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Lures You In Just Like a Multi-Chapter Fan Fiction

The murders unfold. P. 237.

Even though self swore — swore — when beginning In Cold Blood, that when she got to an account of the murders, she would stop reading, the more she read, the more complacent she became, the more she became invested in the characters. 291 more words

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IN COLD BLOOD, pp. 232 - 233

It’s the day after Christmas, for heavens sake, George Michael has died, and self is barreling through In Cold Blood.

It’s a great book. The characters — the two murderers and the four detectives whose seven weeks of patient chasing down of all manner of clues finally led to the arrest of Dick Hickok and Perry Smith for the murder of the Clutter family — are like players in a Greek tragedy (The fact that they arrested the right men: what a piece of luck! 279 more words

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“I simply do not admire a man who puts up a barbed wire fence.”

‘Sook’, in “A Christmas Memory”, by Truman Capote

This is one of my very favorite Christmas stories, and the character, “Sook” is someone I feel very close to. 

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BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S. (1961) REVIEW BY SANDRA HARRIS.

BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S. (1961) BASED ON THE NOVELLA BY TRUMAN CAPOTE. DIRECTED BY BLAKE EDWARDS. MUSIC BY HENRY MANCINI.

STARRING AUDREY HEPBURN, GEORGE PEPPARD, PATRICIA NEAL, MARTIN BALSAM, BUDDY EBSEN, MICKEY ROONEY AND ‘ORANGEY’ THE CAT. 1,675 more words

A Christmas Memory

It’s not a poem, but it’s so beautifully written it might as well be.

Between bad Christmas music and overfilled shopping malls and dreading the food cause it’ll ruin your diet, it’s easy to forget the real meaning of Christmas. 4,985 more words

Poetry Tuesday

One Christmas

…To believe in magic

“Of course there is a Santa Claus!
It’s just that no single somebody could do all he has to do.

So the Universe has spread the task among us all. 31 more words

Mind Fragments

IN COLD BLOOD, p. 150

Self is full speed ahead on this book.

The excerpt below is about Alvin Dewey, lead detective on the Clutter murders.

He’s stepped into a coffee shop and gets heckled: 157 more words

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