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Saturday Night
Saturday Night | Susan Orlean
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Twenty years ago, before she wrote The Orchid Thief or was hailed as a national treasure by The Washington Post, Susan Orlean was a journalist with a question: What makes Saturday night so special? To answer it, she embarked on a remarkable journey across the country and spent the evening with all sorts of people in all sorts of placeshipsters in Los Angeles, car cruisers in small-town Indiana, coeds in Boston, the homeless in New York, a lounge band in Portland, quinceaera revelers in Phoenix, and moreto chronicle the one night of the week when we do the things we want to do rather than the things we need to do. The result is an irresistible portrait of how Saturday night in America is lived that remains.
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suzie.reads
Saturday Night | Susan Orlean
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New book and a gin ❤ Treated myself to rhubarb and custard gin as I'm smashing the diet and it is absolutely delicious!🍸

emmaturi That is an interesting gin! How was it? 3mo
suzie.reads @emmaturi it was really nice 😊 3mo
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suzie.reads
Saturday Night | Susan Orlean
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Satutday night with gin and Harry 😍 Finally getting into this one 😁

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suzie.reads
Saturday Night | Susan Orlean
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Liverpool back to the top of the table, hubby got me prosecco and I've got my book. Perfect Saturday night ❤🥂📚⚽️

TrishB Perfect 👍🏻🥂 3mo
suzie.reads @TrishB definitely 😁 3mo
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suzie.reads
Saturday Night | Susan Orlean
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Saturday night sorted! Gin and my book 🍸📚 Hubby is doing overtime again, he's an absolute sweety. Lots of extra spends for Croatia, this time next week we'll be on our way ✈☀️🏊‍♀️🍹🏝💃

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suzie.reads
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Hubby is doing overtime (extra holiday spends 😊💶) and I'm staying in after being out last night. Wine and my book 🍷📚
Nearly halfway through it already and I'm really enjoying it, I'm not liking Eric so far though 😏

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Well-ReadNeck
Saturday Night | Susan Orlean
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Yup, spending my Saturday night doing my favorite activity!!! 📚📚📚📚

Riveted_Reader_Melissa YES! Stop trying to give me things for me to do and just leave me alone to read! 1y
cocomass Meeeeeee 🙋🏽‍♀️ 1y
Rissa1 YES!! 1y
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JacqMac Yes! And stop putting on tv shows that you think will distract me, because they probably will. And I just want to read. 1y
LisaJo This is so true. On Friday nights I need to put a recording on my phone that says no I‘m not going out I‘m reading. And then I need to add it‘s OK. 1y
QuietlyLaura @LisaJo I wanted to change the recording on our answering machine to say, “I‘m not answering the phone right now because I‘m reading. Leave your name and number.” My husband said that was rude. 😝 1y
ofclumsywords Yes!!! I‘ve had to explain to family members more than once that wanting to be alone to read or being an introvert is not a bad thing! (edited) 1y
rajithr Boy! We are a tribe 😎 1y
huntersmom1977 Yes!! I also need peace and quiet but my son loves to talk to his gf and while he‘s gaming at a high pitch. It sets off my misophonia. Lol teenagers 🙄 1y
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LeslieO
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1. All of them.
2. My husband makes a shrimp and pasta dish wth pesto cream sauce that is incredible.
3. More
4. An afternoon: OurSouls at Night
5. I am a school librarian. It is s dream job! One of my favorite parts is reading aloud to children.
6. Hmmmm.... about 65.
7. I always say I don't like Sci-Fi but I loved The Power
8. The Body, a novella from Different Seasons. Made into the movie Stand by Me. #SaturdayNightSpecial

Kaye Thank you @LeslieO .That job does sound fun, especially reading to the kids.. it‘d also be a privilege to possibly be the one who gets a kid interested in books that might not have that backup system at home. Great that your husband cooks, too ! 2y
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Trina_L
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I mean , isn‘t this everyone‘s idea of a fun Saturday night ?! My Monopoly game board from Jewel , wine and a book , it‘s a true party over here tonight . Holla!

Tanzy13 looks like a great night to me lol (I am 2 away from the million on my board so this looks like a night that I have had and can relate to lol) 😂 (edited) 2y
Trina_L @Tanzy13 you‘re my kinda people , we know how to have fun :) good luck on the million ! 😊 2y
Tanzy13 aw thank you, you just made my night lol, good luck to you to 😊 2y
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LauraBeth
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🙌📚❤️

Captivatedbybooks Heaven on earth! 2y
LitLogophile Oh oh😍😍 2y
Samplergal Oh wow. Where is that? 2y
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annkuch13 😍😍😍 2y
ValerieAndBooks My kind of Saturday night 😍!! 2y
Suet624 So jealous... 2y
OrangeMooseReads 😍😻😍😻 2y
Aswenson 😲 I want to be in this place. 2y
shutterbug_mama I want to be there too! I‘ll be in Atlanta this summer, where is this place? I lived there for 5 years and never knew this place existed. 2y
LeahBergen What did you buy?? 2y
LauraBeth @LeahBergen I exercised self control and just bought one 😀 2y
LauraBeth @alabama03 it just opened last spring! It‘s technically in Lawrenceville but it‘s in the part that‘s near Duluth. You can get there easily from 85. 2y
LauraBeth @Aswenson isn‘t it wonderful? 💕 2y
LauraBeth @Richryan52 this is my favorite bookstore 😀 2y
LauraBeth @Suet624 well you get to live in VT, so you win 😀 2y
LauraBeth @ValerieAndBooks It‘s my kind of every night 😀 2y
LauraBeth @annkuch13 📚📚😇 2y
LauraBeth @Samplergal it‘s in Lawrenceville, GA 2y
LauraBeth @LitLogophile I was good 😇 2y
LauraBeth @Captivatedbybooks It is!😇😇 2y
Samplergal That could be worth a road trip! Jealous. (edited) 2y
LauraBeth @Samplergal that‘s only maybe a quarter of the store! 2y
Samplergal Oh wow. I see a road trip in my future. 2y
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moarbookspleaze
Saturday Night | Susan Orlean
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I‘m babysitting tonight.

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Well-ReadNeck
Saturday Night | Susan Orlean
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Perfect way to spend a Saturday night 😉

MaleficentBookDragon Sounds right. 2y
Purrfectpages Ha ha! 2y
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