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Sweetbitter
Sweetbitter: A novel | Stephanie Danler
A lush, raw, thrilling novel of the senses about a year in the life of a uniquely beguiling young woman, set in the wild, alluring world of a famous downtown New York restaurant."Let's say I was born when I came over the George Washington Bridge..." This is how we meet unforgettable Tess, the twenty-two-year-old at the heart of this stunning first novel. Shot from a mundane, provincial past, she's come to New York to look for a life she can't define, except as a burning drive to become someone, to belong somewhere. After she stumbles into a coveted job at a renowned Union Square restaurant, we spend the year with her as she learns the chaotic, punishing, privileged life of a "backwaiter," on duty andoff. Her appetitesfor food, wine, knowledge, and every kind of experienceare awakened. And she's pulled into the magnetic thrall of two other serversa handsome bartender she falls hard for, and an older woman she latches onto with an orphan's ardor. These two and their enigmatic connection to each other will prove to be Tess's hardest lesson of all. Sweetbitteris a story of discovery, enchantment, and the power of what remains after disillusionment.From the Hardcover edition.
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brittanybooks
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Panpan

I hated this so much! We get it, you romanticized moving to NYC, learning about food and wine, and wanted to have sex with a handsome and unavailable guy… who cares!? Blah! #book107of2022

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Hanna-B
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I think I‘ve read this but saw it at Vinnies today for $4

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AlysonCB
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Mehso-so

I can't believe it's been 3 months since I finished a book 😂 So unlike me, but life has been unrelenting.
OK book about a young girl moving to the big apple and getting a new job at a restaurant. Navigating the city, making new friends, lovers and learning about life. Lovely descriptive language to evoke smells and tastes, but overly pretentious in places - sadly unavoidable when the story is heavily focused around fine dining and wines.

persephone1408 Love the show 11mo
AlysonCB @persephone1408 ooo didn't know they made it in to a show. I will have a search for it 😊 11mo
persephone1408 @AlysonCE 2 seasons of it on starz 11mo
Kitta I agree, it was only so-so. I‘ve never watched the series though 11mo
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samantharoberts
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Tess, a 22 year old woman, gets a job in a swanky restaurant in NYC and gets wrapped up in drama, drinking, drugs, and romance along the way. I really wanted to love this book, but something about the writing style and the plot fell short for me unfortunately! My #Booked2020 pick for #WineorWhine

BarbaraTheBibliophage I‘ve heard such mixed things about this book. Sorry it missed the mark! 🍷 2y
Cinfhen I totally get your review!! It was HARD to like Tess but this felt like Vanderpump Rules with a dash of Sex & The City and a bit of Coyote Ugly and that mix entertained me!! I hear from @Megabooks that the author‘s memoir is actually very good (edited) 2y
Megabooks I hated Sweetbitter but loved Stray! Like I didn‘t even finish Sweetbitter! 2y
samantharoberts @Cinfhen I can definitely see both sides! I wanted to love this one so bad I even kept rereading it thinking maybe I wasn‘t in the right mood to read it before. 2y
samantharoberts @Megabooks really?! I have to check that one out next! 2y
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Centique
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I really enjoyed this book but it seems like I am well and truly in the minority on that! It helps that I listened to none of the hype back when it came out and went in with no expectations. Also I love novels set in restaurants AND New York AND I have a soft spot for young women who are pretentious in a literary way (I wonder why that is 😜) Anyhow it‘s a year in the life of a young woman working in a fancy restaurant ⬇️

Centique Everyone behaves badly as you would expect, lots of drugs and alcohol, and some eventual waking up from naïveté goes on. I thought some of the writing was excellent, there are some great descriptions and the restaurant and characters really came alive for me. 2y
Centique Despite the hectic setting, it‘s actually a bit of a navel gazing book - not much plot and quite a bit of figuring herself out in relation to other people. Probably was marketed as a bit more exciting than that? 2y
Cinfhen @KarenUK LOVES this book!! So you‘re in EXCELLENT company🥂🍷🥂🍷 2y
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Ruthiella I loved this book too. In part because it reminded me of my early adult years (minus the drugs and far less drinking). The depiction of the exhaustion/exhilaration of restaurant work was spot on too! 2y
Cinfhen I‘m keen to read the author‘s memoir 2y
Ruthiella Give yourself some breathing room and read Lily King‘s Writers and Lovers later...the protagonist is older but it has some of the same vibe. 😀 2y
Centique @Cinfhen yay!! I‘m glad I‘m not the only one - I like the wine in it as well for sure. 🥰 2y
Centique @Cinfhen thanks for pointing out the memoir - I will definitely read that 😊 2y
Centique @Ruthiella Funnily enough i read Writers and Lovers earlier this year. You‘re right there are some of the same vibes. I liked this one better - I think only because Writers and Lovers made me feel pretty sad - it was the start of the pandemic lockdown though so there is that too 😏 2y
CarolynM I think I have a copy of this somewhere. I'll see if I can find it because you've made me want to read it🙂 2y
Centique @CarolynM yay! I hope you like it - but if not, you will not be alone 😂😂 it seems to be a marmite book. 2y
Chelsea.Poole I really liked this one! 2y
rohit-sawant Wonderful review! Adding it to my TBR. A character oriented navel gazy book with some great descriptions doesn't sound bad at all. 2y
Centique @Chelsea.Poole yay! 2y
Centique @rohit-sawant oh good, I hope you like it! 🤞🤞 2y
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riversong153
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Panpan

Did not like this book.

britt_brooke Me either! 3y
Megabooks Yup! 3y
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amyf0x
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Mehso-so

Tess gets a low-level job in New York‘s swankiest restaurant, becoming deeply immersed in restaurant culture and the drama of its social circles.

Read May 25 - June 2
Rated 2.5/5 ⭐️
Book 26/60

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sarahlandis
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Pickpick

You'd think that the story about a girl moving to New York, coming of age, and finding herself would be overdone by now, but this book told this story in such a brilliant way, it was impossible to hate.

The author created beautiful metaphors with food and kept me drawn in with each awful mistake the protagonist made. Would read again and again

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Sounds good!! 3y
OriginalCyn620 👍🏻📚🍷 3y
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mcctrish
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Tess is to New York and new to working in a high end restaurant. The story is full of happiness, sorrow, cringe worthy moments of learning curves, heart breaking moments of betrayal and so much drinking and cocaine. I just wanted to say stop with the snorting.
“I don‘t do the hard stuff. Like heroin, I don‘t do heroin.” “ Yeah, I know, none of you rich kids do heroin.” He winked at me
Thank god for small mercies
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mcctrish
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Starting this now that it‘s Happy Hour 🍷thx again to @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego for the awesome gift at Christmas time. I‘m so glad I saved this ☺️we even ordered charcuterie platters as take out tonight ❤️the local restaurant that made and delivered our yummy dinner treat collects a flat rate tip that they turn into meals for front line workers.

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Sound like the perfect evening! 🥂 3y
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Mogoeg
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Okay, I gotta bail. Made it about 50% but just can't with it any more
Breakdown:
I liked: set in NYC but not about rich people! & ok, some of the food descriptions made me hungry.
I related 😏: MC with zero chill who wants SO BAD to be cool & cultured.
I disliked: pretty much everything else. Basically this is Coyote Ugly with both massive literary AND foodie pretensions. Occasionally it hits, but is mostly - and progressively - insufferable.

merelybookish I also bailed on this one. 3y
Megabooks I bailed too! 3y
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Mogoeg
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This book. I have such mixed feelings about it. I‘m not exactly hate reading it but I‘m giving it some serious side-eye most of the time. But this bit is genuinely funny and I can relate a little too much.

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Mogoeg
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Lord this book is pretentious. Sooo pretentious! But that‘s partly why I‘m enjoying the hell out of it. I was the exact same kind of pretentious as the MC when I was 23 and determined to launch myself into a new, sophisticated, better world where I could be the best version of myself. And why not? That‘s what cities & your 20s are for, after all.

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Suicidal_thot
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I...am still mad at this book. It was promoted like crazy so I picked it up (I should‘ve known better). No one in this book acts like any person with a functioning brain would. The main character is in a constant state of cluelessness leading to her being shocked by the most obvious and benign things. 0/10

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Two and a half stars. Ground breaking read? It is not. It's a decent read about a twenty-something in the New York restaurant world--- a lot of fucked up relationships with co-workers and a lot of drugs. I've read better books, and I've read worse. This one's pretty middle-of- the-road.

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I need a light read after finishing The Labyrinth of Spirits, and this seems like it will fit the bill.
Book #109 for 2019!

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JessClark78
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I saw a lot of mixed reviews for this one so I wasn‘t sure what to expect. I actually enjoyed the story. My first job was in a restaurant so I liked the restaurant setting and I thought the writing was pretty good. The cable series isn‘t bad, either. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Tera66
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I really loved parts of this book. Anyone that has ever waited tables or worked in a restaurant will relate to so much of this book. But...THE DIALOGUE! It was terrible! I know the author was trying to be literary, but it did not work for me. 👎🙄🤦‍♀️

Cinfhen Ha!!! This book was the literary version of Vanderpump Rules 😉🍷🍷🍷 3y
Tera66 @Cinfhen Lol! But it could have been so much better. And I'm cool with that kind of talk with my bad reality TV!😂 3y
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WellReadCatLady
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I resisted this book for awhile but no holds on the audiobook so why not.

marleed Oh, I liked it! 3y
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BeaG
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Mehso-so

This was a good book, but took too long to get to the juice of the story.

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#LilithJuly

(Day 25 - #BrassInPocket)

*Brass in one‘s pocket is money, and the brass Chrissie Hynde is referring to in the accompanying video is the change a waitperson receives in tips. (Hynde actually worked as a waitperson in Akron before her move to London.) This title prompt made me think of “Sweetbitter,” a tale about a waitperson in New York just trying to find acceptance, love, and maybe even a little “brass in [her] pocket.”

Cinfhen Awesome collage 💕I read this book earlier this year and thought it was very accurate 👌🏽 4y
gradcat @Cinfhen Thanks so much for your very kind words. Yes, it‘s pretty accurate in a number of ways, but it‘s funny—at least I find it funny strange—that the reviews run the gamut...and don‘t get me started on the television adaptation. 😏 4y
Cinfhen I haven‘t seen the series but I likened my reading to the Bravo series Vanderpump Rules 🤪 4y
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kspenmoll Love this! 4y
gradcat @Cinfhen I haven‘t seen “Vanderpump Rules,” but from what know about, I suspect you‘re spot on! 😂 4y
gradcat @kspenmoll Thank you for commenting on this...I always like hearing them! ♥️ 4y
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echalpan
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9 books this June - Most were available from the library and downloaded to the Kindle, so I could read while traveling. My favorites were Kitchen Confidential, Sisters First, & Sweetbitter.

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echalpan
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I completely get why some people hate this book, but I really enjoyed it. I loved the fast-paced, cut-throat, and indulgent setting described throughout the book. It was a fascinating read after listening to Kitchen Confidential earlier this month.

BittersweetBooks Agreed!! 4y
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Hestapleton
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My pick for #booked2019 #foodorbeverageonthecover
I know there are a lot of mixed reviews for this one, but I really enjoyed it. The protagonist is a bit whiney, but the writing and atmosphere is lovely and you can‘t beat good writing about food. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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KarenUK
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I understand why so many readers hate this book, but I really liked it. I loved the gorgeous, sensual descriptions of food & wine. I found it so nostalgic (I worked in a restaurant/wine bar in London for all of my 20s) & I think Danler perfectly captures the experience of the formed ‘family‘, the excesses and lack of self-awareness of youth, the loneliness of big cities, and the obsessions and self-discoveries and mistakes we make as we grow up.

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KarenUK
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#nextup Just started this one as a #doubledip for challenges.... So far I‘m loving it...

#booked2019 #foodorbeverageoncover
#pop19 #abookwithatitlethatfeaturessaltysweetbitterorspicy

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KarenUK
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Just planning books to take on my quick trip home in 10 days time... And here‘s my plan....
3 books gifted to me by lovely Littens.... and the polarizing tagged book that‘s a #doubledip for #pop19 and #booked2019 ...😊👍💕

Cinfhen So excited for your upcoming trip ❣️ 4y
Cinfhen And of course I can‘t wait to hear your thoughts on sweet bitter and 4y
JennyM That‘s a great selection there. I‘ll be so interested to see how you enjoy all 3. I loved Normal People, hated Bittersweet, and blushed all the way through The Girl on the Page 😂 4y
JennyM Oh, and safe trip! I‘m jealous. I‘m from the Uk originally but lived in Aus for over a decade. I‘ve only been home twice...and I do miss it at times. Give blighty a wave from me 😘 (edited) 4y
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Cinfhen
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A pretentiously written drama about the highs & lows that go on behind the scenes at an iconic NY restaurant. Tess, a doe eyed transplant to NY finds herself a pawn in the backstabbing game of NY social (sexual) politics. I couldn‘t help thinking I was reading the snarky MFA version of Vanderpump Rules. I didn‘t hate this book but it just seemed like the author was trying so hard to be cutting edge. A pick with reservations (Ha...no pun intended)

Cathythoughts 👍🏻💕💕💕 4y
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JennyM Pretentious is a great word for this book! Glad you enjoyed it (ish), or at least didn‘t hate it xx 4y
Cinfhen My expectations were SO LOW @JennyM that I was prepared for the worst😆 I‘m curious what this author does next as I feel this was semi autobiographical 😜 4y
WanderingBookaneer I have to admit it was too pretentious for me. I never watched that show but I remember @BookishMarginalia having it on (perhaps while waiting for Real Housewives) and I had to walk away. Anyway, unlike you, I had no reservations with giving this one a 👎🏻. 4y
Cinfhen You‘re not alone in n your dislike @WanderingBookaneer @LauraBeth was a flat out hater 😂😂😂 4y
gradcat I watched that show one time, on the recommendation of a friend—not for me. Pretentious & narcissistic! 4y
KarenUK @Cinfhen your feelings are spot on I think.... apparently it is VERY semi-autobiographical! 😂... Also, does it make me a bad person that your comparison to Vanderpump Rules makes me think I‘m going to love it even more! ?🤦‍♀️ (edited) 4y
Cinfhen Hahahaha @KarenUK you know I love you!!!!! We‘ve discussed our love for all things Bravo and I‘m pretty sure this book will be a pick from you😜 If Tess isn‘t Stassi and Jake isn‘t Jax then I don‘t know🤷🏼‍♀️ 4y
Cinfhen I‘m a reality TV junkie @gradcat but even I could barely tolerate Vanderpump Rules 🤪That show is pretty mindless ( sorry @KarenUK 😘😘😘) 4y
KarenUK @cinfhen it soooo is! But I just can‘t stop! 😂 it‘s my ‘car crash‘ telly! Just can‘t avert my eyes! 4y
MicheleinPhilly Ugh. This book made me stabby. 4y
Weaponxgirl Vanderpump rules is unique in that no one has and redeeming features. When people are fighting you have no one to back and you hope that somehow they are all just gonna kill each other off 😆 4y
Cinfhen That‘s so true @Weaponxgirl 😂😂🤣I love that adjective @MicheleinPhilly “stabby” 😜 4y
gradcat @Cinfhen @MicheleinPhilly I noticed that word too (stabby)...think I‘m gonna steal it, ok? 😂😂 4y
MicheleinPhilly @gradcat ENJOY! 🔪🔪🔪 4y
Cinfhen Stabby @MicheleinPhilly @gradcat such a great word ~ it‘s a cross between crabby and I want to kill somebody 4y
Reviewsbylola Lolol. You liked it more than I did! 🍷 4y
LauraBeth 😂 I think she painted herself as a pawn but the reality was that she was playing that chess game of sexual politics at a level akin to Kasparov. 4y
Cinfhen Ha!! She was definitely master class @LauraBeth 4y
CarolynM I really need to try this. It sounds like it might be in the so awful it's funny category. 4y
gradcat @Cinfhen So right!! 4y
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JennyM
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#TimBitTunes

Tess and the crew were #ChampionsOfRedWine.

And whenever I think about this book, I always think of @LauraBeth who loved it as much as me 😆😆😆

Cinfhen Hahaha!! Didn‘t know you were in the same camp as @LauraBeth 😂😂and this was going to be my pick...I‘ll need some Rose‘ for inspiration 🍷 4y
JennyM @Cinfhen I‘m firmly in #TeamLauraBeth on this one. Although, we just watched the series, and if was surprisingly good. 4y
KarenUK I‘m going to read this for #booked2019 this year.... I worked in restaurants in London for about 15 years so I‘m thinking i might love this one....🤞 (edited) 4y
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LauraBeth @JennyM 😂😂 I still need to watch the tv series! That book made me lose every ounce of trust in marketing - and I had a career in marketing! 😂 Curious to hear y‘all‘s thoughts on it @Cinfhen and @KarenUK - just because it wasn‘t for me definitely doesn‘t mean it won‘t be for y‘all. 4y
Cinfhen Im going in with an open mind @LauraBeth @JennyM @KarenUK will keep you all posted 🍷 4y
Reviewsbylola I expected to love this one but the flow of the story was a turn off. 4y
CarolynM Stacked 4y
JennyM @CarolynM @Cinfhen @KarenUK we shall eagerly await your reviews....I‘m curious to see your thoughts. Like @Reviewsbylola I thought I‘d love it. It was not to be. 4y
KarenUK I actually really loved it! 🤷‍♀️🤦‍♀️ @jennym @laurabeth @cinfhen Can we still be friends?! 😂 4y
LauraBeth @KarenUK 😂 of course! 😘 4y
JennyM @KarenUK he he he 😆 Glad you enjoyed it. The Netflix series is good! 😘😘 4y
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LeslieO
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Taking me back to my waitressing days. #currentread #riotgrams

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IndoorDame
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Just finished this audiobook. So good! Sensuality at its best- totally makes you want to indulge
#litsyAtoZ #letterS #S @BookishMarginalia

#booked2019
prompt 12- food or beverage on the cover

Cinfhen Very scandalous!!! 4y
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alcassoi
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Starting a new book today while drinking coffee from my new favorite mug. ❤

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booklover3258
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I liked this book. As a fan of non fiction books about cooking, i kept thinking this was based off of real life while reading it...but its fiction. Wonderfully written. Her obsession with Jake and Simone drove me nuts. The only thing i didnt like was the ending it just didn't sit well with me. Especially what she did to Howard. Just wrong. I gave it 3 stars.

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Cinfhen
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Found this for $1 so I figured why not? It works for #pop19 and it works for #booked2019 #foodorbeverageoncover would it work for #addiction????? Lots of varying opinions so I‘ll be curious to see how I feel about this book.

LauraBeth Nooooo 😂😂 4y
Cinfhen Hahahahaha 😂😂😂😂I still remember your “review” @LauraBeth 4y
MicheleinPhilly Is there a prompt for “a book you‘ll hate with a passion”? 😉 4y
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Cinfhen Ha!!! Now I‘m really nervous @MicheleinPhilly 4y
Ruthiella Ooh I really liked this! Even if you don‘t, for a dollar you can‘t go wrong! 4y
Cinfhen Totally how I feel @Ruthiella and I can always #payItForward 4y
TheLudicReader I liked this book....I think anyone who spent any time as a server would enjoy it. 4y
Cinfhen I feel like my 25 yr old daughter might like it if I don‘t @TheLudicReader 4y
Reviewsbylola I hated the writing style on this one and ended up bailing early on so I‘m curious to see how you like it. 4y
Reviewsbylola 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 @MicheleinPhilly 4y
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Whitwhit
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Pointless

Lel2403 Welcome to Litsy 📖 4y
CarolynM Welcome to Litsy 🌼 4y
CoffeeNBooks Welcome to Litsy! 🎉 4y
Leftcoastzen Welcome to Litsy!🎉 4y
Whitwhit Maybe I don‘t need everyone on this app to wish me a welcome? Maybe? Like really only need it from 1... if even that 4y
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TheRomantiCate
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Randomly stopped into one of my fave places ever (Mr. K‘s in Johnson City) and racked up!! I can‘t believe I found Sweetbitter AND Atheists Who Kneel and Pray for just $2 each!!! 🤩🤩🤩🤩

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AsYouWish
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📖Noy because it was the best book I read this year, but it was the book that lead me here to Litsy!!
📚60, so far and still going
🤔Finding Litsy and all the wonderful people it has brought into my life
🛋School breaks!!!!
👋Hi Littens!!! How are you? I hope you all had a great day!!!

#HelloThursday @wanderinglynn

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️ 4y
wanderinglynn Thanks for playing! 👋🏻😀 4y
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Kellyomealia
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Stephkesey
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Sensual on every level. This book swallowed me. The prose was always deliberate, fueled by both the author‘s intellectual curiosity and also a more bold and primal reverence for fully inhabiting the senses. We see Tess, age 22 in the cruel and gorgeous process of discovery. Read it twice and found it take on a new, chilling vibration in the post #MeToo reading.

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n.reads
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This book was completely unrelatable to me. It was quite a struggle to finish it. If you're not keen in how a kitchen crew works, I don't suggest you get this book.

JennyM I‘m with you- wasn‘t good for me either 4y
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Maggie4483
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Mehso-so

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n.reads
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New read for lunch! Anybody else read this book and liked it?

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Kimberlone
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This expires on Libby soon and I have no more renewals! Trying to speed read and wrap it up tonight. Hopefully will finish one more book in August!

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Dempsey
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I liked the descriptions of food and wine. Like, this book makes me want to train my palate. But, I kind of hate all the characters. Maybe I‘m supposed to? 🤷🏼‍♀️#foodie #wine #readingistherapy

Purrfectpages Agreed 5y
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PoohBear
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I can definitely see why this has such mixed reviews - there is a pretentiousness about both the characters and the writing - but I still found it incredibly absorbing. I do wish I hadn't watched the short first season of the television adaptation first because I kept trying to match events to the show, which happens in a fairly different order, and had images for the characters already in my head.

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JennyM
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12 | #HeatOfJuly

Tess and her buddies were all pretty #promiscuous in this coming-of-ageish book focused on the staff of a fancy restaurant in NYC.

Anyone seen the TV adaption? Is it any good?

@Cinfhen @BarbaraBB

Cinfhen I‘m pretty sure my girl @LauraBeth had a problem with this book??!?! 😂 5y
LauraBeth @Cinfhen 😂 Oh I loathed it! However - I‘ll totally watch the tv series! 5y
JennyM @LauraBeth @cinfhen I didn‘t particularly like the book either. But I can see how it would make for good TV ! 5y
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MissMary
Sweetbitter: A novel | Stephanie Danler
Pickpick

Book was great; felt like I could envision the characters and their daily NYC dramas