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I'll Be Gone in the Dark
I'll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer | Michelle McNamara
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MidnightBookGirl
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Real life horrors are always worse than anything imagination can dream up. Doing a quick re-read for tonight's True Crime book club discussion. #TeamSlaughter #scarathalon @Clwojick

MatchlessMarie I loved this one on audio 1d
Amanjoon How to read this book on this app 11h
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kd_lawson
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I don‘t read a lot of true crime but had heard really amazing things about this one.
It was fascinating and terrifying.
While it was not flawless, I think that was probably because the author passed away before it was finished.
I would still recommend it to anyone interested in true crime — although I think everyone else has already read it. 😁

Cathythoughts I thought it was excellent too 6d
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Katiedabookworm
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This book was fantastic. The way story was blended with the telling of the events was incredibly well done, and it really allowed me to connect with not only the victims, but the author. It‘s devastating that McNamara couldn‘t be here to see what power her work has had, but this book serves as a reminder of the work she went through to help capture this terrible person.

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Kimberlone
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A new classic of the true crime genre. I think Truman Capote, who is referenced numerous times in this book, would approve. I wonder how this would have turned out had Michelle lived to see the capture of GSK, but given the circumstances I believe she would have been proud of how her posthumous collaborators put together the story. The details of GSK‘s crimes are gruesome and visceral and brought to life effectively.

Kimberlone This audiobook was very on-brand for Halloween and #Scarathlon #TeamStoker #ScaryScavengerHunt #Withablackcover @TheReadingMermaid 2w
Kryd0s Really enjoyed it as well! 2w
Cathythoughts 👍🏻a good one 2w
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MrT One of my fav reads this year. 2w
Kimberlone @TheReadingMermaid I don‘t think I got points for this one yet! 2w
TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 2w
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TheBookstorePodcast
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There‘s not much scarier than a serial killer and rapist who breaks into people‘s homes and goes undiscovered for decades. #spooktober

Cathythoughts So good. 👍🏻 2w
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WorldsOkayestStepMom
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I had only been listening to the My Favorite Murder podcast for about 3 months when Michelle McNamara passed away in 2016. I didn't start her book until last night, and already I've finished it. It was amazing to see her life's work come to fruition! She was an amazing author and was part of an awesome team!

I was lucky enough to get #MFM hosts to sign my copy of McNamara's book last fall.

K.Wielechowski That‘s so awesome!!! I love them! 3w
WorldsOkayestStepMom @K.Wielechowski Weet woo!!! 3w
K.Wielechowski @WorldsOkayestStepMom Stay out of the forest! (edited) 3w
The_Real_Nani Such a good book! 3w
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Kimberlone
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Started this last night on audio! I have been saving it for October for the spooky vibes. Using this for the book with a black cover prompt for the #scaryscavengerhunt

#scarathlon #teamstoker @TheReadingMermaid

TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 3w
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Currently listening to.

#truecrime

Kimberlone I think I might be starting this one on audio today too! 3w
Cathythoughts Good book 👍🏻 3w
SkeletonKey @Kimberlone - It was soooo good. 3w
SkeletonKey @Cathythoughts - I finished it today! So good. 3w
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Schmieds
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A very well written and detailed timeline of the rapes and murders of the Golden State Killer. Michelle McNamara wrote most of this book before dying in her sleep before the GSK was caught using familial DNA. Her writing is thorough and detailed while painting a picture to keep it interesting.

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Whimsical.Curiosity
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Yaaaassssssss!!

SitsWithaBook A compelling and terrifying read! I loved it! 1mo
AmyG This book was so frightening. Loved it. 1mo
Whimsical.Curiosity @SitsWithaBook @AmyG I'm a little nervous cause everyone says it's both terrifying and amazing! I almost want to skip right over my current read. 1mo
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diananissan3
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Amazing. The last line haunts me.

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Niavmealone
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Fantastic writing, and it was very interesting to see how the story worked structurally after McNamara‘s death. I was hooked until the end.

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cdreincarnate
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McNamara was clearly a great writer, but the friends who tried to patch up the second half of the book after her death just didn‘t have the same touch. I would have preferred an editor‘s note at the beginning explaining that the end had to be patched together from her notes, rather than interruptions and explanations throughout the text. Love that the audiobook talks about DeAngelo‘s arrest, even though that happened after the book was published.

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natalieebloom
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This was a wonderful (but also difficult) read. It was a little tough to get through the first 100 pages (mostly crime scene descriptions - they got a little depressing/repetitive after a minute), but I read the last 200+ pages in two days. Michelle clearly had an unusual obsession, but the way she explains it makes it so relatable and understandable. I think this would be a good “intro” book to someone who is new to the true crime world!

The_Real_Nani I loved this book. I didn‘t expect to get so in to it but it‘s easy to see why she was obsessed with the case! 2mo
natalieebloom @The_Real_Nani definitely. Not sure if you heard, but the GSK was caught in 2018! So, at least we get the satisfaction of knowing the answer 😌 2mo
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Rj6578
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Great read, creepy as heck. Makes you wonder what goes on in the heads of these people.

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dainarmb
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First post on Litsy! My goal this year was to read 15 books, and I've got 12 books under my belt so far. I read this book earlier this year and found it to be the perfect introduction to the 'True Crime' genre. McNamara is a skilled writer who was passionate about her subject- the dark world of one of California's most notorious serial killers. This book was like an episode of 'Criminal Minds' in a different format- I highly recommend it!

LibrarianRyan Yeahhhhh. Welcome! 2mo
vivastory One of my favorite true crime books. Welcome to Litsy! 2mo
Mdargusch Glad you liked this! Hello! 👋🏼👋🏼👋🏼 2mo
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AprilMae
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I'm that person 😂😂😂😂

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Did you get my email? 💛 2mo
AprilMae @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I haven't been home to check my email! Will check when I get there 😊 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @AprilMae 🙌🏻🙌🏻 2mo
The_Real_Nani This book is sooooooo good!!! 2mo
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PlayingBonny
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I love this story. Couldn‘t get all of it in one page, but you get the gist.

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PlayingBonny
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Making a cuppa before I settle down to read. Finally going to try this tea I was gifted. Hope it‘s good; I‘m picky with oolongs. #supteaandreadbooks #tea

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AprilMae
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Oh this book.... I want to read more soooo bad, but my body needs sleep after having a rough 30 hours or so. Tomorrow we pick it up again....

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AprilMae
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#two4tuesday @TheSpineView
1) anytime really. I'm not picky 😂
2) usually it takes me a few fidgety minutes to settle into a book. Usually need a drink and have my shoes off (unless in public/at work lol)

TheSpineView Thanks for playing! 😊 2mo
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AprilMae
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Reading this for book club! Not far into it but sooooo hooked already! Almost want to cancel my plans for tonight so I can read more, but it's Murder Monday with my fellow murderinos and I can't miss that 😂😂🔪🍺

MrBook Suuuure you can! 😂👏🏻🙌🏻 2mo
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PlayingBonny
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Lighting‘s terrible for photos, but I‘m onto my next book, this time for the prompt: first book remembered from your tbr. At this rate I should have tried for the alchemist track, but I thought I wouldn‘t have time 😂 #newts2019

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kelseynicburke
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Listening to this again because Michelle McNamara was a Goddess

8little_paws I'm reading this now for the 2nd time for book club. She's a great writer. 2mo
DimeryRene This was so wonderful!! She is fantastic. 2mo
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Twainy
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Audible version. Well that was one made for head phones. Yikes it gets a little graphic but you need to hear it to understand the horror of it all. Interesting true crime (not my genre but held my attention). The book felt a little disjointed at times but they were piecing together the author‘s notes after she passed away. Creepy, scary, informative.

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EJG31
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Finished the audiobook. Fascinating story of such a depraved person. So sad that Michelle McNamara did not live to see him caught.
Late check in for #BFCr2 week 5. Finished 2 books started 3 others. Walked, but was not so concerned with my step count so I don't think I met my goal. Incorporating mindfulness into my days is feeling good, I'm happy with my progress. Best to everyone for the final week.

@wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 Sounds like a great week! 🎉 3mo
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Amberdfoy
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Watched a series on Hulu about GSK, as I had no idea who that was and I‘m a crime junkie. Googled for a book and realized I‘d already bought it! That is the first crime tv show that ever actually scared me. I can‘t imagine living in this fear!

AJBowers Good luck, I just finished this and the first half scared me so bad!!! It's really good though! 3mo
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AJBowers
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Oh guys I am going to need SEVERAL refills today.
I had no idea, how freaked out this book was going to make me! I checked all my doors and windows, probably twice.

Every noise had me on alert and I made sure I had something close by that I could brandish if need be. I also realized that night time me is completely different than day time me. Day time me is pointing and laughing at how scared I was 🤦🏻‍♀️🤣

brit91 I love you mug!😍 3mo
DGRachel My dog had me convinced that someone was living in my attic crawl space while I was reading this book. She likes to bark, apparently randomly, if she hears a car door close three houses down. Definitely not a book to read at night! 3mo
rretzler This is how I feel about anything vampire related. I‘m okay with other horror (or even serial killers) but when I think about vampires, I‘m convinced (once it gets dark) that they‘re just outside waiting to get in. 🤣🤣 Naturally, I don‘t feel this way during the day.🤣 I think it has to do with reading Dracula for the first time when I was 9. 3mo
Syl Liked it too, though wasnt much perturbed , comfortable in the knowledge that a time line of 50 years and distance of half the earth seperated me and the perp. 3mo
Prairiegirl_reading I‘ve heard it‘s fantastic but there is no way I could read this! I‘m totally 🐔💩 3mo
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AJBowers
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This book is scaring me!!

Cortg Make sure your doors and windows are locked! 👀 3mo
AJBowers @Cortg obsessively so! 👀👀👀 3mo
Bookjunkie57 Scared me into quitting within the first few chapters. 3mo
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AJBowers @bookjunkie57 it's definitely a good read but also I should have stopped reading earlier. True crime is for the daytime! 3mo
Bookjunkie57 @AJBowers yep. Learned that the hard way after a full night of nightmares. (My subconscious lets in everything) 3mo
LogiKitty It was incredibly creepy to be honest 😨 3mo
JenReadsAlot I might have checked my doors and windows when reading this 🤣 3mo
AJBowers @LogiKitty @JenReadsAlot I had the hardest time sleeping last night! 🤣🤦🏻‍♀️ Every noise had me like 👀 3mo
LogiKitty @AJBowers I finished it off at night and boy it was hard to sleep! 3mo
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AJBowers
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Currently listening to this one 🎧

jb72 I‘ve heard it‘s pretty good. 3mo
AJBowers @jb72 it's good so far!! 3mo
AutumnRLS Dark. Very scary. Glad they caught him shortly after this book was published. If you like this you might like The Murder Squad Pocast featuring Billy Jensen & Paul Holes. 3mo
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mariaku21
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Still can't get over how much this book is about the author - her work ethic and drive is all over this and that was to me, probably more interesting than the titled killer that it was about.

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beautifulcrevice
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hotel entertainment for the night: some light journaling and reads 🌟📓🌙📚 #sweetdreams

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Bailedbailed

I just could not get into this book. I read half way through and it went on my dnf list.

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whippoorwill815
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Like many others, I will be hiding from the heat and having a serious reading day! These are my current reads that I will be alternating between.

YourWordsByDesign I LOVED The Dreamers, it was so good!! 😍 3mo
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Rupi
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Book #33 “I am actively choosing to be a consumer of someone else‘s tragedy”

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BeckyMerilatt
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Well this book was terrifying. I‘m not normally a true crime reader. This was a book club choice. The writing was top notch though. And the story itself, not just the of Golden State Killer, but Michelle McNamara‘s life and involvement kept me reading. I‘m excited to see the HBO documentary when it‘s released. 👍🏻

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LogiKitty
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starting off July strong (: this was a great chronicle of all the information one very ardent writer and researcher did to try and discover who the GSK was. she didn't live long enough for when DeAngelo was arrested. the book was pretty good but now and then felt repetitive/drawn out. overall, ⭐⭐⭐⭐

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thereadingowlvina
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How many have you read from this list? I only read two - I'll Be Gone In The Dark and The Tattooist Of Auschwitz 😄

https://www.goodreads.com/blog/show/1621-the-most-read-books-of-the-2019-reading...

LibrarianRyan Not a one. 4mo
julesG @LibrarianRyan not even Harry Potter? 4mo
sudi I've read six so far. 4mo
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LoveToReadLiveToRead I've read 6, which is more than expected, but half of that was the Harry Potter books! 4mo
LibrarianRyan @julesG not this year. 4mo
Reviewsbylola I‘ve read a lot of those titles but a lot weren‘t this year! 4mo
BarbaraBB I read 10 of them but not all this year! 4mo
thereadingowlvina @sudi That's great! 🙂 4mo
julesG @LibrarianRyan Ah, well. The same for me. I read 5 off this list, but not this year. 😉 4mo
shadowspeak17 I‘ve read nine, but none of them this year. 4mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa I‘ve read 2 this year, and a few of the others in previous years. 4mo
thereadingowlvina @Riveted_Reader_Melissa That's great! I need to read more from this list 😬 4mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @thereadingowlvina I read Becoming earlier this year and just read Circe. Otherwise I‘ve read Harry Potter and The Handmaid‘s Tale, both more than once actually, just not this year. 4mo
thereadingowlvina @Riveted_Reader_Melissa Cool! I have Circe sitting on my TBR pile for soooo long. Have to get to it soon! Did you enjoy it? There are many great reviews about the book 😊 4mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @thereadingowlvina I really liked it! I picked up her Achilles to read this month! (edited) 4mo
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ScarySandy
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I loved it although it does make me sick/upset/mad that she never got to see the pissant brought to justice

RaimeyGallant I loved this one.
And a belated welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. @LitsyWelcomeWagon
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Welcome to Litsy!!! 4mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 💖📖💖 4mo
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diananissan3
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I found this bookmark in a book in a little library in my hood today ♥️

Soubhiville That‘s cute! 4mo
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TheWordJar
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What a thorough examination of the Golden State Killer case. I do wish Michelle had survived to see him finally captured. I guess my best review of this book would be: After moving to a more rural area, I had been a bit relaxed about shutting my curtains at night. After reading this book, I‘m shutting them all tight and double checking the door locks. An excellent true crime read.

LapReader I can‘t read it at night or when I am alone. 4mo
TheWordJar @LapReader Me neither! When I started the book, I was reading it at night, but then it started affecting my dreams. So, that had to stop. It became my lunchtime read. 4mo
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j9brown
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What a nightmare for so many people. Wow.
True crime isn't usually my thing but this was well-written and interesting and a little scary!

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DimeryRene
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Looooooong drive. Great book!!

BarbaraBB Great pic 😀 4mo
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Mehso-so

I had really high hopes for this book. But for whatever reason, I just couldn't connect much with it. Maybe it's the fact that she died before finishing it. Maybe it's that the mystery was left unsolved, since he was finally caught and named after she had passed... I'm not sure what the reason could be. It's still a really good book, don't get me wrong in that. I just had hoped for more, I guess.

KristenDuck Agree! 4mo
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DimeryRene
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Audio drive. 🚙 Vacation mode on! Beach, here we come! ☀️🐠👙⛱

Slajaunie Wait! You forgot to pick me up! 😂 4mo
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I‘m unsure whether this counts or not but she does do some detective work so 🤷🏻‍♀️ @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage #booked2019

Cinfhen Works for me!!! 5mo
TheNerdyProfessor She definitely counts as a detective! Did you see this was picked up as a mini series for HBO? 5mo
Boooooks @TheNerdyProfessor seriously 😱 that I need to watch!! 5mo
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Boooooks
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5⭐️!!! Just finished my first ever true crime read and I‘m pretty sure it won‘t be my last what a way to start a new genre.

rather_be_reading definitely a good way to start! 5mo
Boooooks @rather_be_reading I know I don‘t know why I waited so long to read a true crime book now I just need to find some others I might like 🤔 5mo
Amberdfoy I recommend a stranger beside me by Ann rule. 3mo
Boooooks @Amberdfoy Oooh I‘ve heard of that one might have to give it a try 😁 (edited) 3mo
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Ekkross
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Un-f@cking-believable. Michelle was an incredible, thoughtful writer that made this book feel like a magical mixture of journalism, memoir, and crime drama. I loved this book. LOVED.

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Bibimap, kimchi, lychee sangria AND true crime?! A perfect night. I don‘t love looking like the weirdest person in the bar-all alone with my murderbook-but I‘m not interested in changing 🤷🏻‍♀️

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1. I like to have a bookshelf dedicated to books I‘d like to read soon. But I have zero attention span, so maybe someone suggests something on Litsy I have to read now, or I see a shiny new title at the library.
2. I don‘t usually use a bus or train, but I‘d read on them if I did.
3. Seems like everything these days.
4. Tea and maybe a cookie or two.
5. If anyone else would like to participate, consider yourself tagged! 🙌

#WondrousWednesday

Eggs Thanks for joining in 🤗🌸👏🏻 5mo
Leftcoastzen Shiny, new , so relatable!😍😂👍 5mo
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