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PHOENIX (CBS5) -
It appears Arizona convicted killer Jodi Arias has launched a book club while awaiting her sentence for her ex-boyfriend's death.
There's a website with her reviews of books she has read behind bars. Some of the books include To Kill a Mockingbird and Memoirs of a Geisha.
"I just finished ‘To Kill a Mockingbird,' which I managed to avoid reading in HS. I understand now why it's a classic. It was a good read. This author, now elderly and nearly blind and deaf, was conned out of her royalties for a period, but won them back in a recent legal battle. Good for her! There is so much quotable material in this book. A few that stuck out to me: ‘The one place a man ought to get a square deal is in a courtroom, be he any color of the rainbow, but people have a way of carrying their resentment right into the jury box.' (Atticus Finch) and, ‘It's never an insult to be called what somebody thinks is a bad name. It just shows you how poor that person is, it doesn't hurt you.' (Atticus Finch). I cried three times reading this book," writes Arias on Jodispage.com.
Her Twitter page that is run by a friend stated, "Send me no more books. I'm max'd out. They'll get returned."
In January, artwork supposedly created by Arias was up for auction on eBay by her supporters in an effort to help raise money for her family's travel expenses and other fees, according to the auction listings. [Related: Drawings by accused murderer Jodi Arias sell on eBay]
Arias is awaiting her retrial for the penalty phase of her case.
On May 8, a Maricopa County jury found her guilty of first-degree murder in the death of her ex-boyfriend, Travis Alexander.
Alexander was killed at his Mesa home in June of 2008. At first Arias said she was not there at the time of his death. She then told detectives home intruders killed him while she was there. She later told authorities she killed Alexander in self-defense.
After a high-profile and lengthy trial, the jury convicted her but could not reach an agreement on whether to give Arias life in prison or the death penalty and the jury ruled a mistrial.
Sunday, December 1 2013 9:19 PM EST2013-12-02 02:19:50 GMT
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Wednesday, November 6 2013 2:55 PM EST2013-11-06 19:55:15 GMT
A judge in Phoenix has denied Jodi Arias' request to fire her lead attorney. Judge Sherry Stephens of Maricopa County Superior Court issued a brief order saying she explained her reasons for the denialMore >>
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Friday, August 30 2013 8:59 PM EDT2013-08-31 00:59:05 GMT
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Jodi Arias' lawyers are asking a judge to sequester the jury in her second trial to shield them from the intense publicity that surrounded her first trial.More >>
Wednesday, August 21 2013 8:33 PM EDT2013-08-22 00:33:40 GMT
Jodi Arias (Source: CBS 5 News)
Jodi Arias' attorneys want a judge to allow them to monitor the Twitter accounts of jurors seated in her murder trial to be certain panelists aren't using social media to communicate details about theMore >>
Jodi Arias' attorneys want a judge to allow them to monitor the Twitter accounts of jurors seated in her murder trial to be certain panelists aren't using social media to communicate details about the case.More >>
Friday, August 9 2013 3:15 PM EDT2013-08-09 19:15:43 GMT
Jodi Arias (Source: CBS 5 News)
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Prosecutor Juan Martinez (Source: CBS 5 News)
The prosecutor in the Jodi Arias case has asked a judge to reject her attorneys' request to delay until next year the retrial of the penalty phase in her case. Prosecutor Juan Martinez says in court filingsMore >>
Prosecutor Juan Martinez claims none of the reasons for the postponement that were offered by Jodi Arias' attorneys warrants a postponement.More >>
Wednesday, May 29 2013 6:23 PM EDT2013-05-29 22:23:59 GMT
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The Arizona Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal on whether a judge improperly allowed prosecutors to seek a death sentence for Jodi Arias in the 2008 stabbing and shooting of her former boyfriend,More >>
The Arizona Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal filed by Jodi Arias.More >>