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Eat Only When You're Hungry
Eat Only When You're Hungry | Lindsay Hunter
A father searches for his addict son while grappling with his own choices as a parent (and as a user of sorts)In Lindsay Hunter s achingly funny, fiercely honest second novel, Eat Only When You re Hungry, we meet Greg an overweight fifty-eight-year-old and the father of Greg Junior, GJ, who has been missing for three weeks. GJ s been an addict his whole adult life, disappearing for days at a time, but for some reason this absence feels different, and Greg has convinced himself that he s the only one who can find his son. So he rents an RV and drives from his home in West Virginia to the outskirts of Orlando, Florida, the last place GJ was seen. As we travel down the streets of the bizarroland that is Florida, the urgency to find GJ slowly recedes into the background, and the truths about Greg s mistakes as a father, a husband, a man are uncovered.In Eat Only When You re Hungry, Hunter elicits complex sympathy for her characters, asking the reader to take a closer look at the way we think about addiction why we demonize the junkie but turn a blind eye to drinking a little too much or eating too much and the fallout of failing ourselves."
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KatieDid927
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Day 2 - 🍬🍫🍕🍭🍪🍩🍟🍰

#7days7covers #covercrush

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Megabooks
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Pickpick

I wanted this book to be beautiful. I remembered it as beautiful. But it‘s messy because life as an addict and life with an addict is chaos.

I was not a fan of My 600 lb Life when I first read this for the #botmchallenge, but Greg and GJ‘s lives mirror so many parent-child relationships you see on that show. Sometimes I can‘t bear to watch people fall deeper into their addictions and dysfunction, though.

#BFC #BookFitnessChallenge Book 2/8

L_auren I liked this book. I also used to like My 600 Lb Life but after a while it bummed me out too much 9mo
Megabooks @L_auren This season has been especially horrible. I don‘t know if I can keep watching. 9mo
Bookwormjillk Yikes, sounds troubling. Good work on the challenge though. 9mo
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wanderinglynn I watched an episode, but it‘s not my show at all. But yay for you for getting another book done for #BFC! 🙌🏻 9mo
Megabooks @Bookwormjillk It‘s a hard read. I read it so differently each time. It‘s really heartbreaking. 9mo
Megabooks @wanderinglynn Thanks. I enjoyed the first 4-5 seasons of 600 lb because Dr. Now was so much more positive, but he yells so much, and there‘s this terrible counselor that just has them talk about painful stuff and doesn‘t seem to follow up. I looked her up through the licensing board in Texas, and I had never heard of either of the schools she went to. 🤷🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️ 9mo
Megabooks @Bookwormjillk Thank you re: the challenge!! 😁 You, too @wanderinglynn 😁👍🏻 9mo
Caterina Sounds like a tough read! Good job getting 1/4 of the way there with your book goals! 9mo
Megabooks @Caterina Thank you! I‘m so glad you‘re feeling well enough to go walking! Good day! 😊💙👍🏻 9mo
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Cinfhen
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#TimbitTunes Major 👂🏼🐛🎵 Greg senior a corpulent man, with a #constantcraving for sugary confections (savory, too) sets out on a quest to locate his son Greg Jr ( whom he annoyingly refers to as GJ ) an addict who‘s been missing for 3 weeks. For me, this book was a pan...I found the plot aimless, the writing uneven and the characters bland & detached. Plus, the initials GJ are f%cking annoying as hell. Best part was the cover design 🍩🍭🍰🍬🍪

BarbaraBB Okay. I unstack this book immediately! 13mo
Cinfhen But @Reviewsbylola LOVED IT!!!! @BarbaraBB 😝🤪🤷🏼‍♀️ 13mo
BarbaraBB I remember that her review made me stack it but I need to cut down on my TBR so a review like this one is just helpful 😂 13mo
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TrishB Not stacked! 13mo
Cinfhen I think it‘s ok to miss this book @BarbaraBB @TrishB but @Reviewsbylola might feel differently 🤷‍♀️ 13mo
8little_paws On the contrary I loved it as well! Lol. 13mo
Cinfhen I think it‘s an either or type of read @8little_paws 😝 13mo
TheKidUpstairs GJ would be incredibly annoying to say... 13mo
Reviewsbylola Yup I loved this book! @Cinfhen @BarbaraBB It was one of my top books of 2017 BUT I agree that GJ was horrendous. Such a clunky “name”, why?! 13mo
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nomadreader
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Next up for #ATY2019, a book with one of the five W's in the title

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KatieDid927
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Pickpick

Wins my award for Best Cover Ever. Irreverent story about appetites, addiction and family.

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BlameJennyJane
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I‘m finally get around to posting this month‘s #BOTM action. I‘m taking #Ghosted on vacation with me and looking forward to it. I can‘t remember why I added the tagged book though... and that was just a week ago. Have you read it? Thoughts?

ohyeahthatgirl I've not read this one, but I live Lindsay Hunter. So gritty. 2y
BlameJennyJane @ohyeahthatgirl I haven‘t read her before but I love gritty! Thanks for the author endorsement! 2y
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Reviewsbylola
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emilyhaldi Wow. Top 4?!?! 🤯 2y
Cinfhen Another book I really didn‘t care for😂😂I‘m with @emilyhaldi 🤯 2y
Kalalalatja That cover is amazing 😋😋😋 2y
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8little_paws I got your back, I really really liked this!! How the mc sloooooowly becomes self aware. 2y
Reviewsbylola Thank you! I knew it would be an unpopular opinion but I loved it. @8little_paws 2y
Reviewsbylola I wanted to specifically pick books that were published in 2017 or 2018. @emilyhaldi @Cinfhen My list probably would have been different otherwise. 2y
Reviewsbylola It‘s one of my favorite covers. So well done! @Kalalalatja 2y
Cinfhen Fair enough....and it is a great cover 🍿🍭🍩🍰🍪🍫 2y
Mdargusch Hmm. I started this, put it down, and never picked it up again. I need to finish to see if I‘m team @Cinfhen @emilyhaldi or team @Reviewsbylola 🤷🏼‍♀️ 2y
Reviewsbylola Its a pretty quick read @Mdargusch 2y
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Laughterhp
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1. I haven‘t read this book yet, but I believe it is centered around food.
2. Potatoes / French fries
3. Mushrooms 🤮
4. Christmas! I love Ham and my mom makes custard pie, which is my fav!
5. Not Your Average Joes - they are really great with dealing with gluten free!

#ManicMonday

JoScho French fries 🍟❤️ 2y
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Jess7
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1. #EatOnlyWhenYoureHungry is ..”brimming with the same visceral regret and joy that leak from the fast food Greg inhales. [This book] is a wild and biting study of addiction, perseverance, and the insurmountable struggle to change..” I haven‘t read this one yet, but the cover is pretty.
2. Mexican and Italian food. I could live on either
3. Indian food
4. Thanksgiving (love all the casseroles!)
5. Nada (good food and fun atmosphere)

#ManicMonday

iamChandra @Jess7 do you like Indian food? 2y
Jess7 I‘ve had a couple things and they were ok. It‘s not my favorite. @iamdarthvader , but I feel like my taste buds change pretty often so who knows, maybe I just haven‘t had the right dish yet. 2y
iamChandra @Jess7 yes you haven't ate right Indian food. If you have eaten then you haven't said that. I request you to try it. 2y
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rohit-sawant Looking forward to the tagged book! Indian food is not for everyone! 😂 And you're definitely not beholden to try it because people on the internet are touchy. :) 2y
MinDea I love Thanksgiving. We do a mid year Thanksgiving dinner with friends cause I LOVE stuffing and mashed potatoes! 2y
MinDea 🤣🤣🤣🤣 @rohit-sawant I absolutely love Indian food. But I agree it's not for everyone, just like sushi isn't, or Thai or even good ole fashioned American food. I love Mexican and Italian food too. Pasta and Bread is my favorite food group! 2y
rohit-sawant @MinDea 😁 Yes to pasta & bread! 🙌🏻 I haven't had Italian or Mexican yet (I rarely go out much) but hope to try it some time in the future! As Hannibal says, you can't force a feast, it must present itself. 😋 2y
MinDea @rohit-sawant how have you never tried either? Are you not in the US? 2y
rohit-sawant @MinDea I'm in Mumbai! There are countless restaurants here that serve global cuisines, the city is a cultural melting pot, especially when it comes to food, but it can be expensive & I'd rather have more books! 😊 2y
MinDea Ha! @rohit-sawant! Totally understand! 2y
JoScho I could eat Mexican food everyday! ❤️ 2y
darklydreaming Yes to #2 🙋‍♀️ 2y
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AVChrista
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Sounds like a fun, quick read. Who doesn‘t want to roadtrip and eat fast food?!? ;)

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saguarosally
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Greg is fat. Every other page, Greg is fat. Thanks for the reminder, I might have forgotten.

Still interesting but HEY GREG IS FAT!!!

DGRachel Ugh. I hate getting hit over the head with repetition. 2y
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MicheleinPhilly
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Mehso-so

For a book that was only about 200 pages, it just felt sort of endless. There was some good stuff here about addiction and family but overall, I never really cared about Greg or his son.

Redwritinghood Agree. I was really disappointed with this book. 2y
emilyhaldi I echo your sentiments exactly!! It was about 200 pages too long... 2y
MicheleinPhilly @Redwritinghood @emilyhaldi I also called Greg Junior Gigi in my head because I refused to wrap my brain and tongue around that AWFUL nickname. 2y
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emilyhaldi Omg yes! @MicheleinPhilly we had a discussion about the stupidity of that nickname @Reviewsbylola 2y
Reviewsbylola Yes GJ was so impossible to wrap my head around. What was the author thinking?!? But despite that, I loved this one! 2y
Cinfhen Hated the nickname too and I was very underwhelmed by this book, it was close to a pan.... 2y
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MicheleinPhilly
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Caught a HORRIBLE bug in NY. Thankfully this little nugget doesn‘t mind mouth breathers. 🤒

EvieBee Oh no! Feel better. But what cute company you have. 2y
stacybmartin Feel better soon! 💜 2y
Jas16 Hope you feel better soon 2y
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TheLibrarian Feel better! 2y
LauraBeth 💕💕 2y
eanderson Oh no!!! Get some rest and hope you feel better soon! 2y
ValerieAndBooks Hope the puppy snuggles help you feel a bit better until you‘re 100% again! 2y
cathysaid DON'T INFECT PICKLES! 🐶😷🐶 Oh, and I hope you feel better, too. 😁 2y
[DELETED] 3803335244 Feel better soon 2y
ScientistSam Hope you feel better soon! 2y
Mimi28 Feel better soon!! I‘m getting over a bad cold myself. I saw something on Instagram about national pickles day, but I wasn‘t sure if it was today or yesterday. I thought of you, but I didn‘t want to be a day late! Lol 😂 feel better!! ❤️❤️ 2y
Captivatedbybooks My boss just came from NY this weekend and she with 15 others in her group got food poisoning 2y
LauraBrook Ugh, I‘m sorry you‘re feeling so badly. But glad Nurse Pickles is on the job. 2y
MicheleinPhilly @Captivatedbybooks 😖I love New York but there are too many germs! And they are SUPER germs. I wash and Purell like a boss. They still got me. 😕 2y
LeahBergen Oh no!! That sucks. Damned germy people. 😡 2y
Megabooks I am so sorry! Feel better soon! 2y
Cinfhen Feel better 😘 (edited) 2y
Litlady Hope you're feeling better! I bet Pickles is a great comfort/healer! 🤒🐶🐾❣🤗 2y
TrishB Hope you're feeling better 💓 2y
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Cwade
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Mehso-so
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Laughterhp
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#Candy I know I used this book the other day for the same type of prompt, but it‘s really the only fitting book I have. Also found some candy in the freezer that I can‘t eat, it‘s not gluten free. #SpookyOctober

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Laughterhp
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#BooksAndCandy I don‘t actually eat a lot of candy, so I don‘t have any in the house. I found some maple candies from Vermont when I went there this summer though! Some books on my TBR for the month #RiotGrams

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Ashley_Nicoletto
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This is called "this book was due back at the library yesterday".

#mustreadfaster

I haven't even started it. ???‍♀️???‍♀️?

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks One reason I don‘t go to libraries! With my schedule I would never get books returned on time!! 2y
MarriedtoMrT Me. All the time! 2y
Ashley_Nicoletto @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I've been going less and less recently. I think once I've returned what I have checked out now I may read from my TBR for a while. I'm always late on the return. 2y
cariashley 😂 2y
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LibrarianRenee
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Trying to catch up on my BOTM club.

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Kay123
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Blankets and books 💛🍁📚🐶

JillR What a nice view! 🌿🍁 2y
Bookcation74 Fantastic picture! 2y
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mrozzz
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Pickpick

Intensely introspective. A constant state of TMI. So uncomfortable to read but brief sparks of beautiful revelations provide a light in the muck. Provide some hope in the overly relatable hardships presented here.

Hunter managed to seamlessly switch between past & present without confusion. Ultimately I think this compact novel is a gritty gem. Would happily snatch up another story by her. 👍🏻

emilyhaldi Totally TMI 😂 unfortunately I seem to be on the minority on this one. It just didn't grip me 🤷🏻‍♀️ 2y
bookloo 😅 So happy you liked it. I loved it. ❤️ 2y
mrozzz @emilyhaldi oh no I can easily see how anyone wouldn't like it since I almost bailed at 20 pages (mostly because nothing was happening). I was also sort of let down by the lack of closure in the ending but it ended up as a quick, engaging ride for me. 2y
mrozzz @bookloo 👌🏻🙃 totally strange and all its own! 2y
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mrozzz
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He got used to everything being upside down. All the blood rushed to his numb head. Everything numb, eyes closed against the floor of the sky.

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mrozzz
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Easily removed, forgotten, unnecessary. Was that how GJ felt too? Was that why it was so hard to conjure him, to envision his face, to see where he was? Houses remains houses. It had once felt like good news, a kind of freedom he wanted a beer now, painfully cold, to slice down his throat in a fizzing cavalcade. And another and another.

jbhops You're making me so hungry! 2y
eanderson Great picture!!! 2y
mrozzz @jbhops hahah 😋 @eanderson thanks! it's my favorite bagel place/bakery in Grand Central 👍🏻 2y
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mrozzz
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Nothing felt real, or maybe everything felt too real. Just gestures in the dark, no one knows how to work the flashlight. Or the movie projector. Or the sun was finally gone and the sky was a black wipe of nothingness. Or too muchness.

#favoriteline (of the day) #autumnreads

AThousandLives87 Heya Miss Lady...have you received anything in the mail by chance? 2y
mrozzz Hiya! 👋🏻 @AThousandLives87 I haven't been home in 4 days! I'll check 😉 2y
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mrozzz
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Pretty vile and cringeworthy so far....

Love the cover though. Fun to photograph.

MicheleinPhilly I find people's insistence on piling up on obviously full trash cans like that vile and cringeworthy. People do it here all the time. It makes me 😤😤😤. 2y
mrozzz Ugh I know @MicheleinPhilly too many people here. Or maybe need more sanitation workers too 2y
MicheleinPhilly We have a HUGE problem with people putting their household trash in public cans. And if the can is full, leaving it on the ground NEXT to the can. 😡 2y
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ReadingEnvy Like... In a good way? 2y
mrozzz @ReadingEnvy is that question for me? Lol it is yet to be determined! 2y
mrozzz @MicheleinPhilly I know... there's little to be done other than threaten fines-but they'd have to be caught. The best solution is probably more trash pickups 🤷🏼‍♀️ 2y
ReadingEnvy @mrozzz yeah haha. I've read this one and was definitely feeling a squick factor. 2y
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Redwritinghood
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Mehso-so

This has a pretty straightforward plot - man sets out to find his addict son who's been missing for a few weeks. It is about addiction, but it is also about bad, self-indulgent choices, as a romantic partner or as a parent. Self-denial plays a big part as well. I had expected more from the writing. How can a 209 page book use the verb "cheerse" 5 times when it's not even really a word? There also seemed to be no resolution at the end, good or bad.

Notafraidofwords It needed a lot of work. In my opinion this was a first draft of what could be a really good novel. 2y
Redwritinghood @Notafraidofwords Agree. Lately I feel like publishers are just pushing stuff out and assuming we aren't critical readers and won't notice the difference. Or maybe I'm just going through a rough reading period? 2y
Notafraidofwords @Redwritinghood no definitely not. I definitely agree with that statement. Some of the metaphors being use lately and a lot of the books that I've been reading feel the same and it's starting to feel a little repetitive. 2y
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Redwritinghood
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🤔🤔 Top text is on page 78, bottom text on page 149. Over 70 pages, Deb seems to have lost her ability to cook.

AlaMich 😂 2y
tpixie 😳😕😀😂🤣 2y
tpixie ( great editing?) 2y
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DGRachel Oops. 2y
Notafraidofwords This story irritated me so much. 2y
valeriegeary Oh no! 🙈 2y
cocomass Well that would drive me nuts. I'm off to make sure this isn't on my goodreads TBR 🏃🏾‍♀️ 2y
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tholmz
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Pickpick

I am speechless now. This book is such a powerful story of addiction and family and heartbreak and real life. I‘ll think of it often.

Edited to add: the name GJ is terrible and I haven‘t struggled reading a name like this since I learned how to pronounce Hermione. (Though I caught onto that eventually!)

ReadingEnvy Agree on the GJ! 2y
tholmz It was so hard to read that name! @ReadingEnvy 2y
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ReadingEnvy
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Pickpick

Eat Only When You're Hungry captures the long term effects of bad self care, bad parenting, and bad partnering... But in a way that makes you sympathetic for all involved. Is it only me who felt the character of Greg a little too close for comfort? #litsypartyofone

vivastory Those chocolate coffee bites look amazing 2y
ReadingEnvy @vivastory no words!! 2y
RealBooks4ever Is it bad that I can name every item on that cover? 🤔 2y
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ReadingEnvy @RealBooks4ever hmm let's see what is to the left of her last name, beige in color? 2y
RealBooks4ever Looks to me like part of a cinnamon roll. 2y
ReadingEnvy @RealBooks4ever It is definitely a striking cover. For the book's sake I feel like it should have more greasy fast food than candy but that's not as pretty. 2y
tholmz So glad you said that. I kept finding myself relate to Greg and feeling pretty stressed about it. Though I opted for tea rather than wine reading this book, so maybe it was a good thing! 2y
ReadingEnvy @tholmz I'm glad I wasn't the only one 2y
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GAustin
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Next up on my reading list. The cover is going to cause me to add 10lbs.

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ReadingEnvy
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I am feeling overwhelmed by the books I'd planned to read this month so reaching for a short one seemed smart. #litsypartyofone

monkeygirlsmama Droooool .. Oh sorry, I was fixated on your chocolate. Haha 2y
ReadingEnvy @monkeygirlsmama it's good! Made by Vosges in Chicago if you know it... Found it at World Market. I'm a sucker for all coffee-chocolate combos! 2y
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JenReadsAlot
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Panpan

This fell flat for me. Really important topic, but I simply didn't care about the characters....

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Mdargusch
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I just ordered my BOTM and broke my book buying ban. 😳my daughters @emilyhaldi and @Reviewsbylola are split over this book. One of them liked it and one did not, so I feel it is my duty to be the tie breaker. 👍🏼anyway, that is my excuse. We are reading Little Fires Everywhere for our family book club so I had to buy that one too. #BOTM

swishandflick How did I miss that you're all related?! Love that!! @emilyhaldi @Reviewsbylola 2y
Reviewsbylola @Meredith3 and @AnnieD belong to us too but they barely post. 😂 Oh and @HotdogZanzabaar is my husband. But also never posts. @swishandflick 2y
Reviewsbylola I can't wait to see where you fall mom! 2y
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Reviewsbylola Also, I'm surprised you didn't get a thriller. I can usually count on you for that! 2y
Laalaleighh @emilyhaldi @Reviewsbylola y'all are sisters?! 🙀 omg. I had no idea. I wish my sisters shared my book love. 2y
Mdargusch I wasn't going to get an extra book but I was swayed by your review of EOWYH. Now you are making me rethink this @Reviewsbylola. However, as you could see by my next post, I have many thrillers in my TBR pile. 2y
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TheJOMOreader
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I agree with the middle-of-the-road reviews on this one, but it also reminds me of a (watered down) marriage of Lionel Shriver's Big Brother and We Need to Talk About Kevin, so I'll happily listen through.

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cpreja
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Exhausted after a late night hosting friends. Today it's books and coffee all day!

Reviews haven't been great for this one but going to give it a whirl anyhow...

irre I liked it. 2y
L_auren I liked it too 2y
Jinjer Yah u know it's a late night when the candle wax drips out of the holders.😂 2y
Jabberwocky God I'm so jealous that sounds like the perfect day. 2y
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Reviewsbylola
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Pickpick

I went into this a little nervous after seeing @Cinfhen and @emilyhaldi 's reviews, but I thoroughly enjoyed this one. As Emily pointed out, the characters are all pretty unlikeable, but I found their flaws to be unflinchingly real in a way I could relate to. This is my second favorite book from August. Another winner from #botm. #botmchallenge 38/40.

emilyhaldi Glad you liked this one! I just didn't find any endearing qualities in any of the characters and wasnt interested in following the poor choices they continued to make 😏 2y
Megabooks I liked this one too. I'm about to finish this one. Will I be the first of us? 2y
Reviewsbylola Yes, I think so! I'm afraid to ask what you think of it. 🙈🙈 @Booksandcooks 2y
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Megabooks @Reviewsbylola posting my review momentarily 😉 2y
Cinfhen This book just felt empty to me...nothing really happens ~ it was similar to 2y
Mdargusch Great photo. 🍬🍬🍬 2y
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Cinfhen
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Mehso-so

WTF? This was a relatively short read, easy to digest (😉) with tasty, juicy dialogue BUT incredibly bloated with excessive descriptive language. It doesn't really satisfy, like that doughnut 🍩 it's good for the first three bites and then you're regretting it the rest of the day 😜2.5/5 stars #TeamEmily sorry @Reviewsbylola

emilyhaldi Add one more point to the scoreboard!! ✏️ Really happy that @Reviewsbylola is enjoying this so much, but also VERY surprised! 2y
Reviewsbylola Something about it is just clicking with me. I can't explain it. 🤷🏼‍♀️🤷🏼‍♀️ @emilyhaldi @Cinfhen 2y
Cinfhen I was addicted to the writing and storyline @Reviewsbylola @emilyhaldi but the book as a whole was not satisfying! Let's see how Steph feels when she reaches page 209 2y
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L_auren @Reviewsbylola hang in there, it was a pick for me!! 2y
Reviewsbylola Uh oh, that makes me nervous @Cinfhen but I'm already thinking they will find no trace of GJ. If that's the case, I don't think I'll mind. 2y
Reviewsbylola It's definitely heading to a pick for me. Hopefully I stay #teamlauren @L_auren 2y
Cinfhen Ha 😂I'm thinking as much as I love @L_auren I don't think we're in #booksync very often 🙄🤔 @Reviewsbylola I'm glad it's holding your attention - what are you guys reading next??? Have u honed in on your #BOTM choices for September?!? I'm definitely getting the Ng & Ward (I think 😬) 2y
Reviewsbylola No one has weighed in yet but I'm getting those two plus Emma in the Night. I plan on reserving the other two from the library. 2y
L_auren @Cinfhen I agree! We may be better predictors of what the other WONT'T like 😂 2y
mrozzz Love the pic though! 2y
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Reviewsbylola
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I'm only a few pages into this but I have to get this off my chest--I HATE the name GJ. It is hard to read and it is hard to say and I honestly wonder wtf the author was thinking. That is all. 😂😂 #BOTM

Reviewsbylola I felt like I had to post this once @emilyhaldi agreed with me. 2y
BookBabe Lol, I have to agree with that 😂👍🏻 2y
Soubhiville I'm with you! 2y
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tpixie Agree!!! 2y
LaurenReads I just read that wrong like 5 times - terrible name (and the 2 letters my kinder kids always get wrong 😂) 2y
Cinfhen I'm almost done this one and as I'm reading the book I'm actually saying Greg Jr because GJ is effed up to say!!! (edited) 2y
Cinfhen What are your thoughts so far??? 2y
Notafraidofwords I think it was on purpose, to show how somehow he isn't following the traditional things his parents wanted for him. When I read it, I just changed it to DJ to ease my mind lol 2y
Reviewsbylola I'm on page 16 but @emilyhaldi pretty much hated it so I'm nervous. BUT that being said, I really enjoyed the first chapter. @Cinfhen (edited) 2y
MicheleinPhilly OMG! I haven't even read the book yet but thought that as I was reading the synopsis! I thought there was something wrong with my brain! (edited) 2y
irre Agree, terrible name. It was so hard to read!!! I liked the book though. 2y
L_auren Okay I had a five minute pause while reading this where I contemplated why the author couldn't name him Andrew or Jack or aaaaaanything else. Same thoughts!!! 2y
Reviewsbylola I'm so glad I'm not alone. A bad name can really kill a book for me and I'm glad that it's not affecting me this time. Halfway through and I'm loving this book. But really, couldn't the editor or someone have said something to the author?!? @bookbabe @Soubhiville @tpixie @LaurenReads @Cinfhen @Notafraidofwords @swishandflick @MicheleinPhilly @irre @L_auren 2y
tpixie @Notafraidofwords great workaround! DJ 2y
tpixie @Reviewsbylola exactly! Needs a new editor!! 2y
Mdargusch Interesting. I wonder if the author has a GJ in his life? 2y
ValerieAndBooks I'm glad I'm not alone in a bad name choice affecting my enjoyment of a book 😂! Yes GJ is an odd choice. 2y
JenReadsAlot I'm just getting started and irritated with GJ as well....i like the DJ switch. 2y
tholmz Omg but YES the name GJ is awful! 2y
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KaitiWinchell
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I'm trying to eat better.. but starting this book has just made me eat an ice cream sandwich. 😂 30 pages in. So far so good!

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Rachael_reads
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Pickpick

I'm still thinking about this book and I finished it two days ago... That means it was thought provoking at least.

Born.A.Reader Food for thought, possibly? 😉😉 3y
bookloo Yay! I felt like I was the only one who loved it. 😕 3y
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courtney
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Some books I acquired over the weekend! Lindsay Hunter hosted a release party for Eat Only When You're Hungry at Women & Children First and my husband & I went with another couple in our writers group. While there, I also had to get Hunger because I've been dying to read it. Zoe Kazan (who I love on twitter) highly recommended You Play the Girl, and my friend from writers group couldn't say enough amazing/enthusiastic things about The Grip of It.

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emilyhaldi
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Balancing out the cover of this book with a yummy salad. This is a story of #addiction and the desire to change, as well as the affects those things have on loved ones. Also, it's making me crave some dessert 😋
#anditsaugust

Cinfhen That salad looks yum😋I'm looking forward to this book...it's rather slim #ironic 3y
mcipher Looks like an awesome salad! 3y
Reviewsbylola Do you like the book? 3y
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emilyhaldi @Reviewsbylola I finished it this afternoon... NOT one of my favs 😏 3y
Reviewsbylola Please elaborate. 3y
Mdargusch Yum 3y
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Jennick2004
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For whatever reason this book just did nothing for me. I wasn't satisfied with the ending and there really didn't feel like much substance to the story overall. I know several of you said you loved it...not sure why I just couldn't get into it!

Stacia_Manion I'm on page 73 and considering dnf'n it. Your thoughts may have made my decision for me. 3y
Jennick2004 Okay so it wasn't just me?? lol I don't know why but I was simply not satisfied by this story! @Stacia_Manion 3y
Stacia_Manion Right? I came here looking for reasons to finish... I haven't read Roxane Gay's Hunger yet, so I'm gonna go ahead and move on to that. 😁 😁 Maybe I'll come back to this one when my TBR is dry (which, let's be honest, will NEVER happen! 😂) 3y
Jennick2004 Hahaha yeah that doesn't happen does it?!!! 3y
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Panpan

I'm disappointed in this book. Mostly, because I read her other two and can't believe this belongs to her. Everything felt so predicable. I could guess exactly where the plot was going and the metaphors she was going to use. And did every women have to be depicted as nagging, overly-perfect or performing oral sex. I'm so confused by this review, so imagine how confused I was about this book. Exactly what motivates these people....argh.

Notafraidofwords @mauveandrosysky I think this is a terribly executed book. 3y
mauveandrosysky I think I liked it more than you did, but I kind of just found it boring and underwhelming. I definitely get what you mean about it being predictable. 3y
Notafraidofwords @mauveandrosysky I liked her other books, so I am mostly disappointed. Also, I hate when authors use sex to fill in for crap. Come on. We can do better. 3y
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mauveandrosysky I'm definitely still going to give one of her other books a try, especially knowing that you like them way better 3y
Megabooks I need to read her backlist because I enjoyed this and a lot of people are saying what you are. 3y
Notafraidofwords @Booksandcooks I hate read this whole book. The ending saved it a bit. 3y
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Jennick2004
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Wow the transformation...
#thatsheavystuff

Megabooks Loved this book! 3y
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Jennick2004
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Anybody else reading this #botm ? I'm having trouble getting into it...

Notafraidofwords I'm about 170 pages in and hating every second of it...but I haven't bailed since I purchased it. 3y
Jennick2004 Ok so it's not just me perhaps? I'm halfway through and just not enjoying it at all 😕 3y
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tammysue
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Pickpick

Smart + creative writing, loved that.
I enjoyed the way Hunter was able to manipulate + layer all her character's individual personal dysfunction. Each character was very real and unique in their own distorted way (so much so, I was silently cheering GJ on to stay missing.. sounds terrible I know!)
A clever use of the title too as I figured out later in the book. 👍🏻👍🏻

#botm

rachellayown Great review! 👍 3y
tammysue @rachellayown Thanks! :) 3y
Reviewsbylola This will be one of my next reads! 3y
tammysue @Reviewsbylola Sounds great hope you enjoy it as much as I did!😊 3y
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Cinfhen
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Look what I found on my daughter 's nightstand...my BOTM order from August 😬

emilyhaldi 😂 good find!! Get reading- curious to hear your thoughts on 3y
Zelma 😂 well, at least she has good taste! 3y
Cinfhen She said they looked good @Zelma @emilyhaldi ‼️🙄😆 3y
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DebinHawaii I like her style! 🤣🤣🤣 3y
Zelma @Cinfhen she isn't wrong. Just sayin. 😋 3y
LeahBergen 😂😂 3y
TrishB 😂😂 what's yours is definitely theirs first! 3y
Cinfhen TRUTH @TrishB she DOES have good taste @Zelma @DebinHawaii @LeahBergen 😜 3y
minkyb 🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂 3y
Reviewsbylola Hahahahahaha! 3y
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