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I like reading books about war dogs, shipwrecks, and lady aviators.

Currently reading

The Rainbow Comes and Goes: A Mother and Son On Life, Love, and Loss
Gloria Vanderbilt, Anderson Cooper
Living Dead Girl - Elizabeth Scott

...Yowza. This book is heavy and, despite what the blurb on the back says, pretty damn hopeless. It's the story of a girl kidnapped and held captive by a pedophile for five years. That should give you a pretty good idea of what to expect. It's graphic and hard to read. It's quite short, less than 200 sparse pages, but I had to put it down several times, just because it's so emotionally wracking. 


I actually read this once before, years ago for an Young Adult lit class. I picked it up again after seeing someone talking about it online. I was surprised that I had completely misremembered the ending. In my mind, I had rewritten a much more hopeful outcome, and maybe because of that, I felt myself more deeply affected by the story this time around.