Thursday, December 16, 2010

Goodnight Tweetheart

by:  Teresa Medeiros
published by:  Gallery Books

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?

Told almost entirely in tweets and DMs, Goodnight Tweetheart is a truly modern take on a classic tale of love and loss—a Griffin and Sabine for the Twitter generation.

I'm not a huge fan of Twitter.  I haven't been able to get the hang of it so I didn't know if I was going really like this book or not.  I was worried it was going to be a lot of @ and # and shorthand that I wasn't going to get.  However, it was was definitely for the Twitter novice.  If you aren't familiar with Twitter at all you can still read this book and get the hang of it.

If you loved movies like You've Got Mail and Sleepless in Seattle you'll love this book.  It was a sweet, emotional little romance novel.  It's a quick read with a really satisfying ending.

The characters were really endearing.  I felt out of the loop half of the time though.  I apparently don't watch enough television.  I didn't know what they were talking about half the time.  I didn't know what TV shows they were referencing.  I guess I live in a cave.  Or a book maybe  ;)

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1 comment:

Teresa Medeiros said...

Thanks so much for the lovely review! :)