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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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    I don't have a thousand dollars hanging around to buy a fart in a jar lol.

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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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    I finished all the Michael Connelly books some time ago, and now I've started on the David Baldacci books. I am on the last of the "Amos Decker" series. So far I like him. He reminds me a lot of John Sanford.

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    Just finished:


    Pure escapist nonsense. But fun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by puzzld View Post
    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
    That summary speaks to me I work for a DME company, specifically trying to get insurances to pay for peoples medical equipment, and a lot of my day is full of "oh man, am I the bad guy?", fortunately I do get to help people sometimes. I'm definitely gonna put this on my to-read list!

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    Red face Caitlin Doughty-A delightfully death-concerned author

    So I love Caitlin a lot, she hosts a youtube channel called Ask A Mortician. Thats how I found her originally. Very cool channel, lots of looks into how dead bodies are treated and some famous corpse info too. But anyway, her youtube is how I found her books. She's written 3 books, all of which I own, and all non-fiction. I finished From Here to Eternity, a really lovely book about different death practices around the world. Now I'm reading Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs?. Technically a childrens book, but I've thought about the questions answered in this thing one time or another, and it's very nice! Plus there's fun little illustrations I haven't started on Smoke Gets in Your Eyes & Other Lessons from the Crematory yet, but I'm fairly certain I'll love it. She's got a lot of heart in her books, and doesn't shy away from adding her humor into it, which is nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RottenBoy View Post
    So I love Caitlin a lot, she hosts a youtube channel called Ask A Mortician. Thats how I found her originally. Very cool channel, lots of looks into how dead bodies are treated and some famous corpse info too. But anyway, her youtube is how I found her books. She's written 3 books, all of which I own, and all non-fiction. I finished From Here to Eternity, a really lovely book about different death practices around the world. Now I'm reading Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs?. Technically a childrens book, but I've thought about the questions answered in this thing one time or another, and it's very nice! Plus there's fun little illustrations I haven't started on Smoke Gets in Your Eyes & Other Lessons from the Crematory yet, but I'm fairly certain I'll love it. She's got a lot of heart in her books, and doesn't shy away from adding her humor into it, which is nice.
    Interesting. I have never heard of her before...thanks so much for sharing!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bewitchingstorm View Post
    Interesting. I have never heard of her before...thanks so much for sharing!!
    It's a fun channel. I think I mentioned her before in here. I'm a big YouTube watcher since it's free to stream and there some awesome creators on there. Even A&E puts all of their episodes up there for free.

    You should check her out. You'd like her.
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    I thought the exact same thing. Poor Brennen Tammons.
    Oh well, back to gum.
    ....or exchanging Puke's wang for spicy nuts.
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    That is too pretty to be shoved up an ass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boston Babe 73 View Post
    It's a fun channel. I think I mentioned her before in here. I'm a big YouTube watcher since it's free to stream and there some awesome creators on there. Even A&E puts all of their episodes up there for free.

    You should check her out. You'd like her.
    I will do that!!

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    I'm reading Spy by David Wise, about Robert Hanssen. Queena recommended it. I just started it but so far it's interesting.

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    Has anyone read Blonde by Joyce Carol Oates? It's a fictionalized account of the ife of Marilyn Monroe and the Netflix show based on it is coming out in September, so I wanted to read it first.

    Any opinions? I'm also fascinated by classic Hollywood (think 1900-1960s) so if anyone has any recommendations on books that reflect that era, please send them my way. Especially true Hollywood crime.
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    I heard "The Seven Husbands Of Evelyn Hugo" was really good. I have a copy, but I haven't read it yet.
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    I don't have a thousand dollars hanging around to buy a fart in a jar lol.

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