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Book Review: Blogger Girl by Meredith Schorr

05 Apr
Book Review: Blogger Girl by Meredith Schorr

If you have been reading my posts or my tweets you will know that Irena from BookDustMagic and myself took part in an Easter readalong for this book. We planned to read 9 chapters a day and had a tweet discussion about our thoughts at the end of each day. If you want to check out our chat, you can look for #BloggerGirl on Twitter. It was a lot of fun, and thanks to Irena and our third buddy reader Mary who also joined us in reading and chatting, I had a really great Buddy Read. 

I would also like to thank Author Meredith Schorr for gifting myself and Irena a copy of her book to review and buddy-read. Thank you Meredith, it was a great book choice for our buddy read and I really enjoyed the chat, and the book. 

Here is my review. This book has been out for a while, so if you have read it I would love to hear your thoughts too.

Published by Booktrope (first published August 2nd 2013)

me as becky

Description:

What happens when your high school nemesis becomes the shining star in a universe you pretty much saved? Book blogger Kimberly Long is about to find out. A chick lit enthusiast since the first time she read “Bridget Jones’s Diary,” Kim, with her blog, “Pastel is the New Black,” has worked tirelessly by night to keep the genre alive, and help squash the claim that “chick lit is dead” once and for all. Not bad for a woman who by day ekes out a meager living as a pretty, and pretty-much-nameless, legal secretary in a Manhattan law firm. While Kim’s day job holds no passion for her, the handsome (and shaving-challenged) associate down the hall is another story. Yet another story is that Hannah Marshak, one of her most-hated high school classmates, has now popped onto the chick lit scene with a hot new book that’s turning heads—and pages—across the land. It’s also popped into Kim’s inbox – for review. With their ten-year high school reunion drawing near, Kim’s coming close to combustion over the hype about Hannah’s book. And as everyone around her seems to be moving on and up, she begins to question whether being a “blogger girl” makes the grade in her off-line life.

Published by Booktrope (first published August 2nd 2013)

blogger girl

My Thoughts:

I really enjoyed this read. The first few chapters were my favourite because there was a lot of talk about the main character Kim that I could totally relate to. Kim is a bookblogger, she loves books, reading and blogging. As I got further along in the book, I also realised that she quite enjoys her food too. Sounds very similar to myself so far!!!

Kim’s blog is called Pastel is the New Black, and I think that the Author wrote a very realistic version of a bookblogger and blogging in general. This was what attracted me to the book in the first place, and it was one of the reasons that I loved the book.

Along with the blogging side of the story there is friendship – sweet and bitchy! There is love…. and challenges! and there is food talk! All sounds pretty great so far doesn’t it? Keep reading.

Nicolas is Kim’s love interest, and I was surprised that I wasn’t taken by Nicolas’s character for the first half of the book, but as I continued reading, The Author’s character building allowed me to see why I thought what I did of Nicolas. Sound intriguing??? Well if you read it you can let me know your thoughts.

Part of my Twitter chat was about the food that Kim eats, the Author informed me that the Shake Shack is a real place in America, it sounds delicious. I also have a new found temptation for artichokes!  

I thought that all the characters were really well written as they each have their own story going on, and they all link up in ways too. The characters were realistic, believable and as in good chick lit books, all gave me a different feeling towards them. (empathy, distaste, fondness to name a few).

If you know Meredith Schorr’s work at all, you may notice how cleverly done the cover of this book is?…… If you can see it, let me know in the comments. I love it! 

This was a really enjoyable book that I read over the weekend. (which is very fast for me). I would definitely recommend this book to all lovers of blogging and chick lit. Now, I can’t wait to read the sequel ‘Novelista Girl’. 

In honour of Kim and Pastel is the New Black, I give this book 4 pink champagne flutes!

You can read Irena’s review HERE!

champagne

 

Links:

GOODREADS.

AMAZON.COM

AMAZON.CO.UK

Twitter – MeredithSchorr

MeredithSchorr.com

 

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21 responses to “Book Review: Blogger Girl by Meredith Schorr

  1. irena_bookdustmagic

    April 5, 2016 at 10:18 am

    I’m glad we read this together! ❤

     
    • chocolatepages

      April 5, 2016 at 2:03 pm

      Me too, funny how we bookbloggers have different views of the same book. The buddy read was really fun. You can choose the book next time. 😉 xx

       
      • irena_bookdustmagic

        April 5, 2016 at 5:51 pm

        We will choose sth, you just let me know when you want to read sth and we will figure something out. 😀

         
      • chocolatepages

        April 5, 2016 at 7:48 pm

        Sounds good, thanks. Til then happy reading and chatting!

         
  2. meredithgschorr

    April 5, 2016 at 2:13 pm

    Thanks so much for the review, Amanda! I’m thrilled that you enjoyed it and look forward to your thoughts on Novelista Girl (and artichokes) 🙂

     
    • chocolatepages

      April 5, 2016 at 2:18 pm

      Thank you very much for both books. I’m looking forward to reading Novelista Girl and seeing what happens to Kim.

       
  3. ajbookreviewclub

    April 5, 2016 at 6:48 pm

    A lovely read I want to read now

     
    • chocolatepages

      April 5, 2016 at 7:49 pm

      I think you would love it AJ. It was really good and so relate able to us bookbloggers.

       
  4. Krysta

    April 8, 2016 at 9:40 pm

    I didn’t know there was a book about book bloggers! That’s kind of cool! Though I’m confused why she has to review this book she wants to hate if she’s freelancing.

     
    • chocolatepages

      April 9, 2016 at 2:16 pm

      She has been asked by the publishers to review a book written by a girl she didn’t like at high school. Its a fun read, I recommend it.

       
  5. rachelbustin blog (@RachelBustin)

    April 10, 2016 at 3:34 pm

    I love the look of this book! I blog about books as well as lots of other things! One I will add to my to-read list! xx
    #KCACOLS

     
    • chocolatepages

      April 10, 2016 at 4:09 pm

      Thank you, I do read your book reviews and they are great for recommendations too. Blogger Girl was brilliant.

       
  6. Jess Powell (Babi a Fi)

    April 10, 2016 at 4:49 pm

    This sounds like a really fun read, I’ll have to check it out – and add it to my mountainous pile of books to read 😀

    Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next Sunday x

     
    • chocolatepages

      April 10, 2016 at 5:15 pm

      Thank you, its always the way isn’t it. There are so many good books out there to add to our piles.

       
  7. Educating Roversi

    April 11, 2016 at 8:54 pm

    I’ve got so many books I want to read at the moment! #KCACOLS

     
  8. nickykentisbeer

    April 14, 2016 at 5:58 pm

    How fun to read a novel about blogging. I hadn’t heard of it and the only books I know of that type are Zoella and Alfide Dayes. My daughter is a big fan! #KCACOLS

     
    • chocolatepages

      April 14, 2016 at 8:29 pm

      I have heard of Zoella’s book, but I think Blogger Girl is probably a lot better. Saying that I haven’t read Zoe’s, so I guess I can’t fairly comment. Thanks for your comments.

       
  9. A Moment with Franca

    April 16, 2016 at 3:05 pm

    I’m so glad hear that you like the book. It sounds like a great book to read. It is definitely very related to us bloggers. Of course for you even more as you are a book blogger!! I think I will also enjoy this book. Thanks so much for sharing this lovely review at #KCACOLS. Also thank you so much for commenting so much this week. I really appreciate that!! I hope to see you back again tomorrow!! 🙂 xx

     
    • chocolatepages

      April 16, 2016 at 3:42 pm

      Thank you. I have had a lovely week off work this week. So enjoyed lots of blogging and commenting. Looking forward to more kcacols tomorrow. x

       

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