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After the Eclipse
After the Eclipse: A Mother's Murder, a Daughter's Search | Sarah Perry
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A fierce memoir of a mothers murder, a daughters coming-of-age in the wake of immense loss, and her mission to know the woman who gave her life. When Sarah Perry was twelve, she saw a partial eclipse of the sun, an event she took as a sign of good fortune for her and her mother, Crystal. But that brief moment of darkness ultimately foreshadowed a much larger one: two days later, Crystal was murdered in their home in rural Maine, just a few feet from Sarahs bedroom. The killer escaped unseen; it would take the police twelve years to find him, time in which Sarah grew into adulthood, struggling with abandonment, police interrogations, and the effort of rebuilding her life when so much had been lost. Through it all she would dream of the eventual trial, a convictionall her questions finally answered. But after the trial, Sarahs questions only grew. She wanted to understand her mothers life, not just her final hours, and so she began a personal investigation, one that drew her back to Maine, taking her deep into the abiding darkness of a small American town. Told in searing prose, After the Eclipse is a luminous memoir of uncomfortable truth and terrible beauty, an exquisite memorial for a mother stolen from her daughter, and a blazingly successful attempt to cast light on her life once more.
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Well-ReadNeck
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Wow. A tough but phenomenal read. Perry revisits her mother‘s murder. Lots of potential triggers (abuse and violence). Lovers of memoir or true crime will enjoy. #MountTBR

kspenmoll This was heartbreaking & fascinating. Yes to your “wow”! 2mo
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kgriffith
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At OUTSpoken, a day of author presentations and discussions of LGBTQ+ life.

brandybear22 Was good? This talk? 12mo
kgriffith @brandybear22 it was. She grew up in the same small town as me so there were some really specific similarities. 12mo
brandybear22 "told in searing prose" it seems this would be a good read. A story of "uncomfortable truth and terrible beauty," seems like maybe an option to read and discuss some month...? 12mo
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kgriffith @brandybear22 Her queerness isn‘t central, and that‘s deliberate — she sought out an editor who was with her when she said that she didn‘t want to highlight her coming out bc that‘d be a very different narrative, one that assumes and caters to a straight audience. (I really liked that about her) 12mo
kgriffith @brandybear22 So, maybe not for queer book club unless there‘s a specific desire to read by-queer, but not primarily related-to-being-queer works? But for fans of memoir, absolutely; I don‘t read much memoir so I‘m glad to have one I feel I can recommend. 12mo
brandybear22 @kgriffith Well, I will put on my 'to read' list (ha, just to see that I can!). I think this book has popped up maybe a couple of different ways, making it on my radar lately. 12mo
kgriffith @brandybear22 Well look at you, getting all up in Litsy‘s features... 😘 (edited) 12mo
brandybear22 @kgriffith (I am going to have to figure out what to do with the two separate lists though... ) 12mo
kgriffith @brandybear22 (there‘s have read, reading, and to-read, though some of us are advocating for additional features that would categorize “to-read” a bit more specifically) 12mo
brandybear22 @kgriffith (referring to my LT mix tape) 12mo
brandybear22 @kgriffith (but thanks, yes, I'm surrounded by lists) 12mo
kgriffith @brandybear22 Oh! Ah, yes, lists abound. I‘m happy to transcribe any and all to post-its, if that‘d be helpful 😊 12mo
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Valeka
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This is such a good book. I haven‘t been able to put it down.

Reviewsbylola I enjoyed this one too. 12mo
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Thousand-Lives
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“These are all small pieces, like shards of colored glass in a kaleidoscope; I spin and combine them to make a glowing, shifting picture. But they are finite in number. I cannot know my mother as others know their parents - I will never have an adult conversation with her.”

Perry‘s memoir about her mother‘s murder is heartbreaking and ugly, but it‘s also a lovely tribute to her mother‘s life and their relationship. An easy 5 stars.

#botmbacklog

bookandcat Way to go!! 🎉🎉 I've never heard of this book before!!! 12mo
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sprainedbrain
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Look at me, slowly getting through my old BOTMs!

Equal parts true crime and gripping memoir—I had a hard time putting the book down. Sarah Perry was 12 years old when she awoke in the middle of the night to the sounds of her mom being viciously murdered in the next room. This well-written book is the story of her mom, their lives together before that night, the crime and it‘s aftermath. I loved her voice and her message. Very powerful.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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JPeterson
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Look at this amazing giveaway @callielafleur is hosting!

There have been a lot of great books this year, but this one (After the Eclipse) hit me hard. 💔

callielafleur Wow, I need to read this asap! 12mo
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Thousand-Lives
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I‘m going to try to squeeze in one more #botmbacklog book before the end of the month.

bookandcat You go!!💙 13mo
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janeycanuck How very profound. 13mo
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kelseynicburke
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This is easily one of the best memoirs I‘ve ever read. It‘s one of those rare, but amazing times when someone with incredible writing ability also has a heartbreaking story to tell and can make you feel every moment of it. Trigger warnings for violence against women, and of course the holes that violence can leave in people and places left behind 💙

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Jnnlb
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I thought this book was well written and worth my #botm pick

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LaurenReads
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A well researched book written by Sarah Perry about her mother‘s murder. But it was also so honest about her own feelings and reflections about her life before and after. A great book. #nonfiction

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missbrewbrew
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Reading time is also good snake holding time

Heatherfeather !!!!!!! 1y
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Hooked_on_books
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Sarah Perry tells her story here, of being 12 and present in the house while her mother was murdered, alongside the aftermath and her family‘s history. This book is completely mesmerizing, but I had to repeatedly put it down because it‘s so emotional. Perry manages to infuse every word with the anger, fear, sadness, and disorientation of a lost and grieving teen. I can‘t recommend it enough. #botm

Mdargusch I loved this memoir/ true crime. It was so poignant. 💔 1y
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TiredLibrarian
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1. Tagged. I've had to put down and pick up this one so much; I need uninterrupted reading time!
2. Went up north; visited my mother's childhood home and the family graves (Memorial Day tradition).
3. Barbecue chicken or pulled pork

#ManicMonday @JoScho #MemorialDay

JoScho ❣️💙❣️ 1y
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Cinfhen
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Devastatingly beautiful, a heartfelt homage written by a daughter who lost her mother and her own identity to a brutal killing. Crystal Perry was murdered in her home, while 12yr old Sara slept just feet away. This is Sarah‘s memoir of the events, before & after and her quest to honor her mother‘s memory. I‘m not sure how I feel about the immediate family but I‘m sure Crystal is so proud of the young woman Sarah became. Thanks, Steph 💕

TrishB Nice review👍🏻 1y
ClairesReads Awesome review- I‘m so encouraged to read this 1y
4thhouseontheleft Great review, and the first review that makes me want to read this! 1y
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Reviewsbylola Yay, glad you liked it! 1y
Matilda I love well done true crime memoirs 1y
Cinfhen It was the perfect combination of good writing,compelling story, easy to follow timeline, mystery and family drama. I‘m curious to see what Sarah Perry writes next @matilda @Reviewsbylola @TrishB @clairereads @4thhouseontheleft (edited) 1y
TiredLibrarian Currently reading, and I need to get back to it! 1y
Cinfhen I‘ll be waiting to hear your thoughts @TiredLibrarian 1y
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TiredLibrarian
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#HumpDayPost @MinDea

1. Library of the Oneida Community Mansion House
2. As a girl, she was in the house when her mother was murdered. Now she tries to overcome her trauma, and figure out the killer was. (Nonfiction)
3. Nonfiction, true crime, mysteries (but not cozies). I love getting recommendations! 🤗
4. Partly sunny/cloudy
5. 1 day working; the other erranding and laundrying and (hopefully) reading 📚📖📘😀

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TiredLibrarian
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1. After the Eclipse - very good so far; about 1/2 done
2. My parents, especially my mother. They were both big readers, read to me when I was little, and found ways to make sure there was $ for books 😀
3. Evening
4. Our Souls at Night, A Man Called Ove, Louise Penny's Three Pines series

#manicmonday @JoScho

JoScho 📚😊❤️ 1y
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TiredLibrarian
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Day 5: #FiveStack #ReadingResolutions @Jess7

Top book: for a May group read
2nd: #arc to read soon
Bottom 3: all in progress 🙂

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danibel
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TiredLibrarian
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She believed in the souls of housecats and in the melancholy of rainy days.

Cinfhen I just got this book the other day!! So looking forward to reading it...welcome to Litsy❣️❣️❣️ 1y
Chelleo Welcome to Litsy! Hope these #Litsytips: http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: http://bit.ly/litsyvideos are helpful. There‘s so many fun things to do: book exchanges, buddy reads, photo challenges and more! Check out @LitsyHappenings for details. #LitsyWelcomeWagon
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Eggs Welcome to Litsy 👋🏻 1y
Wife Welcome to Litsy!🌹 1y
DebinHawaii Great quote! This book sounds interesting. Stacking! Welcome to Litsy!! 🎉📚👍Hope you enjoy it here! 1y
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Cinfhen
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Woohoo🎉🎉Surprise #BookMail🤗🤗🤗My daughter was able to include both my Sephora order and the tagged memoir ,which was gifted to me from my girl @Reviewsbylola with my hubby‘s business mail. So happy because I TOTALLY wasn‘t expecting to see this stuff until JULY! Thanks, Steph for sharing your #BOTMdump with me💖💖💖

L_auren Love love love this book 1y
Cinfhen Awesome!!! Thanks for letting me know @L_auren now I‘m extra excited 😀 1y
Reviewsbylola Oh wow, glad you got your hands on it so quickly!! Your daughter rocks! 1y
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TrishB Cool 👍🏻 1y
batsy Nice! I love some of the Murad skincare I've used. 1y
LeahBergen 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1y
emilyhaldi It's such a good one!!! Hope you enjoy 😄 1y
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Mdargusch
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Sarah Perry pays #homage to her mother in this heartbreaking book about her mother‘s murder. #aprella

DeborahSmall This looks great! 👍🏼 1y
Cinfhen Darn, I need to add this to my next #BOTM but I think it may be sold out😥 1y
Reviewsbylola So sad. 😪 1y
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Reviewsbylola How much longer are you in the US? @Cinfhen I‘d be happy to send you my copy! I‘m trying to get rid of most of my BOTM. They‘re taking over my life. 😅 1y
Cinfhen So sweet, Steph!! I leave tonight but I‘ll be back in July @Reviewsbylola 💋we can shelve it for a later date ❣️❣️Thanks 😀 1y
Reviewsbylola Yeah for sure! Just email me your daughter‘s address. I‘m happy to send it and she can read it in the meantime. 😂😂😂 Have a safe trip! @Cinfhen 1y
emilyhaldi Love this book 🖤 1y
kspenmoll Loved this as well- riveting, heartbreaking.❤️💔 1y
Mdargusch I hope you‘re planning to visit Lakeside, Ohio in July @Cinfhen ! 1y
Cinfhen Ha! Of course @Mdargusch 😎😎😎will do, thanks again @Reviewsbylola 😘 (edited) 1y
Meredith3 I woke up at 5 am the other morning to pee, and this episode of forensic files was on!! 1y
Mdargusch Darn! I want to see it @Meredith3 1y
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Hollie
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Brought 99 exams home to grade this afternoon. Forgot to bring home the key (or the exam copy so that I could make a new key). Clearly, this is a sign that I needed to practice some self care today and sit in my fox slippers and finish this book. #teachersoflitsy

Reviewsbylola Love the slippers. 😍 🦊 1y
LeahBergen Clearly! 👍🏻 1y
rubyslippersreads Those slippers! 🦊 1y
JoScho Yep you take care of you and those dreaded exams will be there tomorrow 😊 1y
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Hollie
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Sneaking in a few more pages tonight before the great Litsy shutdown and before I get exams to grade in three classes and papers to grade in the fourth. Who made that stupid schedule? Oh, wait...that was me. #teachersoflitsy

KimHM I hear ya. The research papers are out there, waiting . . . 1y
Hollie @KimHM just a few more weeks until the semester is through! 1y
KimHM Indeed, I am literally counting the days 😬 1y
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lauralovesbooks1
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Sarah Perry was only 12 when her mother was attacked and murdered in their home. It was 12 years before her killer was arrested. This memoir is both Perry's retelling of the crime, it's impact on her life and the eventual trial and her attempt to reconstruct who her mother was as a person and deepen her connection of the woman she only knew as a mom. Very well done and affecting. Perry is a talented writer.

Cinfhen Any #BOTM peeps want to swap another #BOTM for this one??? 1y
Megabooks Excellent review! 1y
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Hollie
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It‘s been soooo busy here. I‘ve been stressed to the max and nearly told one of my (3) bosses to go fuck himself today. Then, a former employee (the worst, you guys, just cried all.the.time) asked me to be a reference and I legit broke out in hives. I‘m hoping Dr. Teals and a book will fix me up. I‘ve also got Jack Daniels waiting in the wings.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I hope your night gets better!!! It‘s been a bad day over this way too! Drink one for me 🥂❤️😘 1y
Hollie @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks you‘ve got it, friend! 😘 1y
CouronneDhiver Sounds a little like my job... I‘m always reminding myself not to allow my whole life to revolve around it. 1y
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JoScho Yuck. It has been a rough week over here too. On the bright side tomorrow is Friday! 😁 1y
Hollie @CouronneDhiver amen! I‘ve got to do better at setting boundaries. 1y
Hollie @joscho yes!!! Almost there! 1y
SandyW @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @hollie Hope things get better for you guys... Quickly 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @SandyW thank you!! 😘 1y
Reviewsbylola I love Dr Teals. 😍😍😍 1y
Reviewsbylola My bath is helping to relieve my daily stress right now too! I hope yours is doing the trick. 1y
Hollie @SandyW thank you 😍♥️ 1y
Hollie @Reviewsbylola now I just need to get one of those bath bombs you post about! I‘m glad your bath is working for you- it really is the best way to unwind! 1y
Reviewsbylola I always have Dr Teals on hand for normal baths and then use the Lush bombs when I‘m feeling fancy or sorry for myself. 😂😂😂 1y
Hollie @Reviewsbylola I need to try lush! 1y
Amanda.T Ugh, awful! 👎🏻 Sounds like you have a good plan going though. I just tried the Dr. Teals Coconut Oil salt and it smells heavenly! 😍 1y
Reviewsbylola I haven‘t tried that one yet! I usually get the lavender salt and either the lavender or pink Himalayan bubble bath. 1y
BarbaraBB Three bosses? That‘s too much! Enjoy the bath, the book and the booze! 1y
Hollie @BarbaraBB I‘m going to go down to two I decided last night 😍 1y
Hollie @Amanda.T I‘ll have to try that!! 1y
BarbaraBB That‘s a very good decision, I think. 💪 1y
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TheBookstorePodcast
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This week on the podcast we discussed and reviewed Sarah Perry‘s memoir After the Eclipse. It‘s a tough read, but one we think is really necessary in a world ever more interested in true crime entertainment.

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Hollie
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Yesterday was like a second Monday, only busier. I needed a couple more days of Spring Break! I did manage to sneak away for a little comfort food and a couple of chapters in the afternoon, which always makes any day brighter. Happy Wednesday, Littens!

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Gayan
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I know that #freakyfriday doesn‘t start for almost a week but what can I say, True Crime is my jam and I just couldn‘t wait to start this pick from @svenezia @monalyisha

monalyisha I love this! Makes us feel like we did a good job matching. Have fun! 🤗 1y
Gayan @monalyisha It was a great match! 1y
svenezia I already (listened to) Time Traveler‘s Wife! 😬 1y
Gayan @svenezia We have some great books to read. 1y
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Hollie
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Sophie and Anthony (the boyfriend) are both passed out on the couch right now so I think I should sneak in a few pages before getting ready for his work party. You guys, this morning he said what might be my favorite sentence to date. “I‘m going to do the dishes babe, but you should go read.” ♥️

Meeko93 That is the best sentence ever. 1y
Hollie @Meeko93 he is a keeper! 1y
ValerieAndBooks He‘s a keeper!! 1y
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ValerieAndBooks Lol we both said that at the same time!! 1y
Hollie @ValerieAndBooks clearly, we are brilliant because great minds think alike! 😘 1y
mrozzz 😲👌🏻 1y
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JPeterson
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Just started, and I can already feel the tears starting. 😭

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DeeLew
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Loving this one! A memoir that reads like a suspense novel. 👍🏻

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TheBookstorePodcast
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Here‘s our current lineup!
3/27 - After the Eclipse
4/10 - Stranger With My Face
4/24 - Swing Time
As you can see we like to keep it varied! Anything you‘d like to hear us discuss? Let us know below or you can call our request line: ☎️ 616-730-1656 ☎️

PictureandBook Swing time! 2y
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Well-ReadNeck
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Ooooooh! Look what is a kindle daily deal today!!!

Booksnchill This was a really good read- great deal! 2y
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Matilda
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Dear true crime readers, this is an excellent true crime memoir that is a ridiculous ebook sale price today so go go go! (Tw: rape/suicidal thoughts)
My review: http://link.bookriot.com/view/56a82008e661f06c6e8c3d7e6eqsu.imv/b06930d5

Jess7 Yesss! 2y
Mahesh6 Hy 2y
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Jess7
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🧡 Kindle Deal Alert 💛 - #AfterTheEclipse is only $2.99 on #Amazon #Kindle! I‘m super excited about this because I have wanted to read it since it was a #BOTM pick a few months ago. Has anyone else read this yet? It sounds like a phenomenal #memoir and I cannot wait to read it! #TBR | #Orange - #ReadingResolutions | #WomensDay #ReadWomen #CelebrateWomen | #Kindledeal #KindleDeals #Ebook #Ebookdeals #Deals #Sale #Paperwhite | #SarahPerry

EvieBee @MicheleinPhilly really loved this one! 2y
Rachbb3 Thanks for the heads up. I think I'll get it. 😊 2y
MicheleinPhilly 5 stars! One of the best memoirs I have EVER read! 2y
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Jess7 Wow! Such high praise @MicheleinPhilly - now I‘m even more excited!!! @britt_brooke have you read this yet? 2y
britt_brooke @Jess7 No, but I almost bought it this morning, l but decided to pass. Home invasion stories freak me out. I‘ll be curious to see what you think. 2y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Great book (and Sarah is an awesome person too) 2y
sloanghost I read it, it's an excellent read (tho of course very heavy) 2y
lele1432 I got this as my BOTM months ago but haven‘t gotten to it yet! It looked very sad but I‘ve heard it‘s well written. 2y
kspenmoll Really loved it. Heartbreaking, speaks to her amazing resiliency. 2y
Cconnolly A great story of a love between a mother and daughter 2y
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Gayan

I'm pretty excited about #freakyfriday, looks like @svenezia and I have a lot in common.

Here's my list:
The Lovely Bones 💗
I See You 👍
We Need to Talk About Kevin 💗
Matilda 👍
Since We Fell 🎆
Fierce Kingdom 👍
Crank 🎆
The Book Thief 🎆
Blankets 👍
Water for Elephants 💗
After the Eclipse 🎆

💗=Read and Loved
👍=Completely New to Me
🎆=Own/Unread

@monalyisha @Clwojick

I plan to start with the tagged book and work from there.

svenezia That one took me a little while to get through, but it was worth it! 2y
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Suetara
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I own the Sarah Perry book, but am tempted to pick up the kindle version as well. Does anyone else do this when ebook versions go on sale? (I‘m currently reading I‘ll Be Gone in the Dark and it is phenomenal.)

Kaye I‘ve never done that but do sometimes get the Audible version to go with the book so I can read / listen depending on where I am. Kinda like tag-teaming a book to finish it faster. 2y
Suetara @Kaye it‘s not unusual for me to end up with a paper book, ebook and audio of a book I really love, like Ready Player One or Station Eleven. 😬 I do like switching between book and audio. 2y
Kaye Yep it‘s handy if you‘re concentrating on one book to have it in multiple forms so you can keep working on it no matter where you are. 😊 2y
Jess7 Yes!!! I do this all the time! I prefer ebooks - so definitely! I‘m such a mood reader that I often own the book from botm, but it if it goes on sale on my kindle and then while reading it - I‘ll download the audiobook on overdrive from my library and listen to it when I cant physically read it because of errands or whatever! Hahaha 2y
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TheLibrarian
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Another #ebookdeal that was a previous BOTM selection.

swishandflick That's a steal! Such a great book 2y
MarriedtoMrT Well, now I guess I have to. And I might even add the Audible because that‘s a nice price, too. (edited) 2y
TheLibrarian @swishandflick Good to know! @MarriedtoMrT These ebook deals have been killing my wallet. 2y
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aschermetz
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Organizing my bookshelves today! This is my stack of TBR/“started but never finished”s. 😂 Does not include the insane amount of Kindle books I have yet to read. I‘ve been in a real slump lately so I‘m hoping this helps me get out of it. Thinking I might start with the tagged book since I‘ve been really into true crime podcasts again as of late. #unreadshelfproject

MarriedtoMrT I‘ve been slumping, too! I hope that books gets you going. It‘s on my TBR as well. 2y
aschermetz @MarriedtoMrT It sucks to be in a slump! I always know I‘m in one when I‘m on social media way more than I‘m reading 😂 2y
kspenmoll This tagged book might just be what you need. It was heartbreakingly wonderful. 2y
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BarbaraBB I don‘t recognize them all but I should give this one another try! 2y
aschermetz @BarbaraBB Oh man! I have bailed on that one twice. I refuse to say I am DNFing it though because I loved her first one so much. I think maybe it‘s just not the right time for the book for me. 2y
aschermetz @kspenmoll Thanks for the encouragement! 2y
BarbaraBB In that case I should definitely go for something completely different! Try 2y
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svenezia
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Is this just some book printing mistake or is this supposed to be there as a symbol of one of Hutchinson‘s blood droplets? #readingintoit

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svenezia
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I put this down for a while, excited to finish!

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MicheleinPhilly
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Shoveling sour Skittles in my mouth in an effort to stifle the sobs. This is one of the most affecting memoirs I have ever read. 5 ⭐️.

And it makes me miss the days when BOTM offered great non-fiction selections.

WhatDeeReads I love skittles! 2y
JenReadsAlot I felt the same way about this book! 2y
MallenNC I have this one but have been hesitant to start. I have to be in the right mood for sad! 2y
kspenmoll Loved this too; heartbreakingly beautiful. 2y
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MicheleinPhilly
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I have way too many library books out right now (okay it‘s only 4 but still...) but my poor, unread own books are crying out to me from their shelves. Have read 75 pages of this absolutely brutal memoir and am considering clearing the library queue/cancelling all holds.

Ashley_Nicoletto Sometimes it must be done. Library holds are so overwhelming. 2y
MamaGina I'm pretty sure this was the first true crime book I've read from the perspective of a child directly affected by the tragedy at the heart of the book. So compelling and you just want to reach through the pages and hug her!🙍 2y
EvieBee I need to read this. I hate to admit this, but I haven‘t read any of my BOTM selections. Ever. And I own this one. I get so caught up in getting them and then I don‘t read them. I read library books. 😔 2y
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LauraBeth Meanwhile you are making me ADD to my library holds - stop it!! 2y
RadicalReader @MicheleinPhilly hope that you enjoy the wonderful book and I'm your you'll also enjoy your library holds when you resupply as well as many more additions to your hold list so you'll never be without a wonderful read 2y
MicheleinPhilly @Ashley_Nicoletto I won‘t do it today because I may change my mind tomorrow. I‘m just going to read what I want and if they expire, so be it. 2y
MicheleinPhilly @MamaGina Those opening chapters were horrifying. 😞 2y
MicheleinPhilly @EvieBee None? How long have you been a member? I‘m not good about reading them quickly. I think I have 10 unread. Want to read An American Marriage sooner rather than later though. 2y
MicheleinPhilly @LauraBeth Sorry, not sorry. 🤪 2y
MicheleinPhilly @RadicalReader I‘ll never run out of things to read! 2y
EvieBee @MicheleinPhilly I‘ve been a member off and on for about a year, but I finally canceled in Dec. I promised myself I would pick it up again after I made a dent in my books. My first book was, so that‘s saying a lot. (edited) 2y
kspenmoll Difficult, compelling read but so worth it! 2y
Suet624 I won‘t let myself go to the library now. I‘m committed to getting through a chunk of my own books. 2y
MicheleinPhilly @Suet624 I‘m not putting anything else on hold or going to the library for a good while. I did so well reading a bunch of backlist books I‘ve had for ages in Jan. 2y
Megabooks Loved this one!!! 2y
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bookwrm526
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Pickpick

Finished this on audio while taking a walk today, enjoying that Carolina blue sky before the four days of rain sets in. I thought this was a beautiful tribute to Perry‘s mother, and a sad but interesting true crime book.

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Kmatti
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It‘s #riotgrams time again. Any bets on how long I last? This is my Mt TBR #shelfie

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OrangeMooseReads
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Goodwill haul $4

Cconnolly Love finding some good ones at Goodwill......and loved After the Eclipse 2y
britt_brooke Nice! I love finding books at Goodwill. 💚 2y
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Bookish_B
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A difficult, heartbreaking, but beautifully written memoir.

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ElishaLovesBooks
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I went to the bookstore to get some books for the #nonfictionbookexchange and only walked out with 2 books for me! That‘s self-control in my world!! 😁🤓

And even more success because I found 3 books that my match wants!! Yay!