Poor bedtime reading choices

I finished reading Leviathan Wakes so I needed another bedtime book. I foolishly brought home this book:


I mean, I should have known it was going to bother me. When I read Mindhunter earlier this year, it gave me the willies. But this book has such a long wait list because of all the press around it – the fact that the author was right about the identity of the killer, that she tragically died before seeing him convicted – so I knew I only had three weeks to get through it so I was like “You gotta read it all the time to finish it!”

But I think I’m going to just have to make it a lunch break book. Two nights in a row I have woken myself up, convinced I heard something, too scared to move. I know it is just my mind, but in that half awake/half asleep daze of 3am, I’m just terrified. I really had to pee last night too but I just could not bring myself to get up and out of bed.

I think it is because it is a true crime book. I could read scary stories with monsters and sleep fine. This is why I only read them if they are really good.

So for my safety and my sanity, this one can only be read in the daylight!

Have you ever read anything that made it hard for you to sleep at night or haunted you during the day?

Review: Madison Square Tragedy: The Murder of Stanford White

Madison Square Tragedy: The Murder of Stanford White
Madison Square Tragedy: The Murder of Stanford White by Rick Geary
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Another piece of American History/True Crime I knew nothing about and Rick Geary has once again enlightened me. Even though you know exactly who committed the crime from the first few pages, Geary does a great job letting the facts of each person’s life unfold in three chapters and then bringing it all together at the end.

And, as usual, you find the more things change, the more they really stay the same. Everything in this book could happen today.

For more Rick Geary book thoughts, check out my previous post.

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