If your book doesn't look like this after a few days was it even your holiday read?
Summer program ends today. Now I just have some students to tutor for their summer reading requirement for the remainder of the summer.Have not read tagged book since I was quite young so I am happy to reread with adult eyes. ❤️📚
(Day 17 - #Criminal)
*It was absolutely criminal—what Perry Smith (center left, with Capote) and Richard Hickock (bottom left) did to the Clutter family (top right, Herb & Bonnie, parents; center right, son, Kenyon; bottom right, daughter, Nancy) in 1959. When Truman Capote (bottom center) and Harper Lee traveled to Holcomb, Kansas to report on the murders, the result was “In Cold Blood” which, arguably, started the true-crime genre.
Holy cannoli Batman. This tells the true story of how an entire family was brutally murdered in rural Kansas in 1959. It follows with the investigation, the few clues available, how they caught the two guys (and in depth look at them as well) and their ultimate consequence for their actions. Well written- In fact I couldn‘t read this at night. #bbrc #growup #nonfiction #readmyowndamnbooks
In Cold Blood is really artfully done but it doesn‘t read like a non-fiction book: it reads as a novel. I don‘t think there can be any doubt that Capote was pretty liberal with the “truth“. I would wholeheartedly recommend In Cold Blood (as long as you‘re not a kill-joy that takes things too seriously and gets mad when Capote takes some liberties). Full review here: http://keepingupwiththepenguins.com/in-cold-blood-truman-capote/ #TrueCrime
A solid 3.5 stars. Not 4 because it took me over a year to read it. I would start and stop. Maybe if I had read this before some other true crime.....but that being said Capote has a way with words and now I‘ll be reading his other stuff too.....so. It‘s a win! Definitely read this if you want to see the advent of the “true crime” novel.
My library loan finally came in, and I was determined to finish it before the end of the month! I think this is the first true crime novel I‘ve ever read, and it was a great introduction to this genre. I thought the event was interesting—gruesome, but the story kept me invested. The storyline was well-structured and I liked the writing. It was a fascinating book for sure!
#bookishbingo: True crime
Found this gem at ‘The Old Book Barn‘ in Forsyth, Illinois, can‘t wait to dig in!
While True Crime isn‘t my thing, I can definitely see why this is a popular title. Capote makes the story real, and not just a listing of facts. However, I was a bit bored, and when listening to the audio, I fell asleep a bit 🤭
#MarchMadnessChallenge - substitute for I‘ll Be Gone in the Dark.
It may not be warm, but we're sitting outside anyway. It's the British way #dogsoflitsy
Just remembered I was supposed to read my book club book this week! Got too distracted by other books and crochet. And I nominated this one, so I better get reading.
A little #libraryhaul 📚📚 so far this year, I have read more library books than books I own, which is a first for me. Being on a book buying ban has really opened my eyes to the wonders of my local library 🙌
I‘m having trouble getting into this. I should stick with it though, right?
This is considered one of the first of the true crime genre as we know it.
I DNFed at 172 pages (50%). I would have given it sooner had this not been a book club pick. Wanted to at least have something to discuss.
However, I just found the writing to be too dry, too bland, too saturated with unnecessary details that detracted from an interesting yet sad murder case involving a family of four in the country.
Will study the case on my own, though
When you go to your parents‘ house for dinner and come home with books. 😁😁
The Folio edition of ICB was a Christmas present. My mom stumbled upon a box of Folio books in her basement and realized she forgot to hand out some of the Christmas presents. 🤣🤣🤣
The other two books are for our trip to London. We leave in one week! We‘re starting with Mapp & Lucia.
Initially my intention was, after 162 pages, to set this aside for a bit because I disliked it so much. It is one of the most boring things I‘ve ever read and as much as I wanted to participate in a discussion about it, I do not *have* to read this book. I‘ve concluded that there is no reason to further force myself through it. Perhaps true crime is simply not the genre for me. Perhaps Truman Capote is simply not the author for me. Maybe both.
I am wondering if someone can help me understand something: Is this what true crime is? A collection of thoughts and dialogue that couldn‘t possibly be verified, no matter how much research is done? It feels more like a fictional novel based on a true crime so far. Mind you, I‘m only on page 40 so perhaps I‘ll get more out of it as time goes on but right now I am just baffled, having not read a lot of true crime in my life, by the set up.
#nonfiction2019 #somethingwithadeath - A classic in the true-crime genre, written in 1965. It‘s an Incredibly detailed book, that goes deep into backstories and psyche of the two murderers. This had been on my TBR since 2017 so very happy to have finally read it. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Finally read this book. It is the first from my #LitsyAtoZ 2019 for the letter ‘i‘. I loved the way it told the story from the viewpoint of the victims, the criminals and the investigators. I have always been fascinated with why people behave a certain way and do the things they do.
Dick Hickock and Perry Smith had #goneaway to Mexico after they brutally killed the Clutter family in 1959. Unfortunately for them though, they decided to come back to the US, where they were hung for their crimes.
I decided to reread this true crime trailblazer on audio. It was fantastic, and I was reminded of just how well Capote weaves a horrific tragedy into a compelling narrative. #winterwonderland
Yessss this was so great. A true crime classic to be sure. Beautiful writing, a fascinating story- it really shows the literary side of nonfiction. I would highly recommend this to anyone who loves true crime, nonfiction, or lovely sentences. Probably covers just about everybody!
Read this for the True Crime Classic square in the Murderino #ssdgmchallenge @shanebeth
Heartbreaking true story of 4 members of the Clutter family murdered in 1959 Holcomb, Kansas. Capote avoids sensationalising events but uses his exceptional journalistic talents to try to understand the town, residents, murderers, their family upbringing + the fateful choices/events that led them to that night. He doesn‘t give a word 4 word transcription of the trial but concentrates on the personalities, the legal limitations + verdict aftermath.
I'm totally shocked Worcester didn't adopt this as their town motto!
But having been there many many times, it's a fair description. 😂
Congratulations 🎉... a major milestone 👍🏻❤️.
In Cold Blood had a huge impact on me. And influenced my desire to understand why people do what they do. I was young reading it , & very shocked & frightened & still I held the question “ why “ ..... Later I would read Crime & Punishment.. another book that made a deep impression on me.
Thankyou for this giveaway 👍🏻❤️❤️❤️
This book is a masterpiece, but it took me awhile to finish it as the subject matter was so distasteful. It is absolutely sickening what these two did to the Clutter family, and “In Cold Blood” describes it perfectly. Yet, somehow Truman was able to show the human side of these two, which makes the whole crime that much more tragic. 5⭐️
Wow. This was so good. I like true crime podcasts and documentaries, but I realized I don't actually read a lot of it, or much of any nonfiction. I often find it too procedural and dry, and as a lawyer, my entire job is focused on the dry and procedural. But this was so well written and engaging that I kept forgetting it was a true story of senseless brutality. Very dark and tragic, but I highly recommend it.
1. This is the 12th most recent photo on my phone, but it's actually an old one of me and my niece. She's almost 12 now!
3. None, which is great for a change!
4. The hair on my Dammit Doll
5. Thank you for being a friend, traveled down the road and back again... 🎶
1. Working tomorrow, unfortunately, but will probably spend Sunday watching my niece and nephews' sporting events
2. Eastern Standard
3. I'm not necessarily a seasonal reader so I tagged the book I'm currently reading
4. No, with the exception of To Kill a Mockingbird, which I re-read every 5 years or so
Here I am, getting ready to do a little reading on my flight to Portland. All those other frequent flyers can keep their downloaded movies.