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LoverOfLearning
In Cold Blood | Truman Capote
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My coworker was my secret Santa and got me this book!!Perfect! It's been on my TBR for months!

What did you guys think of this book?

britt_brooke Bone chilling, but excellent! Hope you enjoy. 8h
Kaila-ann I recently acquired this one as well. Looking forward to it. 7h
LapReader Shocked myself by absolutely loving it. 7h
Scochrane26 I‘m not a true crime fan, but this one is excellent. 4h
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Moray_Reads
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An absolutely brilliant and essential corrective to the sensational, misogynistic narratives that surround Jack the Ripper and his victims. Rubenhold pieces together historical scraps to show us the possible stories of these five women and casts serious doubts on the "fact" that they were prostitutes. By reviewing this assumption she brilliantly illustrates the experiences of women and how their histories can be warped and misconstrued ⬇️

Moray_Reads These issues still effect women today. Judgement on the character of victims of violence and sexual assault continues in just the same way. "Bad" women are still seen as deserving of abuse and allows society's responsibility for violence against women to be diminished. Rubenhold has faced some truly unfair and disgusting abuse and criticism for her work from "Ripperologists" and traditionalists but we desperately need more work like this. 13h
MicheleinPhilly Excellent review and GORGEOUS edition. 12h
Moray_Reads @MicheleinPhilly Isn't it? I originally had the ebook but when I saw that binding I had to have the hardcopy too 12h
Moray_Reads PS I hate that the subtitle for some editions is “The Lives of Jack the Ripper's Women“, surely this is the kind of spin Rubenhold is trying to stop! 11h
LeahBergen Yes! This was a great read. 👍🏻 11h
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Emilymdxn
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Powerful (and surreal) memoir about resisting hate. It‘s horrible particularly today that a book about the kkk feels relevant to my life in 2019 but it does. Maybe the film felt like a more complex story with more layers, but i can‘t hold it against it he truth for not being like the film.

#wintergames #merryreaders #tbrread @Clwojick @StayCurious

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Olivia306
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My current read because if I read an article about a mysterious happening on the internet then I want to know everything about that. 👀 Also, this is a very interesting book and it looks thoroughly researched so far. Though Tricky doesn‘t seem so interested in it by the way he fell asleep on my feet. 🤓

Reagan I loved this book. His theory about what happened was enough to sway me to his side. Very well researched. 18h
Olivia306 @Reagan You made me really curious now. 😊 I‘ve only just started it (I‘m 60 pages in) but I already find myself unable to put it down. 16h
Chrissyreadit I heard about this on the mfm podcast. What is the authors theory? 14h
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Jee_HookedOnBookz
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Sorry kinda late 😅
1. The cold temps brrrr ❄️🧥 👢 🧣
2. Tagged.
3. Sales! 😅
4. I'm a little late... But you're tagged if you haven't been tagged and wanna play!

Thank you @AmyG for the tag! ❤️
@Eggs #WondrousWednesday

AmyG Thanks for playing. 😘 1d
Eggs Late is never an issue for me ta-da!! Thanks for joining in 👏🏻❤️👏🏻 1d
Jee_HookedOnBookz @AmyG 😘thank you for thinking of me! ❤️ 1d
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Jee_HookedOnBookz @Eggs you're welcome! And thank you so much for creating #WondrousWednesday! ❤️ 1d
Eggs @Jee_HookedOnBookz My pleasure 🥰🥳 1d
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Erynecki
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I am halfway through The White Devil‘s Daughters. It‘s a detailed look at slavery in San Francisco and the women who fought it. The traumatic histories are told with compassion and with an eye towards the larger history of the period starting in roughly 1874 when the Occidental Mission Home on the edge of San Francisco‘s Chinatown provided refuge, shelter, and a home for the many young women desperate to escape brothels and slavery.

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MelissaSue81
Parkland | Dave Cullen
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I said I was going to do my #LibFaves19 list here on Litsy too but I‘m a few days behind. Day 2 was my #9 pick published in 2019. Parkland by Dave Cullen. #librariansoflitsy

MyNamesParadise I absolutely loved Columbine by Dave Cullen; I‘ll have to give Parkland a try! 1d
MelissaSue81 @MyNamesParadise - They are actually VERY different books, but both good in their own way. I preferred Parkland. It is more about the students who started the #NeverAgain March for Our Lives Movement than the shooting itself (though they do describe that day as well). Columbine was dark, this was inspiring.
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MyNamesParadise @MelissaSue81 thank you for the heads up! At the time I read Columbine I was more into darker subject matter. Now it wouldn‘t hurt to have some inspiration! 1d
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Lynnsoprano
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My #SantaThing package came today. Thank you to my Secret Santa for these great choices. Unfortunately, the gift card from Amazon says @michelynn2016 and that tag doesn‘t come up in a Litsy search😕

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Pretty photo!!! 1d
Lynnsoprano @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thanks! It‘s been a dreary, rainy day, so I lit a bunch of Christmas candles and thought this would make a nice backdrop. 1d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Lynnsoprano it‘s perfect ❤️ 1d
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nzisai
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Reads like fiction! But all events reported happened! What a thriller

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jdiehr
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Like the weather today, this book was dark and dreary. A true crime book that is hard to believe - why didn't they just stand up to her??

I had never heard of this case before. It was interesting and the story was well-written. That being said, I am glad I'm finished with it!