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Talking to Girls about Duran Duran
Talking to Girls about Duran Duran: One Young Man's Quest for True Love and a Cooler Haircut | Rob Sheffield
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The best-selling author of Love Is a Mix Tape traces his adolescence in the 1980s, a journey during which pop culture trends marked his transformation from a reclusive geek to an independent young man with a first girlfriend.
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Vansa
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#BlameitonLitsy I saw so many people mentioning this book, I had to read it! I absolutely LOvE this book.In India,we first got cable TV in the 90s,and MTV here basically dumped all their 80s videos on us-so people my age(born in the late 80s)have a lot of nostalgia for 80s music-those were the first music videos we were seeing!This book captures that so well

BarbaraBB That sounds cool! 6mo
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Cinfhen
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If your an #80sGirl like me then this memoir told in essays is a MEGA playlist of a beloved mixtape 📼 It‘s EVERYTHING 80‘s music& more and its AMAZING 🤩 Thanks to @CoffeeNBooks for posting about this gem 🙌🏻🎧♥️#pop22 #SetInThe80s

KarenUK Sounds awesome! 💕 7mo
CoffeeNBooks I love, love, love this book!! 🎶 7mo
LeahBergen Did you say 80s girl?? 😆😆 7mo
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BarbaraBB Sounds so fun! 7mo
Cathythoughts Sounds like you really enjoyed this one 😁👏👏👏 7mo
Cinfhen Sheffield is really likeable and he captures all the 80‘s angst and music perfectly @KarenUK @CoffeeNBooks @LeahBergen @BarbaraBB @Cathythoughts 7mo
Megabooks Woo hoo!! 7mo
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CoffeeNBooks
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Another great Rob Sheffield book about music! I love music, especially 80s music, so this was a lot of fun to read. And I love his writing style!

AmyG He is awesome. 7mo
CarolynM Great title🤣 7mo
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CoffeeNBooks @Leftcoastzen I'm reading Turn Around Bright Eyes right now! I'm going to be so sad when I've read all of his books and don't have any more to read. 😄 7mo
Leftcoastzen @CoffeeNBooks 👏😂😂you have me laughing so hard right now! 7mo
Cinfhen I think I NEED to read this book 💗😁 7mo
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PaperbackPirate
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Here‘s my very late #NewYearSpecial #20in4 Readathon wrap-up!

📚 Goals:
✔️ Read 3 volumes of The Walking Dead graphic novels
✔️ Finish 1 book of poetry, Electric Deserts!
❌ Read 2 more chapters of UDL Now!
❌ Read 1 novel - started but didn‘t finish
✔️ #TreasureHunt - 9/12 words found
✔️ Remain at home on NYE
✔️ Drink champagne

I read for 12 hours 16 minutes total.
Thanks again for hosting @Andrew65 !

Andrew65 Brilliant 👏👏👏🙌🥳😍📚 9mo
PaperbackPirate Happy New Year @Andrew65 ! 🍾📚 8mo
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ATB
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Giving my eyes a rest and my body a walk with this audiobook.

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kyraleseberg
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Music journalist Rob Sheffield understands there is a soundtrack to our lives. This memoir covers growing up in the 80's and how the music era shaped his life. I love that he seamlessly mixes life and music in an entertaining way that many people can relate to. If you love pop culture, this is definitely a recommended read!

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Rachbb3
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This is a look into the authors adolescence through the 80's, how he grew up from the age of 13 until adulthood with music being a serious force and influence. Each chapter has a song title (his fav from that year) I loved the introduction which talked quite a lot about DD, but then they're gone until the last chapter. The rest of the book was quite boring. 👇

Rachbb3 I'm holding a grudge also because he didn't give Depeche Mode a chapter. 😆 5y
TrishB I would hold that grudge too! 5y
Rachbb3 @TrishB Right? DM is my favorite band and I guess I feel more about them than he did. 😉 5y
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TrishB I have loved them since I was a teenager! I'm 50 this year and hubby has paid for me to see them in Paris 😀 very excited! 5y
Purrfectpages Oh no! I was hoping it would be better! I read Love Is a Mixtape by him and enjoyed it. I'm a sucker for anything 80s though. 5y
Rachbb3 @TrishB That's so exciting. We are going to see them in October here in California, but I'd rather see them in Paris!! Have fun! 😀 5y
Rachbb3 @Purrfectpages I love anything's 80s too and you definitely get that with this book, but I just couldn't get into it. 5y
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Rachbb3
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Next up. I need something light and quirky. I'm hoping this is it. 😛

#maybookflowers

Texreader Looking forward to your review on this one. 🎶🎤Hungry Like a Wolf🎶🎶🎶 5y
MimiLovesToRead I love Duran Duran! 5y
Lmstraubie A book about the 80's & Duran Duran?!?! Must stack! 5y
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Rachbb3
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Some #Bookmail came in today from #bookoutlet
Got all of these for $15. 🖒

Lmstraubie Such a great deal! 6y
RadicalReader @Rachbb3 what is book outlet? 6y
Rachbb3 @RadicalReader Book Outlet has a website: http://bookoutlet.com They have discount books because of overstock. They get new books in daily. It's really cool. 6y
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RadicalReader @Rachbb3 do they have well known books or are the ones they have lesser known books ? 6y
Rachbb3 @RadicalReader Both. I found nearly most if what I was looking for on there. Brand new books out though take a bit of time for them to get. 6y
RadicalReader @Rachbb3 how much are the books there? Average price ranges? 6y
Rachbb3 @RadicalReader Paperbacks range from 2.99-4.99 and hardbacks 5.99-9.99. That's been my experience. 6y
RadicalReader @Rachbb3 nice thanks for your help 6y
Rachbb3 @RadicalReader Anytime. 😊 6y
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Blair_Reads
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Next up! @LitHousewife I'm very excited to read this one 😁🙌🏻 #24in48

LitHousewife I can't wait to hear about it!!! 6y
DogMomIrene I am 🐺Hungry Like the Wolf 🐺 to know your thoughts on this book! 6y
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Blair_Reads
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This is my Plano Library #bookhaul from yesterday 😁👏🏻👏🏻 @LitHousewife I am super excited to read another Rob Sheffield 🙌🏻 also, I #blamelitsy for my ridiculous tbr pile 😂

Dragon My brother gave me this book and I enjoyed it 😀 6y
LitHousewife Hooray!!! Let me know how you like it. I need to pick them up myself! 6y
bookish_wookish i loved Weird Things Customers Say In Bookstores!! It was such a fun quick read!! 6y
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mcctrish I totally forgot about this book, thx for posting and I want to read of these now so "thanks" ? 6y
SeeJanRead I enjoyed "Life Moves Pretty Fast". Very nostalgic. 6y
Suetara Ohhhh, Scythe is wonderful. 6y
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SheilaChew
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I read two chapters. I like the concept, but I'm not into it. I think it's just the wrong book for me right now. Hopefully I'll come back to it one day.

ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled I can understand that - it was ok. I appreciated the 80s nostalgia, though. 6y
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