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Sunday, August 30, 2020

The Killer's Shadow - by John Douglas

 The Killer's Shadow by John Douglas starts off great. Most of this book focuses on Joseph Paul Franklin and takes us through the late 70's right up to present day. 

Compared to Douglas's other books I've read, this one seemed a bit bogged down in repetition and I found myself skimming the many chapters detailing Franklin's many, many, trials. 

Still, a good book. One thing that disappointed me, however, what that Mr. Douglas brought up the political climate this year, and seems to buy into the propaganda that Conservatives are "racists." He used a talking point regarding President Trump, which has often been taken out of context. 

That was quite off putting to me, as I know many Black people that will be voting for President Trump, and they are not racist. 

I felt that Mr. Douglas singled out one type of hate crime, but failed anywhere to mention that there are hate crimes committed by Black People, Muslims, Left Groups, etc. 

For an "investigator" such as Mr. Douglas, I would truly hope he researches how President Trump has helped  many people of all different races, genders, and religion. 

Thank you to NetGalley for this ARC. - Release Date 11/17/20

How to Sleep by Rafael Pelayo Pub Date: 08 Dec 2020

 I have chronic insomnia - so this was a very helpful book to me. 

Mr. Pelayo wrote in such a way it was charming and the chapters flowed with ease. 

What set this book apart from other books I've read is that Pelayo thinks good sleep is more than just "good sleep hygiene (which I have heard from COUNTLESS doctors). 

The book delves into our brains, and explains how sleep works (and doesn't work). 

I also appreciated that there was a section on dreams. 

One thing not really covered is shift work. Many in my family are first responders  and they deal with shift work that changes every two weeks. 

A quick read but chock full of information.