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LoverOfLearning

Joined March 2019

Sexual assault preventionist and forensic psychology graduate student. www.goodreads.com/user/show/91559764-becca-taylor
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Stopping at page 85 for the night. This book is deeply interesting! Too bad I have to study for a final now. 🙄😑

Buechersuechtling I hope your preparation goes/went well. Fingers crossed 🤞🏼 for your exam. Good luck. 🍀 2w
LoverOfLearning @Buechersuechtling awe thanks! Got a 98% on one... and waiting for the professor to open the 2nd final. 1w
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38% done. It's struggling a bit to keep my attention but I'm gonna stay with it.

TheSpineView It gets better as you go along. It took me a little bit to get invested in the story. 2w
LoverOfLearning @TheSpineView I'm almost to part 2. I'm trying to hold on to at least that. 2w
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Of Mice and Men | Steinbeck
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Mehso-so

Just reread this literary classic! I read my old high school copy that was full of underlinings and highlights. I enjoyed the storyline but I didn't love it as much as I did in high school. I wanted more background of the characters Lenny and George. I also felt the entire book was a bit rushed and repetitive. I loved the detail but wanted more substance and plot twists. ⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Which of these should be my next audiobook adventure? I can't decide. 🤷🏻‍♀️

LauraJ Many good choices, but I think 2w
Emilymdxn Lots of books here I loved but I have to vote 2w
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TheSpineView I loved both Daisy Jones and The Six and The Ocean at the End of the Lane. You can't go wrong with either one. 2w
nikirtehsuxlol Daisy Jones! Gonna be an amazon show one day ... 2w
BarbaraBB In Cold Blood. Definitely 😀 2w
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Pickpick

I listened to this book on Audible. I have never read a book like this before and was intrigued. I was hooked after every chapter. It was mysterious, frightening, heart-warming, gut-wrenching, motivating, creative, and unexpected. I was in love with all of the characters and was rooting for January with every word. I thought I would not enjoy a book like this but I was happily wrong. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Love Her Wild: Poems | Atticus Poetry
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My favorite poet. ⭐⭐💫

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Just bought this book yesterday. I am so excited to read this. The Victorian era was crazy with all of the medical discoveries and medicine concoctions that were found to be unsafe. So creepy and interesting to me.

erzascarletbookgasm I have this waiting for me :) 3w
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Untitled | Anonymous
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Oh this is a fun one!
1. Psychological thrillers, true crime set in the Victorian era, stories with a medical twist.
2. The Machinist, Shutter Island
3. Sons of Cain
4. Does CSI count?
5. No gore if it looks fake or overdone
6. If you could write a mystery book what would you title it?

@ElishaLovesBooks @DannyHattan @Jb2003 @Authoralexanderpennington

DannyHattan 6. Enigma 3w
LoverOfLearning @DannyHattan oh okay! I like it. Mine would be Silent Breath. 3w
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If you guys love CSI and crime shows, you'll love this book. I'm learning so many new things about psychopaths that the media would never be able to capture. Great reading choice by my grad school professor!

LauraJ That‘s so cool that you got to study with him! 3w
LoverOfLearning @LauraJ oh not with him but I've studied a lot of this work! He is the leading researcher on psychopaths. 3w
LauraJ @LoverOfLearning His book made me realize my ex is a psychopath. Eek! 3w
LoverOfLearning @LauraJ oh wow. Yeah it's more common then we like to think. 😵 3w
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Everyday is a new beginning, we just can't be afraid to live it. 🧡

#Favoritequote #keeplitsyactive

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Perfect audiobook to listen to on my long drive to work. I'm loving this story. So creative and mysterious. It's a story about a story within a story, woah. 😍

Enchanted_Bibliophile This is one of my top read for thia year. 3w
LoverOfLearning @Enchanted_Bibliophile yes, I'm only 3 hours in out of 12. But it's so different from what I normally read. I love it. 3w
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"It's okay to put yourself at the top of your to-do list. You deserve it."

My self care routine is all about listening to my favorite music, taking hot showers, and doing yoga.
How about you @ElizaMarie @Lillie @Changed.by.Christ @Bookjunkie57 @hes7 @candority

ElizaMarie So I‘m about baths, wine, face masks, comfy pjs 4w
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Blossom in Winter | Melanie Martins
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Thank you so much Melanie for my free copy of your first book!

I'm two chapters in and I'm completely hooked, its fast paced and intriguing. It was not at all how I thought it was going to start. I can't wait to read more of it.

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I really enjoyed the beginning but I found myself rushing/skimming part 2 of the book so I can get to the ending of who the killer was and how he was identified (in the Appendix). The appendix was disappointing. But I absolutely loved Michelle's "Letter to an Old Man" at the end of the book. She wrote it before the killer was caught. It was creepy, poetic, and optimistic. I loved how the main book read like a fiction novel. ⭐⭐⭐⭐ (4.5 STARS).

MrBook Great review! 4w
LoverOfLearning @MrBook thank you. 4w
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This is how it ends for you. You'll be silent and I'll be gone in the dark. Open the door. Show us your face. Walk into the light.
-Michelle McNamera - Letter to an Old Man

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@ljuliel challange accepted. Books with food on the cover.

#keeplitsyactive #foodonthecover

ljuliel Thank you 4w
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Today's prompt by @ljuliel

Any book with food on the cover. Ha I think this one is right up everyone's alley.

#keeplitsyactive #foodonthecover

ljuliel Good one ! 4w
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1. I'll Be Gone In The Dark - Michelle McNamara

2. There was no reply; she heard no footsteps. A vehicle never started up. She never knew how or when he left; just that at some point he did.

3. Propel - Kiwi Strawberry

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My goal is to finish this book this weekend. About 60% done and just starting part 2! Who else has read this book?

BarbaraBB Yes! It‘s scary 😱 4w
Cathythoughts Me 🙋🏼‍♀️.... it‘s awfully scary ! But so well written ! I loved it 4w
LoverOfLearning @Cathythoughts Yes, the beginning freaked me out a little. I do like how it's a mix of the victims stories with the authors story. Makes it a different read then most books about serial killers. 4w
DrexEdit I have! Part two is less polished, of course, but still good. This is an amazing bit of detective work and really well written! (edited) 4w
LoverOfLearning @DrexEdit Its so intriguing to me because I'm going to school for forensic psychology and I would love to be a private investigator one day. So this and books like it are right up my alley because she was determined. I wish she would have been able to see the real killer get captured. I'm sure she would have cried tears of joy. 4w
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Just started this book on Audible. I love how creative and whimsical the storyline is. I'm 4 chapters in and I feel so connected to the main character already. I read a lot of heavy and cold material for school so it's nice to have a fun, childlike fantasy book every once in awhile.

Bklover This one is one I‘m looking forward to! And welcome to Litsy! 4w
LoverOfLearning @Bklover good, it's a fun one. And thank you! 4w
CrowCAH Beautiful cover! 4w
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LoverOfLearning @CrowCAH Yes, I agree. I love the lettering and how the title plays into the design 4w
Come-read-with-me @lover of learning This sounds a great book. It‘s on my TBR list and give. That it sounds like a “happier” read than some of the things I have been reading I think I‘ll move it up to the top. Thanks for the review! 👍🏻 (edited) 4w
LoverOfLearning @Come-read-with-me You're welcome. Yeah I read so much depressing stuff for work and school. I need a change every once in awhile. 4w
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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. 🙃🙃

JoyBlue I'm an Illinoisan, too! 💙 When we included Savannah in our road trip last year, our library's executive director told me to read this before we went. I did/DH didn't. He got so frustrated that I knew everything we were seeing while we were there that he decided to read it! We listened to it together on the rest of our trip home. 😂 OMG—was it ever hot when we were in Savannah (late March/early April). I thought we might melt! 2w
LoverOfLearning Niceee! I've never been. I'd love to go. 2w
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Bailedbailed

To be honest I wasn't a fan of the character development and the beginning of the story was too slow for me. Maybe it was just the Audiobook that threw me off.

JoyBlue I wasn't a fan either. I finished it and was majorly sorry I had. 2w
LoverOfLearning @JoyBlue oh yeah? What didn't you enjoy about it? 2w
JoyBlue @LoverOfLearning I guessed the “twist“ from the very start. I finished the book downright irritated. I liked some of the relationships (primarily Raymond with anyone); but, overall, I'm underwhelmed (to put it nicely). The level of unbelievability is just too high. All that being said, I recognize that the range of wholly real/valid reactions to any book varies wildly, based on each reader's individual experiences up to the point of their reading. 2w
JoyBlue That was most of my Goodreads review at the time (almost a year ago). 2w
LoverOfLearning Okay fair point. Yeah I couldn't get past the first 1/4th of the book. The main character Eleanor annoyed me, and I assumed the "twist" as well. Idk I just wasnt hooked and the book didnt seem like it was was going to build up to a climax worth reading. 2w
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Water for Elephants | Sara Gruen
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Finished this book at the beach!!! I never heard of this book or the movie until I started reading this. I have to say I absolutely loved the storyline and I loved the ending even more!! What a fantastic read. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Buechersuechtling Now and then I come across the book at my library, your review made me wonder … Maybe I _should_ check it out. 4w
LoverOfLearning @Buechersuechtling Oh good, I hope you enjoy it when you get the chance to read it. 4w
Curiouser_and_curiouser This was recommend to me by a lovely older lady when I was in the book section of our local op shop last week. I snatched it up immediately and it's now on my TBR list. So lovely when someone recommends a book!! Looking forward to it 4w
LoverOfLearning @Curiouser_and_curiouser it was so different from what I usually read that I couldn't get enough of it. Hope you enjoy it! 4w
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This book as absolutely fantastic. Her story is gut-wrenching, as expected, but it is engaging, inspiring, eye-opening, healing, and honest. I'm blown away by her bravery to tell her story, as bravery is needed to help correct our society that still promotes rape culture, hides and blames victims, and protects offenders. 100/100 would recommend to every reader.

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Finally finished this book! The first few chapters about the stone age are crazy interesting. I absolutely loved it. I appreciate the hard work Vronsky put into this book. It was a bit too heavy on the statistics but then again they were absolutely necessary.
I also love that there is a website with additional information and pictures!!! Great addition.
I highly recommend this book to any true-crime or non-fiction genre fan! ⭐⭐⭐⭐

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28 pages left! I am too tired to finish it. My eyes are closing and I rereading sentences because I can't focus. 😭 So close yet so far... I guess I'll have to finish it tomorrow.

I am loving this book so far. So crazy interesting! Very statistical and a bit difficult to get through. But I really am enjoying the research and information in it.

beccamlvn So this is super random and off topic, but when my bf and I get married, my name will be the same as yours 😂 Becca Taylor😂 now I just need that ring💍💍😂🤣 7mo
LoverOfLearning I absolutely love this. 😂 what a great name.!! 7mo
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The Dispatcher | John Scalzi
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This story was fantastic. I loved it. So interesting and had me thinking about my beliefs and values throughout. Definitely a must hear! I can't give 1 complaint.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

rretzler I love Scalzi! This one was very good. And Zachary Quinto‘s narration was good, but no one does a Scalzi book better than Wil Wheaton! 7mo
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Haha more like how many books can I read before I start grad school next month!! 📚📖📘📚

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Okay this book is amazing, but I just finished chapter 6 and my stomach is churning. First chapter to make me dizzy with nausea. It was about the witch trials of the 1450s to the 1650s. Horrifying details. But very much appreciated from a statistical book. Still a fantastic read. Can't wait to read what comes next!

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My favorite poet. 🧡

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Okay, all I know about this book is from the description on Goodreads. I haven't seen the movie nor have I seen a trailer for the movie. So I'm excited to read this book without expecting it to live up to the hype. That's my favorite way to read books. 😍

CoffeeNBooks Welcome to Litsy! 📚 I have this on my TBR stack! @LitsyWelcomeWagon #LitsyWelcomeWagon 8mo
Sweetdgabe87 I loved this book! 💜 8mo
Emj_reads Such a great book! 8mo
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Chelleo Welcome to Litsy! Hope these #Litsytips by @RaimeyGallant http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU are helpful. #LitsyWelcomeWagon 8mo
RaimeyGallant Welcome! 8mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 📖💖 8mo
xxjenadanxx I loved this book so much! Welcome to Litsy! 8mo
rretzler Welcome to Litsy. I loved Water for Elephants. I bought her next book, but have not read it (edited) 8mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🎈 8mo
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Scored big at the local Friends of the Library day. 5 books for $5. 😍😍

I'm going to start reading Water for Elephants. I need a break from the true crime / research books on crime I'm reading right now.

Sweetdgabe87 Our friends of the library book sale is coming soon! 8mo
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I've been reading this book for 2.5 years! Time to finish this bad boy.

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The Best of Me | Nicholas Sparks
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I thought this book was fantastic. I have never read this story nor have I watched the movie. I thought the storyline was deep and engaging. I liked that the characters were relatable and their decisions questioned my beliefs at times. I was sucked into the story from chapter one. I throughly enjoyed The Best of Me.

The story is about love, friendship, anger, grief, and an overwhelming desire for pure happiness that is packed full of emotion.

Curiouser_and_curiouser I'm just doing a stocktake of my books shelves atm and I have Nicholas Sparks copy of Bend in the Road. I will have to keep an eye out for this one on my next op shop visit 😉 4w
LoverOfLearning @Curiouser_and_curiouser very nice! I have never read or heard of a bend in the road. I have to tell you though the best Nicholas Sparks movie I've ever seen was The Longest Ride. So good and such an interesting character mashup. I would like to read that book soon 4w
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I'm FINALLY caught up at work which gives me time to read my book. I work at a rape crisis center so when we read it has to be a book on sexual violence, trauma, self care, etc. I'm 5 chapters in and this book is great! I love the pictures she adds at the end of each chapter.

Peddler410 Have you read the fiction title 8mo
LoverOfLearning No I haven't but it is definitely on my radar now. Thank you for sharing. 8mo
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Just finished this book. It was okay. I wanted the story to be a bit longer, a bit more resolved. It felt rushed at the end and incomplete. But I really liked the storyline.
⭐⭐⭐ (3.5 stars)

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Just finished this audiobook! I really loved it. I felt like I was John Douglas's intern and I was following him around case by case and court by court. Loved it.

I'm about to start graduate school for forensic psychology and this book has made me so excited to start this crazy program!!

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The Best of Me | Nicholas Sparks
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Just started reading! I really like the story line already!

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The Silent Patient | Alex Michaelides
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Just finished reading this!! Was a quick read and it kept my attention all the way through! I loved the twist ending. I highly recommend! ⭐⭐⭐⭐ (4.5)

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My murder mystery bookshelf is coming along nicely! I have finished 6 books and working my way through two (Stiff and Sons of Cain)!