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KristiAhlers
Strangler | Corey Mitchell
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This is such a disturbing read. Some believe he may have been the I-45 serial killer. It‘s possible. Anthony Shore was captured once DNA caught up with him and his killings. For fans of true crime novels this will keep you riveted to the pages. #nonfictionchallenge #readingchallenge2022

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KristiAhlers
The Royals | Kitty Kelley
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I‘ve always been intrigued with the Royal Family. While I had the opportunity to live in England for 3 Amazing years I finished my degree in History and actually traveled to many of the historical places I studied. To include various royal and aristocratic residences. This book was like sitting down with a cup of tea and hearing all the gossip and intrigue. Well worth the read #nonfictionchallenge #readingchallenge2022

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Megabooks
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It‘s a hell of a town, and Dyja looks at several angles from the 1970s to the late 2010s. He writes about the rise and fall of some political figures (Koch, Bloomberg, Giuliani, Trump), the movement of the art/artists around the city, Black culture and the hip hop scene, and gay culture and the AIDS epidemic. New York is a place of constant change and rebirth, and this book captures it well. #audiobook

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squirrelbrain Sounds fab…just checked, and it‘s not out here until March so I‘ll keep an eye out for it then. 9mo
Megabooks @squirrelbrain definitely! I hope you can find it somewhere then. 👍🏻 9mo
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JanuarieTimewalker13 Is the author a Native New Yorker? 9mo
Cinfhen Oh cool! I own this audio 😉 9mo
Megabooks @JanuarieTimewalker13 I‘m unsure. If he said so in the prologue, I don‘t remember it. (But I wasn‘t listening for it either.) 9mo
Megabooks @Cinfhen you must‘ve gotten the daily deal when I did! 😁 9mo
Cinfhen Yup 😂😂 9mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 9mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 Thank you. I‘m curious about this book. 9mo
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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Time for a quick & short #BookReport and #weeklyForcast

I‘m finally caught up with the #StarWarsBuddy, next I need to catch back up with the #PratchettPosse aka #OokBOokClub

Cinfhen Hi!! Just wondering if you‘re planning on hosting another #NonFictionChallenge in 2022?? Please tag me with details if you post!! Thanks 11mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Cinfhen Yes I am! I already have it ready to go. I‘ll probably put it up closer to the end of the year. 11mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Cinfhen And yes, I‘ll tag you 11mo
Cinfhen Thanks so much, Melissa!! Can‘t wait 😛 11mo
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Cinfhen
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This book was absolutely brilliant!!! What could‘ve been a dry drudgery was in fact a riveting page turner. Anne Perkins covers 5 women and many others too as they become the first women to be admitted to Yale in 1969. This book explores much more than just the early days of coed education, it is follows the Vietnam War, segregation, the feminist movement and equal rights for women and minorities. This is truly #BookClubWorthy 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

TrishB Sounds great - stacking for now 👍🏻 3y
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Cinfhen This book was beyond fascinating @TrishB I‘m so glad I picked it up for challenges but ended up with a 5 star read @4thhouseontheleft I think dad might like this one too @Centique 😘 3y
merelybookish Wow! 1969! That isn't that long ago. 😲 3y
Cinfhen Right!!! Only 50 years ago @merelybookish and it was quite a battle for them 😨really unbelievable, I think you‘d really appreciated his book. You too @Suet624 😘😘 3y
Suet624 I stacked it pretty darn quickly after reading your post. 😁 this time in history does not feel like ancient history to me. I feel like it will always be very present for me. 3y
Centique @Cinfhen I was wondering about this one for him! Thanks I‘ll add it to his list 😊👍 3y
Cinfhen I‘m glad @Centique 🧡 3y
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BarbaraTheBibliophage
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Abramson gathers details from a myriad list of legit sources to create this timeline. At times, it‘s all quite overwhelming in its hard hitting truths. But if you need to flesh out the newscasts or articles you‘ve read with even more detail (lots and lots more), I recommend this book. 30% is the endnotes, so it‘s serious sh*t. If you can‘t stomach it all, just read the last chapter.

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BarbaraTheBibliophage @Riveted_Reader_Melissa I‘m really thinking of counting this for my “Something with Animals” square. What do you think?? #nonfictionchallenge 3y
Prairiegirl_reading Yes that would count in my book!! 3y
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa 🤔 That works 3y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Riveted_Reader_Melissa Happyyyyy dance—it‘s my last square!! 😆😆 3y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @BarbaraTheBibliophage You are welcome! And great job!!! 3y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Riveted_Reader_Melissa Thanks. Maybe I‘ll just start it all over for the second half of the year! 🤪 3y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @BarbaraTheBibliophage Hahaha! No, take the time to catch up on some other challenge...if you‘re like me I‘m sure you have a few going. 3y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Riveted_Reader_Melissa You know I do! Still have plenty yet to read ... 3y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa I‘ve got 8 squares left there, and 12 letters of my AtoZ (although for that one I have them mostly picked out already), and in Booked about 4 behind...🤷‍♀️ I‘m not following any of my plans really well this year.🤔🤪 3y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Riveted_Reader_Melissa I‘ve got quite a few to go for Reading Women and Booked. Just three letters for AtoZ. And I‘m on target for MountTBR, but this is the part of the year I start to struggle with wanting library or new books. (edited) 3y
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Cinfhen
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Day 1 #Rocktober Here's #TheFinalCountdown for #MyYearOfMagicalBookChallenges
Completed ✅
#GoodReads
#ERmadlibs
#LitsyReadingChallege
I've been hitting my goal of minimum 1 NF a month for #NonFictionChallenge @Booksandcooks
Have left
#K #X #LitsyAtoZ
In process of reading #NFaboutTechnology for #ReadHarder
In process of reading #mythicalcreature for #PopSugar
#ThreeMonthsToGo
Still can't find an #X title that I haven't bailed on...

Sweettartlaura It‘s not great, but I finished it! And it‘s short! 5y
BarbaraBB So many challenges! But definitely counting down 😀 5y
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Cinfhen Thanks @Sweettartlaura but the blurb was impossible to get through 😳😬I may try an XFiles title 5y
TrishB Doing well 👍 5y
Cinfhen I'm NOT gonna take on as many next year @TrishB @BarbaraBB 😉 5y
Megabooks Wow! Awesome job!! 🎉👍🏻 5y
Ms_T Great work! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 5y
Daisey Great progress! I have the letters X and Z left even though I've had books chosen for the last couple months. 5y
Cinfhen What are u reading for #X @Daisey ? 5y
Daisey I'm planning on this YA historical fiction about Malcolm X. 5y
Cinfhen Oooh, I might try that ! Thanks @Daisey 5y
Pamwurtzler I read this for X - 5y
Cinfhen Thanks! That might be a winner @Pamwurtzler 💚 5y
rockpools 👏👏👏You're completed storming now! And still #ThreeMonthsToGo (what happened to September??! Swear there was another month in that hashtag 😵) 5y
Cinfhen Thanks @RachelO #progress 😁darn good thing I don't have a real job😂#ThreeMonthsToGo 😘 5y
rockpools @Cinfhen 😂They don't half get in the way! Suppose I should get to mine now ... 5y
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BarbaraTheBibliophage
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Starting this one by @hollytucker today as I recover from this morning's #migraine. It's really quite fascinating.

#paris #history #nonfictionchallenge #sundayquiet #litsymigrainebookclub

DGRachel Been a weekend for migraines, it seems. I hope yours is short-lived and you feel better soon. 5y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @DGRachel Yes, only a few hours. I've had a lot of vertigo lately, so I thought it might join the fun. Thankfully it hasn't! 5y
LiteraryinLawrence We missed you today, and I really hope you can feel better soon! 5y
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BarbaraTheBibliophage @LiteraryinLititz Thanks - I missed you guys too! 5y
Scurvygirl Ugh. Been fighting one today too. Good luck!💚 5y
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CocoReads
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I re-read this every so often. It's worth it for the chapter titled "Shitty First Drafts" alone. #nonfictionchallenge #readathon #springcleaningreadathon

Suet624 Love this book. 5y
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CocoReads
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I struggled between a pick and So-So because although I loved the movie, I really struggled to read the book. There's a lot of characters to keep track of and indeed, goes into more detail about not only the women, but more about Civil Rights movement than I thought it would. But it was all fascinating to this girl who isn't into math or science. Also, where else would I have learned that MLK, Jr. was a Trekkie! Started in print, finished on audio

JenP Hmm, I haven't seen the movie yet because I want to read the book first. I read another review that was less than stellar so maybe will see the movie first 6y
CocoReads I think my main problem was that I saw the movie first--but I'm not a huge nonfiction reader so I'm glad I did it in this order. 6y
Cosyreader I felt the same about this! I saw the film first and struggled for a while matching the people in the book with the ones in the film. I liked reading about the civil rights side of things but the maths and science went completely over my head 😂 6y
christineandbooks I felt much the same. Not a nonfiction reader much either and liked the details about the women's lives best. 6y
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