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Connster

Connster

Joined January 2017

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I have no idea how to feel about this one. Learning about the Family‘s experiences before the Tate-LaBianca murders was interesting. However, it‘s difficult not to take everything with a pinch of salt, as this is Squeaky we‘re talking about, after all. This book tells us very little about the author herself, as she focuses everything on Manson or the other members of the Family. The quotes from Manson were nonsensical. I may read this one again.

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Wow. This is…something else.

KathyWheeler I don‘t know how I feel about this. 5mo
Connster @KathyWheeler Me neither. It‘s gross, but also really interesting. From what I‘ve read so far, she talks very little about herself; everything centres around Manson. Which is clearly her thing. 5mo
KathyWheeler @Connster you‘d think, after all this time, that wouldn‘t still be true but I guess it is. 5mo
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This bomb is just perfect. It‘s a Lush special and it‘s a BOOK! More importantly, it‘s to support The Black Curriculum, an initiative to get Black History into the English school curriculum, as it‘s woefully absent as things stand. A fantastic organisation that I will definitely be watching and supporting.

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Stylish hammock attire 😂🌈 Well, it is the start of Pride month! 🌈 🏳️‍🌈

wanderinglynn Love it! 💜 8mo
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Had a lovely day listening to tagged book while lying in my hammock under our lilac tree. And I even got to stay in my pyjamas 😂

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NUCLEAR WAR IN THE UK. | TARAS. YOUNG
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Spending the morning watching Civil Defence infomercials about impending nuclear attack. A cheery Friday afternoon 🤣

Ruthiella When I was a kid, they taught us to get under our desks. Sure, that‘ll protect from nuclear fallout, right? 😳 8mo
Connster @Ruthiella 🤣😂🤣 Apparently lying down if you were in the open would help too 🙄🤣🤣 8mo
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Finishing off with mention of the West Memphis Three brings to earth all of the craziness that comes before. It‘s easy to look on the 80‘s/90‘s Satanic Panic as ridiculous/laughable with hindsight. Ultimately, people suffered, though. Those who were the ‘other‘ were persecuted needlessly. I suppose the only difference between then and now is who the ‘other‘ is.

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The only way this protest could be more British is if they all sat down for a cup of tea and a biscuit during it 😂 ☕️ 🍪

MicheleinPhilly Even the sign is polite. 8mo
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This one smelled so great! It‘s the 🍑 emoji bath bomb from Lush. So cool! I‘m determined to finish this Satanic Panic book TODAY as I‘ve been reading it for ages.

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Utter batshit 🤣😂🤣

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I need this as a print in my house 😂😂😂

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Well done Tipper Gore, you absolute tool.

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100 books this year (so far!) 🥳🎉🥂👌🏼

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🙌🏻📚🙌🏻 8mo
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I have no idea what this bath bomb is called because it was part of a huge Lush haul that I got recently. It smells weird but looks amazing! Little fried eggs on the surface and a massive amount of pink. I‘m trying, in vain, to relax even though lots of things are going to shit. I‘m going to finish my current read while crafting later and then have an early night (in theory anyway!)

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I‘ve been listening to this book, on and off, for about a month and there‘s very little I can say about it that‘s positive. It‘s just disorganised, jumps around all over the place and doesn‘t tell the story as well as it should, considering it‘s ultimately about a murder victim who never received justice. I am loath to DNF it, but it is making me more and more annoyed, the further I listen.

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I love anything space-related!

Bomb is Humpty Dumpty from Lush. When he split open, a little fried egg popped out! So cute!

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Cruel Deception | Gregg Olsen
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2021 has been far better for reading than 2020 was! Audible has helped a lot as listening to audiobooks whilst crafting has been my thing this year. Lots of true crime and mystery on the cards! I‘m really enjoying this routine I‘ve settled into.

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I‘d 100% forgotten that Lush‘s Twilight bomb does this and it looks super cool! 😍

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A quick bath before crafting...thank the Lord it‘s now the weekend! This is part of the little greenhouse kit I‘ve recently completed. I love making all of those different types of flowers!

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I would LOVE to meet Brian Clark. He sounds like an absolutely humble and inspirational hero, a gent and an all-round great guy. The story of him and Stanley, his ‘blood brother‘ is heartwarming 💕

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I had my second Covid vacc earlier this week and have been feeling terrible ever since. I mean “crying for my Mum” terrible. I‘m starting to feel slightly better now, thankfully. Hoping a bath bomb will make thinks all good again. This one is a Lush Valentine‘s Day special. It had lots of little hearts inside, which I used previously. It smells like Love Hearts 💕 🍬 🍭 🛁 🛀

Megabooks 💜💜💜 9mo
Ruthiella Sorry to hear that! Hope you feel better soon! 🤒❤️ 9mo
Connster @Ruthiella Thank you 💕 I feel *so* much better now! It‘s like being a new person compared to how I felt yesterday/this morning! 9mo
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This book hasn‘t been at all how I expected it to be, however I got into it after the first few chapters and it has turned out to be really interesting. I‘m ambivalent about the whole event, as the class took part in everything of their own free will and were excited to see what happened next, but their friends and families must have been heartbroken.

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Cruel Sacrifice | Aphrodite Jones
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This little beast is 9 years old today. He‘s keeping me company while I craft and listen to Alexa read my book 📖 🐈‍⬛ 💕

AmyG Happy Birthday to said beast. Love this photo. ❤️ (edited) 10mo
Megabooks Awww!! 10mo
Connster @AmyG He says thank you! 😽 10mo
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The last image I posted is one story that always sticks with me, from all of the things I‘ve watched/read/heard about 9/11. This is another.

Linda Lopez was in the South Tower when the North was hit. She evacuated, taking her shoes off to flee the building. Linda walked home with bleeding feet. To me, this image takes the collective to the individual. A visceral reminder of the human experience of the day.

megnews I‘ve recommended this book so many times. Another excellent one is (edited) 10mo
Lesanne I listened to this on audio also...it was amazing! (edited) 10mo
Connster @megnews Yes!! I‘ve read this one! I agree it‘s excellent! 10mo
Connster @Lesanne It is! One of the best audio books I‘ve listened to. So well done. 10mo
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I‘ve listened to this one in almost one session. I‘ve been to the 9/11 memorial twice, have watched many, many documentaries and read countless books about the day. Hearing the chronology of the day told by the actual voices of firefighters, businesspeople, observers, survivors, politicians and the president is just something else.

Helmet pictured was work by Mickey Kross, firefighter who “tried to climb into it” during the collapse.

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Now that it‘s Easter Break, I felt that just a bath bomb wouldn‘t quite cut it, so this is a combo of Tropic Relax Me bubble bath, a Body Shop grapefruit bath bomb and Lush‘s Love Boat. The combination smells awesome and I feel like I could go straight to sleep right here. Chance of motivation after this: 0 🛁 🛀 🛌 🚢 🧼 🧽 💣 🌈

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I feel like I‘ve been listening to this chapter since 1988. I‘m sure it‘ll all come together eventually, but the deep tangent this is going on is tedious as hell. It‘s like the author has a word count they need to hit, so they need to go into e v e r y d e t a i l . . .

I could have lived the rest of my life without knowing what “Joey” had for breakfast and what was embroidered on Cathy‘s Fedco uniform 🙄🙄🙄

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I‘m enjoying audiobooks sooo much at the moment! True crime is awesome!

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Struggling with MS leg today, so I‘m taking it easy by listening to this on Audible while crafting. Quite happy to do this, to be honest. 🦵🔥 ✂️ 📖 🎧

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I‘ve been smashing through audio books on Kindle and it makes me have a little moment of happiness to see just how many I‘ve listened to/read since January. 50 down, 50+ to go!

wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 10mo
Megabooks 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 10mo
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I‘ve had a really bad week so have done very little this weekend, which I feel has helped my mental health a great deal.
Here‘s my Nana‘s cat, Boris. He‘s so pretty! Look at that little pursed mouth 👄 🐱 🐈 🐈‍⬛ #CatsOfLitsy

AmyG He is a handsome guy. Glad you got to relax. 10mo
Ruthiella Thank goodness for weekends! Boris is adorable. 😻 10mo
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick Such a handsome boy! I hope this week is better than last week. 10mo
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This weekend has been one of supreme unproductiveness. I‘ve quite enjoyed it though, and it‘s done me the world of good, considering how much of a challenge the past week has been. I‘ve done lots of craft and colouring in, whilst listening to Audible, which has been nice. Somewhat recharged for the week ahead now 🔋 📚 🛁 👂 🎧 ✂️ 💤

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Untitled | Anonymous
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Why are so many women interested in True Crime?

“It‘s women taking back control” -YASSSS.

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Who‘d have thought Murderabilia was a thing? Unexpected, but not really a surprise 🤔

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Escape from Jonestown | Billy Rivers
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I‘m sure this is an accidental cheat as I‘ve just listened to six podcast episodes, which has surely bumped up the number! I‘ll take it though 😅😂🎧📚

Megabooks 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 10mo
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All She Wanted | Aphrodite Jones
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I‘ve only listened to an hour or so of this one, but the constant misgendering is annoying me already. I hope this changes as Brandon‘s life story unfolds. This probably wouldn‘t have been a well known issue at the time, however 2021 says it hasn‘t aged too well in this respect.

SkeletonKey Oof, the title alone makes me shudder. 10mo
Connster @SkeletonKey I agree. Other than the gender issue, it‘s a decent enough read. However the ‘she‘ clangs every time I hear it said. 10mo
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These memes are old, but they crack me up 😂

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Member of the Family | Dianne Lake
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I‘m finding this really interesting so far! A fascinating insight into Manson‘s character and his actions.

Kdgordon88 I look forward to your final thoughts. You Must Remember This podcast has a several episode arc on Manson that was fascinating. 10mo
CuriousG @Kdgordon88 I've listened to those episodes on You Must Remember This - fascinating stuff! 10mo
Connster @Kdgordon88 @CuriousG Awesome! I will check this out, thank you both. I find anything related to serial killers/cults/satanic panic fascinating! 10mo
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This guy reads like an utter sleazeball. I‘m not at all surprised that he‘s representing Weinstein. I‘m not sure if I will manage to finish this one as listening to his gross bragging and shady shit is already annoying me and I‘m only a third of the way into the audiobook.

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Life After Death | Damien Echols
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“One day they took us swimming. I didn‘t go into the pool. I just sat under an umbrella, dressed in all-black and watched everyone else.”

I feel you, Damien. I‘m in this quote and I don‘t like it 🤣😂🤣

TrishB Me ❤️ 11mo
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Poisoned Blood | Philip Ginsburg
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Audiobooks are my new obsession 🎧🎶

Megabooks 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 11mo
Connster @Megabooks 😊😊😊 11mo
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Poisoned Blood | Philip Ginsburg
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How didn‘t I know about this story?! Audrie Marie Hilley: fire starter, prank caller and arsenic poisoner. Crazy!

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Wow, this is a lot of hours‘ listening! I‘ve really enjoyed listening to true crime books recently, so have blasted through a ton of them in the last few weeks. It helps being at home due to lockdown though. I read very little during lockdown #1, so it‘s good to have the motivation this time around 👊💪👌🏼👍📚 🎧

Megabooks Fantastic!! 11mo
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A detailed account, overly so in places. I‘d never heard much about Holmes before watching a video on YouTube a few months ago. I find it frustrating that there‘s little confirmed truth about his crimes. A fascinating tale though.

Connster @TheBookStacker I wanted to read that one, rather than this as I‘ve heard it‘s excellent. However, I also wanted to listen on Audible and it wasn‘t available, so I settled for this one instead. What did you think of it? 11mo
TheBookStacker I loved it. I also love truly everything he writes but that was my first of his books and it was awesome 11mo
Connster @TheBookStacker I need to read it then! 11mo
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Listening via Audible while crafting. This little beast snoring next to me

#catsoflitsy #kittsy #cato

Libby1 😻 11mo
AmyG Omg ❤️ 11mo
wanderinglynn So cute! ❤️🐱 11mo
BookishMarginalia Awwww! 11mo
Connster 😊😊😊 11mo
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I‘m so tired today. So warm and toasty in bed! I may have to have a(nother) lazy day today. Hoping to finish tagged (audio)book in the next hour or so and then might do more crafting.

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I really enjoy crafting while reading and my fad over the past twelve months has been these little house/room kits. This one is Miller‘s Garden by Rolife. Basically, they provide you with bits of paper, wire, wooden parts and other oddments and you follow the instructions to make things like this. I really enjoyed this one, plus it‘s great to be able to listen to audio books at the same time as using my hands to craft. 💯 would recommend!

xicanti This looks like so much fun! 11mo
Karisa So many little details. How cute! 😍 11mo
Connster @xicanti It really is! I‘m addicted! 11mo
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Connster @Karisa 😍😍😍 11mo
Krystle13 Where do you get these ? 11mo
Connster @Krystle13 There are lots and lots of different ones on Amazon. Even full houses/rooms. So cool! 11mo
Krystle13 @Connster awsome! It is beautiful 😍 11mo
Connster @Krystle13 😁😁😁 11mo
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Killing For Company | Brian Masters
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By the time my hot chocolate had cooled enough to drink, the bright colours were gone and I was left with a shade of water that complimented my mug and tattoos. I am loath to get out of the bath now...too much effort.

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Killing For Company | Brian Masters
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This one was a really good one! When it was dissolving, it reminded me of the everlasting gobstopper in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory with bright chunks of colour sticking out. Little satellite discs of colour came off it and made bright circles of bubbles all over the water. So cool! Lush‘s Christmas Pud (I think!)

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Killing For Company | Brian Masters
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I‘m feeling pretty miserable today. Should be working, but I‘m just sitting under my heated blanket, doing very little. I think this afternoon is just going to involve sitting with this little fiend and listening to true crime.

AmyG I hope you feel better. 11mo
MySharonaK ❤️ hope you feel better 11mo
Connster @AmyG @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego @MySharonaK Thank you all 🥰🥰🥰 I hope so too 😘 11mo
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