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Brat Pack America
Brat Pack America | Kevin Smokler
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HaleyG14
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This was a very interesting read. I love 80s movies and I loved reading about analysis of the films. Why the location in teen films were important and how they added to the film. Plus how the current events of the time explained why certain films were popular and/ or fit with peoples beliefs of that time.

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CocoReads
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How many copies of 16 Candles do I need? All of them, this one is so fun you guys, it‘s a little book with the dvd in it. Plus my youngest found me what‘s apparently the last Target exclusive of A Star is Born in existence. The echo dot was from my parents. Gift cards from my hubs. #mothersdaypart2

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kamoorephoto
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THANK YOU SO MUCH @ReadingRover Megan, for my amazing ‘Cat-mageddon‘ #scififantasyswap package!!! I love it so much!
The books are all spot on (I‘m glad we are both anal about our Goodreads lists; it made it easy). You picked so many on my wishlist (I had not bought them)!!
And thank you for indulging my cat obsession so perfectly. I wish I could hug you 💗💗💗😽

*Thanks for hosting, @Avanders - you picked a perfect swap partner for me 😻

kamoorephoto Thank you for the little notes ☺️ 8mo
Megabooks Star Trek Cats! I still remember Data‘s “Ode to Spot” on TNG! 8mo
ReadingRover @kamoorephoto omg I‘m so happy you like everything! I was worried I might have gone overboard 😂. There is actually one more thing I have for you that didn‘t fit in the box so that will come soon. I just have to get my ass back to the post office for the great reboxing! We totally have the same taste in books & other stuff too. It was so much fun shopping for you! 8mo
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kamoorephoto @ReadingRover I actually have something else I am planning to send you too 😹😹😹 (edited) 8mo
Gissy Let me know about that Witchsign book! 8mo
Avanders 🧬🦄♥️♥️👏🏽 8mo
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belacat
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Gonna be your man in motion
All I need is a pair of wheels...

Come on, you know you want to sing it!

Slajaunie 😂😂😂 8mo
SaraFair Must have! 8mo
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Rosewinter
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Liking this book! Unexpected read.😀

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Rosewinter
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There is no Shermer in Illi-noise! 😀

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Purrfectpages
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Some “American” books. I really want to read Brat Pack America! #america #nuyear

Cinfhen 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 2y
TrishB Great pic 👍🏻 2y
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Blair_Reads
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This book already feels like home. I will be living in here from now on. Goodbye. 🖤🤘🏻

Purrfectpages It sounds like it‘s right up my alley, too! 2y
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Blair_Reads
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1. This book was made for me. 2. I am determined to watch all the movies. 3. Then I will be a genius and take over the world. #80s

Rachel.Rencher This looks fantastic! 2y
minkyb 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
OneLitChick Your plan sounds totally solid! Good luck! 2y
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Magpiegem I want to read this soooo bad! 2y
KarenUK 🙌🙌🙌💕 2y
DebinHawaii I like your plan! 😆I have this one in my #TBR stack. I need to read it! 2y
Purrfectpages Which movies do you still want to watch? 2y
Blair_Reads @Purrfectpages I‘ve seen a lot of them, but my hubby hasn‘t seen most listed so we are going to watch them together 😁 2y
Purrfectpages @Blair_Reads my favorite era, hands down! 2y
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hufflepuff_librarian
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OMG! @Gayan Thank you so, so, so much!! I honestly don't think my best friend could have done a better job of choosing gifts for me! I LOVE IT ALL!!!❤ That book journal makes me so happy and I CANNOT wait to start filling it out!!!🤗📚❤

Gayan You are so welcome. I had so much fun shopping for you. 3y
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Bkwurm
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Like a master's thesis on 80s teen movies! I'm a fan of many of the movies he writes about, but loving (or having seen) all of the movies is not a requirement for enjoying the book. I was unfamiliar w about 1/2 the movies but was still able to learn something & appreciate his descriptions& analyses. This book made me question what it meant to be a fan, how the movies we love fit into history, & how they steer the course of the future. Great book.

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Bkwurm
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Why we love him so much. #JohnHughes #80s #flashback

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DebinHawaii
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Best way to make yourself feel foolish?! Spend several seconds longer than you'd like to admit being really bummed out that your Goodreads giveaway prize arrived with a battered cover... before suddenly realizing that it is supposed to look like a well-worn VHS video box. 😳 (In my defense my blood sugar was low & I only glanced at it!) 😆 #bookmail

Amandajoy I thought, I'd be irritated too! Then I read the rest of the post 🙃 3y
BethFishReads Hahaha. I totally relate 3y
Books_Wine_Repeat Congrats! That's a cool idea--battered VHS cover. 👍 3y
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britt_brooke 😁👏🏻 3y
Zelma 😂😂😂 3y
Debiw781 I need to read this one... 3y
KathyODilbeck I have diabetes and sometimes suffer low blood sugars 3y
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Blair_Reads
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Next movie for chapter 1 😁😁 this movie made me fall in love with John Travolta 💜💜

KarenUK I am so loving following along with your movie picks! 💕👍😍 3y
Blair_Reads @KarenUK I owe it all to Kevin Smokler! I'm just watching the ones he talks about in his book 😁😁 3y
LitsyGoesPostal 😊👌🏻 3y
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Blair_Reads
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Next up for chapter one...Fame! Oh I love this one 😁

KarenUK So good! 3y
gibblr I need this in my life right now 3y
bookishkris Fame is the best movie ever. The remake was disappointingly terrible. 3y
LitsyGoesPostal 😊👍🏻 3y
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Blair_Reads
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Next up on chapter 1 movies....American Graffiti 😁

brendanmleonard This is one of my favorite movies of all time! 3y
Octoberwoman My mom and I got to see this at a movie theater not too long ago! It was just as good as I remembered. 3y
LitsyGoesPostal 😊👍🏻 3y
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NerdyRev
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Enjoying the walk down memory lane. The book is about the movies, but also what made them special. A fun read, but I am of that time so to speak *cough* old *cough*

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Me too! It was a great time! 😉 3y
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Hooked_on_books
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This is between a pick and so-so for me. I enjoyed revisiting these 80s movies of my childhood, but I don't feel like I learned much about them that was new to me. I was hoping for a bit more info about the movies or their making or more social commentary and less regurgitation of plot lines. It did make me want to go back and rewatch some, though!

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Hooked_on_books
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Hanging out at home reading about '80s teen movies when some house guests wandered by. Thankfully the elk are happy to eat the lawn and don't expect me to cook or make conversation.

LeahBergen They sound like PERFECT house guests! 😉 3y
Alfoster Cool!!! 3y
vivastory @Hooked_on_books I've heard great things about "Brat Pack America." Hope you enjoy it. 3y
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MrsV Beautiful scenery. We get the occasional deer, but usually when you don't want to see them at night and praying they don't make a run for. It across the street. Or you can hear the coyotes or foxes howling from afar at night. I never heard of this book, but immediately bought when seeing this post. 3y
Suet624 Wait, what??? Elk??? 3y
Hooked_on_books @Suet624 Local herd on the Oregon coast. They swing through the neighborhood every few weeks. This is normal for here. I love my normal! 3y
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Blair_Reads
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We're Gonna need a bigger boat. 😁 The movie list for chapter 1 just keeps getting better and better! 🐟

LitsyGoesPostal 😊👍🏻 3y
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Blair_Reads
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Any excuse to watch Star Wars 🤓 (it is discussed in the first chapter of this book 💜) #starwars #nonfictionnovember

LitHousewife I'm going to have to get my hands on that book! 3y
[DELETED] 3323341091 i have never watched Star Wars 😮 3y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Did you say Star Wars! Works for me! 3y
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deniselynn Ooo, have to read this one!! Thanks! 3y
Rjamesstevens My fav pair of decades by far (minus the tech we have today, of course) 3y
LitsyGoesPostal 😊👍🏻 3y
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Blair_Reads
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I've decided to re-watch the movies mentioned in each chapter before I read the chapter. I bought this book because of my love for movies so this seems appropriate 😊😎I was impressed with my libraries selection. Only 3 that weren't there 😊 #ilovethe80s #nonfictionnovember

KarenUK What a great idea! This one's on my TBR so I might do the same thing..... 📚🎥😊 3y
DeborahSmall Love 80's movies 🎥📚❤️ 3y
Louise It's so strange to think that the movies of my teen years are retro vintage "80's" fare for millennials! ?Weren't the 80's just yesterday and a half?! ? 3y
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DebinHawaii I won a copy on Goodreads and I am looking forward to doing the same! 😀👍 3y
Magpiegem This is such a good idea! Think I will have to do the same 3y
LitsyGoesPostal 😊👍🏻 3y
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Briguy73
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My pickups from day two at the Texas Book Festival.

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Bree.Hill
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When you're reading about movies you love❤️

BookBabe ❤️ American Graffiti 3y
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Bree.Hill
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Starting my second pick for #nonfictionnovember2016 today!

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Blair_Reads
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Next up is Brat Pack America by Kevin Smokler ?? "A love letter to 80s teen movies." ??

Laura317 Oooh! I hope it's good! Loved those movies. 3y
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Bree.Hill
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One of my picks for #NonFictionNovember2016 hosted by Olive and Gemma❤️
Really excited about this one,really all my picks but I love 80s movies so I can't wait to see what all this book entails. Are you participating in nonfiction November and if so what are your picks!?

LeahsBookNest I am! I plan on reading The Penguin Book of Witches, The Morning They Came for Us, Night by Elie Wiesel, and still thinking about the last one (preferably by a POC). Looking forward to it! Good pick. 😊👍🏾👍🏾 3y
Bree.Hill Leah! Thank you. If I make it through mine I'd like to read the penguin book of witches. I definitely want to read it this fall so my fingers are crossed! What have you been reading this weekend? @LeahsBookNest 3y
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Kleonard
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I am ridiculously excited to start this one next! 👍🏻

KarenUK Me too! 3y
Kleonard Started if today. It pleases my nostalgic soul. ❤️ 3y
Autumn I know who THAT is:) 3y
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balletbookworm
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Happy book birthday to Kevin Smokler and Brat Pack America! ????

A really thoughtful, comprehensive examination of the eighties teen movie boom, specifically how the movies are grounded in their physical shooting locations (Chicago, LA, Astoria, etc). If you need a movie watching list-thing, I made one at Letterboxd (a GR for movies): http://boxd.it/ONVm. (And yeah, the "oops a problem occurred" splash page at Letterboxd is Gremlins ??)

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balletbookworm
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Parked outside the Pomerantz Center with @smokler Brat Pack America (pictured) and coffee (not pictured) enjoying the gorgeous weather before Suki Kim lectures at 2pm on her experiences in North Korea. #iowacitybookfestival

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KarenaFagan
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The perks of working for a bookstore is squeeing over not yet released gems. Love 80s movies and Kevin Smokler (I interviewed him a few years back for a podcast I had). Also he talks about Santa Cruz (my town) and The Lost Boys! Pick this up on 10/11.

balletbookworm It is really good! I've been leisurely reading through my galley 😃 3y
KarenaFagan @balletbookworm so far I'm only on the John Hughes chapter, but I have a lot of nostalgia going on right now. Kevin has a great voice. 3y
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Liberty
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A+++ book swag. 🤘🏻

BooksTeasAndBookishThings That's AWESOME 😍😍😍 3y
BekahB Ha! The fruit roll-ups are the icing on the cake! 😄 3y
balletbookworm That is amazing! 3y
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Sarahr875 😍 3y
Hooked_on_books Oh man, a rubix cube and a Trapper Keeper! Am I a kid again? Very cool! 3y
DebinHawaii Excellent swag! 👍😀 3y
Bookzombie I love it! Very cool swag! 3y
UnabridgedTomes I LOVE Fruit Rollups; they and all the Lisa Frank stuff I had in the 80s were just the best! 3y
Matilda 😍 3y
EliseWhitmore Sweet Trapper Dude! 🤘 3y
Carol I just spotted this book in my comics Previews issue. Very 😍😍😍 3y
LauraBrook Righteous! ✊🏻 3y
TheUnpopularReader Dang! I'm so jealous! I want that traper keeper 🤘🤘 3y
Zelma My teeth hurt just looking at those a Fruit Roll-ups, so much sugar! 😍 3y
Kitty_Rochsmith Where'd you get the swag?!!😍 3y
Liberty @Kitty_Rochsmith From the author. 😊 3y
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balletbookworm
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#bookmail!! This is the year of books about 80s movies and the excellent Kevin Smokler has one coming out about the importance of location in Brat Pack movies (also, all the ❤️❤️❤️ for Brat Pack movies! 🎉)

Blair_Reads This sounds and looks wonderful!! 3y
BethFishReads 📽🎞❤️ 3y
8leagueboot This would be so fun to pop culture book club with periodic '80s movies parties! 3y
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ForestAvenuePress
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I met the co-creators of @Litsy with Kevin Smokler at #bea16. Kevin's third book is forthcoming from Rare Bird in October.