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Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil | John Berendt
Read John Berendt's Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil in Large Print.* All Random House Large Print editions are published in a 16-point typefaceShots rang out in Savannah's grandest mansion in the misty,early morning hours of May 2, 1981.Was it murder or self-defense?For nearly a decade, the shooting and its aftermath reverberated throughout this hauntingly beautiful city of moss-hung oaks and shaded squares.John Berendt's sharply observed, suspenseful, and witty narrative reads like a thoroughly engrossing novel, and yet it is a work of nonfiction.Berendt skillfully interweaves a hugely entertaining first-person account of life in this isolated remnant of the Old South with the unpredictable twists and turns of a landmark murder case.It is a spellbinding story peopled by a gallery of remarkable characters: the well-bred society ladies of the Married Woman's Card Club; the turbulent young redneck gigolo; the hapless recluse who owns a bottle of poison so powerful it could kill every man, woman, and child in Savannah; the aging and profane Southern belle who is the "soul of pampered self-absorption"; the uproariously funny black drag queen; the acerbic and arrogant antiques dealer; the sweet-talking, piano-playing con artist; young blacks dancing the minuet at the black debutante ball; and Minerva, the voodoo priestess who works her magic in the graveyard at midnight.These and other Savannahians act as a Greek chorus, with Berendt revealing the alliances, hostilities, and intrigues that thrive in a town where everyone knows everyone else. Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil: A Savannah Story is a sublime and seductive reading experience.Brilliantly conceived and masterfully written, this enormously engaging portrait of a most beguiling Southern city is certain to become a modern classic.From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Cinfhen

I‘m only on chapter 6 but what an eccentric cast of characters.....and they aren‘t fictional 😉I‘m intrigued so far #MidnightParty #NonFictionNovember

Bookwormjillk I can‘t remember if I read this or not when it came out. I should check it out. now
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Cinfhen
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I‘m only on chapter 6 but what an eccentric cast of characters.....and they aren‘t fictional 😉I‘m intrigued so far #MidnightParty #NonFictionNovember

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Balibee146
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Adding this to my #weeklyforecast as the ever lovely @cinfhen invited me to join the #midnightparty 👍😘👍
This cover still draws me in and freaks me out simultaneously.

Also my #gratefulreads reads today as definitely been on my tbr too long... I bought this is 1997 😱😬 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

Cinfhen So glad you‘re reading with us!!! I agree, cover is creepy!!! 1h
OriginalCyn620 👍🏻📚🖤 15m
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peaknit
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@vivastory @Cinfhen See what I did here? Rented the book from the library only to find it in a box of my stored books. 😂😂 too many books #MidnightParty #buddyread

Cinfhen I thought I owned this book but I couldn‘t find it so I bought it on Kindle!! My luck, it‘ll turn up tomorrow. BTW: I‘m loving this book!! Strange 14h
vivastory 😄at least you'll have a backup 14h
JenReadsAlot I really liked this and might have gone to Savannah after reading it! 14h
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vivastory
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#WeeklyForecast
An ambitious week, but since I'm off work, why not?
I'm really looking forward to the Midnight buddy read. This is another true crime that's been on my TBR for years.
The final book in the Dark Tower is the largest, although not that much bigger than Wolves of Calla.
I've been meaning to read Horowitz's book since it was first published. I might swap out his book for a Christie, I've been jonesing for a Poirot lately.
@Cinfhen

Tamra I really enjoyed the Horowitz. 🤞🏾 20h
Reagan-reads I just started Magpie Murders on my kobo! 20h
Reviewsbylola Good & Evil is fantastic!! 20h
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vivastory @Reviewsbylola I'm really looking forward to it! 20h
kspenmoll Good & Evil is wonderful! Also Horowitz‘s books are such fun & well done. (edited) 20h
rabbitprincess Enjoy your week off! Magpie Murders is fun. You could read a Poirot afterwards to see how effective the homage is 😉 19h
vivastory @rabbitprincess Thanks! That's a great idea, I actually might do that... 19h
vivastory @kspenmoll I've heard great things about it. I probably will read it 19h
Cinfhen Party Time🥳 and a week off!!! Nice 18h
vivastory @Cinfhen 🎉📚💃🍻 17h
BarbaraBB Seems like you have a great week ahead! 15h
vivastory @BarbaraBB I'm looking forward to it! 15h
valeriegeary Looks like a good way to spend the week! 🙌 7h
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Cathythoughts
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#WeeklyForecast
1. Finish The Dutch House
2. Begin Midnight in the Garden of Good & Evil
3. Listen to On Earth We Are Briefly
Gorgeous
4. Maybe ( I doubt I‘ll get this far ) start Bluebird

BarbaraBB Sounds like a good reading week ahead! 1d
batsy Hope you enjoy Midnight 💕 1d
erzascarletbookgasm I think and 🤞you‘ll have a great reading week. All very good books! 1d
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TheLudicReader I have just started The Dutch House 21h
Cinfhen Exciting week ahead!!! Lots of gooduns 18h
Cathythoughts @BarbaraBB yes! Thanks X 17h
Cathythoughts @batsy thanks! I hope so too 🤞🏻 17h
Cathythoughts @erzascarletbookgasm @TheLudicReader @Cinfhen just finished Dutch House 👍🏻it‘s a winner ❤️ 17h
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Cinfhen
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“You mustn‘t be taken in by moonlight and magnolias. There‘s more to Savanna than that. Things can get very murky.”
#Midnight #Foreshadowing #NonfictionNovember #SundayRead

Cathythoughts Great quote. Looking forward to it 👍🏻❤️ 1d
erzascarletbookgasm Oh, thanks for giving me the idea for reading this book for non fiction November! (edited) 1d
Cinfhen Join our little party @erzascarletbookgasm we are only starting today!!!! 1d
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Cinfhen It‘s a book I‘ve been meaning to read for a long time @Cathythoughts I thought I owned a copy once🤔 1d
erzascarletbookgasm I own a copy for a long time! Thank you, I‘ll like to read this with your party 🎉 🙂 1d
Cinfhen Wonderful @erzascarletbookgasm welcome to #MidnightParty 🖤 1d
Cathythoughts @erzascarletbookgasm Yay !! 👋 hi Jessie 1d
Balibee146 I've owned this book for years ooops 👍 1d
KarenUK I read it with a bookclub years ago.... it‘s a good one... Enjoy! 😊💕 23h
Cinfhen Do you want to join us @Balibee146 we‘re just starting a super informal buddyread today ??? 21h
Balibee146 @cinfhen thanks for the invite.... Yeah I will join in. Will make a start after His Dark Materials tonight 😁❤️👍 20h
LeticiaToraci This is a great book. 15h
Cinfhen It‘s really engaging @LeticiaToraci @KarenUK 15h
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Marni
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Bailedbailed

I tried. For months. I just couldn‘t. I made it 75% through before I allowed myself to put it down.
Also got seriously behind on the #booked2109 reading challenge...
#nightorientedtitle
#read2019

Cinfhen Ohhhh, I‘m about to start a BuddyRead in 2 weeks with this book. Hope we have better luck @vivastory @peaknit @Cathythoughts @lele1432 1w
Cathythoughts @Cinfhen I‘m excited to see see what it‘s like 🤞🏻👍🏻❤️ 1w
Cinfhen I‘m still waiting to get a copy @Cathythoughts hopefully I‘ll be ready to go next week 🥳 1w
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Cathythoughts @Cinfhen I tried to order it from my bookshop, but it‘s out of print they said. So I‘m getting it on kindle 👍🏻 1w
Cinfhen Are we still ready to start this book on Sunday @vivastory @peaknit @Cathythoughts @lele1432 I‘m still waiting for library copy but I‘m happy to buy the audio if you want to start this week. 4d
Cathythoughts @Cinfhen I‘m easy Cindy , whatever suits ... 4d
lele1432 @Cinfhen either way is good for me, my audio loan is available in a few days! 😊 4d
vivastory @Cinfhen I'm fine with waiting until your audio loan is available 4d
peaknit @Cinfhen I‘m ready when you are, it was available for kindle, so locked and loaded. I‘m struggling with Monster...😳 3d
Cinfhen Sorry we hijacked your feed @Marni lf everyone is ready to go I‘ll just pick up a copy on Audible or Kindle and we can start on Sunday @Cathythoughts @lele1432 @vivastory @peaknit ( sorry, you aren‘t loving Monster) there was a chunk in the middle that was a little dry but because I was listening on audio too I was able to sort of listen with one ear but still do other things. It pays to muddle through. Or not 😘 3d
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JenFowler
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Bailedbailed

🥀😐❌⚰🙅‍♀️🚫🙊😩

Sorry..I can't even with this book..
Book club book pick, but it's not for me I guess! I need something fun. On to the next one!

booksandsympathy I love the movie 4w
JenFowler @booksandsympathy Really? Then I will have to watch the movie. :) 4w
booksandsympathy @JenFowler I've heard the book goes WAY more into detail about the trials. The movie only shows one trial, but there actually we're several. It's so well acted by the entire cast. 4w
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Scochrane26
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When I was in Savannah, I didn‘t have time to see this statue. Next time, I‘ll go to the museum. When looking up #voodoo, this book was listed, & I remembered Minerva, the voodoo priestess. #chillingphotochallenge @Clwojick #scarathlon #teamslaughter

marleed I spent one weekend in Savannah years ago. I saw replicas of that statue in lots of little shops. I was compelled to buy the book. It,s by now well smashed in my TBR. I did watch the movie with Kevin Spacey playing creepy before he was, well, creepy! 4w
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Nebklvr
Panpan

I found this as boring and pointless as the first time I read it. Awww, book club. For all of the “Savannah is special” it had no atmosphere at all.

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Nebklvr
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Should be reading this for book club. Read it years ago and didn‘t like it. Half-way through

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Ash.on.the.line
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What?! It‘s been a week since I posted 😱🤯 midterms are time consuming! 😓
But I‘m here and I don‘t think I have a #FavoriteFallRead but this is giving me chilly vibes and next to be read! 🤪 lets hope I can finish it before Christmas! 😂
#FallisBooked

OriginalCyn620 👌🏻📚🍁🍂 1mo
Balibee146 I've had this unread for ages... Interested to hear what you think 👍 1mo
Jeannineth I loved this book. It is an awesome fall read. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 1mo
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DaveGreen7777 Hope you ace your midterms! 🙌 1mo
ljuliel Excellent book. Sorta like a combo memoir/ travel/ true crime , all rolled into one. 5🌟 1mo
PurpleyPumpkin I really enjoyed this book. It‘s very readable and so interesting. Hope you enjoy it too!👍🏽 1mo
Ash.on.the.line @Balibee146 it‘s been on my tbr a while too! Hopefully I can finally get it read! 😆 1mo
Ash.on.the.line @Jeannineth good to hear! I always put it off but I‘m gonna finally do it! 1mo
Ash.on.the.line @DaveGreen7777 thanks! 🤞🏼😁 1mo
Ash.on.the.line @ljuliel that‘s what first intrigued me to pick this up! Can‘t wait to read! 1mo
Ash.on.the.line @PurpleyPumpkin thanks, it‘s good to hear so many people enjoyed! Makes me more excited to read! 😁 1mo
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LoverOfLearning
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Sitting at my hotel room in Myrtle Beach wishing I could travel to Savannah for a day before going home to freezing Illinois. 🙃🙃

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jen_the_scribe
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Don't mind me, just discussing spooky books and sharing a cuppa joe with my pal Grimm. I plan to read these (finally, they've been sitting on my shelf for over a year) this month in honor of Halloween. I got these when I lived just outside of Savannah, but kept reading other books on my TBR list. Any recommendations for other spooky books?

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alexa_d
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Oh my poor gay heart 😭

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Kappadeemom
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Day 3: #7Days7Covers no explanation (but...I am from Georgia) 🍑

mcipher I loved this book! Someday I want to got there and read this on the plane 😆 2mo
Samplergal One of my favorites! 2mo
jillannjohn ❤️❤️ 2mo
CoffeeCatsBooks I loved this book too! I was working in a bookstore when it first came out and used to recommend it all the time. (edited) 2mo
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alexa_d
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Keeping the #CDaudiobook of "This Is How You Lose Her" in the car exclusively for the #audiocommute worked so well, I'm doing it again. This time it's part of my #Pulitzer #SeptemberTBR challenge (Non-Fiction finalist, 1995).

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Pickpick

This was like watching a parade of entertainingly terrible people. Maybe "terrible" is a little strong. Endearingly unsympathetic might be better. It was also humorous at times, and really painted a beautiful picture of Savannah. Hard to believe it's nonfiction!

Balibee146 'endearingly unsympathetic'...😁👍... Tucking this phrase away. Great review 👌 1mo
j9brown @Balibee146 Haha, thanks! 😄 1mo
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TheSpineView
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#friyayintro @howjessreads

📘 Tagged. Love Savannah.
🌡 87 sunny with a 50% chance of PM thunder storms. Summer in the south.
🔹️ I can't think of one that I totally hated.
👨‍💼 I have an adult son who is married and 3 grandchildren (1 boy and 2 girls). I have 2 fur babies🐕🐕 and I an currently looking for a horse 🐎
🤗 Happy Friday!

myellenbee I loved that book! I love Savanah! 2mo
TheLibrarian Savannah is gorgeous!! 2mo
TheSpineView @myellenbee Me too on both!😊 2mo
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j9brown
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"There's been a murder in Savannah!"

Currently reading Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil; the murder just happened and this is all I can think of ????

#TheOffice

Tamra Haha! I have intended to read this one for such a long time and never get to it. I don‘t know why..... 2mo
DrawingSustenance That was a stupid yet funny episode.🤣 2mo
j9brown @Tamra It has so many crazy interesting characters, at least the first half so far has been like doing some really good people-watching. It's a slow read though, I wouldn't recommend picking it up until you're really in the mood. 2mo
Tamra @j9brown I put the audio on hold! I am tempted to watch the movie. 2mo
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KatieB
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Pickpick

5*. Great book that I picked up in anticipation of my honeymoon in Savannah. Hurricane Dorian meant that wasn't to be but we will definitely be planning another trip. I thought this book was the true story of a murder but it was so much more - a look at some of the colorful characters living in Savannah.

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Sharpeipup
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Watching the movie before reading the book.
#page2screen

Lcsmcat I did it in that order and found the movie totally confusing. I‘m eager to hear how it works for you. 3mo
Carissa-Green-Reads Wrong order 3mo
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KatieB
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A mandatory evacuation means that our honeymoon in Savannah has been cancelled ☹ On the upside, the Ritz Carlton in Atlanta is taking good care of us, with a couple of complementary Dark and Stormy's!

LauraBeth Sorry to hear that your honeymoon got derailed but glad y‘all are making the best of it! 3mo
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KatieB
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Off to Georgia for my honeymoon (together with hurricane Dorian!) and getting in the mood with this book. I thought it was about a murder but I'm over 100 pages in and there's been no mention of that so far!

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booklover3258
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Pickpick

I absolutely loved this book from beginning to end! The writing was impeccable and I just couldn't put it down. Now I have not yet seen the movie so this was fresh and brand new to me. Basically it was a cluster of stories centering around Savannah, GA. The writer meeting all the unique characters (Lady Chablis was my favorite) and the history of the city in detail. I love Savannah and this book just added my love for it even more. 5 stars.

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hilaryreads
Pickpick

Whimsical. Not so much true crime per say but the stories of the locals are so creative it just doesn‘t seem real.

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EadieB
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Day 5 - #ElegantEvil #AugustABC

“Elegant and wicked…. Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil might be the first true-crime book that makes the reader want to book a bed and breakfast for an extended weekend at the scene of the crime.” —The New York Times Book Review

Shots rang out in Savannah‘s grandest mansion in the misty, early morning hours of May 2, 1981. Was it murder or self-defense? For nearly a decade, the shooting haunted the city.

Eggs 🤗👏🏻🤗 I have not read the book but I saw the movie 3mo
EadieB @Eggs The book is very good too! 3mo
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CallMeIshmael
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Great time in Savannah doing all the things and seeing all the stuff

britt_brooke Cute family! 4mo
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CallMeIshmael
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It‘s hot, we got a slip n slide and I got a book about Savannah

Tamra 👌🏾 4mo
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TheSpineView
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OriginalCyn620 I posted this book too! 🖤 4mo
keepingupwiththepenguins Oooh, I've had this one on my TBR shelf forever! 4mo
Kappadeemom One of my favorite books! 4mo
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TheSpineView @OriginalCyn620 It is the best choice I could think of. 4mo
TheSpineView @Kappadeemom Me too! I am due a reread. 4mo
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OriginalCyn620
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I read this back in the 90s shortly after it was published. I think I could stand a reread! #garden #letstraveljuly

MyBookLife I have this but I haven‘t read it yet. Been close a few times though, if that counts 😉 4mo
mydearwatson It‘s good! I don‘t read non-fiction very often, but I really liked this one. 4mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 📚🙌🏻 4mo
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lynneamch A must-read before a trip to Savannah. There's also a cookbook 4mo
OriginalCyn620 @mydearwatson same! This one reads like a novel though, which is why I liked it so much at the time! 4mo
OriginalCyn620 @lynneamch I did not know there was a cookbook! 4mo
mydearwatson I‘ve heard the movie is pretty good, too. 4mo
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CallMeIshmael
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I read this book 20 years ago...even found my receipt from where I bought that I used as a bookmark. At the end of the month we are taking a couple of days to go to Savannah so I do believe a reread is in order

Kappadeemom It‘s hot as blue blazes down here so pack a fan😂😂 4mo
Dragonfairykats Seriously 4mo
Macnjen Loved this book and movie 4mo
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ruskigurl16
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Mini #bookhaul from #Goodwill for $2. Also, my sister found me an awesome mug and a #HarryPotter shirt. #bookworm #TBR 🖤📚⛳😍😃

ruskigurl16 @laur89 I am so glad to hear that. The blurb on the back sounded fascinating. Kind of why I got it. ❤️ 5mo
Macnjen Great book! 5mo
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shadowspeak17
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Mehso-so

⭐️⭐️⭐️
This wasn‘t really what I expected. I thought it would focus more on the murder than it actually did. I enjoyed the parts about the murder and trial and some of the parts that weren‘t directly related to that were entertaining/interesting. But I did find myself losing interest and skimming at times, and honestly, I can‘t really say I cared about any of the people in this book. 🤷🏽‍♀️

#booked2019 #nightorientedtitle #catsoflitsy #Phoenix

rretzler 😻 6mo
Cinfhen This has sat on my #maybeOneDay pile for years!!!!! I‘m drawn to it but haven‘t yet felt compelled to read it. (edited) 6mo
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Cortg
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Pickpick

Whew! I read this book probably 20 years ago and loved it. I‘m heading to Savannah for a Girl Scout trip this summer and decided to revisit this story. It‘s a true story, with eclectic characters and a rich description of Savannah, it‘s people, it‘s history and it‘s culture. ❤️

Tamra I really need to get this one read - for some reason it never jumps out at me. 6mo
Cortg @Tamra I totally get that! 👍🏼 6mo
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EmilieGR
Pickpick

Almost cozy in its weird way/ so interesting

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NikkiRobson73
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Since I‘m a New Yorker living in Georgia I got a kick out of this quote in the book it‘s all our fault for everything down here lol

CoffeeLitNFit How was this? I started it once several years ago but couldn‘t get into it at the time. 2w
NikkiRobson73 I actually loved it ...It‘s very quirky though 2w
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Drocchio03
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Trying to catch up on my updates post-business trip! In love with my last read (here) and look forward to watching the movie tonight. I‘ve been warned it‘s not that great 🤔.

Realizing another current read, The Innocent Man, also falls into this category. AND, it was finally my turn for Bad Blood from the library. I have a lot of reading and watching to do his week! 🎥 📚

#maymadness #booktomovie @Clwojick @RadicalReader @TheReadingMermaid

Clwojick 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 I can‘t wait to hear what you think post movies! 6mo
Drocchio03 @Clwojick Oh my god this movie is terrible. Started it last night, trying to finish it this morning. Even Lady Chablis couldn‘t save it. 👎🏻 6mo
Clwojick 👎 😂 I hate how often movies let us down. 6mo
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Drocchio03
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Good lord, yes. I *loved* this book. Crazy characters, beautiful Savannah, murder and mystery - and it‘s all (mostly) true. Midnight is a true page turner. But be warned. The end leaves you wanting more of the Hostess City - so much more I‘m considering a weekend getaway! #nonfiction2019 #somethingwithadeath @Riveted_Reader_Melissa

Kappadeemom One of my “go-to” recommends since I live in Georgia ❤️ 7mo
Drocchio03 It‘s fabulous. I‘ve been to Savannah once, briefly, on business. I‘m very seriously considering a weekend trip down to fully enjoy the city. 7mo
Zelma I loved this book too. Just stay away from the movie. It‘s pretty bad, imho. 7mo
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jb72 Love this book! 7mo
Drocchio03 @Zelma I saw on Rotten Tomatoes - but I don‘t think I‘ll be able to resist. And I love John Cusack. 7mo
Drocchio03 @Zelma I didn‘t heed your advice. “Pretty bad” is being pretty generous. That movie is awful. Painfully awful! (edited) 6mo
Zelma @Drocchio03 😂 well, at least it only wasted about 2 hours of your life! 6mo
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Drocchio03
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Couldn‘t be more relaxed. Good book, warm sun and a cool breeze.

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Drocchio03
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About to get five hours of uninterrupted reading time. Will be wrapping up Badass and diving into the tagged book. Woohoo!

NikkiRobson73 Atlanta airport ? 6mo
Drocchio03 @NikkiRobson73 you would think with all the Delta planes. It was JFK going to San Diego. ☀️ 6mo
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laur89
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It‘s Treat Yourself Tuesday.

Bring on the ice cream and books. 😉😋

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Marni
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My tentative plans for #Booked2019Spring. Already read You, so that‘s one down, and have started Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

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laur89
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Slowly coming out of the reading funk!

Haven‘t yet reached the murder but I‘m thoroughly loving the descriptive writing of Savannah. The orange tabs are marks of places to visit one day.

I need a vacation ASAP! ✈️💭

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laur89
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Confession: I had no clue I was about to read a non-fiction until I read the critic reviews.

I‘m about 2 chapters in and loving the descriptive writing of the setting of Savannah. It‘s somewhere I‘ve always wanted to visit, and have a huge case of the travel bug right now!

Thanks to @TheSpineView for recommending this one off of my #TBR 🤓📚

CBee Savannah is AWESOME 👍👍👍 8mo
jillannjohn This is one of my favorite books of all time! The movie is really good too. 8mo
laur89 @CBee I‘ve been dyinggg to take a road trip!! @jillannjohn I didn‘t know there was a movie! I will totally have to watch it when I‘m done 📺🍿 8mo
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Chelsea.Poole Love this one 8mo
Schlinkles @laur89 The book is much better than the movie, which is usually the case. They changed a lot of things which made no sense, but Savannah looks pretty in it. I live there and it‘s a pretty good intro to the eccentricity of the city. 8mo
CBee @laur89 it‘s totally worth it. And I loved this book too, way more than the movie 😉 8mo
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executivespooky
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Looks like campus closed for a snow day tomorrow, even though it hasn't started snowing yet.
No work tomorrow! Yay!
Guess I'll stay up reading 🤷🏻‍♀️

📷: taken in the descent into the caldera at Yellowstone National Park, September 2017.

Lauram I love Yellowstone. It‘s such a beautiful place. 8mo
executivespooky @Lauram I miss it 😭 8mo
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Sweettartlaura
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Mehso-so

The good:
Berendt draws the reader into the world of Savannah. You get to know these characters, the social scene, the veneer and the secrets. It‘s Bradbury-esquire in its review of the town, its citizens, and the pace of life.

The so-so:
It goes on for probably 50 or so pages too long. And after the murder, everything not related to it is a distraction. I wanted to find out the outcome of the case. Anything else was a delay, not charming.

lele1432 I need to re-read this. I loved getting emersed into Savannah, but I was much younger when I first read it. 8mo
Tamra I keep buying this used and then giving it away because I don‘t get drawn to it on my shelves. I don‘t know why...... 8mo
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gradcat
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Operating under the “better late than never” assumption:
1. Both, and I am unanimous on this!
2. See John Berendt‘s book, tagged
3. Any maths
4. Would that I could have been a child of the 60s...alas, I was about a decade too young to be a hippie
5. @sixgun and thanks to @Crazeedi for the tag & thanks @SailorMoon for posting 😊😊😊❤️❤️❤️🥰🥰🥰

Crazeedi You know what's so funny Minette? I almost picked your tagged book for my tagged book!!! Great minds!! 9mo
Crazeedi Are you safe? Was tornado close to you? 9mo
gradcat @Crazeedi Thanks for asking, but it wasn‘t close to me...23 people dead is an awful lot...I feel so bad for those people. (And FYI, I think we DO indeed think alike 🤔!) 8mo
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Suet624 Very good point. 9mo
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