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The Alienist
The Alienist: A Novel | Caleb Carr
The year is 1896, the place, New York City. On a cold March night New York Times reporter John Schuyler Moore is summoned to the East River by his friend and former Harvard classmate Dr. Laszlo Kreizler, a psychologist, or "alienist." On the unfinished Williamsburg Bridge, they view the horribly mutilated body of an adolescent boy, a prostitute from one of Manhattan's infamous brothels.The newly appointed police commissioner, Theodore Roosevelt, in a highly unorthodox move, enlists the two men in the murder investigation, counting on the reserved Kreizler's intellect and Moore's knowledge of New York's vast criminal underworld. They are joined by Sara Howard, a brave and determined woman who works as a secretary in the police department. Laboring in secret (for alienists, and the emerging discipline of psychology, are viewed by the public with skepticism at best), the unlikely team embarks on what is a revolutionary effort in criminology-- amassing a psychological profile of the man they're looking for based on the details of his crimes. Their dangerous quest takes them into the tortured past and twisted mind of a murderer who has killed before. and will kill again before the hunt is over.Fast-paced and gripping, infused with a historian's exactitude, The Alienist conjures up the Gilded Age and its untarnished underside: verminous tenements and opulent mansions, corrupt cops and flamboyant gangsters, shining opera houses and seamy gin mills. Here is a New York during an age when questioning society's belief that all killers are born, not made, could have unexpected and mortal consequences.From the Paperback edition.
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Freespirit
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The Alienist was an engaging read, but maybe a little long winded. I loved the descriptions of New York in the 1890's. So atmospheric. My reading was been interrupted as we are in the grip of a terrible drought and there are bush fires surrounding us. We watched helicopters dropping water on a blaze at the edge of our farm. The fire brigade here is amazing. Unfortunately a nature reserve near us has burned and we fear many koalas have perished😥😥

Chrissyreadit That‘s awful! You do not get evacuated? 3w
Amiable Oh my goodness, be safe! As for the book —it holds a soft spot in my heart because I was reading it when I was pregnant with my youngest son, and I liked the way the author‘s name looked on the cover. So I named my son Caleb! 😀 3w
batsy Oh no! Stay safe and I certainly hope it doesn't spread further 3w
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Cinfhen Stay safe. 3w
SamAnne Stay safe. Poor koalas. I live in a fire prone area too and the fires have become far more frequent and severe. #climatechange 3w
Freespirit @Chrissyreadit hi we do get evacuated.. they are very cautious...we get messages to let us know what level fire is at, wether it‘s safe to stay or go. 3w
Freespirit That‘s a lovely story @Amiable and a lovely name💕 3w
Freespirit Thanks @batsy and @Cinfhen 😘 3w
Freespirit It has to be #climatechange @SamAnne it‘s so bad dams are dry. We have tank water but are very water conscious. 3w
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Freespirit
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This is my #BookReport and my #WeeklyForecast. Currently reading The Alienist which is very absorbing. New York 1896 a serial killer on the loose and a psychologist and his team working to find him. The imagery of New York at this time is wonderful.
Next on the reading list is something totally different...Before the coffee gets cold...a complete unknown to me but a bookseller staff pick😊 @Cinfhen
Happy reading everyone😍

Cinfhen Thanks for joining in!! I tried reading and watching The Alienist on Netflix but couldn‘t get into either. I‘ve heard wonderful things so I‘m hoping to try again. Book seller recommendation sounds interesting ~ I‘ll be waiting for the next #BookReport to find out your thoughts. 😊 3w
Freespirit I will report on it next week hopefully @Cinfhen 🤗 3w
Cinfhen 👍🏽 3w
CarolynM I've just posted about giving away some books as I reorganise my library. I'm sure you understand why I'm not offering to post to everyone but if there's anything you'd like I'd be happy to post to you🙂 3w
Freespirit Carolyn that's so kind of you. I think I have many more books to read than I deserve😄 @CarolynM 3w
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ralexist
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This is one of the reasons I love the library. Because about a decade ago I picked up a discarded copy of The Alienist at my local library's book sale, and loved it enough to keep it. And then someone out there also thought the story was awesome enough to create a TV show so I could experience it in a whole new medium, also through a copy from my local library (though this copy is just borrowed 🙂).

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Freespirit
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Finally reading this long time TBR pile historical thriller/ gothic horror...😊 100 pages in and loving it. Set in 1896 New York it has murder, evil...and some great characters...❤️❤️❤️ #historical fiction #serialkiller

erzascarletbookgasm Love that bowl btw 1mo
Freespirit Thank you @erzascarletbookgasm it was my mum‘s... she loved frogs😊 1mo
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Laughterhp
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1. Tagged book, Things You Save In A Fire and The Velvet Hours
2. The Night Circus - listened to it on Audio for the first time in Jan
3. Things You Save In a Fire would probably be a good beach read. The Rest of the Story by Sarah Dessen & In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware

#WeekendReads

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HeatherBlue
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At my favorite bookstore!!! Love visiting the Pacific Northwest so I can hit Powell‘s ❤️

CaliforniaCay 💚💚💚 4mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Too cute!!! 💕 4mo
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Laughterhp
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Started reading my first #MakeMeReadIt book

I‘m about 90 pages in and enjoying it so far. The deaths are a little gruesome, but now that I know that I‘m in the right mindset for this book!

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Laughterhp
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Thanks everyone who helped me pick my stack for the month of July! These are the top books everyone voted for!

I‘m overwhelmed with how many people voted for the tagged book. This is the order I‘ll be reading them in, based on the votes (top to bottom). I hope to get to at least 3 of them!

#MakeMeReadit - Readathon

jb72 Awesome! I hope you enjoy them all. 5mo
suzisteffen Wonderful stack! 5mo
Lcsmcat Great TBR for July! 5mo
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Andrew65 Some great book choices. 5mo
NatalieR Enjoy! 😀 5mo
SaturnDoo Enjoy!!!! 5mo
BarbaraJean That is a GREAT stack!! I‘ve only read The Sparrow (and it‘s probably the book I recommend the most), but all the others are on my TBR. Have a great reading month!! 5mo
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julesG
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I know that in NYC not all streets have numbers, but it feels like a place #WhereTheStreetsHaveNoName.

I've chosen this book, but I could have picked any other set in NYC, too.

#WanderingJune @BarbaraBB @Cinfhen

BarbaraBB Good one! And I really want to read this book! 5mo
Cinfhen Well played!! 5mo
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kristincatastrophic
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A few days late but here is my #MayWrapUp
Seven books read. Not too bad. I feel like I'm getting back into a reading groove. The Alienist and The Martian were my favorites! Maybe the next thing I'll I try to get back into is posting reviews, starting with these.

gradcat Great job! 👍 6mo
Bklover Great stuff!!! 6mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego A good month! 💖📚💖 6mo
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kristincatastrophic
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That was excellent! The characters were so alive, the setting immersive. Often when a there are long descriptions of place and it's history in a story my eyes gaze over, I'm like "get back to the action". Not this time, this time I wanted to know everything, to be there, to feel it.
I might be getting better at handling gore or this book just handled it perfectly. I vote for both.
Easily very near the top of favorites for the year so far.

Mdargusch I totally agree! I loved this book! 6mo
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kristincatastrophic
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Yes, the best place to begin my next read is at the beginning!
Happy Mother's Day to all the mamas out there.
"To the beginning, then!"

stephothebesto I love this book! So smart, so atmospheric, so creepy. Happy reading! 6mo
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DinaReads
Mehso-so

I did like this book, but it was very slow in Parts 1 & 2. A lot of detail about historical features and information about psychology at that given time slowed my reading down. Part 3 really picked up, and saved the book for me.

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Tex2Flo
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#90sspringfling
With my local PBS cohost for the Fall Auction fundraiser, on my way to donating 2 gallons of blood, a birthday delivery that I cringed over in case he was going to try to strip in the office (didn‘t, thank god), young middle manager trying an interested look for my first planning conference, annual Christmas look at the office.
The 90s were a great decade for me.

britt_brooke Great photos! 8mo
KarenUK Love these! 💕 8mo
TrishB Great pics 👍🏻 8mo
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ScorpioBookDreams
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Really looking forward to reading this one! Thank you @jhod for the super cute page markers and pen.

Freespirit I have this one reading to read too...did you see the TV series..it was excellent 8mo
ScorpioBookDreams @Freespirit no I didn‘t but I‘ve heard a lot of good things about it! 8mo
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christinehk
Mehso-so

Although the historical research seemed to have been well done, the story moved quite slowly for the majority of the novel. It was an interesting thriller to read, however, it was not my preferred writing style. I would recommend the book especially to those who enjoy psychological thrillers.

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CrowCAH
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#MarchIntoThe70s #PsychoKiller
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=O52jAYa4Pm8

A thriller of cases trying to determine the killer!

catebutler This was so good! One of my absolute favorites. 9mo
Cinfhen Here‘s some positive reviews for you @erzascarletbookgasm ❤️ 9mo
GatheringBooks oooh! i have seen the netflix series but have not read the book yet! next year! 8mo
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erzascarletbookgasm
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It‘s 1896, in New York City, and there‘s a savage killer on the loose...the dead are strangled, mutilated bodies beyond recognition. The police has called together a psychologist and a newspaper reporter to assist in tracking down the #psychokiller . This 19th-century psychological thriller introduces unconventional investigative methods - profiling and psychology.
Haven‘t read it, book‘s on my tbr wishlist.
##marchintothe70s

Cinfhen I tried reading book and watching the Netflix series but I couldn‘t get into it. It‘s in #Hibernation but I‘ll try again 9mo
Lizpixie My daughter recommended the Netflix series to me. I watched a few episodes but I couldn‘t get into it either. Not sure why, maybe I was hoping for Jackaby but got Murdoch Mysteries instead🤷🏻‍♀️ 9mo
erzascarletbookgasm @Cinfhen @Lizpixie Oh dear! The premise sounds good! 9mo
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Bklover @erzascarletbookgasm @Cinfhen This book was originally published in 1994. I bought the paperback the next year after my librarian neighbor said it was amazing. I have tried several times (the first hundred or so pages look worn, and the rest of the book untouched) to read this and just haven‘t done it yet. But I‘m going to. One of these days I‘m going to finish it!!! 9mo
Bklover Oh, and the second book is supposed to be really good as well. 9mo
Suzze I loved this book! One of my favorites. I couldn‘t get into the tv series at all. 9mo
Cathythoughts I havnt read this either. I just looked it up on kindle & it‘s only. € 1.73 🤔 (edited) 9mo
gradcat I think I watched it on either A&E or TBS, but at any rate, I liked both the book and the series. As well as a second book, there is to be a second season of the TV show. 9mo
writerlibrarian I loved this book. 9mo
Centique @Cinfhen @Cathythoughts I loved this book! I think partly because it‘s a mystery (love) and it‘s turn of the century (love) and it‘s about psychology (love)! It‘s more slow and gruesome than edge of your seat stuff. I also loved the series but it‘s full of fave actors of mine so I may be biased 😉 9mo
erzascarletbookgasm @Centique @gradcat @Suzze If the series is something like the BBC Ripper Street, then probably I‘ll like it 🙂 9mo
Cinfhen Hi 👋 @Suzze How‘s Tink??? How are you?!?! 9mo
Suzze @Cinfhen I‘m ok. Tink is fabulous! 9mo
Cinfhen Glad to hear Tink is fabulous but we already KNEW that @Suzze I‘m sure you‘re ready for winter to be over 9mo
gradcat @ezrascarletbookgasm I think @Centique has provided a very good description of why the series is so good, and absolutely is right on about the actors—they‘re really great in this. 👍 9mo
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Bookish.SAM
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#booktoscreen 📚🎥

Accidentally had a very #bookishtv night tonight.

I‘d read ‘The Girl on the Train‘ a while back so don‘t remember it well, but thought the movie did a decent job.

‘The Alienist‘ I haven‘t read, but the first episode definitely kept my attention - pretty dark, intense and graphic!

Coincidentally, Luke Evans starred in both... not an actor I‘ve ever really paid attention to, but it seemed odd that he happened to be in each.

KathyWheeler The Alienist is an excellent book. I liked the 2nd one, Angel of Darkness, even more. 9mo
Bookish.SAM Oh... interesting @KathyWheeler! I didn‘t realize there was another book. Might have to check out the books before getting too far into the show. (edited) 9mo
Velvetfur *sigh* Luke Evans 😍 9mo
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heikemarie
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So my bravado did not pan out - I didn‘t finish this and it went back to the library. So I did the only logical thing and bought it since it was $2 on Kindle. Oops 😬

Students are on break this week and I am on vacation starting tomorrow so I am sure a few pages of it will be accidentally read at my desk today! On accident. #theviewfromhere

tournevis My aunt, who does not read mysteries, liked it a lot back in the day. 9mo
AmyG I loved this book! 9mo
Samplergal It‘s vacation eve. Also a holiday! 😂 enjoy. 9mo
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Reviewsbylola It‘s worth $2! Great read. 9mo
gradcat I liked it very much. I hope you enjoy your “accident,” and that you have a nice vacation! 9mo
Kaye Cute purse 👛 9mo
heikemarie @tournevis I also really liked it! A+ recc for folks like me who don‘t usually dive into that area. 9mo
heikemarie @AmyG I really liked it! 9mo
tournevis @heikemarie 💃🕺💃🕺💃🕺💃🕺 9mo
heikemarie @Samplergal @Reviewsbylola @gradcat I liked it a lot! Definitely worth a few bucks and it accidentally got read at the desk 😂 9mo
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heikemarie
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Nothing like a library deadline to help me put the pedal to the metal. I am NOT waiting for this ebook again. The Alienist is a little slow paced for me, perhaps because it is not my usual genre of choice, but I‘m sufficiently interested to push through. Plus I want to read it before I watch it.

This post sponsored by iced coffee.

Traci1 Love that cup. ❤ 9mo
wordzie 9mo
morgan_krahn I think I need that cup in my life! 😍😍 9mo
heikemarie @Traci1 @morgan_krahn I think it came in a HP themed box from Book(ish) Box! I love it 🥰 9mo
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Gina
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I'd give this book 4 out of 5 ☆s. It was a fast paced carriage ride throughout. The historical research was very well done. I liked the nod to period detective stories such as the headquarters was Number 808 Broadway (221 Baker St) and the mention of the book "The Moonstone" considered to be the first detective novel. The only issues I had was the very graphic death scenes of young boys and the killers reaction to being caught seemed unauthentic.

Freespirit @Gina I have it on my shelf to read. I loved the Netflix series. Loved your review😃 9mo
Gina @Freespirit awwww, thx :) 9mo
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Gina
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That's an interesting way to describe someone walking through a door.

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Gina
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When the author strives for perfection in his historical fiction. As someone who had to take a typography couse in college, I applaud you sir!

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jhod
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Returned from the post office to more bookmail!! Must Give Else Never Can Receive was my school motto, haha!!
Don't know much about this one but a sneaky look at everyone's reviews would suggest I'm in for a treat so am excited!!
@ShookBelf
#whodunituk

Readergrrl Enjoyed that book so much, but I LOVE your notebook! Where is it from? 10mo
Lauram I just found the notebooks online. I want them all! 😍 10mo
AmyG I loved this book. Enjoy! 10mo
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jhod @Readergrrl @Lauram brilliant! The notebook belongs to @DeborahSmall - it travels with the book... great that you found them online! @AmyG thank you! 10mo
farrahkohn I keep a commonplace book as well, but am completely addicted to Leuchtturm 1917 notebooks for both my journal and commonplace book! 10mo
Cathythoughts Thankyou Jess for your fab postcard ...... #jbuk 👍🏻♥️. Enjoy your trip to Italy ! You lucky duck..... I‘m so jealous & can‘t think of anything nicer than to be heading off to the snow ❄️ Cathy X 9mo
jhod Thanks Cathy! X @Cathythoughts 9mo
Suet624 I keep thinking I‘ve read this book but I don‘t think I actually have. 🤦🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️ 9mo
DeborahSmall @Readergrrl I loved this little notebook when I discovered it. Being Scottish I searched online for a Macbeth themed notebook and was totally surprised to find this tartan fabrics notebooks named Macbeth. ❤️🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 9mo
Readergrrl @DeborahSmall I found the company‘s website and I am trying very hard not to buy them out of stock! All those tartans! I spent a month in Scotland last summer and it has been one of my life‘s highlights! I would move there in a minute if I could! 9mo
DeborahSmall @Readergrrl I‘m glad you loved it. I was home just last week to Glasgow. I‘ve lived in Ireland 25 years this summer, I moved over at 17 but Scotland will always be my home. I miss the mountains so much and driving an hour out of Glasgow and being at Loch Lomond or at the foot of Glencoe 💕 9mo
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LibraryCin
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Mehso-so

It was ok. It was slow moving, though it picked up somewhat in the last third to quarter of the book. There were times I found it a bit hard to follow, as sometimes a character‘s first name, and sometimes their last name was used. I didn‘t like the end, but I did enjoy reading about the beginning of profiling and “new” techniques of solving crimes – things like fingerprinting, photographing the imprint of last seen image on the victim‘s eye, etc.

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Gina
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Definition: To treat someone in an indulgent or over-protective way.

Oh my Sara! Give it to him good!
#strongfictionalwomen

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Gina
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This article, which is a real article, written by Dr Meyer in 1895 is way ahead of it's time. After reading many books on serial killers they all seem to say serial killers exibit a rich internal life! Fascinating!

We stand on the shoulders of those who came before us!

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Gina
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Looks like someone is giving a nod to 221B Baker St.

By George! Mr. Carr! Well done, sir!

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Gina
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Activity on day 2 of the polar vortex. Treadmill reading... hard to do, but worth the effort!

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Gina
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Sigh...now that is a bed fit for a princess or me!

MrBook 😱😱😱 10mo
BookBabe 😱😱😱 10mo
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Gina
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All is quiet on the homefront. -21 and counting...

AllenTStClair Stay warm and safe! 10mo
Stephaniereads1 On my. Stay safe. 10mo
SilversReviews Wow...stay safe and warm. 10mo
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Gina
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What I would do if I won the lottery^^^

obertonwrites So cool! Best book shelf ever! 10mo
LiteraryinLititz Beautiful! 10mo
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Gina
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It is going to get down to -25 here in WI. So I am making my all time favorite hot beverage and hunkering down with a stack of books.

jillannjohn Wow! 10mo
Jaimelire Chai♥️ 10mo
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Gina
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Tonight's reading nook view. It's a balmy 0 degrees!

AmyG Great book. And....yikes. 10mo
Gina @AmyG yes I am really enjoying it 10mo
Reviewsbylola Were at 43 but dropping to 18 by morning. The following morning will be in the negatives. 😖😑 10mo
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Gina
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Oh man, Sara is the cooooolest!!

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Gina
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Preparing for the big snow storm that is rolling into SE Wisconsin tonight...

Walmart run, check
School is cancelled, check
Comfy clothes and dog, check
Reading material, CHECK AND CHECK

Godmotherx5 We did the same earlier today. Stay cozy. 10mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Those slippers!! 10mo
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Gina
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I learned something new today. Nice!

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Hidie
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Picnic time!

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Ekkross
Pickpick

Exciting and suspenseful! Reminded me a bit of Sherlock Holmes but a bit darker and with some interesting gender roles/dynamics

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collegecatlady
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My first selection down for #booked2019 #femaledetective

Reviewsbylola Great book! 11mo
Cinfhen Ohhhh!!! Nice choice🙌🏻this is sitting on my shelf waiting to be read 11mo
Bookishlie Oooooo very nice!! 11mo
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heikemarie
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I was actually quite enjoying this one and then the library snatched it back from me 😩 I think the concept is truly engaging - that Teddy Roosevelt, as head of the NYC police department, puts his faith in a psychologist and his gang of assistants to solve some pretty grisly murders - and while I wait for my hold to come up again, I‘ll be reading some short story collections I‘ve been holding onto in order to ring in 2019.

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Laughterhp
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Christine! Thanks so much for the package!! I can‘t wait to read this book!

Thanks for the goodies as well! Is it only PB and wheat flour in the cookies? My dog has a lot of allergies!

He‘s like his mom, because I can‘t eat the chocolate you sent 😩😩 It has barley malt powder which apparently is not gluten free. 😫😩😫

Thank you for your kindness!

#LitsyPenPals

inthegreensandblues Oh dear - I was thinking I was safe with plain chocolate, sorry! I'm learning because of my brother's GF needs but he's not big on sweets. The treats also do have milk (and baking powder) but that's all. No worries if they need to be donated to some other dog. 😂 I hope you'll like the book and that your Christmas was nice! 11mo
Laughterhp @inthegreensandblues It‘s okay! It‘s hard for a lot of people to become accustomed to it! My husband will eat the chocolates! We have a lot of dogs in our life, so the cookies will definitely get eaten! 😊. Thanks so much again. Hope you had a great Christmas! 11mo
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heikemarie
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He wanted me to pick from the shelf, but The Alienist is due in one day 😱 I have to make my winter break choices when I get home from Christmas, as well as my #24in48 stack!! I can‘t wait, this is my favorite reading season ☺️

CoffeeNBooks Beautiful cat! 11mo
heikemarie @CoffeeNBooks thank you! He‘s photogenic and he knows it 😻 11mo
Mimi28 Cute kitty!! 😻😻❤️❤️Kind of looks like my 2 cats I named Taz - lol- they both had major behavioral problems. I guess I shouldn‘t have named them after something that has Devil in the name, lol ( it was a family naming cats after cartoons thing actually) 11mo
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wanderinglynn ❤️❤️🐱🐱 11mo
heikemarie @Mimi28 he can be a little bit of a hellion but he‘s also a huge cuddle bug :) 11mo
Mimi28 Aaaawww that‘s cute!! ❤️❤️❤️😻😻😻 11mo
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VictoriaB
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Interesting historical fiction where Dr. Lazlo Kriezler and his team are trying to solve a series of gruesome murders using new methods of investigation, namely psychology. Very procedural, and a lot of historical detail. My biggest criticism is that all the protagonists had very progressive views on just about everything, which made them a bit unrealistic for 1890‘s New York.

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collegecatlady
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After some serious contemplation, here are my choices for #winter #booked2019

I‘m so excited to get started on these!

Cinfhen That‘s awesome!!! I‘m totally curious now about your #fairytaleretelling & #femaledetective❣️❣️❣️I own the Alienist and might need to borrow that suggestion 😄thanks for posting & sharing 11mo
Ruthiella That‘s a tempting set of titles! I hope you love them all!😀 11mo
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VeganCleopatra Fledgling is related to a podcast? I did not know that. Did you have any others that you decided against for that category? I'm struggling with finding one I want to read for it. 11mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @VeganCleopatra Have you checked out some of the suggestions for the #relatedtoapodcast prompt? There are a few under the hashtag. Also some other lists posted on the Goodreads group. Hope this helps! 11mo
collegecatlady @VeganCleopatra I‘m using Fledgling from Book Riot‘s Get Booked Podcast. They did an episode on books similar to Stephen King in October and I took it from there! It‘s one I‘ve been wanting to read for a while so I didn‘t have any other options I was weighing. (edited) 11mo
nikirtehsuxlol I‘m just starting Unbury Carol and it reads a little too YA for me. 11mo
collegecatlady @nikirtehsuxlol Ugh! I‘m so sad to hear that. I‘m not a YA fan so I hope I can grin and bear it. 11mo
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jenniferw88
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Another #adventrecommends thanks to #whodunituk & @DeborahSmall ! This one & The Unquiet Dead are both £2 in paperback on Amazon at the moment. @emilyrose_x

Cathythoughts Thankyou got your adorable card 😘. Mine are ready but must post tomorrow.... ♥️ 11mo
ElizaMarie I really really liked this book! 11mo
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TrishB
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Finished last night in bed- not going to review here as read as part of #whodunnituk and will be sending into @ShookBelf now! Hopefully in the next few days Helen.

Amiable I was reading this book when I was pregnant with my youngest son. I ended up naming him Caleb! 12mo
TrishB @Amiable I love that name! I was watching American Gothic show when I had my son and wanted to call him Caleb- couldn‘t convince his dad though! It‘s a lovely name 💕 12mo
Caroline2 Ohhhh I remember watching American Gothic and I wanted to name my son Caleb too!!! But then one of my friends used it first!!! 😆 12mo
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Amiable A few months ago I gave this book to my son and told him that it's where/how I found his name, and after he read it he wasn't sure if he thought it was cool that we named him after the author of a book about a serial killer. 😄 12mo
Amiable @Caroline2 My son is 21 now, so luckily there were no TV shows with characters named Caleb back then to make the name popular! He hardly ever runs into Calebs his age. 12mo
TrishB @Amiable I don‘t think they‘re ever best impressed where their name comes from! 12mo
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