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GoldenGirl

GoldenGirl

Joined September 2016

Bibliophile | Former Newspaper Editor | Struggling Novelist | Foodie
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The Whisper Man by Alex North
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Cane River by Lalita Tademy
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The Crayons' Christmas | Drew Daywalt
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This was the cutest holiday book!

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The Whisper Man | Alex North
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#Libraryhaul Got 3 for me and 2 for my youngest, one of which is based on Greta Thunberg. Ready for bedtime!

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Filled with great tips AND King's life - win, win!

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Elevation | Stephen King
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What a beautiful little book 🖤🖤🖤

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The Institute | Stephen King
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Once again King knocked it out of the park. I don't think I've ever read a King book I didn't enjoy...he can make things that seem impossible possible.

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The Institute | Stephen King
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#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

📚 tagged The Institute
📚 Bird Box
📚 The cold weather! Living in Texas got me hot af!

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The Long Hard Road Out of Hell | Neil Strauss, Marilyn Manson

This has been a long hard year. I made an ultimate life decision in February: I left the newspaper where I had been editor for almost 10 yrs. The stress was too much. It was taking a toll on my health. I know so many things about the seemingly normal ppl in this town that I cant even look at them the same. Now I'm a cashier in a grocery store. And when I get the what are you doing here questions I just smile. I'm happy. That's what I'm doing.

Alora Awe I love this 💜 Do whatever makes YOU happy. 1mo
Nute Congratulations on having the strength and courage to value and protect your happiness and good health. Be happy!💕 1mo
GoldenGirl @Nute Thank you! 🖤🖤🖤 1mo
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Books I've Read: A Bibliophile's Journal | Deborah Needleman, Virginia Johnson

This has been a super slow reading year for me. I'll finish out 2018 with only 38 books to my name 😢 Usually my goal is 75 to 100 (depending on the length of books chosen). Alas, maybe 2019 will be better! Two of my favorites this year were Bird Box and Head Full of Ghosts!

Lizpixie Two of my favourites of 2017!👍 12mo
Suzze I usually read about 100. I read 24. 24! Hope we both read more in 2019. 12mo
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Moonglow | Michael Chabon
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I think I'm gonna bail on this book. I really was hoping for something more but it's really just the story of his grandfather (who is never named). While its semi-interesting it's not my cup of tea.

Aseleener I bailed on this one also. 13mo
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The Perfect Stranger | Megan Miranda
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I'm loving Megan Miranda. Every time you think you know what's happening in her books she pulls the rug right out from under you. Always a surprise!

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All the Missing Girls | Megan Miranda
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At first I wasnt sure about this book. I mean, it sounded like so many I'd read before (same premise, same characters). But then something happened and it roped me in so deep I'm still thinking about the story days later. Secrets, small town gossip, and so much more! I think I've found a new fave author!

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Ginny Moon | Benjamin Ludwig
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READ THIS BOOK! My heart was breaking for Ginny Moon throughout her whole story.

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This book kept me up late learning all these poor murdered families' names. I have to say, it gets a bit boring as the author walks you thru the history of DNA and fingerprinting, but the fact that they solved the crime is amazing!

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June was a slow reading month for me. Between work (it was county fair time) and just not reading anything that captured my attention, I didnt get very far in my reading.

Still reading book 4 of GoT and the 1st book of The Gunslinger. Started reading The Other Wes Moore and The Man From the Train. Both are really good and have brought me out of my slump.

Here's to a better July! #readharder

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@Ke633 #TellMeTuesday
1. A cabin somewhere in a forest near the mountains alongside a nice stream. Lots of trees. No people.
2. Well. My husband does. I can't grow anything!
3. Yes! My favorite are my hand drawn bookmarks from my daughter.
4. Eh, depends on what has to be done...
5. Every chore!

Ke633 A cabin with no people around seems to be common in dream homes.. I totally agree with it 😂 1y
GoldenGirl @Ke633 I know lol! I saw several mentions! All us introverts lol 1y
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Library | Sarah Stewart
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Has anyone used the Libby app? My librarian signed me up for it and I'm a little disappointed. It seems to have cheesy romance books and a bunch of other things I'd never read....maybe I'm not searching right? Youre supposed to be able to track your reading too, but I haven't figured out how. Tips appreciated!

Tamra I‘ve been using Libby just as I had Overdrive - I have access to whatever my library has available. 1y
GoldenGirl @Tamra That's what I dont understand. There are books at my library that aren't on Libby...I've not heard of Overdrive. I'm gonna check that one out too. 1y
Tamra @GoldenGirl Hmmmm, I would call your library and ask. 1y
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RebelReader My library doesn‘t have a downloadable copy of every book. They have to buy them. You are at the mercy of your library‘s purchaser and some you can only get on Audible because they have the exclusive rights. 1y
Elle_Skeldon I would definitely check in with your library. Libby is not like HOOPLA, it is just a way to access the audio/ebooks your library has in its digital collection. That being said it may be that your library does not have much digitally yet. It could also be that you are filtering it to just browse romance too. I hope you figure it out because I really enjoy using Libby! 1y
Soubhiville I love Libby. I haven‘t seen any tracking abilities from it, but I haven‘t looked for that either. I suppose it depends on what your library has available. I would ask a librarian too. Also, there‘s an option to Ask Libby where you can send comments and questions. Good luck! 1y
GoldenGirl Thanks yall! I downloaded Overdrive too and it seems much easier to use. 1y
SaturnDoo It's my understanding that Libby is a new app by Overdrive and is supposed to have the same collection of titles that Overdrive has, just a different way to access them. Libby doesn't have all the same functions yet as Overdrive. 1y
Redwritinghood It depends on what your library buys, so hard to say. I like it, but Hoopla is much better in my opinion. 1y
Purrfectpages I have used Overdrive for a while, but downloaded Libby to compare. I honestly don‘t see a difference. 1y
GoldenGirl So after reading all the comments and comparing Libby and Overdrive (and texting my librarian for more help!) I've figured out that Overdrive is better (for me at this point) bc our library is still working towards digital copies for the Libby app. In the last yr or so we have gotten a whole new staff and a huge #Tocker grant to upgrade our library...which was just awful to say the least. #publiclibraries #readmore Thanks for all y'alls input! 1y
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Man. I have had a slooowww reading month since about the end of May. I've hardly read at all this month. Still working thru book 4 of GoT and The Gunslinger. Just grabbed this one 👆 from the library, hoping it'll pull me out of my slump!

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A Feast for Crows | George R. R. Martin
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#manicmonday
1. Ice Cream! I've never really liked popsicles, but I'd eat one if it's hot enough.
2. Beach Beach Beach! Although we're 4 hrs from the nearest one. We usually go to the lake #countrylife
3. Strawberries! With a little whipped cream
4. Depends. I love traveling but I also love staying home.
5. Print! I've never listened to audio books (my mind wanders) and I dont like eBooks (i need to feel the book and smell its pages).

JoScho 💚😊🍓 2y
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Untitled 2 | Barney Norris
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This is so hard (and I know I'm a day late lol) but I've narrowed it down:
1. The Passage trilogy by Justin Cronin
2. I Know This Much Is True by Wally Lamb
3. It by Stephen King or Duma Key
4. Game of Thrones by GRRM
5. American Gods by Neil Gaiman

#manictuesday #isthatathing #allthebooks

Dolly #3 I guess IT wouldn't be so scary out there😁🤡 2y
GoldenGirl @Dolly Lol Right 2y
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A Storm of Swords | George R. R. Martin

Seriously, is anyone going to live in these books? Every time I get all comfortable with a character they die. George R.R. Martin is ruining my life 😭😭

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Happy Mother's Day to all you awesome moms who are just trying to make it! My oldest daughter made me this bookmark and I love it!

AmyG It‘s beautiful! 2y
Redwritinghood Thanks! Happy Mother‘s Day! 2y
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Bird Box: A Novel | Josh Malerman
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Just bought it yesterday and already finished. This book scared the shit out of me...and you never really know why! I hope he writes a follow up. This would be a great series! Until then, I am suggesting this book to everyone!

TobeyTheScavengerMonk My wife realized how easy it was to startle me when I was deep into reading this book and that made for a real unpleasant couple of evenings. 2y
GoldenGirl @TobeyTheScavengerMonk Lol, yep! I told my husband earlier I was gonna have nightmares! 2y
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The Forgotten Girls | Sara Blaedel
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Happy Mother's Day to me! I took a much-needed day off today so my husband and I went to Barmes and Noble and Olive Garden for lunch. It's so hard for me to choose books when shopping for them bc I get so overwhelmed and want ALL the books! #bookhaul #mothersday

AmyG Just seeing the book Bird Box makes my heart beat faster (from fear). Halfway through and it‘s so good. 2y
GoldenGirl @AmyG I've heard such good things abt it! I kept putting off buying it but just couldn't anymore lol 2y
KateFulfordAuthor If you need another recommendation, may I point you to my People‘s Book Prize nominated debut? Sassy female narrative, laugh out dialogue and a pacy plot. Check the link in the bio for 2 free chapters, reviews and more. 2y
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Just read an article about Fox picking up this series for fall. Went to IMDB to check cast and found they had made two different characters into one character! What? You can't do that! Shauna was a prostitute. Babcock was a huge part of this book....and a man! I am so frustrated right now.

MarticaMustRead What?!! Grrrrrr....😠 2y
GoldenGirl @MarticaMustRead I know right! Wtf 2y
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Roadwork | Stephen King

Starting #22 as I journey through the Stephen King universe in order! Easier than I thought it would be since he is so readable! Just finished Pet Sematary and only gave it a So/So....I didn't like Louis and I couldn't stand Rachel. #booksarebetter #readmore

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Alice in Wonderland | Lewis Carroll
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Yall. Look what my dad found at a dumpster at his work! This and a bunch of other books, including a 1935 dictionary and A Midsummer Nights Dream. What is wrong with people?!

Lizpixie Lucky you! What a find, it‘s gorgeous😍 2y
rubyslippersreads I'm so glad he rescued the books! 😊❤️ 2y
GoldenGirl @Lizpixie @rubyslippersreads I know! I just wish I knew how much it was worth, or what year it was published. I just can't believe someone would throw them out! 2y
CouronneDhiver One man‘s trash is another man‘s treasure! 2y
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Night of the Twisters | Ivy Ruckman
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Looking out the back door of my office downtown bc we're under a tornado watch. Does this mean we can shut down and read?

Eyelit Stay safe and hope it passes soon! 2y
AmyG Be safe. 2y
minkyb A good distraction. Be safe. 2y
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Starstruck | L. A. Witt
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OMG yall! Sometimes being a reporter is amazing! #ifdaryldiesweriot #heaven #hesmelledgoodtoo

ErinSueMreads Best!!! Is he as entertaining as I would expect?? 2y
kricheal Great pic! 2y
GoldenGirl @ErinSueG He stopped at a little store where they grow their own peaches. They sell soda that's like ranch flavored and peanut butter flavored (which is disgusting) and we had a whole conversation abt it lol. He said it was so gross and he felt sick. 2y
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ErinSueMreads Hahahahahaha! Thanks for the complete rundown. I‘m enjoying living vicariously through you in the moment 😂😂😂 2y
GoldenGirl @ErinSueG He was so cool! My knees were shaking like a little school girl lol 2y
ErinSueMreads Mine totally would be too!!! 2y
Txdmarie Omg totally jelly!!!!! Daryl all the way!!!!!! 2y
AmyG Wow! 2y
1MoreChapter So cool! 2y
TheLibrarian I‘m so jealous but that‘s awesome you got to meet him! 2y
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A Storm of Swords | George R. R. Martin
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Note to self: Stop looking at GoT pins on Pinterest! Too many spoilers!

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So sad to hear of Anita Shreve's passing 😭

Bookish_B 😢 2y
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We Were the Lucky Ones | Georgia Hunter
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Thank you @Pelican71 for my awesome mug and this book that's been on my TBR for way too long! I love the colors of the mug💜☕ #muglove #litsymail #bookmail

Pelican71 Yay! So glad that you like your #muglife package 📦 2y
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The Dead Zone | Stephen King
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So it's taken me months to get this far. I think I've been reading this book since January....Usually I can fly right thru King's novels, but this one....I just don't know. It's good, then it's boring, then it's good, then it's boring. Right now it's GOOD. I am really liking Johnny Smith (I actually went to high school with a Johnny Smith...no psychic ability though), but feel awful for him bc of that coma and what he came back with.

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Holy Crap | David Hines
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Woo hoo I hit 4500! 🎉🎈🎉🎈

Jess7 🎉🎉🎉🎉 2y
rubyslippersreads 🎉📚🎉📚🎉🎉🎉 2y
AmyG Yay!🎉🎉🎉 2y
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Shemac77 Congratulations!! 2y
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SaturnDoo 💜🎉❤🍾💜🥂❤🍻💜 2y
Redwritinghood 🎉🎉 2y
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Different Seasons | Stephen King
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I am sitting here at an incredibly boring city council meeting wondering if it would be unprofessional to whip out my book 🤔

AmyG Hahahaha. This made me laugh. My husband used to be mayor of our town and he would ask me to come to meetings. I made him buy me an iphone so I could read during these dull, eternal meetings. (edited) 2y
GoldenGirl @AmyG 😂😂😂 Glad to know I'm not alone! 2y
AmyG Are you a council person or just in the audience? (edited) 2y
GoldenGirl @AmyG I'm editor/reporter of the local newspaper. 2y
AmyG I remember our local reporters! You bring back memories. 2y
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I found this beauty while browsing Barnes & Noble over the weekend.

rubyslippersreads 😻😻😻 2y
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Duma Key: A Novel | Stephen King
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How does Stephen King write so well? I only wish I could one day be as prolific a writer. Duma Key blew my ass away! Great characters, nice little ghost story, lots of scary moments. As I continue reading through King's novels (in order) I am now reading The Dead Zone and Firestarter.

ChelseaM6010 I *love* King!! I just finished Firestarter by Stephen King not too long ago as Well! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did! 😊 2y
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Marli Jane says a huge thanks to whoever sent these awesome handmade bookmarks to her! She was so excited and has already been using them. Thank yall!

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http://www.playbuzz.com/sammccarty10/which-game-of-thrones-woman-are-youhicklebe...

I got Sansa Stark, altho I really don't know much abt her yet!

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Loving the artwork in this book! The story is slow going, but sucked me in almost immediately. There are A LOT of names to keep straight and who rules what, but I love it. I wish I hadn't waited so long to start this series.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I love watching it!!! 2y
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Insomnia | Stephen King
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I think I just found my new favorite King book! I love when his books circle around and everything is wrapped up neat and tidy in the end. And despite the fact that Ralph Roberts is old enough to be my grandpa, I love him. He's my new hero♡

Reggie At work we have this revolving door of crazies while the rest of us are somewhat sane. I always think about that deck of cards the MC gets shown letting him know there is always a crazy in the deck. Lol (edited) 2y
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Unexpected Gifts | Elena Aitken
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Thank you @Robothugs ! What a nice unexpected surprise!

Robothugs Yay! I‘m glad it got there safe! You‘re very welcome! 2y
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The Fact of a Body: A Murder and a Memoir | Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich
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This book was magnificent. At times sickening, at times maddening, and at times understandable. I've spent my workday googling everything I can think of to learn more about the child and his family, as well as the murderer and his family. I wish the author had included photos in the book, but I understand why she didn't. What I just realized while searching for Jeremy's grave is he was born only 1 yr after me - had he lived, he'd be my age now.

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The Fact of a Body: A Murder and a Memoir | Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich
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The editors of this book better be glad this won't be used in a trial. JEREMY is the victim. RICKY is the murderer. I find it hard to believe this was overlooked.

Texreader I found a similar error in Lonesome Dove. How??? 2y
GoldenGirl @Texreader I saw you posted it recently! If the average reader can catch it, why can't a trained editor? 2y
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Neverending Story | Michael Ende
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Watching Golden Girls and tackling this monster pile of laundry - and it's just the first 2 loads of 25. I'd rather be reading.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks This looks like my daughter‘s pile!!! 😍 2y
GoldenGirl @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks My 15-year-old's floor looks just like this. And I hate it! 2y
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The Fact of a Body: A Murder and a Memoir | Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich

"Judy is 8 and so stubborn she sleeps in the living room rather than share a room with her sister." This hits home bc Marli (7 yrs old) does exactly the same thing.

Also, on a side note, this book is intense.

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Pretty much. #funko

KirstieE Adorable though ! Thanks for sharing 😊 #mypopfunko 2y
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Insomnia | Stephen King
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A bit hard to read when your weinie is laying across your book, isn't it? #dogsoflitsy

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Thank you to myself for my Christmas presents! The other part (a Stephen King's It T-shirt) will be here next week and I'll post a pic of it too!

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The Fact of a Body: A Murder and a Memoir | Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich
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Just started this earlier and so far I'm hooked. I enjoy true crime, but I guess I didn't realise this would be such a close-to-home story abt a 6-year-old boy being murdered by a neighbor. Every place discussed in the killers part of the story I know well from having friends and family who live in Louisiana.

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Heart-Shaped Box | Joe Hill
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I gotta finally give this one up. I feel like I'm just forcing myself to read it at this point. I don't care abt any of the characters, although I do like Jude for some reason. Maybe bc I keep picturing him as Danzig....either way, even Danzig isn't enough to make me keep going!

alleyfam51699 I felt the same way about it. I didn‘t finish it either. 2y
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