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KateD1

KateD1

Joined February 2020

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Pickpick

Can‘t believe it‘s taken me this long to read this book. Such a unique story.

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Pickpick

I loved this book. I loved her writing style. I love how it kept you on edge the entire time.
I also think you could spin-off the first chapter into its own book.

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Panpan

I was hoping for more from this book.
It takes a historical look at one ‘medium‘ in pre-WWII England. While the science is interesting and it‘s unique to see how the paranormal went to more pseudoscience, it was overall bland.

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Mehso-so

I don‘t know how to feel about this book. It was faced paced, but the main character got on my nerves. I just don‘t know if it lived up to all the hype it had.

Reagan I think my least favourite of his books so far. I agree about the main character. (edited) 2mo
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Mehso-so

This book took me an incredibly long time to read; not just because it‘s about 500 pages.
It‘s extremely interesting how globalization has been around since the first recorded voyage in 1492. The impacts of that first voyage are very interesting to see and the world would be an entirely different place without it.

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Pickpick

It‘s hard to put into words how good this book was. Maria is a 14 year old resistance member in Poland during the Nazi regime. She is caught and tortured, taken to Auschwitz where her family is killed. In her story there are amazing, real, people. The author put so much thought and research into this novel. Recommend.
#historicalfiction #ww2

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The Secret History | Donna Tartt
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Panpan

To be completely honest, I don‘t get the hype around this book. I loved the writing, but not the plot. It dragged on. Just wasn‘t a book for me.

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Yearbook | Seth Rogen
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Mehso-so

Seth includes a number of stories about funny situations in his life. It‘s written like him and is a nice easy read. #sethrogen #nonfiction #yearbook

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Magpie Murders | Anthony Horowitz
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Recommend. Horowitz writes some of my favorite modern murder mysteries. A book within a book. #whodunnit #murdermystery #fiction

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It‘s not really a hunt, more like an anthology of his life and crimes. But still, I had never heard about Dr Cream before and loved the writing style.
#truecrime #serialkiller #victoriankiller

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Mehso-so

I thought that the idea behind this book was great. Cults are very nuanced, especially in this day and age. However, she uses an incredible amount of words I need a dictionary to look up (and heavily rely on context clues). #cultish #cult #nonfiction

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Hour of the Witch | Chris Bohjalian
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This book was everything I wanted it to be. Boston in the 1660s. A fantastic read. #TheHouroftheWitch #fiction #witches

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Tender Is the Flesh | Agustina Bazterrica
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This book is horrible, terrible, and impossible to put down. The ending is unexpected and jolting. A dystopian future where cannibalism is socially accepted. #Horror #TenderIsTheFlesh #Cannibalism

Cathythoughts Nice review 👍🏻 What a book ! So disturbing & so good (edited) 8mo
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Pickpick

I don‘t run. I‘ve never wanted to run. But after reading this I do.
I thought this book would be some boring book about running. Surprise, it‘s not. It‘s about an adventure in the Mexican desert to discover an elusive tribe of ancient running people, a secret race, and the man that makes it all possible.
#borntorun #nonfiction

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After reading “Lady Killers” I knew I wanted to read Tori Telfer‘s book about con women. Broken up into 4 parts, this book highlights various confidence artists throughout history. #truecrime #conartist #conwoman

tokorowilliamwallace Are you following this author and podcaster on Instagram? 7mo
KateD1 @tokorowilliamwallace im not! I should be though! 5mo
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Verity | Colleen Hoover
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Even with all the unnecessary and graphic smut-scenes, this book is amazing. You will be gripped by the unexpected turns this book takes. Not one for romance, but this is absolutely different. #verity #colleenhoover #thriller

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Dracula | Bram Stoker
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Mehso-so

Always wanted to read this book. Felt like he took too long getting to the good parts. But that‘s probably just because books were different back then.
#classic #classichorror #dracula #bramstoker

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Greenlights | Matthew McConaughey
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Mehso-so

I always post pictures of books, but since getting this cute stinker, my reading has gone down.
I finally finished Greenlights. It was pretty good, thought I‘ve heard that audio is the way to go with it.

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Mehso-so

I heard about this book on a podcast. Michelle tells about her experience in the CIA and the work she did after using her experiences. Overall, it was an interesting look into the real lives of undercover agents. #BreakingCover #CIA

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The Sanatorium | Sarah Pearse
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After a very real reading slump, this book got me out of it. It‘s so gripping.

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Finishing up this book today!
I‘ve never heard about any of these deadly women until reading this book. Telfer breaks down the myths behind these women and tells their stories to the point.
#LadyKillers #TrueCrime #Historic

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East of Eden | John Steinbeck
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Currently reading
#classics

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The Only Good Indians | Stephen Graham Jones
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Mehso-so

I enjoyed this book, but it could be difficult to read. Some parts were graphic, some parts were confusing. It was an interesting horror novel.

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Mehso-so

I really wanted to like this book.
The best short story, in my opinion is the one that it‘s named after.

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Pickpick

This book is insightful and eye opening. I love how Isabel Wilkerson writes.

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Moonflower Murders | Anthony Horowitz
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I didn‘t know that this was the companion book the the Magpie Murders, but nonetheless it was great.
A book within a book!
#anthonyhorowitz #murdermystery

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I started this book with short “horror” stories.
None of them have really piqued my interest so far, but I‘m powering through.

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This book was mentioned in passing during a meeting I had a while ago about client on boarding. I decided I better read it and I am so glad I did.
The naked method is something we can all implement in our jobs, businesses, and even daily life.
#GettingNaked #Business #Sales

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Thumbing, hitching, hitching hiking.
This books takes an analytical look into why hitchhiking became so popular and why it‘s popularity diminished. It makes me want to time travel to the heyday of hitchhiking
#nonfiction #hitchhiking #roadsideamericans

tokorowilliamwallace Interesting subject to pick up and read about---looks like a prime thrifting or library find! Maybe we can get a feel of this phenomenon from the New Hollywood of the 70s? 7mo
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This marks the 11th book I‘ve read this year. At this rate, I‘ll far surpass my goal of 20.
Unspeakable Acts is a collection of 13 true crime essays touching on everything from Bundy, mass shootings, to the more nuanced essays of culture and justice. Every essay will leave you thinking, the impact felt long after you shut the book.
#truecrime #essays #unspeakableacts

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Why are we so obsessed with true crime?
This book takes a look at modern true crime reports that changed genre.
I‘m excited to start it!
#truecrime #crime

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Virginia Hall. This fearless woman paved the way in the intelligence field for not only women but disabled people.
This book tells the struggles she went through, the amazing work she did in France during WWII, and seeks to give her some of the credit she so much deserves.
#AWomanOfNoImportance #historical #worldwar #womenshistory

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This book was incredibly interesting.
I do think the title is misplaced; it features Ness‘ hunt for the Butcher, but the book focuses on Ness‘ life after Chicago and the work he did in Cleveland.
Ness had a modern idea of what policy should be and his aspirations are what we should seek police to be today.
#Historical #Criminology #EliotNess

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Read. This. Book.
The horrors these young women went through, the blatant disregard for human life the companies showed, how long it took for the public and medical community to accept and acknowledge what was happening - it‘s astounding. I cannot believe I had never learned about these events.
#historical #radium #historicalevent

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Mehso-so

I really don‘t know what to rate this book.
The story is interesting; they put a lot of research and work into it, and eventually figure out who the man from the train might have been.
On the other hand, it isn‘t my favorite writing style, and with so many murders mentioned, it‘s really hard to keep track of who is who.
#historical #murder #serialkiller

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I started a new book.
The story is interesting. The writing, and the way it‘s written, is a bit confusing and all around not my favorite.

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Pickpick

This book takes a deep dive into the unique Netflix culture. I‘d recommend this book to business owners and creative professionals.

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I would give this a 10/5.
This book is absolutely terrifying and gripping. It‘s flabbergasting that this is a true story. That something this horrible happened a little less than 40 years ago.
I recommend this to anyone and everyone.
#nonfiction #chernobyl #historical

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Good morning!
Coffee and books might be my favorite thing in the world.
#MorningReads #NonFiction #Chernobyl

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Code Name Verity | Elizabeth Wein
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I just moved and currently have no internet. The upside to having no wifi? More time to focus on reading. This book was a Christmas gift so I moved it up on my ever-growing TBR.
#YA #HistoricalFiction #WWII #YoungAdultLit

TNbookworm Excellent book! 1y
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“Stories come in so many forms; in charcoal, and in songs, in paintings, poems, films. And books.”

After seeing this book every where, I had to read it, and I‘m so glad I did. This is one of those books that stays with you. That allows you to become invested in Addie‘s story as if it were your own. The writing is beautiful and flows so well. I highly recommend it. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
#Fiction #AddieLaRue #Recommend

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The Guest List | Lucy Foley
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Enjoying The Guest List while vacationing. Cheers to 2021!

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My last read of 2020.
My goal this year was to read 20 books, and I achieved just that. Next year, hopefully I‘ll read more than that.
This book was interesting and insightful.
#socialpsychology #jonahberger #nonfiction

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I am in the process of moving and, instead of exercising and packing today, I decided to take some time to finish my last book of 2020.
#JonahBerger #InvisibleInfluence #nonfiction #behavior

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New books and coffee

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I finished this book in less than a week. I couldn‘t put it down. The story follows the author as he investigates the 30th anniversary of the Manson murders. 20 years later, the article still isn‘t done and there still isn‘t a clear-cut answer to what happened that fateful night in 1969. Riveting.
#manaon #nonfiction #truecrime #murder

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I started a new book and I can‘t put it down!
#Chaos #manson #1960s #truecrime

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So good I forgot to post that I was even reading this book.
Whether you want to improve your communication in business or personal settings, this book offers amazing advice in better communicating with others and yourself.
#negotiation #communication #nonfiction

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Mehso-so

And I‘m finished.
While I enjoyed a lot of McKenzie‘s thoughts, overall, this wasn‘t my favorite read.
#OrbitingTheGiantHairball #creativity #business #nonfiction

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On to the next book! This one was suggested by my boss.
#creative #gordonmckenzie #business

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