My choice for todays letter is the book that got me addicted to True Crime. I first read this at 13yrs old when I “borrowed” it from my Aunty Noelene(who passed away last week😢)Written by the prosecutor on the case, it‘s the story of the Manson murders & the subsequent trial. Horrifying & nightmare inducing for a young girl.
That‘s a bit overkill.
Holy crap… if you‘re interested in Charles Manson and the things he did you need to read this book. It‘s pretty dark and a few times I had to put it down and take a break. But it‘s an excellent read that will have you sleeping with the lights on.
Since I didn‘t finish this title during my month with it I decided to get my own copy and… it. Is. Done. Whoo! That was crazy, but if you are in to true crime and haven‘t read it already, it is consider a classic of the genre for a reason! #lmpbc #groupt #round14
#fortheloveofbookmarks #truecrimebonus since I really don‘t read seasonally I did want to contribute a little creepy element for October .From great Etsy store , not for everyone. 😁 https://www.etsy.com/shop/depressiveghoul
#Screamathon @4thhouseontheleft #BookSpinBingo @TheAromaofBooks
Although this book didn't offer anything new I didn't already know about the Manson murders, I still found it to be a captivating read.
Sadly, our world is full of people like Manson who manipulate those around them to do unspeakable things. I always find stories like that much more horrific than anything a horror author can dream up.
Finished! I used this book for the 1960s prompt in the Decades Reading Challenge.
I was born in 1975 and really knew little about Charles Manson...despite its length, this book is very readable and definitely interesting. Excellent true crime book, and I‘m looking forward to reading And, The Sea Will Tell by the same author!
A little true crime reading at the beach this weekend.
Baseball and Books.
I feel like this is a “mini” #chunksterchallenge2021 coming in with 670 pages. What say you, @Amiable ? I‘m using this one for the 1960s in the Decades Reading Challenge.
Looking forward to buddy reading with @Kelly326 and @CoverToCoverGirl 📚
My June #bookspinbingo list! I have 22 books on it this month because I couldn‘t cut anymore. There are just so many books I want to read! Thank goodness for long summer days, road trips to travel ball tournaments, and audiobooks. Two days of school left! So excited to see what numbers are drawn for #bookspin and #doublespin.
These came today! Weren't supposed to get here for like another week. Don't ya just love when that happens! So excited! Hope you all have a great day!!😊📚☺️
I listened to the audio; this was an abridged version. As I ask in all my reviews of abridged audios – why? Why not record the entire book? Anyway, I read this when I was in high school and it wasn‘t as creepy as I remember. I can‘t say if the abridged version was the reason for that, but in part, I‘m certain not seeing the photos was part of that. I still want to reread the entire thing. It appeared that the abridgement was done fairly well.
I should be sleeping but I picked up this bad boy!!! And now I‘m hooked, but I‘m forcing myself to go to sleep now!!! Lol #charlesmanson #helterskelter #truecrime
For some odd reason his story and the stories of his followers fascinate me!!! #bookwormproblems #bookstagram
Started out interesting but then got soooo tedious during Part 2 that I kept falling asleep. 🅳🅽🅵
I've got laundry to do today so... I'm listening to this audiobook. Once I get this one completed I'll finally have a bingo for the month for #bookspinbingo. I'm definitely familiar with the story, who isn't? But, this is one of those must reads, so it will feel good to finally check it off.
On second thought... my Libby hold just came through.
Was Manson just a two-bit con artist with an eye for the main chance or was there something else? Bugliosi‘s classic makes a compelling case for the ‘something else‘. I don‘t have much truck with folk who deny the existence of ‘evil‘ and this book helps explain why.
An interesting bundle of books came today... I never know what kind of book buying mood I‘ll be in..... 🤷🏻♀️
Added this to my physical TBR pile today. Not sure if it‘s ‘me‘ but loved Once Upon A Time in Hollywood, against my will...
As with others I interviewed, I asked Gregg for examples of Manson's domination. Gregg gave me the best one I'd yet found: he said he had had dinner with the Family on three occasions; each time Manson sat alone on the top of the large rock...
Did anyone else in the Family get up there?
If you're looking for a true crime novel that has pretty much every detail of the case recorded, this is definitely your book! However if you're looking for more background information, as I was, this probably isn't the right book for you to turn to.
You can read my full review here:
Is all this information really necessary? I mean, being detailed is one thing but do we really need to know the dimensions of the blade used? I don't get it. 🤷🏻♀️
Classic true crime. Took me too long to finally read this one! Such an interestingly disturbing case. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Post a book that made an impression on you every day for seven days.
I snuck this book from my Auntie Noelene‘s bookcase when I was 12yrs old. It scared the crap out of me but it also gave me a lifelong love of true crime. And the 60s. The story of Manson & his cult have stayed with me for over 35yrs.
So I had been off the radar lately. But with a good reason. Vacations time!!! I finished this book before my trip but forgot to put it. 3/5 since I started vacations I drink tons of water and close my rings every day 😁 here is a beautiful view of Porto. Tons of stairs in order to arrive but the view is totally worth it! #BFCr3