or why this case in particular triggered a change in the narrator‘s basic beliefs regarding the death penalty. Just a lot that didn‘t get answered for me.

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DHill
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1. Physical
2. Barnes & Noble, local bookstore Next Page Books
3. Yes!
4. Mostly Libby through the library but some iTunes and Audible
5. Tagged audio from Libby

#thursdaysurvey @laurenslibrary

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Mdargusch
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Pickpick

Two heartbreaking stories that center around sexual abuse are told simultaneously and are interwoven. When the author alternated chapters about her life and Jeremy‘s murder, I felt the side by side stories flowed. When the sentences went back and forth between her experiences and those of Jeremy and Ricky, the story lost its power for me and became awkward. It is an interesting way to combine the author‘s life with a tragic murder.
#newyearwhodis

Mitch Glad it was a interesting read! 2y
Reviewsbylola I disliked it so much I panned it. 😆 2y
Mdargusch I‘m surprised it was that bad for you @Reviewsbylola 🤔 2y
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Mdargusch
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Rose and I are reading and I‘m sipping on a cocktail. Such a perfect Friday night! 😊 This is book #3 for #newyearwhodis and 70 pages in, I‘m pretty obsessed. Thanks @Mitch @monalyisha

Reviewsbylola I hope you enjoy this one more than I did! 2y
Mdargusch I think I know why you didn‘t like it @Reviewsbylola but I‘m going to wait until I finish before I discuss with you. 2y
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DHill
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My audio hold on this came in three days ago but I‘m still trudging through City of Bones. Had to suspend holds on two other audiobooks. My reading goals aren‘t quite panning out this month. 🤷🏻‍♀️

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the-flashley
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I‘m reading The Fact of a Body just after finishing episode 6 of Unbelievable... I‘m on a serious true crime kick this week. Has anyone else watched Unbelievable? I‘m absolutely loving it, and this book, so far! 🔎🔪👣

mklong Unbelievable was so well done! It made me install a home security system though. 2y
the-flashley @mklong oh yeah for sure! It definitely makes you double check your doors at night 2y
MyNamesParadise LOVED Unbelievable!! I binged it over the holiday. It was amazing to watch how they figured it out. 2y
the-flashley @MyNamesParadise yes! I so agree. There were so many things that were just totally up to chance, it‘s amazing! 2y
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the-flashley
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I‘m starting off 2020 fresh and honest, y‘all.

This year, I‘m lowering my expectations and keeping myself accountable. It has truthfully been a very long time since I loved reading, and I desperately want that to change. So in 2020, I‘m going to read one really good book a month, and at least 20 pages a day, in the hopes that it isn‘t too late for me to hop back onto the reading bandwagon. Wish me luck! 📚😊❤️

GrilledCheeseSamurai It's never too late, no matter what! 👍😊 2y
Hooked_on_books I think that‘s a great plan. I hope you rediscover your love of reading in the pages of some wonderful books this year! 2y
DogMomIrene Love the color-coding accountability calendar and planner! You can do it!🤓💪🏻 2y
Chrissyreadit 👏🙌🎉Read what you love! ❤️🎉❤️🎉❤️ 2y
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Caffeinated_Reader
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Caffeinated_Reader Meh. It‘s hard to criticize this book without making the authors memories and tragedies come across as being criticized as well. I just have to say I don‘t understand why she was obsessed with the Jeremy case. Why she had to tie herself to that case. I don‘t agree with the in your face way she told her own story. She was very in your face about her own abuse at times repetitive and vulgar but those things tend to be ugly and hard to look at. 3y
Caffeinated_Reader I think everyone is allowed to process their trauma however they see fit and I hope she found peace or whatever she was looking for when writing this book. I didn‘t get a sense of understanding that I was hoping for once I finished it. I, as a reader, was left confused and still wondering why she chose Ricky/Jeremy to compare and contrast with. I felt sad for her and heartbroken for the little girl she was. I just don‘t think this book did what 3y
Caffeinated_Reader It was expected to do for her readers. It didn‘t for me. I give this book 2.5 stars and don‘t recommend it at all. 3y
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Reagan
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So like Netflix, when choosing a kobo book, I tend to get bogged down and then 45 minutes have passed and I haven‘t picked a book. So I have been asking my daughter to pick a letter, any letter. Her second choice was F, and this was the first title - which I then realized I also owned in print 🤦‍♀️

Upside is, so far it is excellent, and I just realized I listened to an episode of Small Town Murder about this case AND it removes 2 hoard books!

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VeryLazyDaisy
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I traveled all the way to WA to sit in this lovely library and read a book about my home town murder. 😂

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Dolly
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Pickpick

Good, not great and even though difficult not as difficult of a read as I thought.

Dual story lines that meet from time to time about a murder and the author‘s personal story.
Oh! Just as the above book cover shows 🤦🏼‍♀️😊 Detailed descriptions of how the killer grew up including bizarre details of what happened before his birth are a focus of the writing. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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PedanticPastorMartha
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Mehso-so

I can‘t quite put my finger on why this book fell flat for me. The idea is good—exploring your own painful past via a parallel story—And I love the way she writes. The topic is disturbing—child sexual assault and murder—but I read a lot of crime. Maybe the structure? It just never quite jelled for me.

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Kimiam
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Panpan

I really don‘t know how I feel about this book. Took forever to read. I did not feel anything for anyone involved in this murder and memoir. She combines what happened to her as a child and a man convicted of murder. The argument is sentence to die or life sentence. Weird book.

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Kimiam
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Mehso-so

I really don‘t know how I feel about this book. Took forever to read. I did not feel anything for anyone involved in this murder and memoir. She combines what happened to her as a child and a man convicted of murder. The argument is sentence to die or life sentence. Weird book.

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Julsmarshall
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Pickpick

1st book finished for #24in48 #readathon Strong story, well composed, written and researched but it left me wanting a little more. Still a pick though and while it was difficult to read (trigger warning physical and sexual abuse of children), I‘m glad I did.

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Julsmarshall
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Up and at it for #24in48 #readathon Got my iced latte and book and reading in a quiet house 😄 I have a couple of family commitments so i@I likely won‘t hit 24 hours, but I love trying! Happy Reading all!

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Julsmarshall
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#24in48 stack! Are you ready? I may be overly so. Bottom stack, recent purchases and books I‘ve started. Top stack, all my library holds came in at once. Lofty goals, y‘all! Can‘t wait to get reading!!

Eyelit Excellent!! 3y
Ireadkidlit You can do it Sis! 3y
Suet624 So fun! 3y
janeycanuck Jealous that you‘ve got the Wedding Party! I was hoping I‘d have it for 24in48 but no such luck. Enjoy it! 3y
kspenmoll Some fun reads in your stack! Enjoy! 3y
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BarbaraBB
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Pickpick

Yet another book about child molestation and its impact on the rest of a child‘s life. Marzano feels a connection between her own youth, that of phedophile and murderer Ricky Langley and the mother of the child he killed, which led to his conviction. She wants to understand what has driven them to be able to deal with her own past.

#ReadingUSA2019 #Louisiana
(Pic: Crater Lake, Oregon)

arubabookwoman You‘re as far north as Crater Lake?? Are you coming as far north as Washington state (Seattle)? 3y
Hooked_on_books Hey, I recognize that lake! If you‘re still there and haven‘t seen it, there‘s a great video at the visitors‘ center that isn‘t right at the rim. It talks about how the lake formed from Mount Mazama. 3y
Kalalalatja Stunning photo! 3y
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Megabooks Wow!! Amazing!! 3y
BarbaraBB @arubabookwoman I‘d love to see Seattle but it‘s too far north this time. We‘ll be going west from here. 3y
BarbaraBB @Hooked_on_books Too late! But the Lake is stunning. Do you live nearby? 3y
AbigailDays Wow, that's beautiful! Crater Lake has been on my bucket list for ages. Can't wait to see more of your pictures! 3y
Hooked_on_books @BarbaraBB Not anymore. I lived in Grants Pass, not terribly far from there, for 3 years and northern Oregon for another 6, so if you‘re headed to the Cannon Beach/Astoria area, I can give you tips. And if you‘re going to Portland, you MUST go to Powell‘s. I live in Hawaii now. 🌴🌺 3y
CarolynM 😍Gorgeous! 3y
Cathythoughts Stunning view ✨ 3y
Henrik_Madsen What a stunning view - and the book sounds interesting too. 3y
ValerieAndBooks My family and I camped at Crater Lake when I was young 😊 3y
Rachel_nyc Gorgeous photo! I hope you‘re having a great trip! 3y
BarbaraBB @AbigailDays Thank you! We will be travelling for a whole month so I hope to see many great places in the US! 3y
BarbaraBB @Hooked_on_books Hawaii, cool! Completely different from Oregon, which I‘m loving by the way. I won‘t be making it to Portland unfortunately. I went book shopping though in SF and have another on my list in Salt Lake City (thanks to @JaclynW the next big city I‘ll get to! 3y
BarbaraBB @CarolynM @Kalalalatja @Megabooks @Cathythoughts @Henrik_Madsen @Rachel_nyc Thanks. I am seeing some places in Oregon that are among the most beautiful I‘ve ever seen 😍 3y
BarbaraBB @ValerieAndBooks You will have good memories of that trip, I suppose. Camping here has been quite special! So beautiful! (edited) 3y
Hooked_on_books It‘s been an interesting change for sure. I‘m enjoying it. Oregon is such a beautiful place—I‘m glad I got to spend so much time there. Enjoy it! 3y
Centique That is a gorgeous view! 3y
kspenmoll Gorgeous photo! 3y
JaclynW Crater Lake is amazing! I'm glad you got to see it! Safe travels to SLC! Did I tell you about The King's English bookstore? And the SLC library (main branch)? Both are worth visiting. 3y
BarbaraBB @JaclynW I made a note of the bookstore already and added the library now. We‘ll be there after the weekend. Looking forward to it! 3y
Cinfhen Another spectacular photo! I have this book on kindle and audio!! Maybe it‘ll break my reading slump🧐 3y
BarbaraBB @Cinfhen A reading slump or just no time to read with your family and friends around? That is a good reason for not reading 💜 3y
BarbaraBB @Cinfhen Also I don‘t think this one will break the slump. This one may, it is an easy engaging read, full of great sentences: 3y
Cinfhen Thanks for the recommendations!! It‘s a combination of limited free time and no desire to pick up a book 😝 3y
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SarahMillerBooks
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THIS BOOK IS TREMENDOUS. AND DISTURBING. (And worth the discomfort.)

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CaroPi
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So last year I discover that I have a dark taste for #audiobooks about #truecrime and this is one of the hardest books I have listened. The story really put me apart and I was about to cry in multiple parts and I almost never cry with books.
Book #4
#BFCr2
#bfc
#bookfitnesschallenge

Chelsea.Poole I agree, difficult subject matter, but excellent! 3y
CaroPi @Chelsea.Poole indeed... 3y
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Wife
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This is one I‘ve wanted to read for awhile. The combo of a memoir and true crime was intriguing. It was engaging and well written. My takeaway question is WHAT WERE THE PARENTS THINKING??? I‘m baffled 😕 3/5⭐️s. Trigger warnings⚠️

Wife @WorldsOkayestStepMom Hi Emily, I saw that you stacked this and would be happy to send you my copy (if you are in the US). I don‘t keep most books due to storage limitations. Let me know if you‘re interested and I‘ll give you my email. 🌹 3y
WorldsOkayestStepMom Hi Vickie! I really appreciate the thought! I think I'm going to have to pass on this one though, I also have low storage and I'm a tad bit overwhelmed with the number of books I have going/on my TBR list at the moment. 3y
Wife @WorldsOkayestStepMom I totally understand 🌹 3y
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Breanne1
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Panpan

I really struggled to get through this book. Not only because of the subject matter but also due to the writing style. It seemed like such an intriguing premise and fell completely flat to me.

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wallacereads
The Fact of a Body: A Murder and a Memoir | Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich
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No such thing as too many candles.

Freespirit True 😍 3y
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Crazeedi
The Fact of a Body: A Murder and a Memoir | Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich
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Mehso-so

2.5 🌟
There are two story lines in this book. The author deals with her own trauma as she is researching the facts of a murder and trial of a pedophile. She weaves back and forth between the two stories. I'm not sure if this is a pic or a so-so. It is definitely a disturbing story and I normally don't read this type of non fiction.

Nickinpa I couldn‘t finish this one.😧 3y
Crazeedi @Nickinpa I hear you, I did finish but it was very unsettling 3y
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Crazeedi
The Fact of a Body: A Murder and a Memoir | Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich
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#fridaynightbookclub
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @JoScho @hermyknee and anyone else who's joining in!!! I'm starting this and also working on #lmpbc book

JoScho Yes! 😊🖤 3y
pdever Nice subtitle. 3y
Crazeedi @pdever @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @JoScho so far this book is kinda creepy! 3y
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Mitch
The Fact of a Body: A Murder and a Memoir | Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich
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A super eclectic month... some 5⭐️ 3⭐️ and 2⭐️fiction, a brilliant exploration of family, a troubling part crime / part memoir, a straight talking doctors take on how to attack complex tasks and prep for a West End theatre trip,next month! I ❤️books..

#februaryinbooks
#onenonfictionamonth

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danibel
The Fact of a Body: A Murder and a Memoir | Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich
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