05 January 2012

Goodnight Tweetheart by Teresa Medeiros


Abigail Donovan has a lot of stuff she should be doing. Namely writing her next novel. A bestselling author who is still recovering from a near Pulitzer Prize win and the heady success that follows Oprah’s stamp of approval, she is stuck at Chapter Five and losing confidence daily. But when her publicist signs her up for a Twitter account, she’s intrigued. What’s all the fuss?

Taken under the wing of one of her Twitter followers, “MarkBaynard"—a quick witted, quick-typing professor on sabbatical—Abby finds it easy to put words out into the world 140 characters at a time. And once she gets a handle on tweets, retweets, direct messages, hashtags, and trends, she starts to feel unblocked in writing and in life. After all, why should she be spending hours in her apartment staring at her TweetDeck and fretting about her stalled career when Mark is out there traveling the world and living?

Or is he?


Review

Goodnight TweetheartGoodnight Tweetheart by Teresa Medeiros

My rating: 3 of 5 stars








I've had a twitter account for about a year or two but for some reason I just couldn't bring myself to use it. Updating the world hourly about my day just didn't seem like something that I could do. Besides, why would anyone care about what I do during my day? Well, my fist's in my mouth now. It's addictive. Granted, I mostly tweet about giveaways, blogs and books but it's still a lot of fun. So when I came across Goodnight Tweetheart, I was definitely interested. I mean, come on, 90% of the book takes place on Twitter!

Abigail Donovan is a one time wonder, although she won't admit it to herself. Her first novel was a huge success and was featured as Oprah's Pick and also, almost won the Pulitzer Prize.
Years after it was published, Abigail has still not written her second novel as she was facing, like a lot of writers out there, a writer's block. She's just not able to write past Chapter 5. Right now, Abigail's confidence is about the size of a peanut.
Hoping to regain some publicity and fans, her agent sets up a Twitter Account for her and so , Abigail's introduced to Twitterville!

Seriously, this book was a hoot! Do not read it while you're drinking/eating - I was snorting food out of my nose. If you're looking for a book to just downright entertain you, then this is it! Also, if you're a twitter freak, you'd love it even more!

'Abby_Donovan : So will this app make posting my twits any easier?
MarkBaynard : Wince! You don't "twit". You "tweet".
Abby_Donovan : Well, pardon me for being such an ignorant twit. Or would that be an ignorant tweet?'


I'm always online and I know that it's possible to lead two different lives where the internet is concerned. Yeah, the internet has it's scary parts - predators, hackers, scammers and liars but it's also pretty amazing. I've a whole bunch of friends with similar interests as me online and a different bunch in real life. Thanks to smart phones, it's now possible to combine both the lives together!

Abby and Mark's witty banter is really amusing and fun to read. Honestly, half way through the book I was just smitten with Mark. He's honestly just cute, oh they both are! I haven't been able to decide between 3 or 4 stars for this one! I'm somewhere between I liked it and I really liked it. The ending was a little disappointing to me. Also, with most of the book being light and funny, towards the end, it seemed a little too extreme and maybe even a little sad. Oh sure, everything works out in the end but I read chick lit's for a reason! So I get happy and giggly while reading it and at the end of it I'm smiling & in a good mood.

Having said that, you should check this one out! Especially if you're an author or a twitter fan yourself. It's one of those books that's really humorous and highly engaging!

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4 comments:

  1. I can't wait to check this one out! It sounds like it would be really fun to read.

    (And, as a more personal note, I'm so glad we get to chat via Twitter!)

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  2. Oh, I so loved this book! The banter between Abby and Mark is so cute to read :D But the ending left me with some bittersweet feeling :( I'm so craved a sequel. I even tweet Ms. Medeiros about this and guess what, she said that there's a possibility that it might come true! Can't wait for the sequel :)

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  3. iam finish reading this books,,i love it,,,
    nice riview ^^

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  4. I am so greatful that I picked up a copy of "Goodnight Tweetheart". I would recommend this book to all my friends, my family and anyone that just wants to curl up with a really really really GREAT book. I will be looking for more from this author.

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