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Just preordered Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children Boxed Set. Should be good!
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"The Human Division" By John Scalzi, 4th in a series. I never thought I'd get through it. After 2 great books (Old Mans War, The Ghost Brigades) and a third very good one (The Last Colony), comes this terrible follow on. It's the first of a two part set. I won't be buying the second one.
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Old 10-13-15, 05:32 AM
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AFTER YOU by Jojo Moyes
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Hell's Foundations Quiver By David Weber
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Gilded Palaces of Shame: Albuquerque's Redlight Districts 1880-1914. Signed and numbered. 1983.
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Just bought a hardbound copy of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children for $5.88, I'll pick up hardbound copies of Hollow City and Library of Souls for $3.99 ea. tomorrow...



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Pre-ordered some Art of's.



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I haven't bought a physical book in awhile unless it's graphic novel trade paperback or a Percy Jackson series book (I collect them to go besides my Harry Potter collection). I recently bought the ebook of Caraval by Stephanie Garber. It has good reviews and it was on sale on Amazon for $2.99

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I'd been tracking the price of this at Amazon ever since I read Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, finally went down from $15 to $9.52 (no idea for how long), jumped on it (hardcover edition)...


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Last book I bought period -
The Art of Horror Movies - Christmas present
Last book I bought myself -
Mindfields - Jacek Yerka and Harlan Ellison
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All The Pretty Horses (Cormac McCarthy)
The Road (Cormac McCarthy)
Devil In The White City (Erik Larsen)
Midnight In The Garden of Good & Evil (John Berendt)
Bad Blood: Secret & Lies In A Silicon Valley Startup (John Carreyrou)
Manson: The Life & Times of Charles Manson (Jeff Guinn)
The Innocent Man (John Grisham)
World War Z (Max Brooks)
The Revenant (Michael Punke)
The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger (Stephen King)
The Dark Tower II: The Drawing of Three (Stephen King)
The Dark Tower III: The Waste Lands (Stephen King)
The Dark Tower IV: Wizard & Glass (Stephen King)
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The Stranger Beside Me (Ann Rule)
The Less People Know About Us (Axton Betz-Hamilton)
Books of Blood: Vol. 1-3 (Clive Barker)
Member of the Family (Dianne Lake & Deborah Herman)
Beyond Belief: A Chronicle of Murder (Emlyn Williams)
Highway of Tears (Jessica McDiarmid)
Mindhunter: Inside the FBI's Elite Serial Crime Unit (John Douglas)
American Fire: Love, Arson & Life In A Vanishing Land (Monica Hesse)
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Among The Thugs (Bill Buford)
Columbine (Dave Cullen)
My Dark Places (James Ellroy)
Hunting Season: James Foley, ISIS & the Kidnapping Campaign That Started A War (James Harkin)
Under The Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith (John Krakauer)
Portrait of a Killer: Jack The Ripper - Case Closed (Patricia Cornwell)
Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder & Memory In Northern Ireland (Patrick Radden Keefe)
Waking Gods (Sylvain Neuvel)
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We Keep The Dead Close: A Murder At Harvard and a Half Century of Silence (Becky Cooper)
Who Killed These Girls? The Twenty-Five Year History of Austin's Yogurt Shop Murders (Beverly Lowry)
Choke (Chuck Palahniuk)
The Autobiography of Malcolm X
The Manson Women & Me: Monsters, Morality & Murder (Nikki Meredith)
The Only Living Witness (Stephen G. Michaud)
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What did you think of Mindhunter by John Douglas? It was great when it was new, but I wonder if it's stood up over time.
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What did you think of Mindhunter by John Douglas? It was great when it was new, but I wonder if it's stood up over time.
For True Crime fans, I think the book is still solid but better books have been written on the subject since.

I've read a lot of reviews of readers digging into this the first time after watching the Netflix adaptation recently. A good amount mention not being able to get past John Douglas' ego via the narrative.

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2001: A Space Odyssey (Arthur C. Clarke)
Cities of the Plain (Cormac McCarthy)
Green River, Running Red: The Real Story of The Green River Killer - America's Deadliest Serial Murderer (Ann Rule)
House of Leaves (Mark Z. Danielewski)
Lost Girls: An Unsolved American Mystery (Robert Kolker)
Restless Souls: The Sharon Tate Family's Account of Stardom, The Manson Murders, and a Crusade For Justice (Alisa Statman/Brie Tate)
The Black Dahlia (James Ellroy)
The Crossing (Cormac McCarthy)
The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside The Room, The Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made (Greg Sestero)
The Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed By Jack The Ripper (Hallie Rubenhold)
The Girl Who Played With Fire (Stieg Larsson)
The Good Nurse: A True Story of Medicine, Madness & Murder (Charles Graeber)
The Killer Across The Table: Unlocking The Secrets of Serial Killers and Predators with the FBI's Original Manhunter (John E. Douglas)
The Mystery of The Lone Wolf Killer: Anders Behring Breivik and The Threat of Terror In Plain Sight (Unni Turrettini)
The Run of His Life: The People v. O.J. Simpson (Jeffrey Toobin)
Under The Skin (Michel Faber)
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Creepy Crawling: Charles Manson and the Many Lives of America's Most Infamous Family (Jeffrey Melnick)
Everything She Ever Wanted (Ann Rule)
Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee (Casey Cep)
Hunting Humans: The Rise of the Modern Multiple Murderer (Elliott Leyton)
Journey Into Darkness (John E. Douglas)
Lust Killer (Ann Rule)
Seductive Poison: A Jonestown Survivor's Story of Life and Deaeth in the Peoples Temple (Deborah Layton)
Sharp Objects (Gillian Flynn)
The Girl on the Train (Paula Hawkins)
The I-5 Killer (Ann Rule)
The Iceman: The True Story of a Cold-Blooded Killer (Anthony Bruno)
The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher (Kate Summerscale)
The Trial of Lizzie Borden (Cara Robertson)
The Want-Ad Killer (Ann Rule)
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I've been buying a ton of books from local book stores recently as well as from small sellers/stores online to do what I can to keep them around during the pandemic.

American Terrorist: Timothy McVeigh & The Oklahoma City Bombing (Lou Michel/Dan Herbeck)
Bind, Torture, Kill: The Inside of Story of BTK, the Serial Killer Next Door (Roy Wenzl, Tim Potter)
Death In The Air: The True Story of a Serial Killer, the Great London Smog and the Strangling of a City (Kate Winkler Dawson)
Deviant (Harold Schechter)
Ed Gein -- Psycho! (Paul Woods)
Escape (Carolyn Jessop)
Heaven's Gate: America's UFO Religion (Benjamin E. Zeller)
Holy Terror: Armageddon In Tokyo (D.W. Brackett)
Hunting The Unabomber: The FBI, Ted Kacynski and the Capture of America's Most Notorious Domestic Terrorist (Lis Wiehl/Lisa Pulitzer)
If You Tell: A True Story of Murder, Family Secrets and the Unbreakable Bond of Sisterhood (Gregg Olsen)
In The Shadow of the Moons: My Life In Reverend Sun Myung Moon's Family (Nansook Hong)
Killer Clown: The John Wayne Gacy Murders (Terry Sullivan)
Killing Women: The True Story of Serial Killer Don Miller's Reign of Terror (Rod Sadler)
Last Call: A True Story of Love, Lust and Murder In Queer New York (Elon Green)
Lee Harvey Oswald: 48 Hours To Live (Steven M. Gillion)
Making Spaces Safer: A Guide To Giving Harassment The Boot Wherever You Work, Play and Gather (Shawna Potter)
Manson in His Own Words (Charles Manson)
No Mercy: The Host of America's Most Wanted Hunts the Worst Criminals of Our Time--In Shattering True Crime Cases (John Walsh)
On A Killing Day: The Bizarre Story of a Convicted Murderer Aileen 'Lee' Wuornos (Dolores Kennedy)
One of Your Own: The Life & Death of Myra Hindley (Carol Ann Lee)
Prophet's Prey: My Seven-Year Investigation Into Warren Jeffs and the Fundamentalist Church of Latter-Day Saints (Sam Brower)
Raven: The Untold Story of the Rev. Jim Jones and His People (Tim Reiterman)
Savage Appetites: Four True Stories of Women, Crime and Obsession (Rachel Monroe)
Small Sacrifices (Ann Rule)
Stolen Innocence: My Story of Growing Up In A Polygamous Sect, Becoming a Teenage Bride and Breaking Free of Warren Jeffs (Elissa Wall)
Ted Bundy: Conversations With A Killer - The Death Row Interviews (Stephen G. Michaud, Hugh Aynesworth)
The Beautiful Cigar Girl: Mary Rogers, Edgar Allan Poe and the Invention of Murder (Daniel Stashower)
The Central Park Five: The Untold Story Behind One of New York's Most Infamous Crimes (Sarah Burns)
The Crime of the Century: Richard Speck and the Murders That Shocked a Nation (Dennis L. Breo/William J. Martin)
The Gates of Janus: Serial Killing and Its Analysis (Ian Brady)
The Lynching of Emmett Till: A Documentary Narrative (Christopher Metress)
The Phantom Prince: My Life With Ted Bundy (Elizabeth Kendall)
The Search For The Green River Killer (Carlton Smith)
True Crime Japan: Thieves, Rascals, Killers and Dope Heads: True Stories From A Japanese Courtroom (Paul Murphy)
Two of a Kind: The Hillside Stranglers (Darcy O'Brien)
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I finally dove into the Library digital lending during the pandemic, and I have probably only bought 2 books this past year only because I was too impatient to wait.

Nothing beats a good book in your hands, but with the amount of travel I do for work, Im pretty much 100% kindle at this point and now that I discovered the library again, I dont see myself buying much of anything moving forward.
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Passed the 100+ mark in my True Crime Book Collection

A Death in White Bear Lake (Barry Siegel)
American Heiress: The Wild Saga of the Kidnapping, Crimes and Trial of Patty Hearst (Jeffrey Toobin)
American Serial Killers: The Epidemic Years 1950-2000 (Peter Vronsky)
Blood Meridian, or the Evening Redness in the West (Cormac McCarthy)
Breaking Free: How I Escaped My Father-Warren Jeffs- Polygamy, and the FLDS Cult (Rachel Jeffs)
Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood and the Prison of Belief (Lawrence Wright)
Into The Wild (Jon Krakauer)
Killer Cults: Stories of Charisma, Deceit & Death (Stephen Singular)
Killings (Calvin Trillin)
My Friend Dahmer (Derf Backderf)
Ruby Ridge (Jess Walter)
Sudden Terror: The True Story of California's Most Infamous Serial Predator (Larry Crompton)
The Girls (Emma Cline)
The Kill Jar: Obsession, Descent and the Hunt for Detroit's Most Notorious Serial Killer (J. Reuben Appelman)
The Last Stone (Mark Bowden)
The Man With The Candy: The Story of The Houston Mass Murders (Jack Olsen)
The Pale-Faced Lie (David Crow)
The Program: Inside the Mind of Keith Raniere and the Rise and Fall of NXIVM (Toni Natalie)
Underground: The Tokyo Gas Attack and the Japanese Psyche (Haruki Murakami)
Waco: A Survivor's Story (David Thibodeau)

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