I'm still in a bit of a blog slump. I'm cranking out the reviews, but I can't seem to come up with any non-review ideas. Anying you guys are interested in hearing me rant or rave about? In the meantime, I'll keep going with the review posts.
One of the negative reviews I read felt like it was very immature for two twenty-eight year old women who work in the same office to spent the day emailing each other instead of talking face to face. Ummmmm, yeah - go ahead and throw me in the immature boat then because how else are you supposed to gossip during work hours? I seriously don't know anyone who doesn't use email for gossip at work - seriously, you're going to meet face to face to discuss your boss's apparent PMS or a coworker's meltdown? Also, some very important conversations can ONLY be conducted over email (Can we forgive Nathan Fillion for not posting his picture with twine for The Bloggess? Answer: Yes. But without email how could we send appropriate links for discussion?) Basically this book was perfect for me because it IS me and Bestie.
I found it adorable. Each chapter starts with emails sent back and forth between Beth and Jennifer, which was my favorite part. I really felt like I could be reading emails written by me or Bestie. Or me and Luke, who I also converse with throughout the day. Seriously, how does anyone make it through a work day without receiving funny links and gifs? Anyway, I loved all the characters, and I thought the developing relationship between Lincoln and Beth was precious. It was hilarious and just so believable, especially the characters. They felt like real people to me.
Again, I absolutely loved it. I so strongly identified with it that there is no way I could NOT enjoy it. It's witty and hilarious and just a total pleasure to read. Because I totally believed the characters, I got completely lost in the story. It's an easy and fast read and I couldn't put it down. There is some bad language and off color humor, but not enough that I was bothered by it. Again, it just made the characters feel even more real to me.
I don't have enough good things to say about it. I highly recommed giving it a try, even if you're not typically a lover of chick lit. I think this one has appeal for a much wider audience than just the typical chick lit reader (although chick lit fans will also love it). A big thanks to my friend Shivvy for sending me a copy!