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LiterarySloth

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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I decided to read this while I wait for my Elevator Pitch replacement. I haven‘t read it since 9th grade. It‘s been about 20 years. I forgot how short it actually is! I guess it took us longer to read this in my English class since we also had to learn about the Russian Revolution for it. That‘s Dakota posing as a book stand.

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Elevator Pitch | Linwood Barclay
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ThriftBooks responded already. I didn‘t specify which book in my message so hopefully they‘ll see that I only received one book from my order so far and will send the correct one. I may read both to see what differences there are between the ARC and published copy. I‘ve never gotten an ARC before so I‘m curious.

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Elevator Pitch | Linwood Barclay
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I just got part of my order from ThriftBooks. It‘s an ARC someone won from Goodreads. They left the slip of paper in it, too. I‘m not sure how I feel about receiving an uncorrected proof. I don‘t remember it saying that when I ordered it.

Kaylamburson Legally, ARCs cannot be sold. I would ask for a refund. 2y
LiterarySloth @Kaylamburson oh I know. Technically I didn‘t pay for it because I had a free book credit but I‘m still going to let them know so they‘re aware. 2y
Kaylamburson Definitely good to let them know! Hopefully you enjoy the book anyway! 2y
LiterarySloth @Kaylamburson they‘re sending me a new one! This is my first ARC so I may still read it 😂 2y
Kaylamburson Oh, that's wonderful! ARCS ate definitely cool if you've never had the chance to interact with one. Since you're getting the final, could be fun to see what differs! 2y
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Untitled | Unknown
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Well this has been quite a year. I‘ve barely posted because I‘ve barely read. I have finished several books that I didn‘t post on here. Life has been crazy. I was let go from my job after six years. They had to let almost everyone go due to the loss of business. I‘ve been working a temp job for the past six months and may find out in the next few days if I‘ll be hired on permanently. Otherwise I‘ve been improving photos for my Etsy. Like this one.

Sleepswithbooks Gorgeous picture 🥰 2y
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Untitled | Unknown
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Between cleaning and crocheting, reading has gone on the back burner. This is my latest distraction. I‘m making dreamcatchers. Unemployment has made me have to get creative with what to sell on Etsy. How is everyone else coping during this time?

candority This is super cute! 3y
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Couplehood | Paul Reiser
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I saw this posted in a Facebook group and it made me want to buy the book. I‘m about to get started on it.

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Outlander | Diana Gabaldon
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I was so excited to start on this that I forgot to post yesterday. I didn‘t enjoy Man in the High Castle. I absolutely loved the show though. Outlander is a great show too and I love the first book already.

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Outlander | Diana Gabaldon
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Thanks for the tag @Centique
1. I‘ve read a few series. Harry Potter will always be my favorite. I just started reading Outlander. This may be my new favorite. I am hooked on the show and love the book already. I can‘t wait to read the rest.
2. If I can‘t put a book down, can‘t stop thinking about it once finished, and want to talk about it with someone right away, that is 5 stars.
3. Right now I have my cat curled up in my lap. That is magic ♥️

Centique I love the Outlander show too! 😍 3y
LiterarySloth @Centique it‘s so good! 3y
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I have been crocheting A LOT. I had a friend ask if I could make a couple of masks for her and her husband. Then it kind of exploded into a bunch of people wanting them. I haven‘t heard anything from unemployment yet. It‘s been over a month now since I filed. Luckily making masks (and so far one pizza blanket) has helped to give me a little bit of extra money for essentials. I signed up for kindle unlimited and canceled audible.

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1. Normally, I am the administrative assistant for the engineering department at a Hyatt hotel. Currently I‘m on a never ending weekend sitting at home, waiting for things to go back to normal so that I, and my 300+ coworkers, can go back to work.
2. I have a few favorite authors but my top two are Stephen King and Dean Koontz.
3. I have two cats and a dog. They‘ve been shown on my feed here quite often.
4. As you know, I have been reading A LOT.

LiterarySloth 5. Right now a pet peeve is people being stupid about going out. I just want life to go back to normal. 6. I collect shot glasses. And books, since I have a tbr pile at least 100 books high. 7. Besides reading, I crochet. I also sell for younique and color street. 8. I don‘t know who my favorite is. It depends on my mood. I do love country music though. Thank you for this @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks. I love these things. #litsylovegetting2knowu (edited) 3y
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I couldn‘t decide what to read next. I had read the summaries of at least three books but nothing was jumping out at me screaming, “READ ME!” Then I grabbed this one. I‘ve heard mixed reviews but I felt like this is the one I want to read next.

Book 7 of my temporary layoff.

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Tell No One | Harlan Coben
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SO GOOD! I didn‘t want to put it down. This is my first Harlan Coben novel but it won‘t be my last. Such a great thriller.

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Tell No One | Harlan Coben
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It may be almost 2:30am, but I‘m not quite sleepy yet. Picked out a new book. I have a HUGE tbr pile. I think it will shrink drastically while I‘m not working. The one good thing to come out of my temporary layoff. Oh and I can‘t find my bookmark so I‘m using a color street nail file. Making other uses for them since I have so many laying around.

Book 6 of layoff.

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One for the Money (Revised) | Janet Evanovich
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I really enjoyed this one. It may be in part due to the fact that characters are almost never named Stephanie. It‘s kind of funny seeing my name in something. This one is funny and very enjoyable. I‘ll definitely look for more of the series.

Book 5 of lay-off. Let‘s see how many I can get through.

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One for the Money (Revised) | Janet Evanovich
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My grandma lent me this book. I‘m kind of excited to read it because you rarely see the name Stephanie in literature. I like the idea of sharing the name of the main character.

Book 6 of the never ending weekend.

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Mount Vernon Love Story | Mary Higgins Clark
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These are all the books I‘ve read for the past two weeks since my furlough started. I‘m also reading A Clash of Kings but that one has been hard for me to get into. I loved the show but the books get very slow sometimes. I‘m just going to make the best of my time off and hope that this ends soon so I can go back to work.

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The Eyes of Darkness | Dean Koontz
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He did not predict the coronavirus. When it was written in 1981, it was called Gorki-400 because it had been created in Russia. It was made to be used for biological warfare. It has a 100% mortality rate and only humans can carry it. It cannot live outside a host for more than a minute. Its incubation period is about 4 hours. Death is within 12 hours of contamination. It was changed to Wuhan-400 in 1989 toward the end of the Cold War.

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I ended up reading The Eyes of Darkness by Dean Koontz and forgot to post about it. I‘m keeping myself preoccupied with books. I‘ve been temporarily laid off due to loss of business at my hotel. Until then, I read. Time to finish this series.

Klou My favourite series!! I'm currently on book 4 3y
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I‘ve read this countless times. This is the series I turn to when I‘m going through a hard time. I work in the hotel industry. We‘re losing business left and right because of the coronavirus. It‘s so bad that people are being laid off. Those of us lucky enough (for now) to keep our jobs are having our hours cut. Every day that I go into work I wonder if I‘m going to be told that I‘m next. It‘s terrifying. So I escape into one of my favorite books.

Avanders I also turn to this one a lot & have reread it almost a dozen times ☺️ Sorry you‘re having such a difficult time with covid... hoping it only improves from here 🙏🏽🙏🏽 3y
LiterarySloth @Avanders thank you. I‘m lucky I haven‘t been laid off yet but that can change any day. 3y
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Two Little Girls in Blue | Mary Higgins Clark
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I really enjoyed this one. I was up until 3am reading and read the rest when I woke up. It‘s been awhile since a book has kept me up late. I missed that feeling. I just ordered a few more of her books and I can‘t wait to get started on them!

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Two Little Girls in Blue | Mary Higgins Clark
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This has been sitting on my shelf. Hearing about her passing today made me pick it up. Five pages in and I didn‘t even want to put it down to write this post! Why did I hold out for so long?? Mary Higgins Clark, I am excited to read more of your novels. Rest in paradise.

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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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Just got this in the mail and I‘m excited to start on it! I‘ve been in a reading slump so I hope this gets me over it.

LoverOfLearning Amazing book! 3y
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The Black Echo: A Novel | Michael Connelly
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Okay! I have decided I‘d enjoy Little Women more as an audiobook. I found a great version on audible. That will be my next listen after The Tommyknockers. My physical read will now be this one. I started watching the show and love it. I‘m using my cat‘s booty as a book stand. 😹

📚: 48/52 (not counting Little Women now since I‘m waiting to finish Tommyknockers)

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The Tommyknockers | Stephen King
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I‘ve learned that my ability to enjoy and focus on audiobooks depends entirely in the narrator. I just started listening to this narrated by Edward Herrmann. It feels like Richard Gilmore is telling me a story while dropping a bunch of F-bombs. This photo is from last night. I‘m about two hours in now. Listening to this in my car while reading Little Women at home.

📚: 48/52

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Little Women | Louisa May Alcott
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I read End if Watch by Stephen King and forgot to post about it. I‘m happy to finally finish that trilogy. I think they ended it well.

Somehow I‘ve never read this book. The movie looks good, so I want to be able to get through this before I see it.

📚: 47/52

TiredLibrarian I just checked it out from the library. I read it many years ago and thought I'd reread it before the movie comes out. 3y
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My new job and crocheting has really taken over my life. I haven‘t had many chances to read. But I love this new hat pattern I‘m doing 😍

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego That's very nice! May I suggest audio-crocheting? 3y
LiterarySloth @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego thank you! I‘ve tried audiobooks in the past but couldn‘t get into them. I‘m going to try again now that I‘ve been listening to podcasts though. 3y
Schnoebs Try nonfiction audiobooks! It helps to get into it because you don‘t have to pay attention to every detail because there isn‘t a plot to follow along with where you need to know all the details. 3y
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LiterarySloth @Schnoebs ooh that‘s a good idea. I listen to true crime podcasts so that would probably work haha 3y
Schnoebs It‘s how I got into audiobooks. I was listening to nonfiction audio for a year before I felt I could start listening to fiction audio which I‘ve only done recently 3y
Eggs ❤️❤️❤️❤️ 3y
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My bookshelves are up! I wasn‘t expecting my books to completely fill them. I may need to go through some of my books that I know I won‘t read a second time. But I‘m happy they‘re all organized!
#bookshelf #shelfie #somanybooks

TrishB Looks lovely 💜 3y
Curiouser_and_curiouser Looks fantastic! 3y
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1. Bind, Torture, Kill
2. “He has to give Laviana something.”
3. Riunite Lambrusco. Just poured a glass lol 🍷

#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

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One more true crime before I switch back to a fiction book. I was going to after the last book but I just listened to a podcast about Dennis Rader.

📖: 45/52

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Mehso-so

It was definitely too hyped up. I thought it was okay. Not the edge of your sweat gripping story it‘s been made out to be. I wish she could have been alive to see the East Area Rapist finally caught. I won‘t say don‘t read it, but go into it with low expectations.

⭐️: 3/5

ljuliel Agreed. There are much better true crime books. I wish she could have finished it and seen him caught. I think the book would still have gotten a lot of attention, but probably not quite as much since she passed away before completion/ before he was caught. 3y
LiterarySloth @ljuliel yes I think her passing, and husband‘s fame, had a lot to do with her book‘s success. And I still think the book would have been much better had she written the whole thing. 3y
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I have about 100 pages left. I have mixed feelings about it. You can definitely tell when it‘s McNamara writing the chapters and when it was written by her researcher. I didn‘t know this until I read the forward, but she passed away before the book was completed. I know someone who was affected by the EAR and asked how she felt about the book. Her opinion is why I‘m now apprehensive about true crime books. How much of them are accurate?

ljuliel I think true crime books would be hard to write with exact concise information where none of it is heresay , rumors, memories that fade over time, etc. It‘d be hard to write accurately about cold cases because of time going by and witnesses, family, friends pass away . Also, depending on the police department, some are a bit less than willing to give you information, even on really cold cases from decades ago. I‘ve also read that Ann Rule‘s 👇🏼 3y
ljuliel ☝🏼 books are less than accurate. A family member of one of the cases she wrote about said she got a lot of details wrong. I think you might have to take Truman Capote‘s way of describing your book by admitting it was a novelized version of the events. There are just some things the writer will never know , like what the victim‘s last few minutes or hours were like. (edited) 3y
LiterarySloth @ljuliel oh definitely. I flew through Ann Rule‘s book about the I-5 killer. It was definitely more novelized. I think with this one knowing someone who was personally affected makes it a little different for me. This book was a bit too hyped up as well. 3y
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LiterarySloth I also don‘t like chapters bashing victims. This has a couple of those. None of which were written by Michelle McNamara, but still rubbed me the wrong way. I don‘t think she would have written those chapters like that. 3y
ljuliel I read lots of true crime and wasn‘t quite as thrilled by this book as others were. You could definitely tell where she stopped writing and the others took over. I‘m not a huge fan of serial killer books for the most part. I find them a bit boring, only because you don‘t get to know each victim very well. I know 2 families whose daughters were murdered. I‘m glad a book was never written about either case. It‘d surely make you feel differently. 3y
LiterarySloth @ljuliel of course. I‘m more fascinated by the psychology of it. Especially once the FBI came up with the behavioral profiling. It‘s interesting how accurate they get about it. I heard there is a movie coming out about one of his victims. I think her family is behind it so it will be nice to see something celebrating her life. 3y
ljuliel Yes it‘s always good to get to know the victims. They‘re the important people who sadly don‘t get the attention that the killer does. If the family wants their daughter/ wife/ mother‘s life to be told so the public learns more about who they were and how important they were to them, that‘s good they‘ll have the opportunity. It is interesting how the profilers can target so many traits and the lifestyle of the killers. 3y
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This one got a nod from Stephen King. I‘ve heard great things about this book. I‘m excited to read it!

📖: 44:52

LoverOfLearning I'm almost done reading it! I like it a lot so far. 3y
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Zodiac | Robert Graysmith
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Mehso-so

It was meh. You can read my full review on goodreads. It isn‘t often that I actually wrote a review on there, but I felt like I needed to for this one. If someone else had written it, it probably would have been better. It doesn‘t help that Zodiac was never caught, but I still didn‘t entirely like this one.

⭐️: 3/5

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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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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. 3y
Carla All of her books will. 3y
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. 3y
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LiterarySloth @Carla this is my first Ann Rule book but definitely not my last. She‘s so good 3y
Carla @LiterarySloth she is one of the best! Enjoy! I can‘t recommend her work enough. 3y
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Soul Surfer Devotions | Bethany Hamilton
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📖: tagged
🎥: Point Break (Keanu!)
🎤: Surfin, USA!

#manicmonday @JoScho

JoScho 💚🏄🏽‍♀️💚 3y
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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 3y
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. 3y
LiterarySloth @ljuliel I actually think I bought that one recently 3y
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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 ! 3y
LiterarySloth @ljuliel thanks! I‘ll check it out 3y
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