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Mary's Books

I have loved to read since I was little. I would borrow many books from the library and still borrow to this day, but I also purchase books (mostly for my kids) and freebies on Kindle. I read as much as I can daily. Sometimes I read several books at one time. I don't have a preference of paper book over an ebook, I just love to read. Keeping lists of what I have read is a good way for me to remember. 

Currently reading

Murder at the Book Group
Maggie King
Holidays Can Be Murder
Janet Sailor, Connie Shelton
Churchill's Secret Agent: A Novel Based on a True Story
Linda Ciampoli, Max Ciampoli
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
Mary Ann Shaffer, Annie Barrows
Girl Missing
Tess Gerritsen
Thirteen Chocolates (A Chandler's Chocolate Box Mystery Book 1)
agatha chocolats
All Fudged Up
Nancy CoCo
The Devotional Bible: Experiencing The Heart of Jesus
Max Lucado
Progress: 51 %
Cover to Cover: Through the Bible in 365 Days
John A Carroll
Progress: 60 %

Long Way Down

Long Way Down - Jason Reynolds Wow! Just Wow! A very fast read. It was a current version of S. E. Hinton's "The Outsiders" but set in a different era with different events. Will has just witnessed the death of his only brother, his favorite brother. As he listens to his mother grieving through the night, he remembers the rules, the rules his brother taught him. He finds the gun that his brother has hidden in his dresser and takes and keeps it under his pillow. He plots revenge on the person he believes killed his brother. When he gets onto the elevator to start his revenge, the elevator stops on every floor with another person, that he knows, or had a relationship with, getting on and telling him a story, trying to get him to go back to his apartment. The book is a very fast read, helped by the way it is written, like a poem, an ode. I highly recommend this book. The author did a fabulous job on this story talking about revenge and how revenge doesn't stop the killing but continues the killing.