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Sociable
Sociable | Rebecca Harrington
16 posts | 8 read | 15 to read
The Assistants meets The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P. in this exuberant comedy of manners set in the world of Internet media, a brilliantly irreverent novel about what it means to be young, broke, dumped, and scarily good at creating viral content. When Elinor Tomlinson moved to New York with a degree in journalism she had visions of writing witty opinion pieces, marrying her journalist boyfriend, and attending glamorous parties with famously perverted writers. Instead, Elinor finds herself nannying for two small children who speak in short, high screams, sleeping on a foam pad in a weird apartment, and attending terrible parties with Harper's interns wearing shapeless smocks. So when Elinor is offered a job at Journalism.ly, the digital media brainchild of a Silicon Valley celebrity, she jumps at the chance. Sure, her boyfriend is writing long think pieces about the electoral college for a real website while Elinor writes lists about sneakers and people at parties give her pitying glances when she reveals her employer, but at Journalism.ly Elinor discovers her true gift: She has a preternatural ability for writing sharable content. She is an overnight viral sensation! But Elinor's success is not without cost. Elinor's boyfriend dumps her, two male colleagues insist on "mentoring" her, and a piece she writes about her personal life lands her on local television. Broke, single, and consigned to move to a fifth-floor walkup, Elinor must ask herself: Is this the creative life she dreamed of? Can new love be found on Coffee Meets Bagel? And should she start wearing a smock? With wry humor and sharp intelligence, Sociable is a hilarious tale of one young woman's search for happiness--and an inside look at life in the wild world of Internet media.
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Skeeterisme
Sociable | Rebecca Harrington
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Mehso-so

Not my cuppa. Loved the narrator.

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Kaylamburson
Sociable | Rebecca Harrington
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Mehso-so

This book annoyed me. I remember @LauraBeth had similar feelings, so I should have listened to her. All the characters are so catty & about nothing interesting. Elinor is obsessed with a boy that is clearly manipulative and controlling, & it's not efficiently addressed anywhere in the novel. She's so defensive about everything, naive, & I just want to yell at her through the pages! I did appreciate the power dynamics at work which is too accurate.

LauraBeth The book with all of the “ha ha ha ha” dialogue! 😂 3y
Kaylamburson Yup, that's the one!!! 🤣😂 @LauraBeth 3y
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Kaylamburson
Sociable | Rebecca Harrington
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Trying to read this book to distract myself from the worst pain I've ever experienced. The doctor says it's a ganglion cyst and I need to see a hand specialist, but not sure I'll make it to Monday's appointment. Also I'm so sorry to all the people who have sent me #LitsyLove and #jb mail to whom I haven't responded! I'm hoping I'll be able to use my hand again soon so I can respond to all the lovely notes!!

OriginalCyn620 Hope you feel better soon. 😊 3y
Julsmarshall Sending feel better vibes! 3y
EclecticReaders Hope you feel better soon! 3y
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Jas16 Oh no! Hope you feel better soon 3y
Librarybelle Hope you feel better soon! 3y
Bookwormjillk I hope the weekend goes by quickly for you 3y
Tamra Oh, that sounds miserable. Wishing you speedy recovery!!! 3y
TheDaysGoBy Feel better! 3y
Dragon Sorry to hear about the cyst. Hope the hand specialist sorts it ASAP. Take care of yourself 💐 3y
Betty I‘m SO sorry about your hand pain. None of the Littens want you to feel like you have to send out #Litsylove cards/replies. I‘ve had to pause hand-writing and need to resort to typing. 3y
JamieArc Oh man, I don‘t about that hand/wrist pain! I had a ganglion cyst for a long time when I was younger. Sorry you‘re dealing with that, and I‘m glad you have a good book to keep you company! 3y
Kaylamburson Thank you, @Betty!! I know no one would want me to feel that way but I just love the community so much already and want to participate. Hopefully soon! Or maybe I'll type some in the meantime, too! 3y
Kaylamburson Oh no!! Did yours just go away or did you have to get it removed somehow? I had never heard of it before, and it came on out of nowhere. I just can't believe how painful it is. Probably the worst pain I've ever experienced. But books and Littens always make it better! @JamieArc 3y
UwannaPublishme Oh my! Sending healing hugs so you‘ll feel better soon! 🤗🤗🤗 3y
Jee_HookedOnBookz Omg I'm so so sorry to know that! Hope you feel better soon! Sending lots of love your way! ❤️ 3y
Kaylamburson Thank you so much, @UwannaPublishme and @Jee_HookedOnBookz ! Your well wishes helped because it is immensely better today. I could even hold my book with both hands 🤣😂 3y
Jee_HookedOnBookz @Kaylamburson I'm so so glad to know that! Yay to going back to reading with both hands woot woot! 💃🏽 🎉 3y
Kaylamburson You're so sweet! Thank you!! @Jee_HookedOnBookz 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💗💗💗 3y
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h.madeline93
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Mehso-so

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LauraBeth
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Mehso-so

⭐️⭐️⭐️ Unless you‘re in your early 20s and just entering into your post-college career, you can skip this one. It‘s a lot of “OMG!”, “LOL!” and “HAHAHA” dialogue as a young woman describes every little issue of office politics. It could be a breezy beach read for the summer.

Kappadeemom Did she like talk a lot about like important like stuff? #Thingsthatdrivecrazy 5y
Lea I‘ve come across several books like this lately. I‘m either too old or they weren‘t written for the ages, so to speak. 5y
Kaylamburson Hmmm I was excited for this one, but now I'm not so sure... 5y
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LauraBeth @Kappadeemom she basically obsessed about a boy who dumped her. 🙄 And the word like was used as every third or fourth word. 5y
LauraBeth @lea I‘m beginning to think it‘s a combination of both. I‘m too far removed from the station in life that these characters are in and the book probably isn‘t written for me anyway. 😀 5y
LauraBeth @Kaylamburson the dialogue is terrible. Most every sentence that is meant to be a statement ends in a question mark to emulate the tone. If you can sit through reading endless dialogue where statements end as questions, followed by, “like, really, you know, like, OMG! Hahahaha! Like working in an office is like really the worst?” 5y
Kaylamburson That‘s awful! I‘ll admit that I‘m guilty of my share of OMG‘s in texts and posts, but I don‘t think I‘ve verbally said it in forever. I‘m in my mid-20s so probably this “demographic” and I think that would come across as offensive. 5y
LauraBeth @Kaylamburson I completely understand it if it‘s shown as a text as opposed to dialogue. I didn‘t mention what I liked about the book. I did like the satirical send-up of current-day journalism (a la sites like Buzzfeed and other click-bait farms). That was interesting to me. It‘s akin to The Knockoff, but from the 20-something perspective as opposed to the 40-something perspective. 5y
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LauraBeth
Sociable | Rebecca Harrington
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GirlMeetsBook I don‘t know how I‘d feel about that. 5y
erzascarletbookgasm Ha-ha-ha 😛 5y
Johanna414 🤨 5y
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 😩😩 annoying!!! 5y
Kappadeemom Better than hee-hee or hardy har har 🤷‍♀️ 5y
LauraBeth @Kappadeemom I don‘t get it - are people going around and actually saying “hahaha”? 5y
LauraBeth @GirlMeetsBook it drove me crazy throughout this book! 5y
LauraBeth @Johanna414 I‘m not sure I‘ve ever heard a person actually say, “hahahaha”. 5y
Kappadeemom @LauraBeth how about a snort?? 🙋🏼‍♀️ 5y
LauraBeth @Kappadeemom 😂 world‘s biggest cackler and snorter here 🙋‍♀️ 5y
Clare-Dragonfly Please tell me they‘re being sarcastic?! 5y
LauraBeth @Clare-Dragonfly I‘d like to say that they are - but they‘re not! 5y
UwannaPublishme 😂😂😂 5y
Suet624 Hahahahaha. You‘re funny. ❤️❤️😜 5y
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LauraBeth
Sociable | Rebecca Harrington
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I love it when the character hits send on that drunk text or email! 😂

BlameJennyJane 🤣🤣🤣🤣 Been there. Done that. Mike is a douche. Lmao 5y
LauraBeth @BlameJennyJane Same - I‘m the queen of hitting send when I shouldn‘t 😂 5y
BlameJennyJane @LauraBeth a text is still probably better than drunk dialing! Cheers! Lol 5y
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BlameJennyJane ... although there may be lingering evidence... 5y
Ashley_Nicoletto It's like 19-24 all over again. 🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️ 5y
LauraBeth @Ashley_Nicoletto this character is 26 so I give her a pass 😂 5y
Dolly The character does it so we don't have to 😂 5y
rohit-sawant 🤣🤣 5y
Reggie Lololol, guilty of the the drunk text, no, but the drunk dial, one time, and it was hilarious. 5y
LauraBeth @dolly exactly! 5y
LauraBeth @rohit-sawant just hit send - what‘s the worst that could happen? 😂 5y
LauraBeth @Reggie 😂😂 5y
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LauraBeth
Sociable | Rebecca Harrington
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“Oh - so you just like READ all of the time?! And these other furry creatures just snuggle with you while you do that? And I can do that too? Lottery!”

Cinfhen Sooooo cute!!!! Is the family growing??? 5y
MicheleinPhilly 😍😍😍 5y
LauraBeth @Cinfhen Yes! We welcomed a bubbly, 2 pound baby girl with ginger hair - who has quickly let Bitsy and Gray Cat know she‘s royalty. 😺👑 5y
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TrishB Awww lovely 💕 5y
ValerieAndBooks Maybe you should call her Meghan 😊 @LauraBeth I love those little paws 🐾 @Cinfhen 5y
Redwritinghood So cute! I miss having a cat. My younger son is really allergic and I had to rehome mine. Maybe when he‘s off to college 5y
mom2bugnbee Awwwwwwww! What a sweet #LittenKitten! What is her name? 5y
QuietlyLaura What a cute little fluff! 🧡 5y
TNbookworm 😻😻😻❤❤❤ 5y
PickwickPlockPlock So cute! 5y
DiruVamp How sweet! 5y
rubyslippersreads What a cutie! She did win the lottery! ❤️ 5y
TheLibrarian So cute! 😻 5y
Hollie Awww! 😻 5y
Melissa_J Sugar is living the good life 😺 5y
youneverarrived Awww 😍 5y
Oryx So cute! Can't wait to see what she gets up to 5y
saresmoore My heart. 5y
LiteraryinLawrence She‘ll know the routine in no time! 5y
julesG 😍 5y
blondie So precious ♡ 5y
Soubhiville 💕💕💕 5y
DGRachel SQUEE!!😻😻😻 5y
MaleficentBookDragon Awwwwww 😻😻😻 5y
kspenmoll Cutest!!!! 😻😻😻 5y
DebinHawaii So adorable! 🐱❤️What does Gray Cat think of her? 5y
Melli Is she a polydactyl kitty.. 5y
Cinfhen Fabulous 😻😻😻so happy for you, momma 💋and I think Meghan aka Meggie would be an awesome name @ValerieAndBooks 5y
sprainedbrain 😻😻😻 5y
LauraBeth @ValerieAndBooks and @Cinfhen I LOVE the name Meghan! And it‘s so fitting since we got up and watched the wedding together. 👑Her foster had called her Sugar and she comes running from wherever she is when she hears her name - so I‘m kind of afraid to mess with a good thing! 😹 5y
LauraBeth @DebinHawaii Gray Cat is in her jealous phase so I‘m loving on her extra hard. I think she‘ll be fine once the dust settles (and when she realizes that she has an ally against Bitsy 😹). 5y
LauraBeth @mom2bugnbee her foster had named her Sugar so it‘s stuck 5y
LauraBeth @Melli I actually@didn‘t even notice until you mentioned it but she is! 5y
LauraBeth @Redwritinghood I know what you mean! I grew up with cats but after I graduated and moved away - I didn‘t have a cat for almost ten years and I really, really missed having one. I was glad when I could finally have a cat to live with. ❤️ 5y
LauraBeth @ValerieAndBooks she has extra toes and no tail 😹 5y
Melli @LauraBeth I have a poly they are the sweetest kitties 5y
Bookzombie She is so adorable! 💕🐱 5y
UwannaPublishme How adorable is she! 😻💖 5y
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LauraBeth
Sociable | Rebecca Harrington
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This duck has been following me around for the past few days. I have fed her nothing! She is so social and charming 💕

BiblioLitten Adorable 😍 5y
Weaponxgirl That's so cute! 5y
sloanghost She's a muscovy duck! I think they're a feral species maybe? Common around shopping centers etc. I bet other humans have spoiled her! 5y
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riversong153 Awww...she just enjoys your company unconditionally...how sweet 🤗 5y
Cinfhen Awww, smart little duck 😍 5y
Suet624 You‘re so lucky!!! 5y
erzascarletbookgasm She wants to make friends with you, she‘s being sociable, you know 5y
LauraBeth @sloanghost if I had backyard poultry, I would definitely have this this type of duck because she has been a pure delight! 5y
LauraBeth @erzascarletbookgasm 😂 she can probably read 5y
LauraBeth @Suet624 just call me the duck charmer 😂🦆 5y
LauraBeth @Cinfhen she probably knows I‘ll take her home and make her live with me 😂 5y
LauraBeth @riversong153 she‘s the sweetest 😍 5y
LauraBeth @Weaponxgirl she‘s like a dog - she wags her tail 😍 5y
LauraBeth @BiblioLitten she totally is! 😍 5y
AlaMich That‘s adorable! Where does she live? 5y
LauraBeth @AlaMich she lives at a pond near my house with some Canadian Geese. I‘ve been coming here to read and she seems to recognize me. 😜 She seems to be the only type of this duck here. 5y
MicheleinPhilly Bring her home. I‘m sure Bitsy would take to her. 5y
AlaMich @LauraBeth I‘ll bet she‘s lonely if she‘s the only one of her kind there. Now I‘m sad...😢 But obviously you make her happy! (edited) 5y
rohit-sawant How adorable! 😍 5y
LauraBeth @MicheleinPhilly Bitsy now knows I‘m prone to come home with animals 😂 5y
LauraBeth @AlaMich she seems to be a full-fledged member of the Canadian Geese flock. I‘ll keep visiting her to ensure she‘s not lonely. 😀 5y
LauraBeth @rohit-sawant 😍🦆 5y
LeahBergen Bitsy and Gray Cat are going to love her. #NewSibling 5y
AlaMich @LauraBeth Thank you! I feel better. 😊 5y
LauraBeth @LeahBergen 😹 hopefully the new kitty baby will be here this week 😻 she didn‘t make the minimum weight of two lbs to get spayed last week 5y
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LauraBeth
Sociable | Rebecca Harrington
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It‘s supposed to rain tomorrow through Saturday so I‘m taking advantage of the sunshine and reading outside. ☀️

saresmoore The rain! The heat! It‘s all craziness. 5y
Elizabeth2 What a gorgeous view! 5y
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LauraBeth
Sociable | Rebecca Harrington
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My book day has been:
1. 😭
2. 😂
3. 🙌

saresmoore Yay for Barracoon! 5y
LauraBeth @saresmoore you‘re the reason for it! I read your blog post - way to stay strong at Costco! 😀👏👏👏👏🎉🎉🎉 5y
saresmoore And way to go to you in opting for the library hold! 🤜🤛 5y
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LauraBeth @saresmoore it comes easier with time! I‘ve had to re-shift my spending priorities. The here and there Costco book purchase, the Kindle daily deals, the Barnes and Noble sales annex, the full-price splurge - it all adds up. I realized how much I LOVE calculating the small things to healthier gains - like a mile here and there, a 5k, the gym day, the banana instead of the chocolate - and wondered why I don‘t do the same with books and money? 💡 5y
saresmoore Yes! Tapping into that achiever strength is such a good strategy! I like to think I‘m preparing now for having plenty of money in the future. You know, stewardship. From the beginning, Bryan and I had the goal of never living above our most modest means so that every bonus, raise, etc. will add to our savings, not to our stuff. I‘ll let you know when we break through the “modest” level. 😆 5y
2BR02B I just heard Maureen Corrigan's review of Barracoon on NPR yesterday. It sounds super interesting. 5y
LauraBeth @2BR02B ooh - I‘ll try and find that and listen to it! 5y
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Onlyinurdreams28
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5 pages in and I already know it‘s going to be a great book.
#newbook

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Kaylamburson
Sociable | Rebecca Harrington
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A few books that were sent to me over the past couple weeks! I‘m really intrigued by Sociable and the Animal Spirit Deck and Guidebook is intriguing... almost like tarot cards?

readordierachel That Animal Spirit cover is amazing 5y
Kaylamburson Yes it‘s super shiny! And changes colors in the light. @ReadOrDieRachel 5y
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Insightsintobooks
Sociable | Rebecca Harrington
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I just joined Litsy today and I'm pretty sure I am addicted already!! 😁📚📚📚

TheKidUpstairs Welcome! 5y
Bklover It is very addictive. So glad you are enjoying it here! 5y
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Insightsintobooks @Bklover Thank you. I'm still figuring out how to use it, but having fun doing so. 5y
Booknerd2 Welcome 🎊🍾🎉😁 5y
Periwinkle Welcome!!! 5y
thereadingowlvina Welcome!!! 🙋 5y
Insightsintobooks @thereadingowlvina Thanks🙋‍♀️ 5y
ReviewsbytheMrs Welcome to Litsy 💜 5y
Meeko93 Welcome ❤📚 5y
Insightsintobooks @Meeko93 😊 thanks. 5y
TrishB Hi 🙋 5y
JessClark78 Welcome! ❤️📚 5y
corycatelyn Welcome! Thanks for the friend request. @Chelleo has a bunch of how to videos on different things. It doesn't take too long to get it figured out. You'll love it here! 🤗 5y
Insightsintobooks @TrishB Hi 🙋‍♀️ 5y
ju.ca.no Welcome 😊🌷 5y
Insightsintobooks @ju.ca.no Thank you. ☺ 5y
hufflepuff-ish Welocme to Litsy!!!💐💐 5y
Chelleo Welcome 🤗 5y
Insightsintobooks @hufflepuff-ish thank you! 5y
Insightsintobooks @Chelleo Thank you.😁 5y
tammysue Welcome to Litsy! 👋🏻🌸 5y
Insightsintobooks @whatshesreadingnow Thank you so much. 🖐 5y
Pamwurtzler Welcome! Glad you‘re liking it! 5y
pppooraikul Welcome! 😁 5y
rubyslippersreads Welcome! You'll have fun here, I'm sure. 😊 5y
Insightsintobooks @Pamwurtzler Thank you! I'm loving it.😁 5y
Insightsintobooks @pppooraikul Thank you. 😁 5y
Ke633 Welcome!! 5y
laurieluna Welcome! 😄 x 5y
Insightsintobooks @miralunasbooknook Thanks, I am really enjoying it so far. 😁 5y
laurieluna @Insightsintobooks it's an addictive place, but in the best way. Lots of amazing, supportive people. The best place on the net to be. 5y
Periwinkle Welcome!! Enjoy Litsy!! Lots of friendly people here! 😊 5y
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ChrisBohjalian
Sociable | Rebecca Harrington
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I love coming home after two weeks on the road to discover five wonderful books and galleys to read! Thank you Therese Anne Fowler Mary Kubica Fiona Davis Melissa Scholes Young and Rebecca Harrington

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ReadingSusan
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This book is hilarious. The people in this book are all self obsessed, terrible, horribly annoying people. I laughed out loud constantly. I would never want to be friends with any of these people. It‘s pretty much a book making fun of millennials so if you are one just be warned. I thought it was very funny. Trixie liked it too 🤣

CoverToCoverGirl I love your review.. 😁 5y
hyacinth Sounds the kind of book I'm looking for!! 5y
Lcsmcat 😻 5y
Jinjer I don‘t know...trixie‘s ears look mad at the laughing out loud business.😂 5y
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