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review 2018-08-24 15:24
Must try harder
Lord Ravenscar's Inconvenient Bethrothal - Lara Temple

I get it, consent was a bit more problematic in the period but nowadays you have to respect the "no means no" line in a story.  Our hero failing to win the heroine with words but breaking into her room at night and knowing that despite her protests she wants him, to be honest wasn't comfortable reading.

 

Despite some problems I had with it overall I enjoyed it, the problematic bits jarred me from an otherwise good read.

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review 2018-08-19 06:00
The Road to Jonestown
The Road to Jonestown: Jim Jones and Peoples Temple - Jeff Guinn

This was a well researched, well written book that really had me from page one. It was packed with details I didn't know already.

 

The story of the Peoples Temple is one of utter tragedy because I honestly believe most of those people really did just want a better world. But I will never truly know how to feel about Jones. Was he always evil? Or did he just turn into a wicked man through corruption? None of us will ever know because he was a man of contradictions. In the end, he was a murderer and that is what we all remember him for.

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text 2018-08-18 17:19
Reading progress update: I've read 347 out of 468 pages.
The Road to Jonestown: Jim Jones and Peoples Temple - Jeff Guinn

This man was so hung up on suicide, but not just regular "selfish" suicide. Nooooo. Killing yourself for his cause, which is different. 

 

I am going to add here that I am a suicidal personality and I stay medicated. For those of us that are genuinely sick, we don't consider it selfish but relieving not only ourselves but society of us. I detest people who do not understand suicide thinking it's either self-centered or grandiose ala 13 Reasons Why.

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text 2018-08-17 20:49
Reading progress update: I've read 240 out of 468 pages.
The Road to Jonestown: Jim Jones and Peoples Temple - Jeff Guinn

"...Amos said that to prove her gratitude to the Temple and its leader, she would only feed her three children birdseed so that the money she saved on more traditional food could be donated to Temple programs."

 

1. And CPS was gloriously born.

 

2. Not even a bird can survive on just birdseed. I should know. Danny has to eat veggies, seed, pellets and sometimes even meat.

 

3. "traditional" food

 

4. Wtf?

 

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text 2018-08-16 01:40
Reading progress update: I've read 130 out of 468 pages.
The Road to Jonestown: Jim Jones and Peoples Temple - Jeff Guinn

Ah, there's the Jones we all know and effing despise. He finally came out to play.

 

 

This guy was nuttier than a bag of pecans.

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