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The set up for The Perfect Mother reminded me of Not That I Could Tell—a group of mothers, something big happens after they spend an evening drinking—but I liked this book so much more. It kept me entertained with some good twists. #BOTM

I finished this on the 1st and thought it worked well for #MammaMia, but then, I never actually got around to posting it, so it‘s a couple days late now. 🤷🏼‍♀️ #ABBAinAugust

#Friends #ReadingResolutions

Mdargusch Good one! 😁 11mo
Reviewsbylola I actually thought of this one for mama Mia too but went with a different book! 11mo
emilyhaldi Sounds fun! 11mo
Meredith3 Loved this and not that I could tell! Both reminded me of the show Desperate Housewives. 11mo
Cinfhen I really enjoyed this book..wayyyy more than I thought 💕good choice 10mo
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Irene Pollack is a terrible mother. She wants to turn her son Bertie into a genius. She forces him to do Yoga and speak Italian and play saxophone and go to psychoanalysis and wear pink dungarees to protest against gender inequality. And he can‘t eat pizza. Or ice cream.

Poor Bertie. And all along, he already IS a genius. He is thoughtful and clever and oh so very kind.


Libby1 @emilyhaldi - I ran out of space to tag you. Sorry! 11mo
Mdargusch Great review! Stacking. 👍🏼 11mo
BookishMe I LOVE LOVE Bertie... Of course I can't say the same for the detestable Irene ;p 11mo
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Libby1 @Mdargusch - yippee! The first book in this series is called 44 Scotland Street. It focuses on a number of characters but Bertie is by far the star of the show; and Irene is definitely the pantomime villain! 11mo
Libby1 @BookishMe - I just want to be his mummy for a day. He‘s such a dear. 11mo
BookishMe @Libby1 indeed 💗💗 11mo
Meredith3 Poor Bertie!!! 11mo
emilyhaldi I feel like I need to read about little Bertie!!! He sounds endearing ☺️☺️☺️ 11mo
Reviewsbylola This is one of those authors I‘ve never read but I feel like I should. 11mo
LeslieO ❤️Bertie! But I'm behind in the series. Haven't read this one yet. 11mo
Cinfhen I‘m already in love with Bertie and we haven‘t even met 😂💕 11mo
Herschelian Love the whole series - best to read it in order so you grow with Bertie. 11mo
Libby1 I agree with @Herschelian . I think it‘s best to start with 44 Scotland Street, which is the beginning of Bertie‘s story. @Meredith3 , @emilyhaldi , @Reviewsbylola , @LeslieO , @Cinfhen - I am not exaggerating when I say that Bertie is one of my favourite characters of all time, and that I‘ve never laughed so much over a series of books as I have with this one. 11mo
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Discovered #AbbaInAugust in the nick of time! Timeless music I can relate to ;p

This #MammaMia in the tagged book finally shoves her way, following own whims 🤣🤣

RadicalReader @BookishMe I certainly wouldn‘t object to sleeping for a year because we certainly should make up or discover some serious rain checks for all the Naps we refused to take as a child 11mo
BookishMe @RadicalReader absolutely... ZERO sleep debt! 😄 😄 11mo
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#mammamia talk about having baby fever! I‘m a little worried if @emilyhaldi or myself get pregnant @Reviewsbylola might do some baby snatching 😬. Jkjk but for real 😹 #ABBAinAugust

Mdargusch Hahaha! We will need an alarm system for those babies! 11mo
Meredith3 @Mdargusch ikr? 😹😹😹 11mo
emilyhaldi The fear is real 😅 11mo
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Reviewsbylola I will for sure snatch that baby once it‘s born!! I‘ll let you live though. 11mo
Meredith3 @Reviewsbylola thank you 🙏🏻 ☺️ 11mo
Reviewsbylola I think the crazed psycho baby snatcher on the cover even looks like me a little bit. 🤔 11mo
Cinfhen 😂😂😂😂 11mo
Meredith3 @Reviewsbylola omg no way! You are too hard on yourself 😹 (edited) 11mo
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Mamma Mia, here I go again
My my, how can I resist you?
Mamma Mia, does it show again
My my, just how much I‘ve missed you?

Yes, I‘ve been broken-hearted
Blue since the day we parted
Why, why did I ever let you go?
Mamma Mia, now I really know
My, my, I could never let you go

I guess this is how Christian is feeling at the beginning of book two, after how he and Anastasia ended things in book one. #MammaMia #ABBAinAugusy

Meredith3 The song is very fitting for 50 shades! Who woulda thought! 11mo
Mdargusch Interesting comparison! 😎 11mo
emilyhaldi Too bad this song is probably not quite sexy enough for this movie 😂 11mo
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Reviewsbylola Hahaha I thought the same! @Meredith3 11mo
BarbaraBB Good one 😂 11mo
Cinfhen Love the use of lyrics 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 11mo
AnneCecilie @Mdargusch @BarbaraBB @Cinfhen thank you 😊 (edited) 11mo
AnneCecilie @emilyhaldi You're probably right about that. 11mo
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Reading this one for #SteepedinStories and there are certainly some interesting Mother-Daughter relationships going on!

#AbbainAugust @Cinfhen @Reviewsbylola @Meredith3 @emilyhaldi @Mdargusch

Meredith3 💕💕 11mo
Mdargusch Great choice! 11mo
emilyhaldi Cute cover 🤗 11mo
Lcsmcat I didn‘t know she‘d written a book! 11mo
Cinfhen New to me book & author 😀 11mo
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#mammamia #abbainaugust
My all time favorite novella. Just so much gorgeous writing and emotional punch packed in this wee book.
It captures a warm English spring day in 1924, yet also manages to reflect on a whole life lived, unraveling in a single narrative that flutters between time and place with ease. It captures both the bittersweet nature of looking back at the end of an affair, and also how single moments can influence a whole life. 💕

BarbaraBB A great read, I agree 💜 11mo
Meredith3 Sounds deep and impactful! 11mo
Mdargusch Those covers! 💙💙💙 11mo
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emilyhaldi Sounds like my type of read!!! #stacked!! 11mo
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled I liked this one as well ❤️ 11mo
Cinfhen That‘s a gorgeous blurb you just composed 🙌🏻 11mo
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Prep (Revised) | Curtis Sittenfeld
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I “borrowed” this photo from Lucy Worsley‘s Twitter account. I‘m dying to read this historical book about a famous British #mammamia. And I also want to read the tagged novel, one of Lucy‘s favorites, because I love boarding school stories and “slightly odd, introverted women.” 😊 #agameoffavorites #ABBAinAugust

Reviewsbylola That‘s a beautiful looking book. And I loved Prep! 11mo
saresmoore Hmm, I‘d sort of written off Prep as too fluffy, but your post and @Reviewsbylola make me want to try it. I‘m also interested in the Queen Victoria book! 11mo
LeahBergen I have this pre-ordered (my first time EVER pre-ordering a book 😮). Prep is good! I think you‘d like it, @saresmoore . 11mo
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Reviewsbylola She has at least three books on Q.V., including this one. 🤔 Have you read the others? @LeahBergen 11mo
LeahBergen @Reviewsbylola No, I‘ve only read her Jane Austen at Home and thought it was very well done (oh, and I have If Walls Could Talk on my shelf 😃). I know one of her other QV books is YA fiction, though (and I haven‘t read any of her fiction, have you?) 11mo
Meredith3 I want some of that wine! Heeeey! 🍷 👋🏻 11mo
Mdargusch I need to read this and Prep! 11mo
rubyslippersreads @LeahBergen @Reviewsbylola I've been wanting to read some of her YA too. 11mo
Reviewsbylola I‘ve never read anything by her @leahbergen but I did just reserve If These Walls. 11mo
emilyhaldi The pictured book has been on my list for a while. And I have Jane Austen at Home already in my tbr stacks 🤗 11mo
batsy I enjoyed Prep, too :) @saresmoore 11mo
Cinfhen Prep was good @4thhouseontheleft just read and reviewed it @saresmoore but it might be a “tad” fluff..I love the photo, BTW 11mo
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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! 11mo
Cinfhen The mom in this memoir sounds terrifying!! #MamaMia 😱 11mo
Leftcoastzen @Reviewsbylola Vivian‘s description of the walks they take in Manhattan are wonderful as well. 11mo
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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) 11mo
Meredith3 Sounds deep!!! 11mo
squirrelbrain Stacked! 11mo
ValerieAndBooks Stacking!! 11mo
Mdargusch This definitely sounds like a mama mia book! 11mo
emilyhaldi I already have this stacked!! Probably because of you 😄 11mo
BooksForEmpathy Sounds so good!! 11mo
batsy I want to read this! 11mo
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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 😂 11mo
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!🍺 11mo
Cinfhen Oh wow!! #mamamia that looks delicious 😋 11mo
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Reviewsbylola This looks delicious!! 🍎 11mo
hes7 Yum! 😋 11mo
Meredith3 OMG YUM 🥧 11mo
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. 11mo
Mdargusch What a great idea 🍺🍺🍺 11mo
Carleneishere I just saw this movie and now I‘m so obsessed with seeing the musical and baking from this book! 11mo
MatchlessMarie @Carleneishere It‘s a great obsession! I love it. 💖🥧💙 11mo
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