How on earth has this week gone by so quickly? Well, at least I had time to read a bunch of books..
This week The Essential Books to Understanding.. covered candidate Bernie Sanders, a short collection of very interesting books that will help you understanding the man and the politician who’s running for president. (Previously The Essential Books To Understanding Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump).
Beyond politics I am a True Crime enthusiast, Dead Ends by Joseph Michael Reynolds is one of my favourite books about Aileen Wuornos. Written by the Reuters reporter who initially broke the story, in 1990, Dead Ends is the firsthand account of Wuornos’s capture, trial, and sentencing to death by lethal injection, that goes deep down where nobody ever before.
The “word of the week” has been “Brexit”. On June 23 Britons were called to vote about whether the United Kingdom should remain a member of the European Union or leave it for good. A State of Independency by Mark Brolin will give you an objective and critical analysis of what’s really going on in the Old Country and why Brexit is good.
Don’t get a job, live your dream by Scott Haug, a new sel-help book, contains 7 important reasons that will help convince you to live the life you truly want to live.
The Crow Girl by Erik Axl Sund has been a real challenge for me to read..784 pages of a really dark and disturbed psychological thriller. Epic but well written.
Something different that took me out of my comfort zone: poetry. Djinni Hunter by Thomas Kozumplik is a splendid collection of poems that I am still enjoying.
Well, readers.. that would be all for now! As always, feel free to comment and share your best books of the week. Happy week and happy reading!
Dead Ends. The Pursuit, Conviction, and Execution of Serial Killer Aileen Wuornos, by Joseph Michael Reynolds
A lot has been said about Aileen Wuornos, the cold blood woman who killed seven men in Florida between 1989 and 1990. Abused as a teen, deep damaged, and mentally disturbed, Aileen never allowed herself to be weak, until her last day in prison.
Written by Joseph Michael Reynolds -the Reuters reporter who initially broke the story, in 1990, Dead Ends is the firsthand account of Wuornos’s capture, trial, and sentencing to death by lethal injection, that goes deep down where nobody ever before.
When police in Florida’s Volusia County were called to investigate the murder of Richard Mallory, whose gunshot-ridden body had been found in the woods just north of Daytona Beach in December 1989, their search led them to a string of dead ends before the trail went cold six months later. During the spring and summer of 1990, the bodies of six more middle-aged white men were discovered—all in secluded areas near their abandoned vehicles, all but one shot dead with a .22 caliber pistol—and all without any suspects, motives, or leads.
The police speculated that the murders were connected, but they never anticipated what they’d soon discover: The killings were the work of a single culprit, Aileen Wuornos, one of the first women to ever fit the profile of a serial killer. With the cooperation of her former lover and accomplice, Tyria Moore, the police were able to solicit a confession from Wuornos about her months-long killing spree along Florida’s interstate highways. The nation was quickly swept up in the drama of her trial and the media dubbed her the “Damsel of Death” as horrifying details of her past as a prostitute and drifter emerged.
Someone once said “[..] how much suffering one person can inflict upon another before creating a monster”. Sometimes “monsters” are just people who need help. Aileen “Lee” Wournos needed help.
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Hello fellow readers.. and Happy Memorial Weekend! In case you are looking for something to read, here’s what I have been reading during my week.
Just let me tell you this week has been great! I have literally devoured True Crime Addict, the story of Maura Murray beautifully written by James Renner. If you like true crime, this one is honest, fascinating and…addictive. A sincere account of one of the most complicated and mysterious disappearance in America.
Historical Fiction meets time traveling in Indiana Belle and The Mine by John A. Heldt, two absolute page turner.
Another true crime caught my attention: Brady and Hindley by Fred Harrison. A young couple, gruesome murders and a crime so horrendous that will remain cheseled on the collective psyche of a nation long after the perpetrators are gone.
Generation X or Generation Y? Who are the Millennials? and what’s their role in modern society? Take a look at the best books that can help you understand.
101 Job Interview Questions You’ll never Fear Again by James Reed is a must have! Reed reveals what interviewers are asking and gives you the best possible answers to ace your job interview!
That’s all for now! Until next time! Happy reading!
True Crime Addict, by James Renner
When I walk into a bookstore, the first place I go is the TRUE CRIME shelves. As a matter of fact I have a pretty strong background in criminal justice and criminology myself, I am a true crime enthusiast and a serial killer junkie.
So when I saw James Renner’s new book “True Crime Addict” I knew I had to have it! No kidding! Renner is probably one of the best true crime journalist I have ever read. His prose is honest, sincere and he’s not afraid to write the truth.
James Renner’s obsession with true crime began when he first saw a missing girl -Amy Mihaljevic- on a poster all over his neighborhood. That obsession leads James to a successful career as an investigative journalist.
In 2004 Maura Murray, a UMass student, went missing after wrecking her car in rural New Hampshire. In 2011 James began his investigation, he uncovers numerous important and shocking new clues about what may have happened to Maura, but also finds himself in increasingly dangerous situations.
An absorbing, addictive accounting of one of the most complicated mysterious disappearance in America.
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