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Dogtown: Death and Enchantment in a New England Ghost Town | Elyssa East
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Chronicles a wilderness ghost town in Gloucester, Massachusetts, that has inspired artists and writers, evaluating the paranormal phenomena attributed to the area and the details surrounding the 1984 murder of a schoolteacher.
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I posted about this one a couple years ago...

Dogtown is a #GhostTown outside of Boston. It‘s now a wooded area where people walk & enjoy nature, while viewing the few remaining pieces of evidence of the town. It was also the scene of a grizzly murder. A woman walking her dog was brutally attacked & killed. East writes a compelling book, half history of Dogtown and half true crime. It has a low Litsy rating, but I liked this one! #Movember #NFNov

Crazeedi Sounds spooky!! 1mo
Cinfhen Sounds interesting to me!!! I‘m frustrated by the Litsy rating system 😡 1mo
DGRachel @Librarybelle @Cinfhen Yes, the Litsy rating system is trash. I try to scroll and see if anyone I know has read the book and see their responses, rather than look at the overall Litsy percentage. 1mo
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Cinfhen That‘s a good idea @DGRachel 👍🏽 1mo
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kspenmoll Sounds fascinating! I would like to read & go there. I tend to read reviews & look to who I know when interested inna book. Trust your reviews! (edited) 1mo
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Happy National Day! #dogsoflitsy

My fur children!

JoScho ❤️❤️❤️ 1y
Velvetfur 😍 1y
mabell So cute! ❤️🐶 1y
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I am so sorry for your loss, I know how devastating it is.
I accidentally took this picture while juggling my phone and walking my dog - The Bug
She's faster than I am.

Tanzy13 🐶 2y
FantasyChick The Bug! I love that! 🤗 Thank you for sharing. She does look like her little legs can really move! 😘😘 2y
tammysue 💜 2y
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Pearl reading Harry Potter with us in the hallway. #dogsoflitsy

Onceuponatime She looks like she‘s listening intently! 😄 2y
britt_brooke 💚🐾 2y
hermyknee So cute!! @mrozzz check out this cutie!! 2y
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Faibka Cutie!! 2y
Louise Such a beauty! Love her ears! ❤️🐾 2y
gossamerchild Aww! 💖💖 2y
mrozzz Omg!!! The head tilt! 😄 @hermyknee 2y
Gissy 😍❤️ 2y
tpixie Hi! Pearl! 🐶 2y
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Hey @mrozzz - I hope your work week gets better! You feel today the same way I felt last week, and it sucks. Here‘s a picture of #CharlieTheFox matching the adorable throw pillow the sweet @TricksyTails sent me in our #RainyDayBookExchange - I hope it brings you some joy!! It makes me sooo happy 😊

BibliophileMomma 😍😍 2y
rubyslippersreads 😍🐶😍 2y
Christine11 So so cute!! 😍❤️😍 2y
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Tera66 😍😍😍oh my, so cute! 2y
mrozzz Ahhhh I love Charlie!!! ☺️💜💜💜💜 Thank you! (edited) 2y
TricksyTails Awww so cute!! Charlie! 😍🐶♥️ 2y
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This is his “mom, put down that book and take me for a walk” look 👍 So, Jack and I went on a walk and the rain is headed our way. It will be a nice afternoon of reading 📚 #dogsoflitsy #dorkie

niha923 😍🐶 2y
LauraBeth What a handsome face 😍 2y
Booksnchill Hello sweetie🐾❤️ 2y
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JulAnna That‘s quite a look! 😍 2y
AmyG He‘s so cute. ❤️ 2y
Kappadeemom Thank you! He is a rascal ❤️👍 2y
teebe 😍 2y
JoScho ❤️ 2y
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Reading interrupted.

“It sure looks nice outside” - Dog

Sace 😂😂 2y
britt_brooke 💚🐾 2y
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My dogs apparently decided it was better to cram into one bed and sleep on top of each other than to enjoy their space. #dogsoflitsy

LeahBergen Aww! ❤️ 2y
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@CoffeeCatsBooks is doing a giveaway - congrats on the milestone and thanks for the opportunity! #payitforward

I don't have pets myself, but I regularly dogsit for a few friends and it feels like they're part mine, love them all so much!!! Top photo is Mack, Banjo is bottom left, and Spotty bottom right ❤️🐾

CoffeeCatsBooks What a bunch of cuties!! 🐶💕 2y
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@TricksyTails I hope today is a thousand times better for you! #letsmaketricksysmile. This is my girl looking so pretty!

Godmotherx5 Very pretty! 2y
Mollyanna @Godmotherx5 Thank you! 😊 2y
TricksyTails Aww thank you!! 🤗♥️🐶 2y
Mollyanna @TricksyTails You are very welcome. So glad to see you back on Litsy. Your sass and humor were greatly missed 😘 2y
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My sweet Roxy! 💝 @TaylorMay

Tanzy13 🐶 2y
TaylorMay Aww Hello Roxy! She looks sooo sweet and cuddly! ❤❤❤ I bet she is the perfect reading buddy. Give her an extra squeeze from me. 2y
blithebuoyant @TaylorMay She is SO snuggly and warm! Will do ❤️it's bath day and that means she gets the blow dryer because she's spoiled rotten XD She loves the warm air. 2y
TaylorMay Hahaha who doesn't? And she's not spoiled she just has a mom that loves her ❤😉 I say spoil the heck out of her! 2y
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I read this nonfiction book years ago. Dogtown was a village in the US Revolutionary War. The village didn't have the best reputation and fell on hard times. In the 1980s, a woman who lived nearby, was murdered by a local man, while on her daily walk. East weaves history with modern day to present a desolate, backwoods ghost town, with plenty of stories to tell. #backwoodsbodycount #hallowreads

Kaye This sounds like a creepy place. Wouldn‘t you like to see it sometime ? 2y
Librarybelle @Kaye I would! It's in Massachusetts, so not terribly far from me. If you do a search, you'll find photos and videos people have taken of the area. 2y
Kaye Yea, I think I looked them up,once after reading this. Wasn‘t this the place with all the big carved rocks with the sayings on them? I can‘t remember a lot about it, but just remember those huge carved rocks and how spooky those woods sounded. Isn‘t it a No Trespassing area now or am I thinking of someplace else? 2y
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Mdargusch Ha! As soon as I saw this I thought of you @Kaye. But of course you've already read it. 😀 2y
Librarybelle @Kaye I think it does have carved rocks. It could be a No Trespass area, though so many of the locals used the area as a walking path, if I recall. It's been quite some time since I read it - think I read it when it first came out. Maybe parts of it are No Trespass?? 2y
Kaye @Mdargusch Yea, that‘s the problem when I‘ve read for so many years and read lots of true crime, there‘s not nearly as big a selection of that as in fiction. Lots of cases have more than one book about the same case too.. that‘s why I get excited when I find one I haven‘t heard of before. 🙂 (edited) 2y
AmyG @Kaye Yes...I have read so many, I feel I've read all the best ones. And I, too, think of you when I see true crime. 😜 2y
Kaye Thanks 😆 @AmyG. Is it just me or do you think the older true crimes were better ? Maybe it‘s just that it was easier to find them. 2y
Mdargusch They were such huge best sellers back in the day @Kaye and @AmyG like In Cold Blood and Helter Skelter. I had to read every Bugliosi! 2y
AmyG @Kaye...it's not you. I do think the older true crime is better. @Mdargusch Yes. I would find an author and read true crime books by that author. Helter Skelter will always be my favorite. (edited) 2y
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