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American Fire
American Fire: Love, Arson, and Life in a Vanishing Land | Monica Hesse
Shocked by a five-month arson spree that left a rural Virginia county reeling, Washington Post reporter Monica Hesse drove down to the desolate county of Accomack to cover the trial of Charlie Smith, who pled guilty to 67 counts of arson. But Charlie wasn't lighting fires alone: his crimes were galvanized by a twisted love story. Over two years of reporting, Hesse uncovered the motives of this troubled addict and his struggling accomplice, girlfriend Tonya Bundick. In depicting the dangerous shift in their passionate relationship, Hesse brilliantly brings to life the once-thriving coastal community and its distressed inhabitants, decimated by a punishing economy and increasingly terrified by a string of fires they could not explain. Incorporating this drama into the long-overlooked history of arson in the United States, American Fire re-creates the anguished nights this quiet county lit up in flames, mesmerizingly evoking a microcosm of rural America--a land half gutted before the fires even began.
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MidnightBookGirl
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Working on notes for book club tonight!

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MidnightBookGirl
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Pickpick

It was kind of nice to read a true crime story that didn't contain murder! Can't wait to discuss this at book club (and share the picture of one of the arsonists sporting a truly heinous and culturally appropriating hairstyle). #NFNov #24b4Monday #Readathon #litsypartyofone #mrbook1inamillion @Clwojick @MrBook @TheReadingMermaid @Andrew65

MrBook 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1mo
TheBookHippie We did this way back for #BOTMBUDDYREAD not sure if you can search it by the title here but we had really good discussions! Fascinating read. 1mo
MidnightBookGirl @TheBookHippie I'll take a look! Thanks- that will help me come up with book club questions! 1mo
Andrew65 👏👏👏👍 1mo
Clwojick 6pts. 1mo
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MidnightBookGirl
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I worked a lot yesterday, but it was just updating statuses on a website, so I was able to listen to a lot of audio, and I made time to read my physical books too. I don't know if I'll get 24 hours total before Monday, but I'm trying!
#24B4Monday #Readathon #LitsyPartyofOne #MrBook1inaMillion #NFNov
@mrbook @Andrew65 @TheReadingMermaid

Andrew65 Fantastic total! 👏👏👏 Well done. 👍 Good luck for day 2. 1mo
MrBook You‘re doing awesome!!! 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1mo
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MidnightBookGirl
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Home! Drinking some tea and reading while dinner cooks. Also, arson is a crazy crime. Don't make a liar out of Billy Joel (We Didn't Start the Fire). #Readathon #litsypartyofone #24b4Monday #mrbook1inamillion @mrbook @Andrew65 @TheReadingMermaid

Andrew65 Love the cup ❣️ 1mo
MrBook Love Billy Joel! And that mug. And tea. You‘re awesome! ☺️🤗 1mo
Linsy Love that mug!! 1mo
My.heart.is.lit Cool mug!!! ☕️ 1mo
Nute Diggin‘ that mug! 1mo
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MidnightBookGirl
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Starting this one for our bookstore's True Crime book club and it also works for #NFNov! #Readathon #litsypartyofone #24b4Monday #mrbook1inamillion @MrBook @Andrew65 @TheReadingMermaid @Clwojick

Clwojick Oooh! I love a good true crime! 1pt. 1mo
Andrew65 Good luck, hope you enjoy it. 😊👍 1mo
MrBook Ooooh 😳😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻!!!! 1mo
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Bookwormjillk
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Pickpick

This was a really good read. Highly recommend for fans of Serial.

ps thank you @Lovesbooks87 for including this in my #summersantagoespostal swap box!

kspenmoll Great book!!! 3mo
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Bookwormjillk
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Weekend reads

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks This was good!! 🔥 3mo
SomedayAlmost I loved this! I started reading it as research for an arson novella I am writing, but ended up fascinated with the portrait of the region. 3mo
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readtheworld
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Really enjoyed this one — it‘s always nice to find a suspenseful, well-written true crime book that doesn‘t focus on grisly murder(s).

#nonfiction #truecrime #audiobook

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Gnora
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Happy Monday Litsy! Hope everyone had a great weekend. 😁

I've got a new #Top6List this morning, non-violent true crime! One of my biggest surprises when I came to work at the library was the popularity of the true crime genre. These are true crime books for people like me who can't stand all the murder and gore! They follow crimes that are often twisty, dark, and devious, but rarely get anyone killed. Enjoy!

#LibraryBooks #RA #TrueCrime

Megabooks I‘ve read 4/6 and liked 3/4. I didn‘t like Stranger in the Woods. I‘ve added Gardner to my TBR! Thanks! 4mo
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Christinak
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My weekend reading.
#nonfiction #virginia

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cherylmorton
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“They believed, based on anecdotal evidence and prurient wishful thinking, that fires were set by young peasant women...In time, scientists began realizing that all women got periods, not just peasants and not just arsonists, and so perhaps a better explanation was needed to explain arson.”

(This is good writing, folks)

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ClairesReads
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American Fire is a highly engaging true crime narrative. It was refreshing to read about a crime that isn't murder, in this much depth. In this book, Hesse does what I love most in investigative journalism, she does just tell the story of what happened, but locates this crime in a place, a community, and a time, which plays such a significant role in our understanding of how and why these things happen. #readharder2019

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ClairesReads
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Back on the audios with some true crime that never fails me #readharder2019

Crazeedi Good read 6mo
ClairesReads @Crazeedi only 3 chapters in but it‘s great so far 6mo
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cherinium
Pickpick

Intriguing #truecrime. Who knew arson could fix relationships?

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cherinium
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Struggling to find good light for reading while staying at a non-reader's house for pet sitting. Even though, technically the pet is mine (one of my cats lives at my married-but-living-apart husband's house). #thestruggleisreal #currentlyreading #truecrime

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BritanyA
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⭐️⭐️⭐️: Non Fiction about a messed up love story, erectile dysfunction and arson.

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Megabooks
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This was a great choice for a #BOTMchallenge reread. I fully blame @Cinfhen @Reviewsbylola and @emilyhaldi for my newfound true crime addiction!

C‘mon please Accommack County, #gimmeshelter! So many old, deserted places were burned down by Charlie and Tonya, including the Whispering Pines resort, pictured. It‘s great that no one died, but I really feel for the volunteer firefighters called out night after night during the arson spree. 4⭐️

Mdargusch I 🖤 true crime! This one had me googling and stalking on FB! 7mo
emilyhaldi I‘m due for a good true crime read!!! The best! 7mo
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Megabooks @emilyhaldi Try this one. Cindy recommended it, and I‘m enjoying it. 7mo
Megabooks @Mdargusch oooo...find anything juicy?? I‘m not on fb. This is a really fascinating book!! 7mo
Cinfhen I just requested a whole slew of new True Crime books from NetGalley 😬 @emilyhaldi @Megabooks so far I‘ve been approved for 7mo
Megabooks @Cinfhen Someday I‘m going to get on Net Galley! It sounds fun! (edited) 7mo
EadieB @cinfhen @megabooks @emilyhaldi @Mdargusch
I just requested this month from LibraryThing this true crime book to review:
Trace: Who Killed Maria James? by Brown, Rachael
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Mdargusch Sounds good @cinched. I‘ll be waiting for your review. 7mo
Mdargusch I will be waiting for your review too @EadieB 7mo
EadieB @Mdargusch Gotta wait for it to come in the mail so might be awhile! 7mo
Reviewsbylola True crime rocks! And could their pictures be any creepier?! Holy hell! 😣 7mo
Megabooks @Reviewsbylola I know! I don‘t know which is worse, the Halloween picture or the mugshots? That is some eyeliner!!!! 7mo
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mcausten_sister
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The preface already has me excited.

#nonfiction #americanfire

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Megabooks
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#ThrowbackSaturday #HowFarIllGo #botmchallenge #MayMovieMagic

Oh, Emily, Steph, and Lauren, look what I checked out!! This one of my favorite nonfictions from 2017!

The prompt works because of how far we went reading all 60 #botm back then. It was fun. 😁👍🏻😁 Also, how far will these arsonists go! Six fires in one night with only volunteer fire departments. Just the whole story is crazy!

Reviewsbylola Tonya is one crazy bitch! 7mo
Megabooks @Reviewsbylola if I could put a truth sticker here, I would! 7mo
Cinfhen Was this one of your firsts?!?!!?? Such a crazy story 7mo
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Megabooks @Cinfhen it was one of my first true crime books! 7mo
emilyhaldi I still can‘t believe we were crazy enough to do that challenge 😜 7mo
Megabooks @emilyhaldi Lol! I don‘t think I‘d do it again, but I‘m glad I did it once. Kinda like reaching the summit of Everest. 😂😂 7mo
Megabooks @Reviewsbylola I had totally forgotten about the “club clothes” store she ran out Charlie‘s shop and that all she wore was panties and a bra to the bar one night!! 😳😳😳 7mo
L_auren @emilyhaldi @Megabooks @reviewsbylola I think that was the best year of books of BOTM thankfully!!! But never again! 7mo
emilyhaldi So true!!! @L_auren this year or last, I probably would have had to quit the challenge based on the BOTM choices 😜 7mo
Megabooks @L_auren @emilyhaldi @Reviewsbylola 16-17 were definitely the best years. I stopped last year because a) the books sucked, and b) the bindings were super cheap! I‘m back to reading more ebooks now, so I don‘t think it‘s worth the expense, even though I like getting packages! 😉 7mo
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“To talk about arson is to talk about buildings burning down. To talk about the term ‘pyromania‘ is really to talk about the unfathomable mysteries of the human brain and the human heart: Why do we do things? Why do we want things? What moves us, and stirs us, and why are some people moved by the things that the rest of us find inexplicable or abhorrent?”

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rachelm
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Favorite time of year in the Midwest.

Almost done with this book. As someone who lives in a small town, sooo much of the book rings true for how small town politics and talk work.

kspenmoll It was a great read! 8mo
kspenmoll Magnolias! Gorgeous! 8mo
Mdargusch Interesting that those kind of politics are typical of other small towns. 8mo
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rachelm
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My view after doing eight hours of yardwork. Been good for listening to audiobooks though! Making good progress in this one and loving it so far.

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BarbaraBB
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Above all this book for me was look into vanishing American rural communities. It is depressing. The hopeless situation and the couple portrayed, the arsonists who set fire to more than 60 of the 100s of abandoned houses there. Their personal situation seemed about as depressing and hopeless as that of the county they lived in. And then that Tonya.. such a manupulative woman...
Thanks for sending me this one Cindy 😘

#ReadingUSA2019 VA

Cinfhen Glad you enjoyed. Wasn‘t sure if u like nonfiction/true crime. Great review 🤓 8mo
Librarybelle Yes - I appreciated this one more for its look at a socioeconomic decline in a once vibrant area. 8mo
Crazeedi This was a good book 8mo
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Mdargusch Perfect choice! She was such a bad girl and why? I actually stalked her on FB after I read this because I was so weirded out by that couple. 8mo
Reviewsbylola Tonya is the perfect choice for this prompt! 8mo
Rachel_nyc I‘m intrigued and adding this to my tbr. 8mo
BarbaraBB @Mdargusch I‘ve been looking for her on FB too, but couldn‘t find her. There probably is no FB in prison (I have no idea)? Such a weird couple indeed. And I somehow feel sorry for Charly! 8mo
Mdargusch It was her old FB where she was trying to sell her clothes. Sorry you couldn‘t find it because it was creepy. 8mo
BarbaraBB @Mdargusch Oh that one! I can imagine it must have been creepy! I love that you‘ve been stalking her! 8mo
emilyhaldi So true, what a depressing decline 😖 8mo
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Kayla.Adriena
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LOVED this book! 5 stars. Sorry too sleepy to expand my review 😪 #lmpbc #Round 4 #GroupL
@Amanda61 heading out today !

Jennick2004 It was so good!!! 9mo
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Mitch
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Thank you Eurostar for whisking me off to Paris ( faster than it took to go to Leeds last week! ) and my new favourite bookstore - Shakespeare & Co! I was very restrained ( Mr K was getting fidgety!) and just got 2 books... but now I know how easy and quick it is to get there.....🤣 #bookhaul

TheNerdyProfessor I just visited that bookstore last month. It was remarkable 😍 10mo
TrishB Loved it there ❤️ 10mo
AmyG Fun! 10mo
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Mitch @TheNerdyProfessor it took my breathe away... it was so beautiful. I wasn‘t expecting it to be so lovely 10mo
Mitch @TrishB me too! 10mo
wordzie 🙌 10mo
AlaMich It boggles my mind that you can take a fast train from the UK to France—another freaking country—and we can‘t even get high-speed rail from Los Angeles to San Francisco!😡 10mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz Love love love that bookstore!! I didn't wanna get out!! 😅 10mo
Mitch @Jee_HookedOnBookz I‘d only planned on ‘popping in‘....didn‘t realise how amazing it was going to be...so I‘d not planned enough snacks and distractions for Mr K! 🤣Next time will be different! 10mo
Mitch @AlaMich I know..it does feel funny to be a little over 2 hours away by train.... we left Paris on 3 hours later we were home, unpacked and tucked up in bed. Very civilised way to travel! 10mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz @Mitch I'm hoping I get to visit again too!! Such a beautiful bookstore! Totally transports you to a different world! 10mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz I wish I lived in the UK so I can do the same thing as you did!! 😊❤️❤️ 10mo
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LiteraryLona
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Interesting delve into a serial arsonist love triangle. 🤪🔥🚒

Reviewsbylola What a nutty couple! 10mo
LiteraryLona Yes! I bet they'd be friends with the parents from "Abducted in Plain Sight." 10mo
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Kayla.Adriena
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"The kind of love that is vaguely crazy and then completely crazy and then collapses in on itself in a way that leaves the participants bewildered and telling very different stories about what actually happened." In this instance the stories shared one essential truth: When this string of fires began, the defendants were in love. By the time they finished, they weren't. " LOVE IT Already

Kayla.Adriena Also what are steak umms? They sound like a dog treat 😂 10mo
LaurensLibrary Omg Steak Ums are disgusting. They basically are dog treats. They're literally a slab of some sort of processed beef that has the nerve to call itself steak. 10mo
Crazeedi Steak ums are in the freezer section, thin slices of supposed meat that fry up quick for sandwiches, they are not very good. 10mo
Crazeedi But this book is very good 10mo
Kayla.Adriena @laurenslibrary @crazeedi I'm surprised I've never heard of them! I grew up eating Salisbury steak and frozen turkey slices, stuff like that. Choc full of sodium but cheap 10mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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These two definitely had a #Crazylove and 67 counts of arson to go along with it in Accomack County Virginia... 😳🔥

#LiteraryLove

sk888888 On my TBR! 10mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @sk888888 it‘s good!!! 🔥🔥🔥 10mo
Eggs Brilliant photo 🕯 10mo
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Jules7 Crazy. Read it awhile ago. 10mo
wordzie Nice pic 😎 10mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs thank you 😉🔥 10mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @wordzie thank you 🙃🔥 10mo
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jlondon1963
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This has been on my TBR pile from Book Drop since Aug 2018 finally muddled my way through. The book is about the arson fires 🔥 that occurred from Nov 2012 - April 2013 in Accomack County Virginia. It takes you through the fires to the investigations and finally catching the arsonists and bringing them to court for justice.

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Reviewsbylola
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#loveinadangeroustime

Because what could be more dangerous than lighting fires with your lover?? And what a darling couple to think of on Valentine‘s Day! 😆 🔥 ❤️ 🔥 ❤️

#timbittunes

kspenmoll Great choice!!! 10mo
Crazeedi This book was crazy, but good 10mo
Eggs Yesssss!! Good one! 10mo
Cinfhen Well played 🔥💥🔥 10mo
Mdargusch Good choice! 10mo
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Kayla.Adriena
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Received the last book for #lmpbc #GroupL!! Excellent idea @shellleigh33 putting it in a ziploc, I was worried it woulda been soaked!

@DGRachel @Amanda61

Kayla.Adriena @amanda61 I see the ziploc was your idea and you're a doodler! I included a bookmark for you to color in one of the rounds, can't remember which one 🤔 10mo
Amanda61 @Kayla.Adriena Hey. Sorry. Didn't see this. I did get that bookmark though it honestly never occurred to me to color it for some reason! Lol. Consider it colored now though. 😁 And yeah, Ive had experience with getting books back wet from shipping so ziploc seemed like the easiest solution 10mo
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AbbiJack
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#24B4Monday - my top picks while I ignore the TBR pile of professional development books on my table!

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razmanda
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This was a fascinating look into a rural agricultural community and the five month arson spree that kicked off in November 2012. The arsonists, revealed very early on, are not the full focus of the book, but rather the series of circumstances that left the county in its current state and how that lead, in ways large and small, to the arsons.

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Librarybelle
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In some ways, this book covers a #BoulevardOfBrokenDreams . An economically deprived community, a community whose popularity from decades ago is still present in the decaying buildings. I liked this book more for the picture of the community rather than the arsonist angle. But, still a compelling read. #MusicalNewYear

Mitch I‘ve had this on my TBR for a while...it‘s moving on up! 11mo
Crazeedi I like this book, it was a very compelling read 11mo
Tamra Such a compelling cover. 11mo
vivastory One of my favorite nonfiction books of last year 11mo
Cinfhen Great pick!!! 11mo
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razmanda
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What a story! I‘m about 75% of the way through the audiobook after a long day trip in the car and I‘m totally engrossed in the narrative of a serial arsonist in a shrinking rural community. The “who” is revealed very early but the why‘s are plentiful and fascinating.

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shellleigh33
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Started this for #LMPBC #round4 #groupL. Starting out good so far. @Amanda61

Amanda61 Glad you‘re enjoying it so far!! 🙂 11mo
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DGRachel
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Mehso-so

I had to switch to audio so I could do other things just to get through this book. I didn‘t care for the author‘s writing style, but I did like the way she formatted the story, alternating between history of the county and the arsonists. Much of the tawdry tale made me rage-y, so kudos to the author for accomplishing that. I guess my issue is less the book than the actual crime/criminals which leave me wanting a hot shower to wash the stink off.

DGRachel #LMPBC #groupL @shellleigh33 I‘ll get this out to you tomorrow. 11mo
Reviewsbylola Great picture! 11mo
DGRachel @Reviewsbylola Thanks! I used a stock image background from the Typorama app and the book cover image from Goodreads. 😊 I don‘t actually own matches. 😂 11mo
Crazeedi I liked this book but I see what you're saying 11mo
shellleigh33 Thanks @DGRachel I‘ll be watching for it 11mo
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DGRachel
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#24B42019 check in. I haven‘t finished anything today, but thanks in part to Hoopla, I‘ve made progress in my book club read and this fabulous short story collection. It‘s after midnight in my neck of the woods, so I‘m calling it a night and headed for bed now. 😴😴

TheReadingMermaid No worries I'm sure you'll finish something soon. Great time hun 👍🏻 11mo
Andrew65 Going well! 👏 11mo
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DGRachel
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Struggling with this book, but discovered Hoopla has it on audio, so I‘m going to attempt to make some headway in it while doing #audiocrochet and testing out my new yarn bowl. I‘m so far behind on my #temperatureafghan, it‘s not even funny. 😔

LaLecture Omg that‘s the first time I‘ve heard about yarn bowls 😳. I think I need one 😄! 12mo
Bookishthoughts Oh no! I was just going to ask if you finished! You can do it!🎉🎉 12mo
LeahBergen I almost forgot about your afghan! 12mo
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VeganCleopatra I didn't like this one either, the audiobook didn't help me. 😬 12mo
DGRachel @LazyDays @LeahBergen My a/c died in June and it was too hot in the house all summer to work on this monster. I couldn‘t stand to have all the weight in my lap and once it cooled off, Life just kind of got in the way. I will finish it, but it‘ll be well into 2019 before I do. 😔 12mo
DGRachel @LaLecture Etsy is a dangerous place. I love mine as it‘s fairly simple, but has a gorgeous glaze. 12mo
DGRachel @VeganCleopatra It‘s for book club so I have to get through it. At least with an audiobook I can do something else at the same time. 😉 12mo
VeganCleopatra Ah yes, I've gotten through many a book simply because an audiobook let me do other things along with it. 12mo
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Duh. So far, this whole chapter on the research into arson and the psychology of arsonists is just making my blood boil - what a bunch of misogynistic fiddlefaddle. 🤬

Pruzy Yikes, how long ago was that? 1200s? Please don‘t say 1800s! 12mo
DGRachel @Pruzy The first “study” cited with this nonsense was from the 1700s, with a case study in a medical textbook dated 1815. This chapter then moves on from “periods make poor women crazy” to Freud, though, and his theories are just as ridiculous. 12mo
Pruzy @DGRachel We knew that about Freud already though, right? 12mo
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DGRachel @Pruzy Sadly, yes. 😉 12mo
dsfisher Yikes, I am sitting close to an angry smart woman who I‘m hoping can get through this chapter without bursting into 🔥 12mo
DGRachel @dsfisher You‘re so rude and lucky I love you. 🤣🤣 12mo
dsfisher Yeah, nice that you love your mom 12mo
Bookishthoughts 😬 12mo
LauraBeth I see your fiddlefaddle and raise you a poppycock 12mo
DGRachel @LauraBeth 🤣🤣 I love you so much! 😘 12mo
Amiable @LauraBeth I see your poppycock and raise you a gobbledygook 12mo
DGRachel @Amiable I see your gobbledygook and raise you a balderdash 12mo
Amiable @DGRachel I see your balderdash and raise you some twaddle 🤔 12mo
DGRachel @Amiable 😂 I fold. 🏳️🏳️ 12mo
Amiable @DGRachel And that's no malarkey! 😀 12mo
DGRachel @Amiable @LauraBeth Thanks for the laughs today! I needed them. 😊 12mo
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TheFunkyBookworm
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Really enjoyed this nonfiction story about a string of arsons committed in a small town. The method of storytelling was interesting bc the author revealed the culprits in the first chapter and then proceeded to tell parallel narratives of the guilty parties and the fire fighters/law enforcement involved until they finally converged when the guilty parties were caught. A little simplistically written, but that fit the themes of the book.
4 ⭐️

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TheFunkyBookworm
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My hubbs took me to TWO libraries today and now we are relaxing at home reading.... I‘m just over here living my best life 😍🥰📚

tracey38 Sounds like a great day! 12mo
TheFunkyBookworm @tracey38 yes! It‘s been quite lovely 💜 12mo
JennyM Perfect day! 12mo
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DGRachel
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Hey @Amanda61 - just wanted to let you know that your #LMPBC book arrived today! I am looking forward to it! 😊

Amanda61 Awesome ! Glad it made it there safe! It‘s a really good read! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did 12mo
Crazeedi I enjoyed this book! 12mo
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Gaylagal2
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This book was one my top five of the year! Very, very well written and with lots of information that's so easy to follow. Monica Hesse has an amazing winner here!

Thanks again @fourxblessed 😘

Crazeedi I really liked this book too! 12mo
Vreyes Glad u enjoyed it! 11mo
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krismlars
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I love reading by the light of a Christmas tree🎄

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Amanda61
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Pickpick

Running a bit behind on my #LMPBC pick but I should have it in the mail, on its way to @DGRachel tomorrow.

Really, really enjoyed this one! Hope everyone else enjoys it as much as I did.

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Gaylagal2
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It's starting to snow and I'm bundled up for the night with a great book (s) and the Kidding marathon playing in the background.
This book is so well done and I'm enjoying every page. Thanks again @fourxblessed for this new discovery!

# winterdays

LeslieO My neighbors just got back from visiting relatives in Accomack. I said wait! Have you read this book?? They are reading it now. 13mo
Gaylagal2 Wow, that's awesome! 13mo
LiteraryLona I bought this one today! 12mo
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Amanda61
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My favorite quote from this book so far!! (Really good read by the way).

I'm not sure if this is hysterical or terrifying? Either way, best watch out men. Never know what the unpredictability of female biology might make us do!! 😂

QuietlyLaura Just wow. I rolled my eyes so hard they just fell out of my head! 😒 13mo
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gradcat
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Good luck to all who are participating in 24 before Monday.
This book is a well written one (author is employed by Washington Post) about a series of fires that taxed a rural community‘s resources until the perpetrators were found. So it‘s true crime, for sure, but so much more than that. I highly recommend it.

CoffeeNBooks Welcome to Litsy! 🎉 14mo
gradcat Thank you very much, #CoffeeNBooks...by the way, I love that picture of Mustachio coffee...cute! (edited) 14mo
CoffeeNBooks @gradcat I love that brand of coffee- all their packaging is so creative! Welcome again to Litsy- I hope you love it here. This is a great book community! 📚 14mo
gradcat @CoffeeNBooks I‘m quickly finding that out...about the book community, I mean! 14mo
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Woops. Meant to take a break and ended up napping for four hours! Back at it with Mizzou playing in the background. #deweysreadathon