This Week’s Reading Update: March 11th

Hey, friends! Happy Friday to everyone. I’m just posting a quick reading update because writing a review this morning isn’t going to happen. I’m just not in the mood today! 😉

Here’s what I reviewed recently:

Review for: Reminders of Him by Colleen Hoover

Review for Shabby Sunday: The Book of a Thousand Poems

I also finished:

The Babysitter by Liza Rodman and Jennifer Jordan

This book was crazy disturbing. It’s the story of Tony Costas, a serial killer from the 60s. The book is part narrative and part nonfiction, which I loved. The author, Liza Rodman, actually had encounters with him as a child. I’ve aways been a huge true-crime fan, but some of the details in this book did me in. It’s one of those books that you try to stop reading because it’s just too much, but you can’t. It’s thought-provoking.


Growing up on Cape Cod in the 1960s, Liza Rodman was a lonely little girl. During the summers, while her mother worked days in a local motel and danced most nights in the Provincetown bars, her babysitter—the kind, handsome handyman at the motel where her mother worked—took her and her sister on adventures in his truck.

But there was one thing she didn’t know; their babysitter was a serial killer.

Some of his victims were buried—in pieces—right there, in his garden in the woods. Though Tony Costa’s gruesome case made screaming headlines in 1969 and beyond, Liza never made the connection between her friendly babysitter and the infamous killer of numerous women, including four in Massachusetts, until decades later.

Haunted by nightmares and horrified by what she learned, Liza became obsessed with the case. Now, she and cowriter Jennifer Jordan reveal the chilling and unforgettable true story of a charming but brutal psychopath through the eyes of a young girl who once called him her friend.

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