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JoeMo
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Here‘s my bucket list for October and #Scarathlon!

#TeamCreepinItReal. @StayCurious

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JoeMo
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Here‘s a list of movies I hope to pick from for Halloween and the upcoming Scarathlon event!!

#TeamCreepinItReal #earlybirdpoints
#Scarathlon

 @StayCurious

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JoeMo
Beastly | Alex Flinn
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@Pigpen_Reads here are the books I picked for #trappedinaspookyhouse. I hope it ends up being a fun month of reading!

@PuddleJumper

Pigpen_Reads Thank you for the picks! I'm so looking forward to this list :) 2h
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JoeMo
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Pickpick

This book was a lot of fun in addition to being informative. My only complaint is that it ended. I‘m sure there are so many more strange and interesting stories about the history of sex to include outdated beliefs, practices, and societal norms!

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Pickpick

This was one of the more painful reads or “listens” I‘ve experienced. This is an amazing collection of oral histories from 9/11. It really brought back the sense of uncertainty and panic that was prevalent that day, even for those following the events via radio or TV. I heavily recommend this to those who experienced and recall the day (you‘ll still learn something new) and even more to those who were too young to remember or who weren‘t born yet.

fredthemoose Just finished this a week or two ago and totally agree! 1w
JoeMo I was impressed with the number of stories that involved the president and the people who were with him that day. It was also an opportunity to learn more about what occurred at the Pentagon and in Shanksville. 1w
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JoeMo
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Above is my TBR list (so for) all the things in October to include #Scarathlon, #trappedinaspookyhouse, #bookspinbingo, and so many other things TBD!

#TeamCreepinItReal #earlybirdpoints
@staycurious

StayCurious Great graphic! 2w
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JoeMo
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It‘s back! 🎃👻👹🧛‍♀️🧙 This was one of the first things I ever did when I logged onto Litsy three years ago. I absolutely love this time of year and this event always adds to the fun, even if I have to use a spreadsheet to track points! 😤🙄 If you love the season and enjoy posting about related books, movies, and all things Halloween, then this event is for you:

https://litsy.com/p/TzRmdTNLT0RQ

#Scarathlon #TeamCreepinItReal #earlybirdpoints

PuddleJumper Spreadsheets are the best part! 😂 2w
StayCurious Thanks for sharing! 7d
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JoeMo
The Golden Gate | Vikram Seth
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1. Hell yes I have…as a progressive living in a relatively conservative area, it‘s a good way to meet people.

2. I recommend Golden Gate…a really unique book based in the 80s. One of the characters uses the personal ads to meet someone!

#Two4Tuesday

Yuki_Onna Now I really wonder where you live 🫠 2w
TheSpineView Thanks for playing! 2w
JoeMo @Yuki_Onna It‘s the Lancaster/central Pennsylvania area, which is quite conservative for the most part. Some call us the Bible Belt moved north. 2w
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JoeMo
HIDDEN VALLEY ROAD. | ROBERT. KOLKER
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Pickpick

This was a heartbreaking work of nonfiction about a family that was devastated by mental illness. In addition to the gripping personal story of the family, I was impressed by how much I learned about the history of how culture and the scientific community viewed mental health. I highly recommend this!

#bookspinbingo. @TheAromaofBooks

currentlyreadinginCO Agree with your review! 1mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1mo
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JoeMo
The Babysitter Lives | Stephen Graham Jones
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Pickpick

All credit to SGJ for a very creative book. I guess I was expecting more of a traditional slasher story. It ended up being more of a mind-bending fever dream. At times there was a bit too much going on for an audiobook as there were a few times I missed something and was like “what the hell is happening?” I enjoyed the twists at the end though, which definitely resulted in me reviewing the book more favorably than I would have otherwise. 4/5

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This is an exhaustive exploration of Oppenheimer‘s life. This is truly one of the most impressive biographies that I‘ve ever read. To me it was engrossing to learn so much about the cultural and historical shift in America from when it was once acceptable and somewhat trendy to be a communist or someone with those political leanings to then face the Red Scare which gripped America and ruined the lives and careers of many.

#bookspinbingo

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2mo
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JoeMo
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Panpan

1. I‘d have to say Blood Aces by Swanson by the slimmest of margins.

2. I‘m a sucker for old stories about Las Vegas, and the life of Bennie Binion‘s life, to include how he shaped Vegas, fits the bill. I still don‘t understand how he avoided spending the majority of his life in prison! 🤷‍♂️

#Two4Tuesday
@TheSpineView

TheSpineView Thanks for playing!💙📖📘 2mo
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JoeMo
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Here‘s my list for August!

#bookspinbingo
@TheAromaofBooks

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JoeMo
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Pickpick

I was totally engrossed by this book. It‘s dark and comedic, but it avoids the pitfall of trying to hard for laughs. The format of the book is setup like a journalist writing an in-depth piece regarding the original Roofer killings before going into twentieth anniversary screening and everything that went horribly wrong with that event. This is a fun, brief summertime read with all of the blockbusters that get released this time of year

Reggie I love this book so much! He‘s so funny. 2mo
swynn I agree this one's great! 2mo
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JoeMo
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Pickpick

I listened to this audiobook before tuning in for the Justified adaptation. Overall, this was some mindless fun. If you enjoy stories where cops square off against overconfident baddies, you‘ll enjoy this too!

#bookspinbingo @TheAromaofBooks

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JoeMo
Weird Horror #1 | John Langan
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Mehso-so

I‘ve enjoyed a number of works releases by Undertow Publications and I‘ve found some great authors. Unfortunately, this collection wasn‘t really memorable other than the delightful cover. I loved the idea of a collection of “weird” horror stories…After reading this, I‘m not sure what qualified most of the bunch for meeting this label.

TheAromaofBooks Great progress!!! 2mo
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JoeMo
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Pickpick

I love Vegas and jumped on borrowing this audiobook when I saw it was available. When I used to watch the WSOP, they would talk about Bennie Binion and how he was a gangster who went legit and changed Vegas forever. It‘s unbelievable how much Binion got away with. He should have spent the majority of his life in prison. Instead he built a casino empire. This may appeal to fans of stories about old school Vegas, the mob, and modern outlaws.

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Pickpick

I started this book several times over the past six years or so. This is truly dense and impressive in terms of all of the information it conveys. I finally stuck it out thanks to a lot of car rides. I learned a great deal that‘s not covered in basic history classes. It gives fair depictions of the founding fathers, flaws and all. It was interesting how the democracy experiment almost crashed and burned or sputtered out on several occasions.

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JoeMo
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Pickpick

This is the third Polly book I‘ve read. The author, being middle-aged and out of shape, decides to learn about and train for a MMA fight. Polly‘s endeavor is filled with pain and hilarity!

#bookspinbingo @TheAromaofBooks

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JoeMo
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BookSpin Bingo list for this month!
#bookspin #bookspinbingo
@TheAromaofBooks

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JoeMo
Gutmouth | Gabino Iglesias
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Pickpick

This story is among the strangest I‘ve ever read. It‘s really out there and took some time to warm up to. If nothing else, it‘s definitely creative and fast paced. I‘ll definitely try more of Iglesias‘s work!

#bookspinbingo
@TheAromaofBooks

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JoeMo
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Based solely on the author‘s memoir Night, I would recommend reading this. His writing in Night is so direct and honest. Dawn and Day are the author‘s first two novels, and they both leave me with mixed feelings. The direct style used in Night is not present on the follow-up novels. It‘s as though the author aimed to have a certain degree of gravitas and depth that just didn‘t work. At least pick up and/or give Night a try.
#bookspinbingo

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This audiobook served as a breath of fresh air compared to the previous book I read. I never thought I‘d say this about a nonfiction piece exploring the history and science of books bound in human skin. The author never took herself too seriously while educating the reader and busting myths associated with the subject matter. She also kept it mercifully short, which I believe helped with keeping my attention!

#bookspinbingo @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Hmm, not sure what to say if a book about human-skin-book-binding is lighthearted fare compared to your earlier book 😂 3mo
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JoeMo
The Girl Next Door | Jack Ketchum
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Pickpick

I don‘t believe I‘ve ever read a story that left me feeling so uncomfortable and disturbed as this work by Ketchum. The fact that the author based the story on actual events only exaggerated my sense of discomfort. I cannot precisely recommend this book to others, but I give Ketchum credit for telling a truly horrific and gripping tale. Trigger warnings exist to warn prospective readers of books like this.

#bookspinbingo @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 3mo
TheLudicReader This is definitely a dark tale, but I remember finding the narrator strangely sympathetic. 2mo
JoeMo @TheLudicReader You‘re right….it was a strange but well-written balance for the narrator. At times I want to explode on the character…but I found myself questioning myself “would you do better?” I hope I would, but you never really know unless you‘re in that situation. 1mo
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Pickpick

I borrowed this audiobook to prepare for the upcoming Scorsese flick. I‘m sad I didn‘t know anything about this chapter in US history. This seems to have conveniently been forgotten about by the broader society. This was a very informative book, and if I have any complaint, it‘s tone should have been harsher regarding how the nation‘s treatment and laws regarding native Americans resulted the Osage being cheated of their rights and murdered.

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JoeMo
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It‘s just about June. Here we go…
#BookSpinBingo @TheAromaofBooks

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JoeMo
Midnight Library | Matt Haig
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Pickpick

This was an interesting concept. I‘ve often wondered what all of the different versions of me are up to throughout the multiverse. Who are leading the craziest versions of my life? What are the more “successful” ones up to? Are there happier versions of me? In this book a woman who has given up on life is given the chance to try on all of the infinite versions of her life in the multiverse….with some interesting results! 3.5/5

#bookspinbingo

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Tampa (Preview Edition) | Alissa Nutting
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Pickpick

This was a complex read. It‘s the most sensual book I‘ve ever read, but I felt gross listening as it‘s about a middle school teacher preying on students. The teacher‘s relentlessness is absolutely disturbing. I understand readers who couldn‘t make it through the material or who loathed this book thanks to the main character being despicable. I was absorbed by this, as it feels like a horror story that could happen in real life.

#bookspinbingo

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Reggie When I read this I put it on my best horror of the year list that year. I started out laughing because of the sexual hyperbole but the further it goes the darker it goes and then I just felt I was reading something written by the devil. It was good, though. 5mo
JoeMo @Reggie I agree with you…I was telling a friend about this book and I described it as “real horror” in the fact that this kind of stuff can and sometimes happens. The more complex and darker it got, it‘s like I was sickened, but I couldn‘t stop listening! 5mo
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JoeMo
Smonk: A Novel | Tom Franklin
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Mehso-so

This was a fair modern western novel. It tried too hard to shock the reader with its brutality and ridiculousness. Instead of pulling me in, I found myself avoiding this for days at a time. More than anything, this just made me want to read a better book from the genre.

#bookspinbingo
@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks At least it's off the list!! 5mo
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JoeMo
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I absolutely loved this book. It‘s Farrow‘s account of his efforts to break the news on allegations against Harvey Weinstein that ranged from harassment to rape. What was more considerable than I expected were his employer, NBC‘s, attempts to stop him from covering the story.

#bookspinbingo @TheAromaofBooks

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JoeMo
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Here‘s my list for next month!

#bookspinbingo

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JoeMo
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I was a bit worried as the book started a bit slowly with setting up the backstory. Things took off the moment Danny sets off to find his father, who fails to come home from a pheasant-poaching excursion one night. The story was creative and fun while being more streamlined and focused compared to The Witches, which I also enjoyed. The audiobook includes a great narrative performance. I wish I had read this when I was young!

#bookspinbingo

tonymp Did you read any Roald Dahl books as a child? I think I read all of them. This author never failed to amuse me in childhood. 5mo
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JoeMo @tonymp embarrassingly, I never did…I would have loved his imaginative stories that much more if I had been young when reading them. I just got into his writing about 1.5 years ago when I was looking into books to read to and for my now ex-girlfriend‘s kiddo. Down the road, hopefully she‘ll still have and will at some point read the nice boxed set of Dahl‘s novels I had picked up for her! 😂🤷‍♂️ 5mo
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The Clearing | Tim Gautreaux
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This was a really engaging book that was both brutal and beautiful at times. A man goes down to a rural area of Louisiana to run a lumber mill and look after his older brother who is the camp‘s only lawman. They struggle to rebuild their bond while also bumping up against the Italian mob who run the local bar and have their hands in tons of illegal activities. The description doesn‘t really do the story justice, but it‘s the best I can do!

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JoeMo
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I am posting one book per day from my extensive to-be-read collection. I will provide no description and no reason for wanting to read it. I just do. Some will be old, and some will be new. Don‘t judge me - I have a lot of books. Join in if you want!

#ABookaDay2023

Happy Friday all!!!

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I am posting one book per day from my extensive to-be-read collection. I will provide no description and no reason for wanting to read it. I just do. Some will be old, and some will be new. Don‘t judge me - I have a lot of books. Join in if you want!

#ABookaDay2023

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Ghosts | Raina Telgemeier
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I am posting one book per day from my extensive to-be-read collection. I will provide no description and no reason for wanting to read it. I just do. Some will be old, and some will be new. Don‘t judge me - I have a lot of books. Join in if you want!

#ABookaDay2023

sisilia I love Raina‘s works 😍 6mo
ericarobynreads I had so much fun with this one! Enjoy! 6mo
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The Four Winds | Kristin Hannah
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This is possibly the most meaningful book that I‘ve read in years…A woman does everything in her power get her and her family through the Great Depression. This is a book that‘s filled love, loss, and heartbreak. I was left misty-eyed and on the verge of exploding into rivers of tears on many occasions! This is an absolutely beautiful piece of literature/historical fiction!

#bookspinbingo #doublespin #bebrave

TheLudicReader We recently read this for my book club. I liked it…all the way until the end. 2mo
JoeMo @TheLudicReader I was absolutely enthralled by the book until that ending! 😂 I respected it though and preferred it to if it had gone in the complete opposite direction. I always say that endings are the toughest spots to land for a story. I‘ll definitely need to read/listen to it again somewhere down the road to see how it holds up! 1mo
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Fever Dream | Samanta Schweblin
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I am posting one book per day from my extensive to-be-read collection. I will provide no description and no reason for wanting to read it. I just do. Some will be old, and some will be new. Don‘t judge me - I have a lot of books. Join in if you want!

#ABookaDay2023

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I think I will! 📚 6mo
tonymp I love Schweblin. If you haven't already, you might like to add Seven Empty Houses / Siete casas vacías. I think it might be my favorite of hers. 6mo
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Coyote Songs | Gabino Iglesias
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Pickpick

This is a dark and violent mosaic novel following various stories in the American southwest. A theme running through at least most of the stories is of characters seeking vengeance of the bloodiest possible sort. This book isn‘t for everyone, but I recommend it for folks who can handle extremely dark and heavy themes and storylines.

#bookspinbingo

TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 6mo
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Dune | Frank Herbert
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I am posting one book per day from my extensive to-be-read collection. I will provide no description and no reason for wanting to read it, I just do. Some will be old, and some will be new. Don‘t judge me - I have a lot of books. Join in if you want!

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tonymp This one is also in my TBR. People are always saying to me, “Really? You‘ve never read it?” So nice to see I am not alone! 6mo
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March flew by and it‘s suddenly time for April‘s list!

#bookspinbingo
@TheAromaofBooks

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JoeMo
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I am posting one book per day from my extensive to-be-read collection. No description and providing no reason for wanting to read it, I just do. Some will be old, and some will be new. Don‘t judge me - I have a lot of books. Join in if you want!

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I really enjoyed this book. Of course it reminded me of Mary Roach‘s Stiff, but it was quieter and more genuine. The author meets people of various professions related to death. I can‘t say I learned a ton, but the profiles and time the author spent interviewing and in some cases observing the job duties being performed captivated me.

#bookspinbingo

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Blindness | Jos Saramago
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I am posting one book per day from my extensive to-be-read collection. No description and providing no reason for wanting to read it, I just do. Some will be old, and some will be new. Don‘t judge me - I have a lot of books. Join in if you want!

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TieDyeDude This is the only book I re-read immediately after finishing it the first time. It takes a little bit to get into the flow of the writing style, but I absolutely loved it! 6mo
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40 | Alan Heathcock
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Pickpick

I loved Volt. I can‘t say I was enraptured by this tale, but at least it was interesting and Heathcock is talented. It was a bit heavy on the fantasy side for me resulting in this being a relatively weak recommendation.

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America's Women | Gail Collins
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Dispatches | Michael Herr
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The Instructions | Adam Levin
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JoeMo
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I am posting one book per day from my extensive to-be-read collection. No description and providing no reason for wanting to read it, I just do. Some will be old, and some will be new. Don‘t judge me - I have a lot of books. Join in if you want!

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Rum Diary | Hunter S Thompson
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I am posting one book per day from my extensive to-be-read collection. No description and providing no reason for wanting to read it, I just do. Some will be old, and some will be new. Don‘t judge me - I have a lot of books. Join in if you want!

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