Wednesday, May 15, 2013

You've Got a Tweet

Goodnight TweetheartGoodnight Tweetheart by Teresa Medeiros
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Teresa Medeiros is a great source if you enjoy comedy romances. She writes mostly in the historical genre, but her forays into contemporary writing is also quite fun.

I gulped this book in about two days (if I read it straight, would probably take me 2-3 hours). I love the font; nicely spaced and easy-to-read serif (I can't identify what kind).

Ms. Medeiros explored the life of a one-hit-wonder author facing a massive writer's block and an uncertain future who discovered microblogging. In the light of many people who found their partners online, her examination of this reads to me like watching an Ephron sisters' movie. Fast paced and peppered with witty repartee, this book shows how our online persona becomes markedly different, thanks to digital anonymity.

Unlike her usual trademark of strong swashbuckling heroes, Ms. Medeiros' Mark Baynard is very much an ordinary fellow with a secret. Abby and Mark navigated their online courtship to lead to a satisfyingly happy ending with the usual pitfalls, angst and tearful reconciliation.

You may think that this has been done to death before, but nonetheless, Goodnight Tweetheart has a sweetness and realism to it that smacks of real life poignancy that is charming and wistful.

Male protagonist: 4/5 stars
Female protagonist: 4/5 stars
Storyline: 4/5 stars
Pacing: 4/5 stars
Fun Factor: 4/5 stars
Repeat Reading Factor: 4/5 stars

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2 comments:

Goh LinLin said...

i do wish i'd stop reading online scadals n gossips n pick up a good read like u Snuze.

Snuze said...

Ms Goh, you are in Penang, right? Home to one of the most awesome places for second hand book stores and book rental places?

Go for it!

There's nothing like the smell of a good book. Your online gossip rags are utterly sterile sensation-wise in comparison.

*grin*