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I loved The Karate Kid as a kid (still do) and I‘m pretty obsessed with the Cobra Kai series on Netflix, so I loved every second of this memoir. Macchio‘s love for his Daniel LaRusso character shines through, as does his appreciation for the fans, and for the opportunity to expand The Karate Kid story to the next generation. I listened to the audio version, but I‘m glad I also bought the print copy because it‘s a keeper!

MallenNC This one is definitely on my TBR! 3w
OriginalCyn620 @MallenNC I think you‘ll really like it! 3w
Cinfhen I need to add this to my list!! Im no super fan but still, as an #EightiesGirl I feel like it‘s a must read 😁 3w
TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 3w
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Atonement | Ian McEwan
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Thanks for the tag @sprainedbrain #manicmonday

📕 Atonement (a few favourites, but this is my top)
✍️ Jane Austen 👌
🎥 Absolute Power (I don‘t watch a lot of movies, I enjoyed this)
🎙 Annie Lennox (you must be guessing my age)
🎶 All Out Of Love - Air Supply (now you know #eightiesgirl )

Tagging anyone who wants to play.

CBee Atonement and Austen are definitely favorites today! Thanks for playing, fellow 80s girl 👏🏻👏🏻♥️♥️ 4mo
merelybookish Those Air Supply ballads. (I remember listening to them on 45. So also showing my age. 👵) 4mo
Deblovestoread Love all your A‘s although I didn‘t see the movie but read the book.💜 4mo
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BooknerdsLife Ahh!! Love Annie Lennox & all the Air Supply songs!!! 🤗💗 Proud to be showing my age too 😄 4mo
Ruthiella @erzascarletbookgasm @merelybookish I love All Out Of Love! ❤️ But my absolute favorite Air Supply song is Making Love Out Of Nothing At All. I have the single on vinyl! 😂 4mo
TrishB I put Atonement as my film as I don‘t watch a lot either! 4mo
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Sorrow and Bliss | Meg Mason
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A wonderful title for a book that really is full of sorrow and moments of bliss. Martha, a woman nearing 40 has lived her entire life with an unnamed, undiagnosed mental illness that not only effects her life but everyone in her life..from her parents, sister, lovers, husband, aunt, uncle , cousins & acquaintances. I laughed out loud several times as Martha is sharp, witty, insightful, self aware & snarky. But there‘s a lot of pain too. 👇🏼

Cinfhen This book felt completely genuine and there were times I had to stop listening as I felt anxious and overwhelmed 😥 Another book from the #WomansPrizeForFiction22 - maybe not my favorite but I wouldn‘t mind if this won. @squirrelbrain @LeeRHarry 7mo
Megabooks Fantastic review! I loved this last year for pretty much the same reasons. 7mo
Megabooks Btw, this is in my ears today and I think my fav #EightiesGirl would love it 😘😘 7mo
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squirrelbrain Great review Cindy! Which is your favourite? And @Megabooks - that one sounds fantastic! ❤️ 7mo
Cinfhen I think it‘s between Bread and Great Circle @squirrelbrain how about you? I still have one left to read 👉 7mo
Megabooks @Cinfhen I‘ve read all but one, and you know I‘m an ozeki believer! I can‘t remember the list closely enough to tell you a fave. Bread is the one I haven‘t read. (edited) 7mo
squirrelbrain S&B is my fave, closely followed by Bread and The Sentence. I loved Great Circle when I read it, but it‘s quite forgettable. The Ozeki is my least favourite unfortunately. 7mo
Cinfhen When is the winner announced @squirrelbrain ?? I‘m still waiting for the Ozeki from my library @Megabooks 7mo
Megabooks @squirrelbrain Bread is the one I haven‘t read so I guess I must now!! I hope you like the Ozeki @Cinfhen but I‘m really unsure. 7mo
Megabooks Also I think you‘d both like Out of the Corner. Really good celebrity memoir! @squirrelbrain @Cinfhen 7mo
Cinfhen I‘m pretty unsure myself @Megabooks which is why im waiting to #BorrowNotBuy 😁 7mo
Centique I‘ve already reserved Out of the Corner too although it will take an age as it isn‘t available here yet - I don‘t do many celebrity memoirs but it sounded so good! Hope you‘re enjoying @Megabooks 7mo
TrishB Great review, I loved this one. 7mo
Megabooks @Centique I just finished last night, and I really enjoyed it! I hope you do too! 7mo
Cinfhen This one will probably stay with me @TrishB @Centique which is always a good sign! 7mo
MyNamesParadise I have this book and will get around to reading it eventually! 7mo
Cinfhen It‘s a good one @MyNamesParadise 7mo
MyNamesParadise @Cinfhen good to know! 😊 7mo
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I just loved this refreshing, honest, heartwarming memoir by Rob Lowe. As a true #EightiesGirl I enjoyed looking back at some of the most iconic movies & actors from my younger days. Rob Lowe is such a genuine good guy, his charm really comes through. I‘m definitely going to listen to his follow up book. I highly recommend the audio version….If any of my #Pop22 Crew needs a book for #SetInThe80s this memoir would be perfect 🥰

Cortg I‘ve heard good things about this one! 7mo
squirrelbrain Sounds wonderful - I don‘t need that prompt any more, but stacking anyway! 7mo
Cinfhen I can‘t even begin to explain how much I LOVED this memoir @Cortg @squirrelbrain and hearing Rob Lowe read it was the extra goodness!! 7mo
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AlaMich He was definitely my Tiger Beat sweetie!!💗 7mo
Cinfhen Hahaha @AlaMich Tiger Beat🥰🙌🏻That‘s some good time memories!!!!! 7mo
Kimberlone I have been wanting to read this since it first came out, but somehow have never gotten to it. I think audiobook must be the way to go? 7mo
Cinfhen 💯‼️‼️‼️‼️ @Kimberlone 7mo
KarenUK Although I‘m not usually a memoir fan, this one appeals to me… Such a big Brat Pack fan as a kid…. 💕 7mo
Cinfhen I think you‘d really enjoy @KarenUK - go audio!!! 7mo
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I wish I could remember who posted this book on their #Top21of21 list / it‘s REALLY GOOD!! Rob Lowe is adorable, self deprecating and super entertaining. Im loving hearing about his early years in Hollywood/ Malibu. #HooplaAudio

AvidReader25 I thought this one was excellent on audio! 7mo
Cinfhen I‘m equally captivated and smitten @AvidReader25 I‘m feeling like a 14 year old star struck tween 😌 7mo
LeeRHarry I just finished this one this week - enjoyed it a lot especially the chapters about The Outsiders. 😊 7mo
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Cinfhen I just listened to the part when Rob discusses how he felt after watching the film for the first time @LeeRHarry 😢it‘s such a great memoir 7mo
marleed I loved this and only read it last summer. Unintentionally, it was a great intro to Malibu and added to the fun of reading 7mo
Cinfhen Ahhhh, that is a great lead up to the TJR book @marleed I never watched the West Wing but I am SUCH an #EightiesGirl so I‘m LOVING all the Brat Pack stories & that‘s such an unfair label…. This group sounds super supportive of each other, which is so rare in Hollywood 7mo
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Will | Will Smith
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Totally blaming this #ImpulseBuy on @MicheleinPhilly and I‘m LOVING it!! #PhillyRules 🥰♥️

Cinfhen I think you‘d love the audio too @Megabooks 12mo
Cinfhen @MicheleinPhilly THIS book is SCORCHED EARTH 🙌🏻 12mo
Megabooks Waiting to see if my library gets it! I requested awhile back. 12mo
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Cinfhen It‘s TOTALLY worth a credit!!! It‘s gonna be my BEST audio of the year @Megabooks 12mo
julesG You're not making it any easier for me to resist getting/reading this book. I don't do memoirs. This is definitely not for me. And don't even think of telling me otherwise, I'll just go 🙉🙉🙉 Lala Lala Lala 😉 12mo
Cinfhen I‘m REALLY sorry #NotSorry @julesG but as a #PhillyGirl and #EightiesGirl NOTHING could be any BETTER than hearing Will Smith read this audio!!! He raps, sings, acts and dishes….. #NoParalysisThrougAnalysis 12mo
Cinfhen It‘s FANTASTIC @julesG @Megabooks 12mo
julesG I'm a big Will Smith fan (actually we all are). I was hoooooooooping you'd put me off the book. You didn't, of course. 😬 Sold! 12mo
Cinfhen If you enjoy audios @julesG I suggest you go that route although @MicheleinPhilly read the book and she loved it in print - so either way you WIN 🏆 12mo
MicheleinPhilly YAY!!! I loved it so so much. I didn‘t go to his book tour stop here but I did watch the livestream. It was 🔥. Queen Latifah interviewed him and he and Jeff put on a mini concert at the end. 12mo
Cinfhen Oh wow!!! That must have been AMAZING to watch @MicheleinPhilly 12mo
kspenmoll I just adore the cover! 12mo
Cinfhen The cover art is UH.MAY.ZING @kspenmoll but the content is EVEN BETTER!! Audio narration by Smith is epic 12mo
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“It‘s always our friendship I miss”

This was cheeky, dishy & fun! For an #EightiesGirl and one who fell in love with her future husband slow dancing to Careless Whisper, this book was a stroll down memory lane. I remembering seeing Wham in concert (again with future hubby to be) in 1985 & being swept up in the band‘s youth and exuberance🎶💕LOVED hearing Andrew Ridgeley share his journey with George from boyhood classmates to teenage pop stars🎤

erzascarletbookgasm Aww sweet memories 💫 I loved Careless Whispers 🎶 2y
Cinfhen @erzascarletbookgasm Thanks, Jessie 🧡😊Hope all is well with you xx 2y
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Freespirit George Michael 💕💕 2y
batsy I love them. GM ❤️ Adding to the list! 2y
Cinfhen This was a really nice tribute (even with a bit of snark) from a friend to a friend @batsy @Freespirit I REALLY enjoyed it💜 2y
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2y
BarbaraBB Love this review ❤️💃 2y
BarbaraBB I cried on Careless Whisper by the way. He kissed another girl 😉 but I‘ve told that before 👵🏼 (edited) 2y
Cinfhen Thanks @BarbaraBB it‘s such an iconic song!!!! I loved this memoir.... so many awesome musical references 2y
Cinfhen I‘m listening to Sowing The Seeds of Love right now @BarbaraBB and I just watched George Michael performing at the Freddy Mercury Tribute! WOW!! His voice was so powerful‼️‼️ 2y
Tera66 Great song, I love your love story. So sweet! 2y
Cinfhen Thanks @Tera66 the end of that night has me puking into a potted plastic plant but that‘s for anther day😉😂 2y
BarbaraBB His tribute to Freddy Mercury blow the audience away. And the rest of the world. Have you seen the rehearsal of it where the big stars like Bowie are watching him uninterested (because Wham?!) and suddenly realize what a voice the man has? It‘s awesome. (edited) 2y
Cinfhen That was awesome!! And Bowie looks like he‘s the record label‘s accountant 😂😂 @BarbaraBB George Michael was such a superstar with that voice & face 💔💔 (edited) 2y
Cinfhen My favorite GM song is the duet with Elton John @BarbaraBB 2y
BarbaraBB That‘s awesome too indeed! 2y
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Thinking about my high school playlist brought back memories of my friends as I was thinking of what I was up to each year of Highschool. I‘m pretty sure my friend Lori (on the left) and I might be screaming to Walk Like an Egyptian by the Bangles here. I love that this read along always leads me to deep dives in the photo archives 🤣 I loved this sweater. #galentine #bestbuddyread

KVanRead So cute! And The Bangles!❤️ 2y
Cinfhen Such a GREAT photo!!! If we weren‘t walking like an Egyptian than we were definitely doing The Time Warp😉🎶❣️So many #EightiesGirl(s) @KVanRead @BarbaraBB @LeahBergen @DebinHawaii 👯‍♀️👯‍♀️👯‍♀️👯‍♀️ 2y
BarbaraBB I love this picture. Look at you screaming! Those were the days 💜💜💜 2y
LeahBergen Oh, The Bangles!! 💗😂 2y
erzascarletbookgasm That was such a fun song! Great photo! 2y
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The Group: A Novel | Mary McCarthy
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#Galentine Part II:

Dug out the old photo albums and here‘s me with my college “Group” back when we were froshies in 1986-87 surrounded by the names of some of the artists and songs we were “bustin‘ a move” to from ‘86-‘90. Fun trip down memory lane! #Galentine ❤️

LeahBergen This is awesome and SO my own time period. 😆😆 2y
Cinfhen Another #EightiesGirl ❤️🙌🏻but you forgot to add Madonna #LaceAndNeonLiveOnForever right @Lizpixie 😉 2y
Cinfhen These could have easily been my photos 2y
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BarbaraBB We could have been friends! My kind of girls and my kind of music 💃❤️ 2y
KVanRead @Cinfhen Yup, I totally forgot Madonna! And Eurhythmics! And INXS! So much fun music!!! 2y
Cinfhen Right...SO MANY to name.....80‘s music was THE BEST 2y
KVanRead @LeahBergen @BarbaraBB @Cinfhen Awww, I wanna have a dance party with all of you! 💃💃💃💃 2y
AlaMich Pet Shop Boys!! 💜 2y
Megabooks Lady in Red! ❤️❤️ 2y
MsMelissa Your music choices are 🔥 Love the pics 😊 2y
KVanRead @AlaMich Now I‘ve got West End Girls stuck in my head 😄 2y
KVanRead @Megabooks It was roommate‘s first dance with her then bf now husband - and yes she was wearing red.😊 2y
KVanRead @MsMelissa those were fun times and fun tunes. Love your new Litsy handle, btw. 2y
Megabooks What a wonderful origin story!! 2y
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#BestBuddyRead Day 2 #GalsAndPals
Today it‘s music that we love. What‘s your favorite love song? Mushy ballad? Break up song? Make up song? Guilty pleasure singalongs for you and your loved ones? Music to dance to, cry to? It‘s #Galentine weekend💕It‘s ok to be cheesy 🎶🎻 Show us your playlist 🎶💃🕺


BarbaraBB How is it possible I forgot Careless Whisper? I listened a million times to that song 💔. Great list #eightiesgirl 2y
Cinfhen That‘s MY SONG 🎶 🙈 @BarbaraBB First time hubs & I “hooked-up” 😜😂😂and then the next song was Let‘s Go Crazy by Prince 🤣🤣🤣 2y
BarbaraBB That is so cool!! I was 15 and had kissed a boy once and then there was this party and I had high hopes until I saw him dancing with his ex on this song. 🎶I never gonna dance again 🎶 I thought and was broken hearted 😉 2y
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Cinfhen Hahaha, i had a similar experience with the song “I Want to Know What Love Is" by Foreigner. I was 14 and completely heartbroken...I did end up getting the guy, though. And I think I‘d call him my “first love” @BarbaraBB I still think about him, unfortunately he died tragically ~ he was struck by a car while riding in a bike marathon for charity ?He was only 36. His family actually established a book award in his memory. (edited) 2y
BarbaraBB Oh no, that story ends tragically, how sad. It must be weird for you too, that your first love is no longer around somewhere. I ended up getting the guy too by the way! We were together for three years (!) before I entered college and moved to another town. It was over within weeks 🤦🏻‍♀️. And I loved that Foreigner song too, but not as much as That Was Yesterday 😂 (edited) 2y
TrishB Great stories and songs ♥️ I love Ordinary World. 2y
batsy What a great list. Against All Odds was playing at a cafe my family, friends, & I loved to go to all the time the night before official lockdown last March. And since then the cafe has closed and I can't listen to the song without thinking about the general mood in the air that night 😢 2y
BarbaraBB @batsy That is such a recognizable story. So sad about where we still stand now - all over the world. 💔 2y
batsy @BarbaraBB ❤️ 2y
Centique Oh wow what memories! There are great songs in there. I love that Against All Odds song as well, and everything George Michael ever 😍 2y
Cinfhen Yes @BarbaraBB @batsy @Centique @TrishB The POWER of music is so STRONG!! I attach SO MANY memories to melodies ♥️ 2y
squirrelbrain That reminds me of a similar tale @BarbaraBB - where my ‘best‘ friend got together with a boy I liked at a party. The song for me was ‘It Must Have Been Love‘ by Roxette. 😢 2y
squirrelbrain What a tragic story @Cinfhen . That Foreigner track is one of my ‘sad‘ love songs too. 2y
Cinfhen Ah, Roxette 🙌🏻that‘s one of those power ballads I love to sing out to in my car @squirrelbrain and I appreciate your kind words about my friend/ love JJ. He was a uniquely special person. If you Google his name you will discover hundreds of posts about him and his legacy. Really a tremendous loss for his family, friends & Jewish community. The world lost a star 💔 JJGreenberg.org 2y
BarbaraBB That website is amazing and heartbreaking. He must have been a special person 2y
BarbaraBB @squirrelbrain How predictable we were, I have memories of Roxette too 💜 (edited) 2y
Megabooks Careless Whisper is on mine, if I‘m able to make one. Fantastic song! Now I will also remember you when I hear it. Your association definitely trumps mine!! 2y
Cinfhen I also ended up puking into a potted plant in a hotel lobby that night @Megabooks 🙄 2y
Megabooks Slightly less romantic...😉🤭😂 2y
LeahBergen 😂😂😂 I remember this tale now that you mentioned the potted plant! 2y
Cinfhen I feel like you know all my “secrets” @LeahBergen we‘ve been friends a long time now xxx 2y
Cinfhen Nothing about that night was romantic 😜😜😜 @Megabooks but it was definitely the START of something 😂😂❤️❤️❤️💁‍♀️ 2y
Megabooks I should certainly hope so...3 kids and probably 30+ years later. 😜😜 2y
Cinfhen Exactly @Megabooks xxx 2y
DebinHawaii So many favorite songs on here! 🎼🤗 2y
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