Blogger Girl by Meredith Schorr
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.
I've arrived at the Meredith Schorr party late, but I'm catching up fast! Blogger Girl, may be Ms. Schorr's third novel but it's the first one I've read. I snatched up the collection, which also includes her first and second books - Just Friends with Benefits and A State of Jane, respectively. I'm reading the books backwards, though I didn't know that when I first started Blogger Girl, but I'm enjoying them all so much that it's all I've read for the past couple of weeks!
I could relate to this book on so many levels - book blogging/reviewing, being a writer (for real), having a crush at work. It was like she was writing my life story! The only thing I haven't run into, though, is the hated nemesis publishing her own work of art. I'd really rather not have that happen to me, either, but I could definitely understand what Kimberly went through during the whole ordeal.
I have to say that I think what really drew me into this book were the memories it conjured up for me. That first instance of falling in love and the first fight that you don't think you'll get over. Memories of meeting the hubs for the first time, of getting to know each other and then dating - all came rushing back. He and I also met at work, so in that our situations were similar.
I was amused that Kimberly's boss was so okay with her blogging on company time and I thought it was neat that he would brag about it for her. When Kimberly went to the reunion, I cheered her on for her first interaction with the high school nemesis, Hannah. How awesome is it to get a chance to stand up and be strong? And the insight into the blogsphere that Ms. Schorr gifted us with was amazing. I know I appreciate all the book bloggers out there and I hope everyone reading this does as well.
Thank you for reading my review and for supporting Indie authors!