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Losing It
Losing It | Emma Rathbone
31 posts | 25 read | 29 to read
A poignant, hilarious novel about a woman who still has her virginity at the age of twenty-six, and the summer she's determined to lose itand find herself.Julia Greenfield has a problem: she's twenty-six years old and she's still a virgin. Sex ought to be easy. People have it all the time! But, without meaning to, she made it through college and into adulthood with her virginity intact. Something's got to change.To re-route herself from her stalled life, Julia travels to spend the summer with her mysterious aunt Vivienne in North Carolina. It's not long, however, before she unearths a confounding secrether 58 year old aunt is a virgin too. In the unrelenting heat of the southern summer, Julia becomes fixated on puzzling out what could have lead to Viv's appalling condition, all while trying to avoid the same fate.Filled with offbeat characters and subtle, wry humor,Losing Itis about the primal fear that you just. might. never. meet. anyone. It's about desiring something with the kind of obsessive fervor that almost guarantees you won't get it. It's about the blurry lines between sex and love, and trying to figure out which one you're going for. And it's about the decisionsand non-decisionswe make that can end up shaping a life.From the Hardcover edition.
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Bertha_Mason
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7 days, 7 book covers. Post a book cover you love. No explanation, no information about the book. Just a cover you love. #7days7bookcovers

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mskbp
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Bailedbailed

I'm going to be honest... I hated this book. Perhaps it was because I could not relate to the main character or maybe it was because I didn't like the main character at all. Regardless of the reason. I gave this book a chance but had to bail.

Kaylamburson I hated this book! Can't believe I actually finished it. It was so pointless... and I didn't think any of the humor was that funny. 2y
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Yeah_I_Read
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1. Keeping up with my blog posts/ Bookstagram pics
2. Maine
3. Strawberry Shortcake
4. Hmmmmm... reading, sleeping in late on Sunday, NY Times book review section
5. ❤️❤️❤️
#friYAYintro @jess.how

Dolly Yay Maine! Me too 😀 2y
Merethebookgal You're the 3rd person I've seen who has listed Maine! (I get it, though, that was my family's vacation spot growing up and I just got back last week from my first vacation up there in over a decade! It's so beautiful 💕) 2y
Yeah_I_Read @Dolly @Merethebookgal idk what it is but every time we go as soon as I see the "welcome to Maine " sign I feel like a hundred pounds is lifted off my shoulders ? 2y
Dolly And you let out a big Ahhhh!? 2y
Yeah_I_Read @Dolly yes!!! 🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽 2y
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courtney
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Panpan

I wasn't expecting genius when I picked this book up, but I was surprised at how many unflattering quirks there were. As mentioned, repetitious and boring dialogue and action sequences that didn't make sense. The main character was also impossible to like or root for--she was nosy, couldn't keep a secret, and had very little to say. There were actually some awesome lines of prose in here which made the not great parts even more jarring.

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courtney
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Whoever edited this book must have been sleeping the whole time. There is so much of this. The narrator describes the object and then goes back to describe how it was acquired. Characters are acknowledged by name before the MC is introduced to them. The characters mishear each other a lot in dialogue which I think is supposed to be "accurate" speech patterns but just comes off as annoying because we have read exactly what it says? Yikes!

That-Bookish-Hiker Oh man that's so frustrating. 2y
Notafraidofwords I bailed on this one! 2y
courtney @That-Bookish-Hiker it's getting to the point where I'm fixating on these things!! @Notafraidofwords I can definitely tell why people would bail on this 2y
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courtney
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Started reading this yesterday at the Secretary of State..my husband and I bought a car! This book has an interesting premise, but so far I'm not totally impressed by the amount of times "okay" and "great" is used in dialogue. The dialogue is also extremely repetitive. It's not bad enough to ?? bail on it yet.

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Daisydo
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Let me just say that my library had the best looking new books today! I'm so excited!

BekahPat The Dollhouse by Fiona Davis was one of my favorites of 2016. 3y
kathyellendavis I picked up Leave Me recently too! 3y
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Ashley_Nicoletto
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Mehso-so

Definitely not fine literature, but it was a good pallet cleanser and a quick silly read.

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ashlinisme
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HAHAHAHAHA... Wait. Wut?

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ashlinisme
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🤐 I just want to finish this book so I can start the two amazing books sitting on my nightstand.

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ashlinisme
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This is a legit thing. Irritating.

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ashlinisme
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Reading an old ARC. Hope this got edited. Needless repetition makes me crazy.

courtney I know you posted this a while ago but I'm reading the actual published version and this was not edited out 😂 2y
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BookNAround
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And yet a third in my theme. Wonder when I'm going to run out of naughty books? I seem to have been stockpiling them for years but 2017 is turning out to be the year to read them!

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mdhughes72
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I don't know why all the hate. This is a delightful book -- well written, engaging, sensitive -- about a woman trying to figure herself out with all the skill her 26 years allow (i.e. not much). She's trying to make a real connection with family, friends, coworkers, and love interests. Not an earth shattering story, but very relatable and true to life. Definitely not a trite or cliched 'chick lit' book -- not that there's anything wrong with that!

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avalonlovelee
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Bailedbailed

Sorry guys, but I had to bail. Terrible. Don't understand the hype it had been getting.
The dialogue was annoying and unrealistic. Boring. Immature. No depth. Yuck.

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annemi
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This book is uncomfortably familiar.

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BookishKateNYC
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Current Monday Morning Mood.

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Sassy_Steph
Losing It | Emma Rathbone
Mehso-so

I was excited about reading this book! It sounded so funny!! It took me forever to get through, I'm now looking at everyone else's reviews and seeing I'm not the only one who had trouble! I didn't find Julia, the main character relatable! I had trouble cheering her on! Not enough character development!! I didn't bail, stuck it out to the end! This book was just too surface, not enough emotion!!

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Sassy_Steph
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Oh my word haven't had any reading time lately, still trudging along! This week I will read! I'm so excited today for the penguin Randomhouse Fall Preview!! Hopefully I will get free books and meet awesome people! A perk of working in a book store!!!

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anrobe
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Has anyone read this one? Just starting it and interested in hearing if it was a hit for you guys ...

Notafraidofwords I bailed after 60 pages. I'm sorry 😒 3y
MLVReads I was looking forward to reading it but couldn't get into it when I finally got my hands on a library copy. May give it a shot another time! 3y
mdhughes72 Really enjoyed it. Wasn‘t expecting much so was pleasantly surprised. 2y
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Lydiamansel
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Pickpick

So much second hand embarrassment but relatable and well written

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Lydiamansel
Losing It | Emma Rathbone
Pickpick

So much second hand embarrassment but relatable and well written

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Bookish_penguin
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Bailedbailed

Nothing was happening.

BookishTrish Isn't that the premise in a way 😉 3y
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AmyS
Losing It | Emma Rathbone
Bailedbailed

I had to return it to the library and I don't think I care enough about the second half of the story to request it again.

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catieohjoy
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My husband is shopping for suits, so of course I'm in the car with a new book. 💁🏻

ReadingOver50 Fun! I am going to a BBQ today and I'm debating with myself if it is ok to bring a book. 3y
bookishkris @ReadingOver50 I say it's always okay to bring a book! 3y
Megabooks @ReadingOver50 If the book will help you be happy, bring it! 3y
catieohjoy @ReadingOver50 Definitely! 😃 Books are always ok! 3y
ReadingOver50 Thanks @bookishkris @Ebooksandcooks @catieohjoy i really want to, I just worry about being rude. 3y
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alholstrom
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Come to mama.

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Treatyoshelf
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But first, #24in48!
Homestretch! This book is ... not good. I don't want to bail on such a short book but it may come to that. Sigh, suckered by a cover again! #Readathon

Notafraidofwords I bailed today. Could not do it. 3y
thegirlwiththelibrarybag Oh no! It photographs so well! (Especially your IG picture) shall avoid ☺️ 3y
Treatyoshelf @thegirlwiththelibrarybag These covers are the worst bc they trick you!! 3y
Treatyoshelf @Notafraidofwords I sped up my audiobook to 1.5x faster and still nothing. happened. 3y
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Notafraidofwords
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Bailedbailed

I tried. I did. I tried really hard. I sense something really good here, but I couldn't tolerate the "old woman" remarks or the remark that overweight women could be happy (umm, confused face). Maybe, I'm not in the mood to tolerate that right now.

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MLVReads
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Never mind the 100s of unread books on my shelves and my Kindle. There are even more at the library! 😁📚 (It doesn't hurt that working there means I get first dibs on the newbies, and Losing It was put in the catalog today!)

BookishBron Lol I'm the same at the library! Just can't stop myself! 3y
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Sassy_Steph
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More free summer reading!! Yay I'm so excited!!!! Woot woot!!!

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Tyler
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Would frame.

SweetBaline DYING to read. 4y
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