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Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk
Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk | Kathleen Rooney
Its the last day of 1984, and 85-year-old Lillian Boxfish is about to take a walk. As she traverses a grittier Manhattan, a city anxious after an attack by a still-at-large subway vigilante, she encounters bartenders, bodega clerks, chauffeurs, security guards, bohemians, criminals, children, parents, and parents-to-bein surprising moments of generosity and grace. While she strolls, Lillian recalls a long and eventful life that included a brief reign as the highest-paid advertising woman in Americaa career cut short by marriage, motherhood, divorce, and a breakdown. A love letter to city lifehowever shiny or sleazyLillian Boxfish Takes a Walk by Kathleen Rooney paints a portrait of a remarkable woman across the canvas of a changing America: from the Jazz Age to the onset of the AIDS epidemic; the Great Depression to the birth of hip-hop.
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JillR
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I enjoyed how the walk Lillian takes on New Years Eve 1984 is interwoven with the story of her life in advertising in the 1920s, how she forged her way in a man‘s business and how she felt when that ended for motherhood. Lillian is an intriguing character; formidable, intelligent and enquiring yet with a sadness and a hard edge at times. An unusual read that makes you want to walk New York City, drink negronis and wear bright yellow tights!

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Eggbeater
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JillR
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We had a trawl through some secondhand and antique shops today searching for Ercol chairs. I didn‘t find any but I am feeling very pleased with my little book haul - 50p each! The top and bottom books have been on my wish list for ages. Always happy with book bargains 💛

Velvetfur Oohh 50p for Lillian Boxfish, nice! That's on my TBR too, well done with that haul! 👍 2mo
JillR Lovely condition too @Velvetfur, not had bargains as good as these for a while 👌 2mo
Cathythoughts Great bargains 😊👏🏻 2mo
Velvetfur @JillR There's your achievement for the day 😃👍 2mo
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DebinHawaii
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#RedRoseSeptember
Both of these books take place in New York City over the span of a day, so they show #ADayInTheLife of their characters. I‘ve read The Sun is Also a Star and Lilian Boxfish Takes a Walk has been in my #TBR stacks since it was a #BOTM pick. Someday I shall get to it. 📚📚📚😬📚📚📚📚📚

arlenefinnigan Ooh this sounds like a good read. Stacked! 2mo
Cinfhen Love the graphics you chose and I‘m pretty sure you‘re gonna be a fan of Lillian!! Happy Holiday weekend to you and Max 💕💕 2mo
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Melissa_J
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I scrolled back, and back, and back some more 😂 and found my very first #bookhaul post! It‘s close to three years old. So far, and not at all surprisingly, I‘ve only read two of the books pictured (Schwab and Raybourn). I tried the tagged book but it was a bail for me 🤷🏻‍♀️

#bookhaulchallenge

Reviewsbylola Love it! And Lillian Boxfish was one of my favorites in 2017! 2mo
Melissa_J @Reviewsbylola I feel like I‘m the only person on Litsy who didn‘t like Lillian! 2mo
Lcsmcat 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2mo
Megabooks Put my vote in for Lillian! 2mo
LeahBergen I‘m so afraid to check my first book haul 😆😆😆 2mo
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CoffeeNBooks
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#AyUpAugust Lillian always finds #SomethingGood while walking around New York City.
@Cinfhen @squirrelbrain

lynneamch Makes me smile. I really enjoyed this one. 👠 3mo
Cinfhen Such a beautiful ode to NYC 3mo
squirrelbrain I just finished this one last night - I adored it! 3mo
kspenmoll Such a wonderful book! Great pick! ❤️NYC 3mo
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squirrelbrain
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I just adored this book @Caroline2 - thank you soooo much for sending it to me!

It‘s uplifting, it‘s sad, it‘s New York City....

I saved the last two chapters to read on my way home (a long day - been in the office since 7.15am 😬 ) and I‘m so glad I did as there popped up Rapper‘s Delight - one of my fave tracks ever! I‘m smiling to myself on the train... 😁🎵😁🎵

And I love this cover 💛

Velvetfur That certainly is a gorgeous cover! But poor you having such a long day 🙁 I hope there's cuddles waiting for you at home 😊 3mo
Megabooks I love Rappers Delight and that book! 3mo
Caroline2 Yay! I‘m so glad you enjoyed it. 😃 3mo
8little_paws great cover on this edition! 3mo
youneverarrived That is a gorgeous cover 🖤 3mo
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saguarosally
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Seeing the beauty in the world can be really overwhelming. I‘m learning just to see and live it (and when my wannabe amateur photographer eyes come out it gets worse), but truly, it is so much. And what is beauty anyway?

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IndoorDame
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#letstravelaugust @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620 so many great novels about #newyork I'm spoiled for choices, but Lilian is one of my favorites

OriginalCyn620 I loved Lillian! 💙📚🗽 3mo
saguarosally Ooh I have to finish this one! 3mo
Andrew65 Lovely book. 3mo
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PickingBooks
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I enjoyed this book. It‘s a relaxing read, and it‘s an interesting look at women‘s issues “then and now.” It‘s not the most riveting or fast paced book, but I loved Lillian. Read more: https://pickingbooks.com/blog/2017/5/1/lillian-boxfish-takes-a-walk-book-review

OriginalCyn620 I loved this book! ❤️ 3mo
Leftcoastzen I really enjoyed this book. 3mo
PickingBooks @Leftcoastzen me too! ❤️ 3mo
NeedsMoreBooks Thoroughly enjoyed this book 💖 3mo
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LittleMummyMe
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I loved Lilian Boxfish...💕

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jillrhudy
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I liked this character very much. Lillian is based on a real person, and the author had to do real research. The research really shines through, as does the author‘s respect for the history and for New York City. #historicalfiction #strongwomen #nyc

Amiable I know some people didn‘t care for it, but I loved this book. 3mo
Andrew65 @Amiable Me too! 3mo
jillrhudy @Amiable such a great character. Maybe it's because I'm getting older myself. 3mo
megnews ❤️❤️❤️ 3mo
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jillrhudy
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Another book from my Litsy stack! Switching back and forth between the audio read by Xe Sands and the print version depending on whether I'm in the mood to listen or read. Lillian is a grand old dame with an attitude who's had an interesting life. #nyc #historicalfiction

Megabooks Such a great book! 3mo
jillrhudy @Megabooks I'm enjoying it. She's a great protagonist and narrator. 3mo
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squirrelbrain
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What an amazing #bookmail parcel to receive any day, but especially on a Monday after a blah day at work!

I have to admit, @Caroline2 I did emit rather a loud squeal when I saw the book - it‘s one I‘ve been wanting to read for ages, mainly because it‘s set in NYC.

Then there were bookmarks, chocolate, a Squirrel Nutkin postcard.... and a lovely note!

You‘re such a great friend 😘 and yes, let‘s do another #buddyread soon....⬇️

squirrelbrain The Romanovs is maybe a bit big and scary though! We‘d be buddyreading well into next year....🤣 3mo
Cathythoughts So lovely 👍🏻♥️ 3mo
TrishB Lovely 💕 3mo
Caroline2 Yay! Glad to hear it arrived ok and that you like it all. 💖 And yeah I‘ve been putting off The Romanovs for years as it is massive isn‘t it!!! 🤪 we‘ll sort something out. 👍🏻 3mo
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Daisey Great quote! 3mo
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underground_bks
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It‘s New Years Eve 1984 and Lillian Boxfish, aged 84(ish), is taking a walk through Manhattan. Formerly the highest paid advertising woman in the country, Lillian looks back on the highs and lows of a long life and career as she meets the diverse denizens populating a 1980s NYC in decline. Lillian‘s perceptions of the city and its people, both past and present, are so authentic, full of wisdom, generosity, and a welcome touch of the bitter.

Suet624 I love your reviews. 4mo
underground_bks @Suet624 thank you so much!!! ☺️☺️☺️ 4mo
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Buechersuechtling Interesting, elegant cover. 😍 4mo
PickingBooks @Buechersuechtling Definitely one of my favorite book covers of all time! 4mo
Bindrosbookshelf I love this book so much ❤️ 4mo
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Purplerosiepage
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I love Lillian Boxfish... what a neat character. The book makes me want to go back and take a walk in New York City. #summer2019reading

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Eggbeater
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Having volunteered in nursing homes when I was younger, I know that the older people get, the more interesting stories they have to tell. You just have to be ready to sit back and go on a journey with them. I loved Lillian Boxfish's story. She is a character I want to keep with me and call up when I need strength.

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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#LetItBe
#BeatleMaynia

I thought of Lillian for this one because she wanted to be left alone in her beloved New York City ❤️❤️

Eggs So true and I know what that feels like❣️ 6mo
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wen4blu
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It's cold and rainy here, so I think I'll stay inside and read about someone else taking a walk.

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Chelleo
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I told myself....”you have a ton of unread books at home”, “you have a ton of stuff to do today and don‘t have time” .... my car made the turn and took me to the Friends Book Warehouse (totally out of my control). At least I restrained myself and only bought these 3 books for only $7. #winning #NoWillPower #INeedAMeeting #BookloversAnonymous #IMayHaveAProblem #HelloMyNameIsChelleo #ButImALibrarian #ThisIsTotallyProfessional

Pricel101 😆 Excellent haul!! 7mo
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BarbaraJean Great picks! And you‘re not alone—I had the same experience last Saturday except it was my feet instead of the car. I suddenly found myself in the Friends of the Library shop across the street from where my car was parked! Good thing my feet took me to the bookshop and not into traffic. 😂 7mo
IamIamIam Clearly your inner Mr. Hyde took over and you woke up in a strange parking lot with books in your car. I'll vouch that you had no control of your body while this was going on. 🤘 7mo
Fridameetslucy After (or before - whichever you fancy) watch the film Smoke Signals. His latest is a memoir and I think one of the only books that a son looks deeply at the maternal wounds of his childhood 7mo
Reviewsbylola Lillian Boxfish is fabulous! 6mo
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Oryx
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I'm feeling very Lillian Boxfish. I've just had a stroll around the city now I'm dining alone. Except instead instead of interacting with fellow humans, I'm reading Lillian Boxfish. 😄

julesG Enjoy your dinner with Lillian. 8mo
TrishB Enjoy ❤️ 8mo
Cathythoughts Sounds perfect ♥️ 🍷 8mo
lynneamch 🤩👍💖🍷👣👣👣 8mo
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Read66
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A strong main character in Lillian and lots of pieces of historical trivia about NYC which was fun. I listened to the audio book and the narrator was perfect - she was Lillian.

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Applenabe

Excited to start this book as the year she “takes her walk” is the same as my birth!

stephothebesto I heard this on Get Booked! Let me know how it is! Same with Casual Vacancy 8mo
Applenabe Yes! Will do 😁 8mo
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Valancy_Stirling
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Am a few chapters in, and I have fallen in love with Lillian!

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jesseastin
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I read this book ages ago, but I don‘t think I put it up here. One of my sisters sent a group text(3 sisters and mom)asking if any of us had read it. I have! So had my other sister, but not Mom. I feel so empowered! 😄 They‘re all voracious readers and I can‘t keep up with them. Anyway, the book is on sale Kindle today Although it‘s fiction, it is based on the life of a remarkable sounding woman.

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CoffeeNBooks
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#ANewChapter #MyTown Lillian spent a lot of time walking through her town, New York City. @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @vkois88

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love Lillian ❤️❤️❤️ 9mo
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NeedsMoreBooks
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This was a part of #BOTMbuddyread organized by @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Completed this in December but a busy life and traveling made it impossible to post a review. Loved this book. It is based on the real Margaret Fishback. Set on the last day of 1984, the narrative entwines with Boxfish‘s own life as she takes a walk and meets really interesting characters. The novel throws up questions on feminism, identity, office and the home, and life.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Great review!!! 9mo
NeedsMoreBooks Thanks! 9mo
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CaitZ
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I started this on New Year's Eve (because that's when Lillian took her walk) and had a hard time connecting to the story. One day I forgot the book and switched to audio. That did it. Xe Sands makes it feel like you're sitting and listening to a friend tell her story. I loved it.

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CBee
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@blondie thank you!! Can‘t wait to read this one ❤️❤️❤️
#kindlitsy

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Dolly
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A quiet little story. If you didn‘t like A Gentleman in Moscow because there wasn‘t enough happening and you were bored you may want to pass this up. I started this on New Years Eve and that was perfect timing.

Bindrosbookshelf I read this a few days before New Years. Perfect time to do it 🙌 9mo
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BookNerd9906
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When I think about walking alone I think of Lillian. #boulevardofbrokendreams #musicalnewyear @Cinfhen @vivastory

Reviewsbylola Such a good book! 9mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Loved this one!! 9mo
vivastory I keep meaning to read this! 9mo
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BookNerd9906 @vivastory I really enjoyed it. 9mo
Cinfhen This was really a love letter to NYC 🗽🚕❤️ 9mo
BookNerd9906 @Cinfhen Yeesssss! ❤️❤️❤️ 9mo
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llwheeler
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I'm not used to encountering characters or other people with my name. I did quite a few doubletakes before I got used to it when Lillian Boxfish was showing up frequently in my feed. Still haven't read it though.

Andrea4 I don't think I know any "Andrea"s. 9mo
llwheeler @Andrea4 Hmm... me neither, not off the top of my head 9mo
Laughterhp I‘ve never read a book with a Mikala in it 😬😬 9mo
llwheeler @Laughterhp I don't think I have either... 9mo
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Bailedbailed

Was reading simultaneously with Fear (need something not infuriating to read at night so I can get some sleep); but, really not getting into it, after investing 32% / 2:51:18. No biggie.

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TheLibrarian
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This wonderful book is on sale for the Kindle today (US). #kindledeals

9999 Thank you! I got it! 10mo
TheLibrarian @sskk You‘re welcome and I hope you enjoy it! 10mo
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jen_hayes7
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I loved Lillian because of quotes like this one. Her wit (and courage) to say what was on her mind while still upholding proprietary was fantastic. I enjoyed her NYE antics more than the flashbacks, because she sounds like a hoot of an octogenarian, but her past was an important part of the story. I hope to be able to walk as much as Ms. Boxfish as I age. 🚶🏻‍♀️#mountTBR #catsoflitsy

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Sahar
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To read or not to read... is Never the question. 😂 #amreading

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CaitZ
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It's a cold, rainy and generally yucky day today. Which makes it a perfect day to stay home and read. This seems like an appropriate book.

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Bookyonce
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For too many reasons to even list, I Loved it. Lillian‘s story doesn‘t exactly “go” anywhere but she walks 10 miles in her tale both physically and figuratively

Cinfhen Wonderful review and great Litsy name 10mo
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Bookyonce
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Now THIS is vacation.

CoffeeNBooks Great book! 10mo
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Avidreader25
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‪TOP TEN OF 2018 (part two): Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk, Fly Girls, Displacement, the Grisha trilogy and the Red Rising trilogy. ‬

‪Bonus Books: Sleeping Giants, Lethal White, The Library Book, Bird Box, and The Day the World‬ Came to Town. ‬

‪What were your favorites? ‬

CouronneDhiver I‘ll be posting in the next couple days... Eleanor is on my list too. But I found a readalike that I enjoyed even more: 10mo
Avidreader25 @CouronneDhiver Thanks for the recommendation! I just requested it from the library. 10mo
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Andrew65
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This is the second time I have read this book and have to say this is a thoroughly enjoyable book. Lillian is a wonderful character and great to travel the streets of New York with her , and come across the many people she chats to. Alongside this we have an excellent telling of Lillian‘s life, which is far from boring. A great book to read at this time of the year as most of the events take place on New Year‘s Eve. #BOTMBuddyRead

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I loved the book and this cover is beautiful 💛🖤 10mo
Andrew65 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I do love this cover. At first thought I wasn ‘t going to enjoy it as much but then once again it cast its spell! 10mo
TheBookHippie This was a good hug of a book! 10mo
Andrew65 @TheBookHippie A great way to describe it. 10mo
alisonrose Oooh I love this cover! I haven‘t seen this one, and I like it a lot more than the one I have seen. I‘ll have to look for this edition ☺️ 10mo
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BarbaraJean
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I so enjoyed reading this with the #BOTMbuddyread! Lillian was fascinating, and I loved walking around NYC with her on her New Year‘s Eve journey, meeting a cast of wonderful characters along the way. Her past reminiscences are woven together with the present, with the city as more than a backdrop—almost another character itself. And I was fascinated to learn that Lillian was inspired by a real-life poet and advertising woman, Margaret Fishback!

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FINAL THOUGHTS

How did you like the book overall?

On behalf of @TheBookHippie and @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks thank you for joining us in our book discussions all year! They have been great!

Enjoy the rest of the Holiday season and see everyone for the discussion for The Air You Breathe!

TheBookHippie I really like this one for this time of year!!! I read it last October too and I enjoyed the reread now right before the holidays . Puts you in a good nostalgic mood. 10mo
kspenmoll I absolutely loved this book the first Time I read it. Could not keep up with reread the last week or so but so happy you all hard a chance to meet Lillian! 10mo
KnowledgeoverEveryThing I really enjoyed this book. I was hesitant at first but glad I read it. 10mo
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Mitch I wasn‘t sure at first, it felt too perfect..but as the night wore on, and Lillian developed, the city loomed and things got a bit grittier - I loved it! I loved the contemplation on the act of walking, I loved the city and I really liked Lillian. The mink coat exchange will be a scene I remember for quite some time! 10mo
Mitch @TheBookHippie @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @MrsV for hosting such great discussions....my Sundays have become richer for them.. 💕💕💕 10mo
MrsV I liked this much more than I thought I would! So glad this was on we picked. 10mo
Mitch @MrsV me too! 10mo
AmyG I loved her love for NYC....having grown up outside of there. 10mo
EadieB I liked this book very much and found Lillian to be a very interesting person. Enjoyed the narrator on the audiobook too! 10mo
Andrew65 This is the second time I have read the book. Loved it the first time but was a bit more hesitant this time but then grew on me once again as the second half of the book progressed and fell in love with it again. 😍 10mo
Andrew65 Thanks @MrsV @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @TheBookHippie for another great buddy read and for the time you have put into it. Finding these buddy reads has been one of the best things in 2018, a standout in a tough year! Here‘s to more great buddy reads in 2019. Thanks everyone for such great contributions that improve the reading experience. 😍❤️😍❤️😍❤️😁 10mo
Samplergal I loved this book. It made me want to return to NYC. 10mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Andrew65 thank you Andrew!!! And thanks for participating!!! Here‘s to 2019!! 🥂🎊🎉🎈📚🙌🏻 10mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Mitch thank you!! And thanks for participating!!! 💕🥂🎈🎊🎉 10mo
Andrew65 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks And so say all of us! 🍾🥂 10mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thanks to everyone for participating!!! We look forward to a great 2019!!! 🥂🎈🎉📚🙌🏻🎊 and thanks to my awesome cohosts!! Couldn‘t do it without you guys!! Y‘all are awesome!! 😘❤️ 10mo
Mitch See you all in 2019! 🎉🎉🎉 10mo
BarbaraJean @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @TheBookHippie @MrsV Thank you all so much for this buddy read!! I really enjoyed walking around NYC with Lillian—such a fascinating character, and I loved the way the book wove together her past with the city‘s present. It was lovely to discuss with everyone (even if I always got to the posts a few hours late!) 10mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @BarbaraJean We enjoyed you being a part of our discussions!! See you next year!! 😉 10mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Mitch 🎉🎊🥂💛🙌🏻 10mo
JaclynW @Andrew65 I agree with you Andrew about finding the #BOTMBuddyRead. It has been a really great thing! I've loved every experience we've had together. Thank you to everyone who has organized and contributed! ❤❤❤❤ I hope you all have a wonderful holiday season! @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @TheBookHippie @EadieB @AmyG @kspenmoll @Mitch @KnowledgeoverEveryThing @BarbaraJean @MrsV @Samplergal 10mo
JaclynW I loved Lillian and this journey though NYC with her. I liked the book more than I expected. I want to retrace her steps. I thought it was interesting that it was based on a real person. It makes me want to learn more. The audio version was done well too. Did anyone else do the audio? @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @andrew65 @TheBookHippie @EadieB @AmyG @kspenmoll @mitch @KnowledgeoverEveryThing @BarbaraJean @MrsV @Samplergal 10mo
MelissaSue81 I thought her character was amazing and the journey and her reminiscing was really funny. I was hoping for a bit more from the end of the story though. 10mo
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Question #4

Would you ever take a walk similar to Lillian‘s? Would you strike up conversations with different people as Lillian did on your walk? Were you ever worried for Lillian‘s safety during her journey?

#BotmBuddyRead

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Honestly no... I wouldn‘t! I want to say I would, but I know me! I would be scared and leery of strangers especially at night! Maybe in 1984, but not in 2018!! 10mo
KnowledgeoverEveryThing I've never been one to strike up conversations on the street but people do it to me all the time. Everywhere I go someone stands next to me and start telling me their live story. 10mo
Mitch @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘m with you on that..I‘d do the walk, and do walk the city every day...but talk to strangers...nope! 10mo
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KnowledgeoverEveryThing I was very terrified for Lillian because I knew New York streets was terrible back then! 10mo
Mitch I liked how at the end she reflects that not everyone talks to her, or talks back and she‘s had some close shaves...this made the first half of the book, where I was feeling a bit skeptic, much better! 10mo
Mitch @KnowledgeoverEveryThing I wanted to feel scared for her, but I‘m not sure the author built this in for us?? 10mo
EadieB I‘m guilty! I talk to strangers wherever I go during the day but it‘s usually in my borough. I don‘t think I would do it in a big city at night. I think Lillian is not one bit afraid and would be able to talk herself out of trouble. (edited) 10mo
TheBookHippie I would do this and I do every time I'm in the city. I don't ever worry about my safety really. I probably should 😂😳😱🏙🌇🌆🌃but back then the streets weren't really safe at dark so much unrest. 10mo
Andrew65 @EadieB She certainly did talk herself out of trouble at the end of the book! 10mo
KnowledgeoverEveryThing @Mitch I totally agree but I couldn't help it. I appreciated her confidence but I felt her down playing of everyone's advice on the dangers of walking at night was a bit much. 10mo
Andrew65 When I am walking it is quite a solitary experience. When I walk it is usually because I want to think, so am usually lost in my own head! Not very gregarious and usually a solitary person so no I wouldn‘t talk to people. Lillian reminds me of Frieda Klein who walks through London in the Frieda Klein books by Nicci French, but this isn‘t to talk to people in the main. (edited) 10mo
MrsV I pretty much live in the middle of no where, so walking is a pretty solitary event for me. But I don‘t live too far out of “city”. I don‘t have a problem talking to strangers and will when others start conversations, but for the most part I just want to go and get done what I need to do. 10mo
kspenmoll I did worry especially late at night at times. I walk alone in my neighborhood & I usually at least say hello to others if not converse. I go by the Village green that has an inviting gazebo, benches, & a Little Free Library. Right now it‘s dressed up for the holidays. 10mo
AmyG I found the coat situation as odd as can be. I‘d only walk in safe areas and not talk to anyone on said walks. If on line at a store or something sililar, I might strike up a conversation. (edited) 10mo
BarbaraJean I would love to walk the city like Lillian does, but I‘m not the type that strikes up all the conversations she does! I‘ve done a lot of traveling with a friend who does just that, though—makes things interesting for this introvert! I‘m happy to have someone else do the talking, but don‘t mind being along for the ride. I was worried for Lillian several times, esp. in the coat scene! I did feel like she had a little misplaced overconfidence there! (edited) 10mo
JaclynW I was scared for Lillian several times! That coat scene would have been quite terrifying. Lillian handled it well. @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @KnowledgeoverEveryThing @Mitch @EadieB @TheBookHippie @BarbaraJean @andrew65 @amyg @kspenmoll @MrsV I have walked alone several times in a big city. I love it. I stay to safer places. I have no problem chatting with people but I don't always seek it out, I like solitary time too. 10mo
MelissaSue81 I‘m way too much of an introvert. But Lillian is amazing. 10mo
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