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Joined December 2018

I carry a big purse only so I can have one or two books with me at all times.
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The Subtle Knife by Philip Pullman
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Zodiac | Robert Graysmith
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I‘m trying. But I‘m bored. I think I like it better when we know who the serial killer is. I don‘t like reading a chapter where the family and friends of the victim are talking about how she was always going out with other men and leaving her husband and baby at home. I am not liking his writing style. May DNF.

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Zodiac | Robert Graysmith
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Time to get back into true crime!

📖: 43/52

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Institute | Stephen King
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It was very slow at first. It took a few days to get into it. Once I did, I couldn‘t put it down. I read about 400 pages of it yesterday, finishing it last night just before midnight. I‘ve already cast a few people in my head whom I‘d like to see in the eventual movie or mini series adaptation.

⭐️: 5/5

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Institute | Stephen King
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I haven‘t been on here in about a month. I just could not get into The Subtle Knife. I‘ve also been crocheting. My mom and I are doing a craft fair next month so I have a bag full of hats I plan to sell. I‘ve been wanting to read this one. I think this will get me out of my reading slump. I also read In the Tall Grass yesterday. It‘s really good.

📖: 41/52 (technically 42 but In the Tall Grass is a novella)

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Institute | Stephen King
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I haven‘t been on here in about a month. I just could not get into The Subtle Knife. I‘ve also been crocheting. My mom and I are doing a craft fair next month so I have a bag full of hats I plan to sell. I‘ve been wanting to read this one. I think this will get me out of my reading slump. I also read In the Tall Grass yesterday. It‘s really good.

📖: 41/52 (technically 42 but In the Tall Grass is a novella)

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Untitled | Unknown
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Updating my bingo card! I almost forgot about it. Quite a few of my true crime books filled in some empty spaces. I‘ll have to double check some books to see if any were published the year I was born.

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The Subtle Knife | Philip Pullman
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This morning while getting ready to leave for work, I knew I‘d finish Mindhunter early in my shift. I brought a second book thinking that I need to take a break from true crime. I do. These books have me not wanting to sleep with my bedroom window. But at the same time I really want to read more haha. I‘m going to try to get through this one quick so that I can pick another serial killer to read (and have nightmares) about.

📖: 41/52

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Definitely a page turner. I‘m glad that Netflix decided to make the show more of a story to follow as opposed to a documentary like The Innocent Man. I‘m sure I‘ll be looking for more of John Douglas‘ books.

⭐️: 5/5

((By the way, is there any way to change the color of frames when editing a picture? Or is it white only? I have an iPhone. Not sure if that changes the capabilities of the app.))

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I was so excited to start reading this that I almost forgot to post. I finished the show yesterday. I can‘t wait for Netflix to add another season. But until then, I have the book to satiate me. I‘m also WAY ahead of schedule for my #52booksin52weeks challenge. And that mousepad is a new one I just bought for us at work. Our last one was so old...

📖: 40/52

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The I-5 Killer | Ann Rule
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I left for work with only about 20 pages left. I definitely brought another book with me. I loved this one. Another hard to put down true crime novel. I think I‘ve definitely found my favorite genre.

⭐️: 5/5

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The I-5 Killer | Ann Rule
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This book has me wanting to delete my dating profile 🙈

ljuliel 😱Better be careful ! Never know who you‘ll run into nowadays. Some of these books make you think twice about every move you make. 2mo
Carla All of her books will. 2mo
LiterarySloth @ljuliel oh I know. One of the reasons why I won‘t date a guy I meet at my regular bar unless a couple friends I trust can vouch for him. It‘s scary these days. 2mo
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LiterarySloth @Carla this is my first Ann Rule book but definitely not my last. She‘s so good 2mo
Carla @LiterarySloth she is one of the best! Enjoy! I can‘t recommend her work enough. 2mo
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Soul Surfer Devotions | Bethany Hamilton
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📖: tagged
🎥: Point Break (Keanu!)
🎤: Surfin, USA!

#manicmonday @JoScho

JoScho 💚🏄🏽‍♀️💚 2mo
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The I-5 Killer | Ann Rule
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Continuing on my true crime kick. I was going to take a break from it but wanted a shorter book since Mindhunter should be coming in the mail today! I‘m so excited to start reading that one. It‘s another quiet day at work so I‘ll definitely be reading.

📚: 39/52

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The Innocent Man | John Grisham
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It‘s been awhile since I‘ve read a book that caused so many emotions. Pardon my language but holy shit. I was actually a little teary-eyed by the time I finished it. And I read it in TWO days, while at work in between phone calls. It‘s such a compelling book. What these men went through was just awful. I‘ll say right now that this is my favorite book I‘ve read all year. I really don‘t think much else can come close.

⭐️: 5/5

vivastory The Netflix series is interesting 2mo
ljuliel If you haven‘t read it, try this one. It takes place in the same town I think.... it‘s very infuriating , but so good. 2w
LiterarySloth @ljuliel I actually think I bought that one recently 2w
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The Innocent Man | John Grisham
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This photo is heartbreaking. Ron Williamson was only 51 when he died.

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'Salem's Lot | Stephen King
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1. Salem‘s Lot (scariest Stephen King book I‘ve ever read, so far)
2. Teleportation
3. ♊️
4. Work! But it‘s going to be quiet so I brought a book. 😏
5. I assume this means tag, and since I just found a fellow true crime reader, I‘ll go with @ljuliel

#friyayintro

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The Innocent Man | John Grisham
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I still haven‘t received Mindhunter in the mail, so I‘m going to read this one. I haven‘t seen the Netflix special for it yet; but I definitely will after reading it. I‘m almost finished with Mindhunter (the show). If you haven‘t watched it, do! It‘s so good!

📖: 38/52

ljuliel After you read this, if the area and subject interests you, try this book , as it is set in the same town and is mentioned for a short time in the Grisham book. It‘s very good ! 2mo
LiterarySloth @ljuliel thanks! I‘ll check it out 2mo
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I really enjoyed this book. Last night, I tried to go to sleep at a reasonable time, as I just clocked in to work at 7am this morning. I just didn‘t read the afterword. I may get to it at some point, but I wasn‘t a big fan of Bugliosi as the narrator. Did anyone else feel this way?

⭐️: 4/5

ljuliel I like Bugliosi‘s writing, but have heard others say they don‘t care for him. I like the detail he goes into. It looks as if you‘re on a true crime kick, unless you read a lot of it already. If so, it‘s good to find another true crime reader. 😊 2mo
LiterarySloth @ljuliel I am DEFINITELY on a true crime kick. It started with The Devil in the White City. I like that Bugliosi went into detail but sometimes it felt like too much. There was definitely a lot to the case and I learned so much more from reading it. I just ordered so many books about serial killers that thriftbooks may be asking the FBI to put me on a watchlist 😂 2mo
ljuliel Great to see another fan of true crime. I‘ve been reading them since around 1980 ? The one I can‘t get into is Devil in the White City. I‘m not sure why. I‘ve started it over and over and hit a CLOG every time. If you‘re on the FBI WATCHLIST, then I‘ve been on it for decades. So far they haven‘t handcuffed or hauled me in for questioning ! 😁 2mo
LiterarySloth @ljuliel haha well hopefully we‘re safe then. I had a hard time getting into that one at first. The parts about architecture and building the fair made it a slow start for me. It got a lot better. 2mo
BilboBookends Yes! 2mo
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Since I‘m on a true crime kick...

📖: 37/52

JadeBethJ I want to read this!!! 2mo
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Definitely a page turner. Switching back and forth between the architects and designers of the Chicago World‘s Fair and H. H. Holmes made this a very interesting read. It‘s insane how Holmes could be so persuasive and get away with what he did for so long.

⭐️: 5/5

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With how suspicious the circumstances were, I can‘t believe how long it took for him to be caught. Charm got him so far. I may end up assuming everyone is a serial killer by the time I finish this book lol

gradcat I loved this book! 📖 ♥️ 2mo
lynneamch I've read 3 more of his books, because I liked this one SO much. None were as good. 2mo
LiterarySloth @gradcat same! I‘m recommending it to everyone. 2mo
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LiterarySloth @lynneamch I get so annoyed every time the phone rings at work. I don‘t want to stop reading 😂 2mo
LiterarySloth @gradcat I‘ll look for that one. Thanks! 2mo
gradcat 😉 2mo
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Interesting ailments for a fair...

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Smart woman. Ugh. So creepy.

JulietBooks What a creep... 2mo
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Untitled | Unknown
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When I think I‘m okay about what happened to our Bruce, it just hits so hard again. One of the worst ways you can lose a pet is because of a coyote. It was so sudden and must have been so awful for him. I‘m so heartbroken. I miss him so much. I just feel so awful because I saw him that night when I got home from work. I could have brought him in. He wanted to stay outside. If I had just brought him in everything would be okay.

swishandflick So sorry to hear that! 😢 3mo
LiterarySloth @swishandflick it‘s been so hard on all of us. All he ever wanted to do was love and cuddle. 3mo
AJBowers That's so terrible :( I'm sorry to hear this. 3mo
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Eggs So sorry, dear 💔💔 3mo
DaveGreen7777 I‘m so sorry for your loss! 😢 Sending healing energy your way! 3mo
brit91 I'm so so sorry for your loss!!😢 3mo
LiterarySloth @DaveGreen7777 @AJBowers @Eggs @brit91 Thank you everyone. We had a really bad night. It hit us hard last night. (edited) 3mo
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I just learned that Hulu is making a series based on this one. Leo DiCaprio is playing H. H. Holmes and Scorsese is directing. Should be pretty good!

📚: 36/52

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The Devil in Connecticut | Gerald Brittle
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Definitely a creepy read. It kept me pretty captivated. I would have finished it in a day if I hadn‘t been so exhausted yesterday. It get very similar to Amityville Horror though.

⭐️: 4/5

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The Devil in Connecticut | Gerald Brittle
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Reading this in ebook form since it‘s the only way I can. I definitely can‘t afford $100+ for a hard copy, as much as I‘d love it.

📚: 35/52

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I loved this book so much. I knew I would after enjoying the movie as much as I did. Definitely in my top favorites of the year so far. It‘s completely written in letter form but I like getting the different perspectives and personalities of each character. I took this picture when I found my book holder thing. Ariel, as usual, asleep on my bed. She seemed sad this morning. I think she can sense what happened to our other cat. 😢

⭐️: 5/5

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Woke up to some heartbreaking news. My roommate‘s cat was attacked by a coyote last night. He was the sweetest cat in the world and we‘re so upset. I didn‘t know him long but he definitely had a special place in my heart.

DaveGreen7777 Oh, no, I‘m so sorry! 😢💔 3mo
Jari-chan So sorry to hear that 😥 3mo
LiterarySloth Thank you. All I keep thinking about is how horrible it must have been for him. He really was the sweetest cat. Never hissed or growled. I‘m so heartbroken. 3mo
Exbrarian That's awful! I am sorry for your loss. 3mo
TrishB So sad 💔 3mo
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Reading on my lunch break. After seeing this part, I love Juliet. I wouldn‘t be okay with my books being packed up to display trophies either.

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I lied. I got my thriftbooks book haul in the mail today. This was in it. I LOVED the movie. I got excited when I found out it was a book.

📚: 34/52

marleed I liked the book better. They rolled up 2 women in the movie version to one person and I like there distinctions in the book! 3mo
TheAromaofBooks I still haven't seen the movie, but I have a very soft spot for the book. 3mo
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Golden Compass | Philip Pullman
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It‘s just as wonderful as I remember. I couldn‘t have been older than 12 when I first read this and it was one of my favorite books. After reading it, I wanted a daemon so bad. I‘m pretty sure I pretended my cat was a daemon. I‘m moving on to book 2 in the series. I never read those when I was younger. Not sure why.

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Golden Compass | Philip Pullman
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When I was younger, this was one of my favorite books. It‘s been about 20 years since I‘ve read it though. I‘ve also never read the other two novels in the trilogy.

📖: 33/52

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I Am Legend | Richard Matheson
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I was kind of disappointed with this one. I ended up reading the whole thing in one day. I‘ve seen the movie based on it once, and it was a long time ago, so I don‘t really remember it. I‘m going to hold off on reading the short stories included at the end of the book.

⭐️: 3/5

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I Am Legend | Richard Matheson
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This book is combined with short stories. I‘m not sure if I‘ll read those right after, but I‘m at least reading the main novel.

📚: 31/52

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Legion | William Peter Blatty
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Blatty‘s novels are always interesting. While reading, I kept thinking that some scenes seemed so unnecessary. Long pointless dialogue, overly descriptive narrations. Everything ends up making sense later in the novel. I haven‘t seen the movie. I‘ve seen The Exorcist, of course, but it‘s been awhile.

⭐️: 4/5

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Untitled | Unknown
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My current nightmare. I bought a new bookshelf so I could replace a very old one I‘ve been using. I removed it and put all those books on the one I‘m keeping. This is what it‘s going to look like until I build my new one. I‘m dying.

#bookshelf #messybookshelf #books

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Legion | William Peter Blatty
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It‘s 2am, so I probably won‘t start this until after I wake up for the day. But this will be my next book. I loved The Exorcost, so I definitely wanted to try another novel by Blatty. Also, I definitely thought they‘d accidentally sent me a VC Andrews book when I first opened the package 😂

📚: 31/52

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Penpal | Dathan Auerbach
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I could not put this book down. I read most of it while I was at work. As soon as I got home, around 12:30am, I continued to read it. This was after I added a few things I‘d ordered to my earthquake kit. (A 7.1 hitting less than 150 miles from my house was a wake up call.) It‘s so creepy. This could be a real story. It‘s not vampires or dead things coming back to life. It‘s a creepy stalker.

⭐️: 5/5

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Penpal | Dathan Auerbach
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This book is so unnerving! Just the fact that what is happening to this kid could actually happen. Holy crap. I can‘t stop reading. I‘m on page 113 and that‘s just what I‘ve managed to read at work so far tonight. Good thing the phones are quiet! I probably won‘t sleep tonight until this book is finished.

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Penpal | Dathan Auerbach
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This book has been sitting on my shelf for awhile. I‘ve been nervous about reading it. But, I think it‘s time to give it a try.

📚: 30/52

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Coraline | Neil Gaiman
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I really enjoyed this one. I always enjoy Neil Gaiman‘s books. I also managed to finish it right as my alarm was going off to tell me to leave for work. I lucked out in not having to bring two books to work.
⭐️: 5/5

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Coraline | Neil Gaiman
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🧵: Coraline
🍹: Margarita
📖: “Now this is my life.”

#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

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Coraline | Neil Gaiman
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I‘ve seen the movie once, but it was a long time ago. I barely remember it. I always enjoy Neil Gaiman‘s books though, so here we go.

Book 29/52

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Lullaby | Chuck Palahniuk
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This book was definitely interesting. Sometimes I felt like I was losing interest and then something sucked me back in. It‘s weird. But that‘s Palahniuk‘s style.
4/5*

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I‘m a bit over 100 miles away from the epicenter but we‘ve been getting a few shakes the last couple days! Ridgecrest is getting hit pretty good with all these aftershocks. I really hope everyone is okay over there. That 7.1 they just had was pretty bad. I work at a hotel and everyone is calling wanting to cancel their reservations. All those markers are individual earthquakes from the past couple of days.

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Lullaby | Chuck Palahniuk
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It‘s a quiet night at work. I‘ve gotten quite a bit of reading done. This book is definitely getting interesting. Does anyone know if they made a movie based on it?

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Another crocheting project putting a dent in my reading time. I read for a bit last night but I feel like I‘m coming down with something. I went to sleep early since I had work at 7am. I don‘t know if I‘ll be going to work tomorrow. 😷

#crochet #blanket #weddinggift

Johanna414 Do you ever listen to audiobooks while you crochet? 4mo
LiterarySloth @Johanna414 I‘ve tried listening to audiobooks. I just can‘t get into them. When I try to focus on more than one thing at a time, I feel like I‘m not putting enough effort into whatever I‘m doing. I even tried driving and listening to audiobooks and couldn‘t focus on the book. 😭 4mo
Johanna414 That makes sense - I never used to be into audiobooks for the same reason. I think being a mom has made me better at multitasking... need to make the most of any alone time I get! 😂 4mo
LiterarySloth @Johanna414 haha that would help! I try to plan what I do based on the time of day. During the day, I‘ll usually crochet and watch tv. At night or at work, I read. It‘s been too hot lately to crochet during the day though. 4mo
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Lullaby | Chuck Palahniuk
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I enjoyed Fight Club so I thought I‘d give this a try. It sounds interesting. Almost like The Ring with watching the video except this is about a poem.

Book 28/52

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I finally had a chance to finish this. I sometimes had a hard time reading it at night. It gave me some weird dreams. Not nightmares, just weird. It‘s creepy. I can‘t say for sure if I believe this particular story but I definitely believe it‘s possible.