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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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The Subtle Knife by Philip Pullman
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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 💜 2w
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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. 1mo
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. 1mo
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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 👇🏼 1mo
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) 1mo
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. 1mo
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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. 1mo
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. 1mo
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. 1mo
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. 1mo
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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. 1mo
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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. 3mo
Carla All of her books will. 3mo
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. 3mo
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LiterarySloth @Carla this is my first Ann Rule book but definitely not my last. She‘s so good 3mo
Carla @LiterarySloth she is one of the best! Enjoy! I can‘t recommend her work enough. 3mo
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Soul Surfer Devotions | Bethany Hamilton
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📖: tagged
🎥: Point Break (Keanu!)
🎤: Surfin, USA!

#manicmonday @JoScho

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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 3mo
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. 2mo
LiterarySloth @ljuliel I actually think I bought that one recently 2mo
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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 ! 4mo
LiterarySloth @ljuliel thanks! I‘ll check it out 4mo
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I really enjoyed this book. Last night, I tried to go to sleep at a reasonable time, as I just clocked in to work at 7am this morning. I just didn‘t read the afterword. I may get to it at some point, but I wasn‘t a big fan of Bugliosi as the narrator. Did anyone else feel this way?

⭐️: 4/5

ljuliel I like Bugliosi‘s writing, but have heard others say they don‘t care for him. I like the detail he goes into. It looks as if you‘re on a true crime kick, unless you read a lot of it already. If so, it‘s good to find another true crime reader. 😊 4mo
LiterarySloth @ljuliel I am DEFINITELY on a true crime kick. It started with The Devil in the White City. I like that Bugliosi went into detail but sometimes it felt like too much. There was definitely a lot to the case and I learned so much more from reading it. I just ordered so many books about serial killers that thriftbooks may be asking the FBI to put me on a watchlist 😂 4mo
ljuliel Great to see another fan of true crime. I‘ve been reading them since around 1980 ? The one I can‘t get into is Devil in the White City. I‘m not sure why. I‘ve started it over and over and hit a CLOG every time. If you‘re on the FBI WATCHLIST, then I‘ve been on it for decades. So far they haven‘t handcuffed or hauled me in for questioning ! 😁 4mo
LiterarySloth @ljuliel haha well hopefully we‘re safe then. I had a hard time getting into that one at first. The parts about architecture and building the fair made it a slow start for me. It got a lot better. 4mo
BilboBookends Yes! 3mo
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Since I‘m on a true crime kick...

📖: 37/52

JadeBethJ I want to read this!!! 4mo
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Definitely a page turner. Switching back and forth between the architects and designers of the Chicago World‘s Fair and H. H. Holmes made this a very interesting read. It‘s insane how Holmes could be so persuasive and get away with what he did for so long.

⭐️: 5/5

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With how suspicious the circumstances were, I can‘t believe how long it took for him to be caught. Charm got him so far. I may end up assuming everyone is a serial killer by the time I finish this book lol

gradcat I loved this book! 📖 ♥️ 4mo
lynneamch I've read 3 more of his books, because I liked this one SO much. None were as good. 4mo
LiterarySloth @gradcat same! I‘m recommending it to everyone. 4mo
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LiterarySloth @lynneamch I get so annoyed every time the phone rings at work. I don‘t want to stop reading 😂 4mo
LiterarySloth @gradcat I‘ll look for that one. Thanks! 4mo
gradcat 😉 4mo
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Interesting ailments for a fair...

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Smart woman. Ugh. So creepy.

DrawingSustenance What a creep... 4mo
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When I think I‘m okay about what happened to our Bruce, it just hits so hard again. One of the worst ways you can lose a pet is because of a coyote. It was so sudden and must have been so awful for him. I‘m so heartbroken. I miss him so much. I just feel so awful because I saw him that night when I got home from work. I could have brought him in. He wanted to stay outside. If I had just brought him in everything would be okay.

swishandflick So sorry to hear that! 😢 4mo
LiterarySloth @swishandflick it‘s been so hard on all of us. All he ever wanted to do was love and cuddle. 4mo
AJBowers That's so terrible :( I'm sorry to hear this. 4mo
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Eggs So sorry, dear 💔💔 4mo
DaveGreen7777 I‘m so sorry for your loss! 😢 Sending healing energy your way! 4mo
brit91 I'm so so sorry for your loss!!😢 4mo
LiterarySloth @DaveGreen7777 @AJBowers @Eggs @brit91 Thank you everyone. We had a really bad night. It hit us hard last night. (edited) 4mo
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I just learned that Hulu is making a series based on this one. Leo DiCaprio is playing H. H. Holmes and Scorsese is directing. Should be pretty good!

📚: 36/52

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The Devil in Connecticut | Gerald Brittle
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Definitely a creepy read. It kept me pretty captivated. I would have finished it in a day if I hadn‘t been so exhausted yesterday. It get very similar to Amityville Horror though.

⭐️: 4/5

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The Devil in Connecticut | Gerald Brittle
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Reading this in ebook form since it‘s the only way I can. I definitely can‘t afford $100+ for a hard copy, as much as I‘d love it.

📚: 35/52

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I loved this book so much. I knew I would after enjoying the movie as much as I did. Definitely in my top favorites of the year so far. It‘s completely written in letter form but I like getting the different perspectives and personalities of each character. I took this picture when I found my book holder thing. Ariel, as usual, asleep on my bed. She seemed sad this morning. I think she can sense what happened to our other cat. 😢

⭐️: 5/5

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Woke up to some heartbreaking news. My roommate‘s cat was attacked by a coyote last night. He was the sweetest cat in the world and we‘re so upset. I didn‘t know him long but he definitely had a special place in my heart.

DaveGreen7777 Oh, no, I‘m so sorry! 😢💔 4mo
Jari-chan So sorry to hear that 😥 4mo
LiterarySloth Thank you. All I keep thinking about is how horrible it must have been for him. He really was the sweetest cat. Never hissed or growled. I‘m so heartbroken. 4mo
Exbrarian That's awful! I am sorry for your loss. 4mo
TrishB So sad 💔 4mo
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Reading on my lunch break. After seeing this part, I love Juliet. I wouldn‘t be okay with my books being packed up to display trophies either.

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I lied. I got my thriftbooks book haul in the mail today. This was in it. I LOVED the movie. I got excited when I found out it was a book.

📚: 34/52

marleed I liked the book better. They rolled up 2 women in the movie version to one person and I like there distinctions in the book! 4mo
TheAromaofBooks I still haven't seen the movie, but I have a very soft spot for the book. 4mo
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Golden Compass | Philip Pullman
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It‘s just as wonderful as I remember. I couldn‘t have been older than 12 when I first read this and it was one of my favorite books. After reading it, I wanted a daemon so bad. I‘m pretty sure I pretended my cat was a daemon. I‘m moving on to book 2 in the series. I never read those when I was younger. Not sure why.

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Golden Compass | Philip Pullman
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When I was younger, this was one of my favorite books. It‘s been about 20 years since I‘ve read it though. I‘ve also never read the other two novels in the trilogy.

📖: 33/52

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I Am Legend | Richard Matheson
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I was kind of disappointed with this one. I ended up reading the whole thing in one day. I‘ve seen the movie based on it once, and it was a long time ago, so I don‘t really remember it. I‘m going to hold off on reading the short stories included at the end of the book.

⭐️: 3/5

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I Am Legend | Richard Matheson
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This book is combined with short stories. I‘m not sure if I‘ll read those right after, but I‘m at least reading the main novel.

📚: 31/52

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Legion | William Peter Blatty
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Blatty‘s novels are always interesting. While reading, I kept thinking that some scenes seemed so unnecessary. Long pointless dialogue, overly descriptive narrations. Everything ends up making sense later in the novel. I haven‘t seen the movie. I‘ve seen The Exorcist, of course, but it‘s been awhile.

⭐️: 4/5

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My current nightmare. I bought a new bookshelf so I could replace a very old one I‘ve been using. I removed it and put all those books on the one I‘m keeping. This is what it‘s going to look like until I build my new one. I‘m dying.

#bookshelf #messybookshelf #books

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Legion | William Peter Blatty
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It‘s 2am, so I probably won‘t start this until after I wake up for the day. But this will be my next book. I loved The Exorcost, so I definitely wanted to try another novel by Blatty. Also, I definitely thought they‘d accidentally sent me a VC Andrews book when I first opened the package 😂

📚: 31/52

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Penpal | Dathan Auerbach
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I could not put this book down. I read most of it while I was at work. As soon as I got home, around 12:30am, I continued to read it. This was after I added a few things I‘d ordered to my earthquake kit. (A 7.1 hitting less than 150 miles from my house was a wake up call.) It‘s so creepy. This could be a real story. It‘s not vampires or dead things coming back to life. It‘s a creepy stalker.

⭐️: 5/5

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Penpal | Dathan Auerbach
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This book is so unnerving! Just the fact that what is happening to this kid could actually happen. Holy crap. I can‘t stop reading. I‘m on page 113 and that‘s just what I‘ve managed to read at work so far tonight. Good thing the phones are quiet! I probably won‘t sleep tonight until this book is finished.

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Penpal | Dathan Auerbach
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This book has been sitting on my shelf for awhile. I‘ve been nervous about reading it. But, I think it‘s time to give it a try.

📚: 30/52

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Coraline | Neil Gaiman
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I really enjoyed this one. I always enjoy Neil Gaiman‘s books. I also managed to finish it right as my alarm was going off to tell me to leave for work. I lucked out in not having to bring two books to work.
⭐️: 5/5

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Coraline | Neil Gaiman
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🧵: Coraline
🍹: Margarita
📖: “Now this is my life.”

#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain