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Leftcoastzen
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#abbainaugust #mammamia I have posted this title before, it remains probably my all time favorite memoir.I love Vivian Gorniks writing anyway ,whatever she writes.This book is a wonderful conversation about a daughters relationship with her mother.Sometimes they are nearly at each other‘s throats,sometimes they find common ground. Highly recommended.

Reviewsbylola This sounds good! I‘m always on the hunt for great memoirs! 10mo
Cinfhen The mom in this memoir sounds terrifying!! #MamaMia 😱 10mo
Leftcoastzen @Reviewsbylola Vivian‘s description of the walks they take in Manhattan are wonderful as well. 10mo
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Leftcoastzen @Cinfhen She is a real handful.Vivians struggles as a writer/feminist so interesting !She was a reporter for the Village Voice 1969 to 1977 ,interesting times. (edited) 10mo
Meredith3 Sounds deep!!! 10mo
squirrelbrain Stacked! 10mo
ValerieAndBooks Stacking!! 10mo
Mdargusch This definitely sounds like a mama mia book! 10mo
emilyhaldi I already have this stacked!! Probably because of you 😄 10mo
BooksForEmpathy Sounds so good!! 10mo
batsy I want to read this! 10mo
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MatchlessMarie
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#MammaMia here‘s the second installment of my pie-capsule on the blog. Flashback to December 2017. A Tale of Two Eves: Candy Gold Apple Pie & Sit On Your Ass Chili Frito Pie bit.ly/2AsdPCV #ABBAinAugust #WaitressMusical #WaitressPieBook

emilyhaldi Sit on your ass frito chili pie sounds like my spirit animal 😂 10mo
MatchlessMarie @emilyhaldi if you like dark beer and hearty chili, you‘ll love it! Part of the instructions is to drink the rest of the bottle while you let the pot simmer!🍺 10mo
Cinfhen Oh wow!! #mamamia that looks delicious 😋 10mo
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Reviewsbylola This looks delicious!! 🍎 10mo
hes7 Yum! 😋 10mo
Meredith3 OMG YUM 🥧 10mo
MatchlessMarie @Cinfhen @Reviewsbylola @hes7 @Meredith3 Thanks! This was one of my first ones I tried before I got into the swing of things! 😅 Still pretty tasty though. 10mo
Mdargusch What a great idea 🍺🍺🍺 10mo
Carleneishere I just saw this movie and now I‘m so obsessed with seeing the musical and baking from this book! 10mo
MatchlessMarie @Carleneishere It‘s a great obsession! I love it. 💖🥧💙 10mo
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emilyhaldi
Mrs. Fletcher: A Novel | Tom Perrotta
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#Mammamia! Eve Fletcher is a 46 yr old divorcee and empty nester with a mundane life, until one night she received a text from an unknown number saying “U R my MILF”... and everything changes. This book is light, fun, and entertaining, but also analyzes so many modern taboos.
#ABBAinAugust

Cinfhen Great choice!! Lots of #MamaMia moments 😉 10mo
Reviewsbylola Haha great choice!! Loved this! And that cover could be me every night. 🤣😬 10mo
MelissaS I just listened to this on a long drive. I found myself wanting to yell “don‘t do it!!” More than once 😳 10mo
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arubabookwoman I‘ve always wondered-what exactly does MILF mean? 🤪 10mo
ReadingEnvy @arubabookwoman DONT GOOGLE IT 10mo
Meredith3 Hahaha this sounds fun! 10mo
Mdargusch I‘m wondering if this is full of graphic sex? I think you told me I wouldn‘t like this one. 🙈🙊 10mo
emilyhaldi Haha! @arubabookwoman I feel that as the person who posted this blurb it is my responsibility to tell you that MILF stands for "Mother I'd Like to F$*k" ? so it's a compliment, really ? 10mo
emilyhaldi @Mdargusch sex and porn... Probs not going to be your fav 😆 10mo
BookishMe @emilyhaldi oh!! Finally I know that acronym means ;p I am not always Google's friend... Lol 10mo
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Kalalalatja
Bodies of Light | Sarah Moss
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May and Ally have a mother that will make you say #MamaMia! And not in a good way 😳😳

#AbbaInAugust

Meredith3 Cover is gorgeous 🥀 10mo
Mitch I love that book. Sarah Moss tells such a good story. I think she has a new one coming out in October..... 10mo
Cinfhen @Cathythoughts is reading this now!!! 10mo
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emilyhaldi BAD mom!!! 👎🏻💔 good book 😉 10mo
Reviewsbylola This sounds so good. 10mo
Cathythoughts @Kalalalatja @Cinfhen this mother is cruel ... I also listened to Sarah Moss on you tube .... very interesting her understanding of women who fought for change ... not always the most likable of women ?! How could they be ?! Sarah Moss was very interesting on this topic. It made sense to me 🤷🏻‍♀️ sadly . But I liked SM steady approach- no romanticizing. Have a listen ... very enlightening (edited) 10mo
Kalalalatja @Mitch I love her! And I‘m so excited for her new book 👏👏 @emilyhaldi So true 😄😄 @Reviewsbylola I can highly recommend it! @Cathythoughts thanks for the tip, I will! I love Sarah Moss ❤️ 10mo
Mdargusch Sounds good! And that cover is 👌🏼 10mo
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Reviewsbylola
Mildred Pierce | James M. Cain
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#mamamia instantly made me think of Mildred Pierce and her bitch of a daughter. 😂 I did a project in high school on the movie adaption with Joan Crawford, which led me to finally reading the book last year and discovering how much I love James Cain! #abbainaugust

Mdargusch I need to watch this. What a wretched girl. 😖 10mo
Cathythoughts I really want to see this. Great great picture 👍🏻💫 10mo
Cinfhen I can‘t wait to finally read this novel 10mo
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Meredith3 Hahaha omg i lol‘d at your part about her bitch of a daughter 💕 10mo
emilyhaldi On my list!!! 📚 10mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I just ordered this and I‘m watching it on HBO! It‘s so good! 10mo
Reviewsbylola Glad you‘re enjoying it! It‘s excellent. @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 10mo
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Mdargusch
A Hundred Summers | Beatriz Williams
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I can‘t say much without giving things away, but there are a few mothers and/or wannabe mothers in this book that are awful people. #mamamia #abbainaugust

Reviewsbylola I think this is on my TBR. 10mo
BethwithBooks I love this book 10mo
Cinfhen Oh... clever choice 😀I didn‘t love this book, though @Reviewsbylola 10mo
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Mdargusch Of the 3 B. Williams books I‘ve read @Cinfhen and @reviews this was my least favorite. 10mo
Meredith3 👋🏻 10mo
emilyhaldi Pretty bedspread ☺️🌹 10mo
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BarbaraBB
The Outsider | Stephen King
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Unpopular opinion but #MamaMia what a stupid book this was. All those horrible cliche characters (that Jeannie, wife of Ralph... I kept hoping The Outsider would get her 😀) and then the supernatural twist and a so predictable plot: no, this was obviously not for me.
#AbbaInAugust #Booked2018 #BlameItOnLitsy

Soubhiville Sorry you didn‘t like it. I stopped reading King a while ago because I felt like he was getting too predictable. 10mo
JennyM You still look to be having a lovely holiday. Beautiful blue sky! Xx 10mo
Cinfhen Gotta agree with @JennyM it‘s all good with that setup 🙌🏻😀 10mo
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BarbaraBB @Soubhiville I will now too! 10mo
BarbaraBB @JennyM @Cinfhen Yes we are in the most southern part of Italy now with 10 more days to go 😇😍 10mo
Cinfhen Nothing is better than an Italian vacation ❣️❣️❣️❣️ 10mo
Kalalalatja Ahhh, it looks wonderful 😍😍 10mo
Reviewsbylola Most of King is not for me. It makes me so sad. 10mo
BarbaraBB @Reviewsbylola I am glad to hear that. I really thought I would be the only one. 10mo
Reviewsbylola I thought The Shining was absolutely horrible and I bailed on It. I loved 11/22/63 though! 10mo
Reviewsbylola I also read Joyland and Mr Mercedes. Both ok. 10mo
BarbaraBB @Reviewsbylola I loved The Shining! Mr Mercedes and The Stand were okay for me and now I‘m done with SK! 10mo
Reviewsbylola I keep wanting to try The Stand but I‘m not sure I have it in me. 10mo
BarbaraBB @Reviewsbylola it is okay but almost no one can be good for over 1,000 pages... 10mo
Meredith3 Love your use of the mammamia hashtag! I‘ve recently just picked up my first Stephen king book and am hoping I like it! 10mo
Reviewsbylola Yeah, that was my issue with It. I made it 700 pages and I was annoyed. I have to really love a book to enjoy 1000 pages. 10mo
emilyhaldi I loooooved 11/22/63 and now I‘m too scared to read another King bc I don‘t want to ruin my good vibes 😆 Someday though... are you anywhere near the Cinque Terre?? My fav place 💜 10mo
LazyDays Bummer I've been looking forward to reading this. 10mo
BarbaraBB @LazyDays as far as I know I am the only one not liking it. You‘ll probably will. I hope so! 10mo
BarbaraBB @emilyhaldi You‘ve been there? Wow 😍 I am in the South of Italy! 10mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Such a funny review! Great job on completing another prompt, though! 10mo
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TrishB
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#mamamia #abbainaugust
A good, though sad read. The dialect/slang was difficult for me - I kept having to ask my kids what things meant. My daughter said say it out loud and it will help- but not really whilst on the bus!

Velvetfur Hahaha! Just whisper it out loud on the bus, no one will hear you! 😂 10mo
Cinfhen Ha!! You‘d be THAT crazy lady talking shit on the bus!!! 10mo
Cinfhen I really hope to meet your kids one day! They sound awesome 💕💕 10mo
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Mdargusch 😂. Your fellow passengers would be very entertained. 10mo
TrishB @Velvetfur @Cinfhen @Mdargusch I can do crazy bus lady 😁 10mo
TrishB @Cinfhen I know they‘d love that 💕👍🏻 10mo
Reviewsbylola 😂😂😂 they‘re always some interesting people on the bus. You could be one of them! (edited) 10mo
Meredith3 😹😹😹 I love the image of you sounding things out on the bus 😹😹 I agree though, sometimes it helps! 10mo
emilyhaldi Lololol, always that one crazy lady on the bus talking to herself 😜 this book sounds heartbreaking but I'm intrigued #stacked 10mo
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Cinfhen
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#AbbaInAugust This series has a real #MamaMia feel to it ❤️💚I only read book one, which was beautifully written. Unfortunately, the city of Naples was my favorite character and I wasn‘t invested enough to continue on.

RadicalReader @Cinfhen cannot wait for the wonderful sequel to the witty and wise Mama Mia original 10mo
Cathythoughts Nice one 👍🏻yes def the perfect choice for mama Mia 😉. I loved this series 10mo
Cinfhen Me too @RadicalReader 💚❤️🎶Thanks @Cathythoughts 😊 10mo
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TrishB I‘ve never started this series - just never shouted to me! 10mo
Cinfhen I‘d say you can skip this one @TrishB unless u get that kindle 99p deal 🤑🤑 10mo
TrishB Everything is open for grabs at 99p!! 10mo
Cinfhen So true!!!!! @TrishB (edited) 10mo
Mdargusch So it would fir your #borrownotbuy category? The covers have always intrigued me, but I‘ve never gotten around to them. 10mo
Reviewsbylola This series has been one that I‘ve always meant to read but never have! 10mo
Cinfhen Yes @Mdargusch and I think u might enjoy the book ~ the writing really was special 10mo
Cinfhen @Reviewsbylola you could go either way with this series.... sometimes u surprise me with your picks 😂😂 10mo
Melissa_J Interesting. I have the first book waiting to be read, and wonder if I‘ll feel the same way. I‘ve put off reading the book given so many people seem to love the series and I‘m afraid it won‘t live up to my expectations. 10mo
Meredith3 Naples sounds glorious! 10mo
Cinfhen Ok @Melissa_J I think u will have similar feelings as me. I believe you‘ll find the two main characters incredibly annoying!!!! And YES, Naples seems perfezionare @Meredith3 (edited) 10mo
Reviewsbylola Lol, sometimes I surprise myself! 😂 10mo
emilyhaldi I have the first two books in the series, one was $1 and the other was given to me by @AnnieD who really liked it!! I have been hesitant bc I read another by her that was a little meh... will try these someday 10mo
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