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Valley of the Dolls
Valley of the Dolls | Jacqueline Susann
The All-Time Pop Culture Classic!Dolls: red or black; capsules or tablets; washed down with vodka or swallowed straight—for Anne, Neely, and Jennifer, it doesn’t matter, as long as the pill bottle is within easy reach. These three women become best friends when they are young and struggling in New York City and then climb to the top of the entertainment industry—only to find that there is no place left to go but down—into the Valley of the Dolls.
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Carleneishere
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I not only lightened my hair for the first time EVER, but sitting in the chair gave me three hours of only slightly interrupted reading time!

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Carleneishere
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Finally starting this classic! My Daisy Jones hangover has me clamoring for some mid-century drug addicts...

marleed I‘ve always wanted to read that. Love your logic! 2mo
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rohit-sawant
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Pickpick

Crossing some overdue reviews off the list starting with this one!
The story revolves around three women in the entertainment business, each grappling with demons of their own the more success they attain. JS doesn‘t hold back & some chapters are like a raw wound. She uses the celebrity culture to peel back the layers & reveal the flawed & tragic, unpalatable & pitiable. The overall tone has a modern feel & crackles with witty dialogue. ⬇️

rohit-sawant Beneath the surface sensationalism, it delves into societal expectations, sexuality, objectification, self-deception, addiction, plus a variety of relevant themes, all the while keeping you hooked throughout. A part towards the end left me depressed for quite a bit, other parts left me enraged & heartbroken. A timeless and compulsive read. 2mo
Tanisha_A Awesome review! 2mo
rohit-sawant @Tanisha_A Thank you! 2mo
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merelybookish Wow! I'm sold! 2mo
EadieB I read this when it first was published in 1966. I was in high school. lol 2mo
batsy Yep! You sold me 👍🏽 2mo
Weaponxgirl Great review, I loved fed this book especially since at first it looks like a light read and then you get in and you are going “damn” 2mo
readordierachel Fabulous review! 2mo
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rohit-sawant
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“But honest, honey, if I had your looks I‘d head straight for John Powers or Conover.”
“Who are they?” Anne asked.
“They run the top modeling agencies in town.”
“I think I‘d rather work in an office,” Anne said.

#YoungAndBeautiful (Featured in The Great Gatsby)
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@Cinfhen

LeahBergen I should really get my act together and start posting for this month! 2mo
rohit-sawant @LeahBergen No rush! Jump in whenever it's convenient! 2mo
rretzler Wow. I can‘t believe it‘s been 50 years for this. I took it out of my mom‘s nightstand and read it when I was about 10. 😝 2mo
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Cathythoughts 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2mo
Cinfhen Such a fun book! Loved it 2mo
gradcat I did the same as you, @rretzler , but I can‘t remember how old I was. I feel like snickering like a child just thinking about it! 2mo
Caroline2 I love that song! 🥰 2mo
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rohit-sawant
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Starting with the tagged book next and rereading some Lovecraftian stories. 🐙

Reviewsbylola Love Valley of the Dolls! 4mo
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zsuzsanna_reads
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Valley of the dolls 99p on the Kindle. Another love or hate cult classic I haven't read yet.

jillannjohn I read this so long ago! I think it was my mom‘s book! 😳 4mo
gentlepet An absolute all time fave of mine! Like eating an entire pint of ice cream in one sitting with zero regrets 🥰 4mo
zsuzsanna_reads @gentlepet That's what I've heard! 4mo
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Prettytears
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About Life: “When you‘re climbing Mount Everest, nothing is easy. You just take one step at a time, never look back and always keep your eyes glued to the top.”

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Prettytears
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“Everyone should at least try to do the thing he wants to do. Later in life situations and responsibilities force people to compromise. But to compromise now . . . it‘s like quitting before you start...
No one should give up a dream without giving it a chance to come true.”

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SiriuslyWeasley
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I love it when Half Price Books has a sale!! This is today's rather eclectic haul. I read 'Valley of the Dolls' and 'Manson...' in high school, but I'm looking forward to reading them from an adult perspective. I've also developed a longing for 'Mad Men' era fiction, so two of these should hit the mark! Happy Saturday!! 😊📚

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Leftcoastzen
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Some more from 1st box from my sale.The Cat‘s Table is autographed.And a Hardcover Pym ! Yay ,sale!
😀📚📚

catiewithac Blind Date is very interesting. Fictionalizes the Manson murders. 5mo
Crazeedi I read Valley as a teenager, it was considered so risque!!! 5mo
LeahBergen That Pym! 😍😍 5mo
batsy Oooh! Nice haul. I love those Pym covers. 5mo
Leftcoastzen @Crazeedi I was too young to read it so I hid it from my mom!😁 5mo
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Skeebies05
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1. Little Women
2. The English Patient
3. The Good German
4. Clive Owen, Tom Cruise ( I know, I know I cant stop) Jake Gyllenhaal, Chris Evans. Penelope Cruz, Kate Winslet, Jessica Chastain, Amy Adams
5. A cheat bc its already been made ( badly) I think an updated version is in order.
@SailorMoon #frideas

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Skeebies05
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Im wrapping up the movie now. After reading the book, the movie does not do it justice. I really did not like it all. 🤷🏽‍♀️

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Skeebies05
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Pickpick

I loooooooved this! It was just the kind of escapism I wanted. Of course these ladies and men are just terrible.

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Skeebies05
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I am in need of “trash” ( although I dont really consider any book trash). I have never read this one and i‘m excited. Tennis and reading before a Monday.

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Howseldomtheydo
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I am never going to make my #goodreadschallenge if I keep whiling away my time on #twitter #goodreads

LauraBeth I read that thread yesterday and had to stop after discovering the entire universe hates Jane Austen, Harry Potter, Murakami and Stephen King. I felt personally attacked 😂😂 7mo
Naj Having read that thread I feel like the only person to actually like The Catcher in the Rye. Also, Stephen King being the Nick Cage of books made me snort-laugh. 7mo
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Ruthiella
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Mehso-so

This book is what first came to mind for the #candyland prompt for the seventh day of #SeasonsReadings. I think I would have enjoyed this book more had I read it in my twenties. I think I had a higher appreciation for camp then. But still this is well worth reading for it‘s classic status and its depiction of three women in the entertainment industry in the mid century who take uppers and downers like candy 🍭.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love your quilt!! ❤️ 7mo
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Bookzombie
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It‘s after midnight here, but oh well. 🤷🏼‍♀️

#HelloThursday

1. Finish #LitsyAtoZ. I only need V and Z. Also, knock out some of the books for the last round of #Booked2018 .
2. No.
3. Cooler temps. 🤞🏻Food. Time off at Thanksgiving.
4. Happy November! @Heatherfeather @LibrarianRyan @Reggie 🦃

Reggie Happy November!!! (We‘re in the low 40‘s, it‘s my day off, and I‘m in my sweats.... it‘s been a good day.) 8mo
wanderinglynn Thanks for playing! ☺️🧡 8mo
Bookzombie @Reggie sounds perfect! 8mo
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youneverarrived
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Been wanting to read this one for ages! #lipsticklies #septemberdanes

ladyonequestion Been meaning to re-read this for ages too, think I may have been a little too young to appreciate it. In a similar vane but not as melodramatic or drug fuelled, Rona Jaffe's The Best of Everything is worth a read. 10mo
Blaire I read this in high school and thought it was great. 10mo
Kalalalatja Me too, it sounds really good! 10mo
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KristinaRay I‘ve seen the movie years ago, it was wild. I‘ve also been meaning to read the book, but haven‘t yet. 10mo
Oryx It's so good! I have this version without that fabulous cover too 10mo
batsy Wow that cover 💄 10mo
Cathythoughts O MG !! What a cover 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 10mo
youneverarrived @ladyonequestion sounds good that. Added to the tbr 😘 10mo
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Lizpixie
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#BookMail Pt5 The Final Book today is the paperback 50th Anniversary Edition Of Valley Of The Dolls, but *gasp* NO PINK EDGES!!!! Sooo disappointed😢 I‘m thinking I may add this to the pile for my next giveaway & ordering the hardcover of this edition instead, which is also supposed to have pink edges. So emotional Bookdepository.com You‘ve never let me down before!😩Oh, The Book is a classic about uppers, downers & the pressure of Hollywood.👍

Cathythoughts Great cover ❤️ 10mo
emilyhaldi What!!!! I have the same paperback edition but mine does have the pink edges... What a bummer!!☹️ 10mo
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Lizpixie
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#SeptemberDanes #day1 #BarbieGirl 2nd day of the month and I‘m already playing catch-up! I‘ll do the best I can with posting for this each day but no promises sorry lovelies💕 This classic(50th Anniversary Edition)follows three “Barbie girls”, small town young women, trying to make a career on Broadway but end up dropping “dolls”(amphetamines) daily just to keep up. A tragic tale of ambition, greed, addiction & downfalls.

Cathythoughts Perfect!! 10mo
Kalalalatja What a great pick! And you just jump in when you can, no pressure 😘 (edited) 10mo
Cinfhen Such a great choice!!! And soooo happy to have u playing along 💕💕 10mo
emilyhaldi Love this choice AND this book edition 💕 10mo
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Lizpixie
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I‘m having trouble choosing which edition of Valley Of The Dolls to buy, so I need a little Litten love. A or B? A. is the 50th anniversary paperback edition which has those gorgeous sprayed edges, or B. which is the hardcover Virago Modern Classics edition. Price is around the same so it‘s which is the prettiest I suppose. Any thoughts guys??

Kayla.Adriena Definitely A 11mo
CGKOENS I like the look of A, but I like that B is hardcover. Hard decision! 11mo
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Soubhiville I prefer B 11mo
dariazeoli I like B 11mo
Kalalalatja B 👌 11mo
Hollie B 11mo
emilyhaldi I have A and love it ❤️ 11mo
JacqMac I think I‘d go with B for the hardcover. They are both pretty though. You can‘t go wrong. 11mo
minkyb Both 🤔 11mo
Lizpixie @Kayla.Adriena @Librarybelle @CGKOENS @Soubhiville @dariazeoli @Kalalalatja @Hollie @emilyhaldi @JacqMac @JessClark78 @MaleficentBookDragon thanks guys for your input, I ended up going with A but I‘m pretty sure I‘ll probably go with @minkyb suggestion and add B to my next #BookHaul😋 11mo
Kayla.Adriena Haha Both really is the best answer! 11mo
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Rachbb3
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Pickpick

A sad story of 3 women trying to find love and success and destroying themselves in the process.

#LitsyAtoZ

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SarahMillerBooks
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Rachbb3
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Up next...trying to knock out some of my challenges and a massive #tbr pile.

#Litsyclassics
#LitsyAtoZ

Oryx I really loved Valley of the Dolls, was just thinking about it the other day. 12mo
Rachbb3 @Oryx It's my first time reading it. So far so good. 12mo
emilyhaldi VotD is a great summertime / beach read 👌🏻 12mo
Kristy_K Love The Secret Garden. It‘s filled with nostalgia for me. 12mo
UwannaPublishme Valley is on my TBR too. 😊👍🏻 12mo
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AshleyHoss820
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#RequiredReadingRedo

Day Six: What Not-Safe-for-Parents or Banned Books did you read?

I‘ve had a lifelong habit of reading banned books because censorship is wrong. So, here‘s the deal. My Dad was in charge of filtering our movies and he filtered hardcore. My Mom was in charge of filtering the books and she filtered NOTHING. Thank goodness. While I was in high school, she suggested this book. She also requested I not show my Dad! 😂😂😂

ErinSueGreads HAHAHAHAHA! That‘s fantastic!! 12mo
AshleyHoss820 @ErinSueG 😂😂😂Thank you!! 12mo
Samplergal Yay mom! 12mo
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AshleyHoss820 @Samplergal Exactly!! 😄😄 12mo
UnidragonFrag Good on your mom 😂😂 12mo
AshleyHoss820 @UnidragonFrag She wasn‘t having it with all that censorship! She allowed our independence! Also, I left her alone when I was reading, so 🤷🏻‍♀️ 😂😂😂 12mo
Bookzombie I love that your mom censored nothing! 😂 12mo
AshleyHoss820 @Bookzombie I do too! 😂😂😂 12mo
Nute I love this post. Right on Mom, but I still dig Dad for balance!😂💜 11mo
AshleyHoss820 @Nute Haha! Thank you! And yes! My parents are my yin and yang! 😂 11mo
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Kshakal
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I love the pink edges of this book!!! #pink #riotgrams

Ashley_Nicoletto Love this! 13mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So pretty 💗💗 13mo
ErinSueGreads That‘s super unique!! 13mo
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AJones 💖 13mo
OrangeMooseReads 😍 so pretty 13mo
Nute I wonder if my copy has pink edges like that? 13mo
Kshakal @Nute I think the 50th anniversary edition had the pink edges if that helps! 13mo
rather_be_reading 😍😍 13mo
Linsy Those edges! 💕 13mo
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Eggs
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@Libby1
1966 ! And yeah, I read it. Though it hardly defines my life..... 🤣

AmyG Ha! 14mo
JoeStalksBeck Mines The Exocist😂😂😂😂 14mo
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Suzze We must be the same age! Yep, Valley of the Dolls. Yes, I read it, yes, I loved it, but no, it hasn‘t impacted my life in any way. 14mo
plaidchuck That was April 95 and it seems to be Celestine Prophecy even though it was published in 93 🤔 Definitely haven't read and doesnt quite look like my cup of tea.. 13mo
MelissaSue81 Never heard of it! @MicrobeMom, you and I must have close birthdates, because bridges of Madison county was on the list just before this. 13mo
Samplergal The Godfather. Excellent. (edited) 13mo
CheshireMellos Eat pray love. Never read it 13mo
LiterRohde There should be a # for these. I did this same post earlier. It‘s been fun seeing what others got as they pop up in my feed. But I know I‘ve missed a lot probably. Anyway, as someone not of the #Generation (it is the pound sign on a phone), I‘m just starting to see their usefulness. Thanks @Libby1 for this fun idea! 13mo
LiterRohde Btw. Mine was 13mo
Lipsnlashes28 Haven‘t read it but just read the summary and sounds amazing!!!!!! (edited) 13mo
Libby1 😃 13mo
Libby1 Thank YOU, @LiterRohde ! I should have thought of a pound sign tag! Yes, that‘s what it is to me, too. 13mo
LiterRohde @libby1 Not that I‘m that old 🤫, but how many people on here are like “Pound sign, what? Push button phone, with a cord, huh? (I had a couple, one olive green, one gold - 70‘s gold, not the metal) There was life before the internet?” 13mo
Libby1 @LiterRohde - I recently had to explain the purpose of a typewriter to my 8 year-old son. 🤦🏼‍♀️ 13mo
Blaire @MicrobeMom mine too! Read it and cried and saw the movie. #90steen 13mo
MicrobeMom @Blaire definitely!! 13mo
lmbix The Love Machine by Jacqueline Susann! Hardly!!! Sandwiched between Portnoy‘s Complaint (Roth) and The Godfather (Puzo)!! No and No re life defining!!😆 13mo
Eggs @Suzze Born march 1, '52. You? (edited) 13mo
Suzze @Eggs Sept, 5, 1952 13mo
Eggs @Suzze #vintagelittens 😊🤓 (edited) 13mo
Suzze @Eggs ❤️❤️ 13mo
Eggs @Suzze 😍❤️😊💙 13mo
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Pickpick

Gurl, my wig is shook as I say this while I am surrounded by my pile of empty liquor bottles and scattered pills of Ambien, Xanax, and Vicoden, wearing my frayed slip from Frederick's of Hollywood, smoking a pack of Virginia Slims and calling to my young pool boy named Lance as I snort a line of Coke and regret my fading celebrity career as a celebrity housewife, which I had four abortions showcased. I suddenly scream, "l'M NEELY BITCHES!"

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These two books jump out at me for #rip2myyouth. VoD is a book I read for the first time last year. I‘ve always been curious about it for the Sharon Tate angle and it did not disappoint. I loved it. And the 50th Ann. edition I couldn‘t part with because of the pink page edging. I haven‘t read the Lindsay Hunter book yet but I loved her last book. If you‘ve read it, lmk what you thought. It sounds like possibly it could be comparable to Marlena?

benchley1 I used valley of the dolls and peyton place for my staff pics all the time! People tended to be pleasantly surprised 1y
Reviewsbylola Omg yesssss!! Love PP too! @benchley1 1y
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benchley1 @Reviewsbylola YES!!! People who haven't read them.gave these ideas already, then are shocked. Have you read other J.S. books? I read Love Machine...it was ok but I couldn't get into any others... 1y
Reviewsbylola I have not. I‘m not really familiar with her other books. @benchley1 1y
emilyhaldi 💗💗💗VoD💗💗💗 It always makes me think of my honeymoon since I read it there by the pool 💖 1y
Reviewsbylola I love when we have book associations like that. I will always remember sitting poolside in FL hating Mischling. @emilyhaldi 1y
Mdargusch I need to review Valley of the Dolls. 1y
Cinfhen Hahaha @Reviewsbylola I forgot how much u LOVED 1y
Cinfhen Ooooh, I haven‘t read @benchley1 1y
Reviewsbylola Omg you MUST read PP!!!!! @Cinfhen 1y
Reviewsbylola And yes, my total hatred of Mischling runs deep. 😂😂 @Cinfhen 1y
benchley1 @Cinfhen yes! You should read PP! so good !! 1y
emilyhaldi Lol re: Mischling 😆 I vividly remember hate-reading this one by the pool too 😝 1y
Cinfhen No!!!! I liked that one.....A lot @emilyhaldi 1y
Cinfhen It‘s been stacked @benchley1 Thanks for putting that book on my radar 1y
benchley1 @Cinfhen if you remember let me know how you like it! 1y
Cinfhen Will do @benchley1 😉just have to figure out when I‘m gonna get to it!! #somanybookssolittletime 1y
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KennedyBooks
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My best friend bought me the first UK edition of Valley of the Dolls- my heart melts when your best friends know you so well! My favourite book- and not even a bookworm bought it for me! #bestfriends #bookish #favouritebook

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Sg1224
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😬😢 Notoriety = choosing which self you let the public keep.

RaimeyGallant Welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. 1y
Jess7 Welcome to Litsy! 1y
Sg1224 Hey @Jess7. Sorry for the month delay. But thank you for the welcome wishes. 1y
Jess7 You‘re very welcome! 1y
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Pickpick

Written in 1960's it was not at a light fluffy read at all!! The story starts out with three young women hoping to find some independance in a time when women were expected to get married and have children and be dependant on a man. They become friends and the story follows them through the years. The women experience success and failure in love and work, leading to heartbreak, addiction and tragedy. It was a wildly entertaining read!
#bookworm

RebelReader This was the first adult novel I read when I was 13. I still have my original copy! 1y
Bookalong @RebelReader Thats awesome! I wish I would have read it sooner. It was sooo good. Cant reccomend enough. 1y
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My reading wrap up for January....
Here is my reading #wrapup for January. It was a good month for me. I read 7 books!
The End We Start From 4/5🌟
Station Eleven 5/5🌟
Bone 5/5🌟
Hourglass 3/5🌟
Valley of the Dolls 5/5🌟
Red Clocks 4/5🌟
One Day We'll All Be Dead And None Of This Will Matter 3/5🌟
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Valley of the Dolls, Station Eleven and Red Clocks were my favorites.
What was your favorite read this month?
#bookpile #bookstack #booklover

emilyhaldi I LOVE Valley of the Dolls 💖 1y
Bookalong @emilyhaldi Right?! Its so good! I thought it would be too girly and light but not at all!! 1y
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Leigh0906
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I‘ve always wanted to read this-but whenever I think about it, it‘s checked out at the library. So when I found a $3 copy at a used shop this weekend,I snapped it up. #minibookhaul

Sills Score👍 1y
Joanne1 Find!! 1y
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TheAnitaAlvarez
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Pickpick

This book is so interesting, showing women trying to make it in a world that doesn‘t allow them to succeed. Their careers are fraught with drama, love, and heartbreak. Specially heartbreak, oh my. It‘s no wonder they have such a hard time becoming happy. Also, they all have terrible taste in men, which doesn‘t help them either. It‘s a fascinating look into Golden Age Hollywood and its treatment of women.
#RoryGilmoresReadingChallenge

L_auren I read this a year ago and absolutely loved it!!! 1y
Reviewsbylola Such a fun, yet depressing read. 1y
Litsi Yes. This is an unrealized modern classic. Very well structured. Think for ex about how the narrator tells us who slept in her family‘s house and then think about her later draw to fame. There much going on in that novel AND it‘s eye-opening AND fun. (edited) 1y
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MsLeah8417 A true classic 1y
Bookalong Loved this book! Wildly entertaining. While also very sad and tragic. 1y
TheAnitaAlvarez @L_auren it‘s fantastic! 1y
TheAnitaAlvarez @Reviewsbylola yup, it‘s incredible in a million different ways 1y
TheAnitaAlvarez @Litsi yes, it‘s perfectly plotted and the development of the story is stellar 1y
TheAnitaAlvarez @Book.Along totally agree, it‘s a brilliant book 1y
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MLRio
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I‘ve given up trying to find real bookshelves and embraced the wine crates 🍷📚🍷 #bookshelfie

vivastory This is a great idea! I'm going to use it. 1y
Eyelit Looks great! 1y
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Bookalong
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"I've got a library copy of Gone with the Wind, a quart of milk and all these cookies. Wow! What an orgy!"
~Jacqueline Susann,
Valley of the Dolls
Started this yesterday. Enjoying it so far.
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Have you read it?
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#valleyofthedolls #jacquelinesuesann #booklover #bookworm #bookoftheday #goodreads #biblio #bibliophile

Oryx Yes, really enjoyed this one. 1y
Bookalong @Oryx I'm glad you enjoyed it. I'm about 100 pages in a really liking it also. 1y
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mrozzz
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UGH I SUCCUMBED! The library bookstore had 50% EVERYTHING.... I went in to return late books and I walked away with a little #BookHaul 🤫🙈😏

I‘ve already read Valley of the Dolls but there was no way I could pass up this edition (PINK EDGES) for $2.50!!! 👍🏻

Drnkpnkprincess 😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍 2y
emilyhaldi Yesssssss I have that edition of VoD too 💖 2y
mrozzz @emilyhaldi @Drnkpnkprincess it‘s amazing 😍 2y
Lmstraubie Well everything was 50% off.... 2y
mrozzz @Lmstraubie it‘s true 😏 2y
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Reading and loving this one.

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Victoriahoperose
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I really loved this book. We do a monthly challenge for our book club and this one was to read a classic and this is one I have never read. The writing is so good and so dark. It really stands the test of time and depicts that getting what you want may not always be a good thing. (Charlie, the cat, likes it too obviously).

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ctsgator
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Pickpick

Sooooo good!

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RebelReader
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This was the first adult novel I ever read! I was either 12 or 13. This is the original that I read way back then. Sex, drugs and Hollywood....What an education for a farm girl! 😜
#Decktheshelves #firstnovel

Bookalong I am buddy reading this one in the new year! Looking forward to it! 2y
AmyG I read this as a teenager. So good. 2y
Reviewsbylola Great book. I would have loved this as a teen. 2y
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jillannjohn I read this in my teens too! 😳 2y
tapgurl I think I was 15. I bought the gorgeous anniversary edition for my 18 year old daughter. 2y
Lesliereads City girls, too😬 2y
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youneverarrived
Valley of the Dolls | Jacqueline Susann
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Thanks @Leftcoastzen @Redwritinghood and @eanderson for the tag 😻 it's not that often I give five stars generally a four star rating is a great book for me I just like to keep five stars for those books that really resonate with me for whatever reason and I think all of these will! #fivestarpredictions

Tagging @River_Voice @Nikki15 @Jamesmelvinmitchell @emilyhaldi & @Suet624 if you want to do it 😃

Sophoclessweetheart Ahh! Some gorgeous titles 2y
Suet624 Thanks. A big wedding weekend. Let me think about my 5 stars a bit. 2y
Suet624 And Knut! 👍🏼👍🏼 2y
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Avanders The Henrietta Lacks books was fascinating and so well done. 2y
Redwritinghood Great picks! 2y
emilyhaldi I am stingy with my stars too! I DID give Valley of the Dolls 5 stars bc it was so fun!! But I was also reading it on my honeymoon and was on cloud 9 that week so not sure how much that swayed me 😂 This is fun- I will work on my predictions today! 2y
emilyhaldi Also, I've been seeing a lot of press about this book so very excited to get to it as well!! 2y
Leftcoastzen Great picks !The ones I have read on your list I would give 5 stars!The ones I haven't ,I am curious to look into.😁 2y
youneverarrived @Suet624 looking forward to seeing what you pick! 2y
youneverarrived @Avanders It's been on my tbr for too long! I've heard so many good things about it. 2y
youneverarrived @emilyhaldi Haha that might have swayed it 😂😂I really need to buy it soon I've wanted to read it for ages!! I keep seeing Home Fire on here it sounds right up my street. Can't wait to see your picks 💕 2y
youneverarrived @Leftcoastzen That's good to know you'd give them five stars! ❤️Which ones have you read? 2y
Leftcoastzen @youneverarrived "Dolls" so over the top ,one of best of a type, Didion , huge fan,Knut,dark, Scandinavian ,classic. 2y
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Cinfhen
Valley of the Dolls | Jacqueline Susann
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Day 20 #AugustGrrrl Today's song choice was suggested by the most #glamorous Litten ...mom of #Bitsy...the brilliant @LauraBeth 💕💕Fergie got it right when she sang
I got problems up to here
I've got people in my ear
Telling me these crazy things
That I don't want to know (f%ck y'all) 🎵The #glamorous life ain't so #glamorous just ask the three MC's from VOTD💉💊💉💊

LauraBeth Awww - you're so sweet 😘 The flossy flossy 😂💋Also - I have not read VOTD 😱 2y
Cinfhen Well you MUST remedy that @LauraBeth 💗💗💗 2y
BarbaraBB Oh yeah, remember that from ages ago! Great choice! 2y
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emilyhaldi ❤️ any prompt that fits VOTD!!! 💊💊 (edited) 2y
Cinfhen @emilyhaldi @BarbaraBB The campiest read EVER💖💖💖 2y
L_auren Lovvvvvve VOTD 2y
Lidia Love Valley of the Dolls! 2y
Reviewsbylola Fantastic book! 2y
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erinreads
Valley of the Dolls | Jacqueline Susann
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Turns out, my husband is a fan of the #tbrbingo idea to curb my book buying tendencies! I'm going to try so hard to stick to the no new books* until I've completed a row. Thanks for the amazing idea, @WhatDeeReads! Also fun to go through all my current TBR books to plan what I might actually want to read for the rest of the year.

*except for my September #BOTM selection(s) 😬

Sweettartlaura I was thinking of using a jar to draw names, but this looks like more fun! 2y
bookwrm526 Oh that's a great idea!!! 2y
WhatDeeReads Yas!!! 2y
Vihrig I read this years ago when it first came out. It was considered pretty dicey then. Sharon Tate, one of the women in Charles Manson's murder rampage, was one of the stars of the movie that followed the book. 2y
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emilyhaldi
Valley of the Dolls | Jacqueline Susann
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A fluffy, sparkly, enthralling story of some #badgirls and their addictions 💊💊💊
#augustgrrrl

rubyslippersreads Great pick! 2y
mcctrish I read this for a book club a couple of years ago, crazy town 2y
Lidia Excellent choice! I just love this book. 2y
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Mdargusch Good one! 2y
Cinfhen Loved this campy tale💕💕💕 2y
Reviewsbylola Perfect pick. 2y
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kmell33
Valley of the Dolls | Jacqueline Susann
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Beach read #3. @Liberty An oldie but a goodie. #BIRTHDAYSPACE

mcipher Classic! Love that book. 2y
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CarolinaCarter
Valley of the Dolls | Jacqueline Susann
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Valley of the Dolls was first published 1966. By 1971, it was in its 37th printing. I don‘t think it‘s ever been out of print. #jacquelinesusann #valleyofthedolls #blockbuster #bestseller #womenwhowrite #readingwomen

mrsamandahood I just got this the other day! I've been wanting it for a while and I went to my local used bookstore and BOOM it was there! ❤️ 2y
CarolinaCarter My copy is from my mother's store! 2y
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I reckon I'm no lady.