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    Quote Originally Posted by curiouscat View Post
    What's wrong with me?!
    I joined some Facebook book selling groups to get rid of books and somehow I ended up buying/swapping books.
    I have no time to read books, because I have to constantly watch my toddler (whose favorite activity is climbing on the couch), but I want more new books.
    I think I have some type of problem where I want to be like the cool kids and own all the popular books.
    How the heck do I quit this addiction?!
    There are worse addictions to have. But don't buy books, read them from the library (when you finally get time away from the kid).

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    Quote Originally Posted by raisedbywolves View Post
    There are worse addictions to have. But don't buy books, read them from the library (when you finally get time away from the kid).
    I have books from the library, but I never get to read them, because I'm constantly on my phone (another problem I have).
    Also, if your library doesn't get the newest releases, you have to wait 6 months to get the newest release which your library borrows from another library.
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    "he had Skittles so he could have made drugs".
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    Yo mama such a ho, that Foursquare has made her vag a place to "check in".

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    Anybody read this? The author would fit right in here.
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    lol at Nestle being some vicious smiter, she's the nicest person on this site besides probably puzzld. Or at least the last person to resort to smiting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by puzzld View Post


    Anybody read this? The author would fit right in here.
    no, but now I have another to add to my list of 'to-read'.

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    Reading this
    Gooble goble gooble goble one of us one of us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by puke View Post
    Reading this
    And what do you think about it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by raisedbywolves View Post
    And what do you think about it?
    It's alright. It's basically just poems and short stories.
    Gooble goble gooble goble one of us one of us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raisedbywolves View Post
    There are worse addictions to have. But don't buy books, read them from the library (when you finally get time away from the kid).
    I support the library, because I volunteer at the one in my neighborhood. It's been a wonderful experience.

    Currently reading two books:

    Bridge of Clay by Markus Zusak
    White Fragility by Robin Diangelo
    "A vagabond dreamer, a rhymer and singer of songs
    Singing to no one and nowhere to really belong." - Waylon Jennings

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    Just finished Chaos: Charles Manson, the CIA, and the Secret History of the Sixties Tom O'Neill , Dan Piepenbring

    It's a long deep dive into the Manson murders. Well, no not really the murders, but everything going on around the "Family" at the time. Up to and including JFK and Ruby and of course sex drugs and rock and roll.

    What a long strange trip.
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    Quote Originally Posted by puzzld View Post
    Just finished Chaos: Charles Manson, the CIA, and the Secret History of the Sixties Tom O'Neill , Dan Piepenbring

    It's a long deep dive into the Manson murders. Well, no not really the murders, but everything going on around the "Family" at the time. Up to and including JFK and Ruby and of course sex drugs and rock and roll.

    What a long strange trip.
    Would you recommend it? Anything new from all the other Manson books?

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    Quote Originally Posted by raisedbywolves View Post
    Would you recommend it? Anything new from all the other Manson books?
    Its strange. If you think of Charlie and his girls and the victims as the doughnut hole... this is the doughnut. You spend a lot of time chasing Terry Melcher and Charlie's parole agent. You spend a lot of time chasing Charlie around San Francisco and points south. It's most definitely NOT a Manson bio. But you learn about the doctor who ran the free clinic... and then there's all the CIA stuff. If you like conspiracy theories and the Warren commission stuff... I gulped it down it 3 days, and I think you'd need to, because there's as many names as in a Russian novel. Lot's of links made that I've never seen made, but is it real? or all smoke and mirrors?

    I enjoyed it, but I don't KNOW anything I didn't KNOW before.
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    Quote Originally Posted by puzzld View Post
    Its strange. If you think of Charlie and his girls and the victims as the doughnut hole... this is the doughnut. You spend a lot of time chasing Terry Melcher and Charlie's parole agent. You spend a lot of time chasing Charlie around San Francisco and points south. It's most definitely NOT a Manson bio. But you learn about the doctor who ran the free clinic... and then there's all the CIA stuff. If you like conspiracy theories and the Warren commission stuff... I gulped it down it 3 days, and I think you'd need to, because there's as many names as in a Russian novel. Lot's of links made that I've never seen made, but is it real? or all smoke and mirrors?

    I enjoyed it, but I don't KNOW anything I didn't KNOW before.
    I get you. I might put it on my list. I've read several Manson books (like 25 years ago) but this sounds entertaining.

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    So Hench... is a book about superheros, villains, and the people who work for them. Strangely this deeply odd novel help clarify my feelings about cops. Like Boston I'm not a reflexive "back the blue" person, but the whole 1/6 thing really rocked the world of a lot of people. You can go along, thinking you are the good guy wreaking all the havoc you want, and as long as your people are behind you, you are invincible. Anyway Hench is a fun read, some of you weirdos might enjoy it. I know I did. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/49867430-hench
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