Author Guest Post
Observing book bloggers tackle their reading/reviewing assignments tactfully, gracefully and professionally has only served to make me more fascinated by the person behind the blog. So fascinated that I decided to write a book about one. Not only did I want to shine the light on book bloggers, the lovely people whom authors like myself rely on to help promote and spread the word about their books, I wanted to show the big picture of the person behind the popular blog – the woman, the friend, the sister, the girlfriend, the daughter, the employee etc. And of course, I added a bit of romance in the form of a hot attorney, and some extra conflict in the nature of a high school nemesis with a new book out, to keep readers turning the pages. I hope I succeeded!
About The Author
Blogger Girl by Meredith Schorr
Publisher: Booktrope Editions
Publication Date: August 2, 2013
Format: Paperback - 244 pages / Kindle - 508 KB / Nook - 2 MB
Genre: Chick Lit / Contemporary Romance
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Disclaimer: I received a copy of the book from the author / publisher in exchange for my honest review and participation in a virtual book tour event hosted by Chick Lit Plus Blog Tours.
My Book Review:
Chick Lit fans rejoice, we finally have an amazing story about a book blogger!
In author Meredith Schorr's Blogger Girl, the reader follows Kim Long's journey of self-discovery and finding love. Set in Manhattan, Kim is a legal secretary by day and a passionate Chick Lit book blogger by night. Kim has always wanted to be a writer, but she is satisfied with promoting the Chick Lit genre on her widely popular blog, Pastel is the New Black. When Kim receives a dreaded request to read and review a chick lit novel by Hannah Marshak, an old high school nemesis, and has blown a chance at a relationship with Nicholas Strong, a sexy attorney who tries to reawaken her forgotten dream, it forces Kim to question her own life choices.
Blogger Girl is a thoroughly entertaining contemporary chick lit tale that easily drew me in with its realistic insider look into the passionate world of book bloggers, and the life choices and circumstances that revolve around them. I loved following Kim on her journey of self-discovery, it was filled with drama, laugh-out-loud and "aha" moments. As a book blogger, I found it easy to relate to Kim's passion for her blog and the reality that everyday life can sometimes interfere and shuffle a person's dream to the background.
Author Meredith Schorr hit the nail on the head with her accurate depiction of the book blogging process, and the passion that every blogger feels for reading and reviewing books. I found myself nodding my head and smiling as I followed Kim's daily routine, I could relate to her because she was a normal down-to-earth girl with everyday issues just like me. And even though Kim as a book blogger was the premise of the story, I loved how the author interwove Kim's friendships, romantic relationships, and life circumstances into the storyline that eventually led Kim to question her choices and true desires in order to figure out what/who she really wanted in her life.
I loved the angst, romance, humorous antics, the misconceptions, "aha" moments, and second chances that is cleverly interwoven into this fabulous story. Author Meredith Schorr has created a delightful story that touches on everyday real issues like work, dating/relationships, friendships, family and life choices that will appeal to all chick lit fans.
Blogger Girl has everything that a true Chick Lit fan desires: romance, drama, humor and a happy ending. It is classic and pure Chick Lit at its very best!
RATING: 5 STARS *****
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