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 Post subject: Re: And what are we reading now?
PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2012 12:12 am 
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I am reading a book on the Green River killer. I never remember the name of ebooks. Why I picked this, I don't know. Why I am sucked in, I don't know. I hate true crime books. They make me sad, creep me out, and give me the willies. Yet I can't stop reading this, and now want to read the book written by the other guy who was heavily involved in the investigations.

Ick. I'll read something so happy it will make me puke rainbows after this.


Are you reading Riverman by Bob Keppel? The same Bob Keppel who was the lead detective on the Ted (Bundy) Squad in '74?! The same Bob Keppel whose class on serial murder I took at the UW extension about 15 years ago?

Or a different Green River book?

Man, all I ever got was two lectures with Bob Keppel. My sister majored in Society & Justice at UW, though, and he taught a credit course in that department just called "Murder."

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2012 12:36 am 
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I am reading a book on the Green River killer. I never remember the name of ebooks. Why I picked this, I don't know. Why I am sucked in, I don't know. I hate true crime books. They make me sad, creep me out, and give me the willies. Yet I can't stop reading this, and now want to read the book written by the other guy who was heavily involved in the investigations.

Ick. I'll read something so happy it will make me puke rainbows after this.


Are you reading Riverman by Bob Keppel? The same Bob Keppel who was the lead detective on the Ted (Bundy) Squad in '74?! The same Bob Keppel whose class on serial murder I took at the UW extension about 15 years ago?

Or a different Green River book?


Chasing the Devil by Sherrif David Somebody. It is well written and focuses more on the victims and the actual investigation than the crime details.

I might read the Keppel book next.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2012 3:11 am 
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I'm confused! I'm reading City of Shadows by Jack Conner and I thought I found that in someone's book list on Goodreads. But now I can't find the book on Goodreads anymore. Or the author. Dun dun dun mystery.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 12:08 pm 
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After reading Looking for Alaska and An Abundance of Katherines, I'm now on The Fault in Our Stars. I'm about halfway through, and I can safely say it's my favorite John Green novel. The main character, Hazel, has an advanced stage of thyroid cancer, which is making me feel all these FEELINGS. I mostly feel lucky that my thyroid cancer was caught relatively early and has been pretty well managed for the last 12 years, but it is also dragging up a lot of memories I thought I'd forgotten. Hospital induced amnesia, man.

I'm at a standstill in Clash of Kings; haven't made any progress since the last time I was in this thread. Still reading American Gods, too. I want to spend a day and just power through the rest of it, because I really like the world of it. Curious to see what the TV show will bring. Since it's supposed to be on HBO, I have faith.

Oh. As soon as I'm caught up with Supernatural, I'm going to make it a point to spend more time reading instead of marathoning television shows in my minuscule free time. Barreling through all this YA is making me thirst for more of the written word, though I notice I read a lot slower than I did when I was a kid. I still love YA as much as I did then.

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lavawitch wrote:
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I am reading a book on the Green River killer. I never remember the name of ebooks. Why I picked this, I don't know. Why I am sucked in, I don't know. I hate true crime books. They make me sad, creep me out, and give me the willies. Yet I can't stop reading this, and now want to read the book written by the other guy who was heavily involved in the investigations.

Ick. I'll read something so happy it will make me puke rainbows after this.


Are you reading Riverman by Bob Keppel? The same Bob Keppel who was the lead detective on the Ted (Bundy) Squad in '74?! The same Bob Keppel whose class on serial murder I took at the UW extension about 15 years ago?

Or a different Green River book?


Chasing the Devil by Sherrif David Somebody. It is well written and focuses more on the victims and the actual investigation than the crime details.

I might read the Keppel book next.


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So should I read Riverman?

Just starting Finding Amelia, about the Earhart search. ITunes is giving me fits and not downloading the full book though. I should have bought the hard copy.

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Riverman's pretty cool. A lot of it is about Keppel's converations/letters (I forget) with Ted Bundy about the Green River Killer. Bundy wanted to share his insights and help/"help" Keppel.

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The Long Earth turns out to be mostly frontier literature disguised as SF. So not my cup of tea. I hope it will get better when the big central mystery is revealed, but right now, I'm not loving it.


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I just finished England's Dreaming. It was a lot denser than I expected from a Sex Pistols bio - I guess I just don't really expect theory in band bios. It was good, though, and really helped me to understand the context of British punk.

Now I'm reading A Brief History of Britain: 1485 - 1660. It actually seems to be a faster read than England's Dreaming, which is good since I'm now a couple weeks behind on my reading list. :\

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Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. I keep wanting to break into songs from Big River.


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Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.

One of my favorite books of all time.

I'm reading All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy, definitely enjoying it. Next I'm going to start Portrait of a Lady by Henry James, my mom and I agreed to start a mini book club and discuss the book with eachother.

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 Post subject: Re: And what are we reading now?
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*sigh* Mind not blown by The Long Earth. Since I don't know when the book I'm desperately waiting for will arrive, I'm quickly re-reading both of Neil Gaiman's Death comicbooks while I wait. I simply can't not read.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 5:21 am 
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So should I read Riverman?

Just starting Finding Amelia, about the Earhart search. ITunes is giving me fits and not downloading the full book though. I should have bought the hard copy.



Oooooooh if you're looking for more Green River lit, there's a graphic novel called Green River Killer by Jeff Jensen, the son of Detective Jensen. It focuses a lot on Jensen's experience and doesn't glorify Ridgway or the killings at all, which I really liked.

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I have to read Metaphors We Live by by George Lakoff and Mark Johnson. Preferably over the weekend.
Let's see how that goes. I've had a couple of peeks inside, and it looks readable and stimulating.


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This morning I've been reading 'Environment and Politics', but that's just for uni heh. I'm not reading a book for pleasure at this very moment, but I finished The Picture of Dorian Gray the other day... I can't decide what to read next though, it should probably be a Spanish book but I'm not sure if I can be bothered. Bought a few English books the other day on eBay, might just wait till they come.


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I finished the Scottie Fitzgerald bio and it was pretty good, you know. Nothing too new to me, but I'm obsessed reading about FSF.

I'm starting the Linda Wagner-Martin Zelda book now. Just no time for much reading lately! Reading some poems though so I can have some quick little blasts here and there, but no time for books lately.

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Finally started "Dexter in the Dark". Annnd my books are due like, two days ago. I feel like a poop.


I always feel okay about getting my books back to the library because it forces me to contribute financially. One time I was a day late and the guy wouldn't let me pay my 5¢ and I got kind of mad at him.

I'm reading Shadows by Ilsa Bick, the second in the Ashes trilogy.


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