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Posted August 16, 2013
Meredith Schorr has once again created a fun, completely relatable book that I could not put down. I loved her first two novels but her third might be her best yet! I was truly upset when I went to turn the page and realized that it was over. Kim was so true to life and showed many of the same life ups and downs that everyone has been through. I wanted more!!
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Posted October 2, 2014
Oh my gosh Blogger Girl is one of those books that I couldn't put down. Being a book blogger myself I totally related to that part of the story. I was like oh my gosh that is what I do with my blog, posting, reviews, author friends and the list goes on.
Kimberly Long, aka Kim, is a legal secretary at a law firm in Manhattan. While she enjoys her job she has always thought of being a writer. She has a great boss, Rob, who she seems to "boss" around most of the time. Then there is Nicholas, the lawyer down the hall who Kim has been crushing on for a while.
Kim attends her high class reunion and runs into the high school "mean girl" Hannah who happens to have just written a chick lit book. She wants Kim to read and review on her blog Pastel is the New Black. This makes Kim jealous, even though she doesn't realize it at first.
I liked how the story didn't just focus on the blogger part of Kim. It really followed her throughout her daily life. The ups and downs of being a blogger and the romance in her life.
Blogger Girl is humorous and the characters are so real. I don't normally read contemporary or chick lit but this book has changed my view on it. I loved the office party at the end of the book and the karaoke singing. All in all a well written book. I will be on the lookout for more stories from this author.
Posted September 5, 2014
I received a copy of this book as a Facebook contest giveaway in honor of National Best Friends Day. As soon as I picked up Blogger Girl I couldn't put it down! Kim was very easy to relate to and the story quick moving and fun. It was a great easy summer read. I can't wait to read more by this Author!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted June 1, 2014
This is a very cute, very chick-lit book. As an indie author myself, I was very easily drawn into Kim's world as a book blogger. Kim's passion and skill for book reviewing and blogging chick lit helps to give credibility to the genre, which is often maligned. I thought the romance between Kim and Nicholas was engaging and I was rooting for them to work out, despite their motivational differences. To me, the best part was the complex dynamic involving Kim's high school arch-nemesis, Hannah. It is a definite must-read if you like well-written, entertaining chick lit.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted April 10, 2014
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.
Posted January 8, 2014
Posted December 11, 2013
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Every blogger who does this as a side hobby and loves to read books of the chick lit variety, must run and pick up this book and read it.
Ok, now that you have read it. We can all agree that this book made you chuckle, nod in utter agreement and actually made you sigh once or twice! For a book to hit close to home, this happens, but to feel so close to the main character, this only rarely happens and from the very beginning I wanted to find out where Kim would end up.
I myself am an Executive Assistant to an amazing CEO and love the value - both monetary and emotional, that I get from my full time job. BUT nothing gives me the joy (minus the husband and the dogs) that blogging has given me and for a character to share this with me was fantastic.
Posted November 26, 2013
I loved this book. I loved the way it was written. I loved the Author's voice. I loved the characters the Schorr created, they were real and ones you could get to know and care about. It was awesome to read an amazing chick lit book. It has been awhile for me. This book was engaging, laugh out loud funny, witty and wonderful.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted November 25, 2013
Chick Lit fans rejoice, we finally have an amazing story about a book blogger!
In author Meredith Schorr's Blogger Girl, the reader follows Kim Long's journey of self-discovery and finding love. Set in Manhattan, Kim is a legal secretary by day and a passionate Chick Lit book blogger by night. Kim has always wanted to be a writer, but she is satisfied with promoting the Chick Lit genre on her widely popular blog, Pastel is the New Black. When Kim receives a dreaded request to read and review a chick lit novel by Hannah Marshak, an old high school nemesis, and has blown a chance at a relationship with Nicholas Strong, a sexy attorney who tries to reawaken her forgotten dream, it forces Kim to question her own life choices.
Blogger Girl is a thoroughly entertaining contemporary chick lit tale that easily drew me in with its realistic insider look into the passionate world of book bloggers, and the life choices and circumstances that revolve around them. I loved following Kim on her journey of self-discovery, it was filled with drama, laugh-out-loud and "aha" moments. As a book blogger, I found it easy to relate to Kim's passion for her blog and the reality that everyday life can sometimes interfere and shuffle a person's dream to the background.
Author Meredith Schorr hit the nail on the head with her accurate depiction of the book blogging process, and the passion that every blogger feels for reading and reviewing books. I found myself nodding my head and smiling as I followed Kim's daily routine, I could relate to her because she was a normal down-to-earth girl with everyday issues just like me. And even though Kim as a book blogger was the premise of the story, I loved how the author interwove Kim's friendships, romantic relationships, and life circumstances into the storyline that eventually led Kim to question her choices and true desires in order to figure out what/who she really wanted in her life.
I loved the angst, romance, humorous antics, the misconceptions, "aha" moments, and second chances that is cleverly interwoven into this fabulous story. Author Meredith Schorr has created a delightful story that touches on everyday real issues like work, dating/relationships, friendships, family and life choices that will appeal to all chick lit fans.
Blogger Girl has everything that a true Chick Lit fan desires: romance, drama, humor and a happy ending. It is classic and pure Chick Lit at its very best!
Posted November 9, 2013
America's Own Bridget Jones!! About time!! America finally has their own version of Britain’s, Bridget Jones! I absolutely loved this story and it reminded me why I love chick-lit fiction so much. The book has a similar take on Helen Fielding’s, Bridget Jones Diary, however with its own great twists!
In a new age of social media and blogging, Meredith takes the reader into the very demanding, and oh-so comical life of Kim. Kim’s quit wit and snarky sense of humor had me entertained and kept me engaged throughout the story. It’s definitely a homage to Fielding’s own character, Bridget Jones, and will have readers loving the American version of BJ!
Kim is a legal secretary by day, blogger all day. Literally. While Kim works, she has the flexibility to blog at her job, because her “career position” isn’t really challenging. Kim also has a desire to become a writer, and begins to draft a novel that doesn’t get completed fast enough. Her high school arch nemesis, Hannah, has written her own book and Kim not only hears about it from her friends and the blogging world, but has to review it!!
While Blogger Girl isn’t true to plot with Fielding’s book, such as the absence of a love triangle, there is a lot of growing that Kim does with the rally of her ever supportive friends. While I loved Kim’s circle of friends, I didn’t necessarily like the name “Bridget” as one of them. It kept me going back to Fielding’s main character and I really didn’t want to be reminded of that book so much. However, it is a fantastic read!! I loved everything about it, even the cheesy karaoking scene that made me cry!!
Meredith’s writing style is so light, easy to follow, with such great spins, that this book will keep you engaged the whole time. It’s one of those books that you want to hurry up and read, so that you know what happens….but you really don’t want to hurry up, because you know there isn’t a sequel. Yeah, it’s that good! She was also spot on about the life of a book blogger, in the reading world!!
I loved seeing the relationship between Kim and Nicholas develop, too! It’s such a great book that I am hoping Meredith will consider writing a follow-up!!-BooksintheBurbs
Posted October 28, 2013
Kim Long is a legal secretary at a Manhattan law firm, but her true passion is being a blogger for her book blog, Pastel Is The New Black. Any free moment she gets, you can find Kim reading a book or writing up a review. She loves the benefit of reading books before they’re published and regularly gets e-mails requesting that she review a book. When she receives a message requesting a review for a book by new author, Hannah Marshak, Kim is less than eager to not only respond, let alone review the book. Kim has known Hannah since they were kids and Hannah has always been less than kind to Kim. Their ten year high school reunion is coming up. Is it a coincidence that she received this request now? Kim thinks not!
As if dealing with the drama that is sure to come with seeing Hannah at the reunion isn’t enough, Kim is also battling her own inner struggle at work. Every time she is near Nicholas, an attorney at the law firm, her cheeks begin to flush and her heart does a little flutter. The mixed signals that she gets from him doesn’t help the matter. One minute she spies him out to lunch with a beautiful co-worker and the next minute he’s asking her if she would like to meet up for drinks. Kim is so taken by Nicholas that she’s even willing to give up her ex-boyfriend/bootie call, Jonathan, for a chance at seeing what could possibly be with Nicholas. Come join Kim and her fun group of friends as they band together over bullies from the past and potential new loves of the future!
Blogger Girl is such a fun book. Being a book blogger myself, I can relate to Kim, her passion for chick lit and the perks that come with owning your own blog. I just loved her fun group of friends too and the bond that they share. I think everyone should have a core group of friends that you can always turn to no matter what. I really enjoyed this book and would definitely recommend it to others. It’s a book that many can relate to (even if you aren’t a blogger).
Posted September 26, 2013
Kimberly Long, legal secretary and blogger at Pastel is the New Black, is a chic lit book lover. She works her day job to pay the bills and blogs because that is her love. Her nemesis from high school, Hannah Marshak, has contacted her to review her new chic lit much hyped book. Much to her chagrin she chooses to accept the review and is hoping beyond hope that the book will be a flop and she can write a bad review. In her off line life, she has finally met and hooked up with Nicholas, the scruffy lawyer down the hallways. When he pushes her to become what she has always wanted to be things get interesting and her life takes a turn in the direction she always wished for.
I was beyond thrilled when author, Meredith Schorr, contacted me asking me to read an Advanced Reader Copy of Blogger Girl. This is chic lit at its best. The main character gets the guy from the get go and then it gets interesting. What happens between Kimberly and Nicholas was enough to keep me interested for the whole book. Then you add in Hannah Marshak and her catty high school like antics and I knew this was a winner for me.
I think everyone knew that girl in their class that was bigger and better than everyone else in the class and knew it, the one who came off looking good no matter what horrible antics she pulled on those other classmates. This describes Hannah to a T. Most of these people will grow up and out of their cattiness, but not Hannah. I was thrilled when Kimberly did not back down when she was confronted by this woman. She even proved she was a better person when she not only accepted the request for review, but wrote a positive review on a book she loved and hated the author.
Bridget and Kimberly’s friendship amazed me. I barely keep in touch with high school friends, much less middle school friends. The fact that they not only keep in touch but also are still best friends was great. You could feel the love and support they had for each other. One of the best scenes in the story with Bridget and Kimberly was at the spa. I actually laughed out loud and could picture it happening. The character of Bridget was developed perfectly and I found myself relating to her almost as much as I related to Kimberly.
Meredith Schorr hit the nail on the head. She caught me from page one and kept me until the very end. I give this book five pink champagne flutes. Most certainly any chic lit reader will need to read this book or risk missing out on a great story.
Posted September 13, 2013
Did I enjoy this book: I really did enjoy Blogger Girl. It was a fun read that many chick lit lovers, bloggers, and romantics will enjoy. And if you ever wanted to know a bit about the life of a blogger, pick up this book. It’s a pretty good glimpse! Anyway, I read Blogger Girl every free chance I had, and I wish I had had more free chances because I did not want to put this book down.
Kimberly Long is a young woman who is in a job she kind of likes with a great boss who allows her to pursue her passion, book blogging, while at work. She is strong and tough. Kim stands up for herself, and she is quick with the witty comebacks. I was surprised by some of her insecurities but I was glad that she had them. That made her more real. Kim is likeable and relatable in a lot of respects. Kim runs an extremely popular chick lit blog, Pastel is the New Black (cute name!), and she is contacted to review a new release by Hannah Marshak, an old nemesis from high school. Kim is a pretty accurate portrayal of a book blogger — in some ways, she reminded me of me. She has a list of TBR books, a calendar of deadlines, an inbox full of requests, and she loves it (as do I). The only time that I didn’t like Kim as much as I wanted to was when she went a bit petty regarding Hannah and reviewing her book. If I was in Kim’s position and had experienced Hannah’s meanness in high school, I probably would have had the same initial hesitation to reviewing her book. But I think that I would have gotten over that pretty quickly, at least I hope I would have. Hannah still seems to behave the same way that she did in high school, even ten years later. Hannah is a character that everyone knew in school. She will be familiar to most readers. I thought her progression throughout Blogger Girl was fabulous. (I don’t want to give anything away about that, but it was done well.) Kim’s progression after accepting the request to review Hannah’s book, Cut on the Bias, is also fabulous. She went everywhere emotionally, and I loved the cancelled post — both the reasons for the content of it and the reason behind it being cancelled.
I think everyone would love to have a boss who is as awesome as Kim’s boss, Rob! Rob is a fantastic character whom I liked from the start. I loved their banter and working relationship. They make a great team and I couldn’t imagine Rob with a different secretary. And his obvious support and pride in her is wonderful. Kim also has a major crush on an associate at the law firm where she works. Nicholas is your average hard-working associate — long hours, tedious work, not a lot of free time. Ms. Schorr nailed the realities of an associate working at a law firm. Nicholas is a sweet guy and he seemed to really like Kim. He was behind her and saw straight through her. Nicholas was a great love interest. Also, I liked the fact that he didn’t just open up to Kim and tell her everything. That made Nicholas real to me because really, how many guys do you know open up about their past and their feelings? Nicholas also had a strong wit and countered Kim’s beautifully. I disliked Daneen from the get-go. However, I enjoyed how the relationship between Daneen and Kim was “mended” in the end. Kim’s friends, Bridget and Caroline, were sweet and true friends, Bridget especially. I didn’t quite understand the point behind the spa scene except that it facilitated the end, which was a great end.
I absolutely loved the ending. The last dialogue exchange was fantastic!!! Left me with a big smile. I believed that I also gave a hearty laugh out loud during the scene leading up to that exchange.
Would I recommend it: I would recommend this book! I would definitely recommend this book to any chick lit lover, any blog lover, and any blogger.
Will I read it again: I just may.
(I received a copy of this book for review purposes.)
Posted September 6, 2013
Loved this book! Blogger Girl is another winner from Meredith Schorr!
I thoroughly enjoyed this novel and could not put it down. What's better than a book about someone who loves chick lit novels and runs
a blog devoted to them? Kimberly Long was a very likeable character and I was cheering for her from the very beginning. Nicholas, her
love interest, is adorable and charming and the supporting cast of characters is equally great. I especially enjoyed the storyline involving
Hannah, the Mean Girl from Kim's past. And the ending? Perfection!
This is my second Meredith Schorr novel and I will be sure to read her debut, Just Friends with Benefits, while I eagerly wait for her
fourth book to be released.
Posted August 29, 2013
If Meredith Schorr published a book every month, I would be a happy girl! I have read all of her books and find I cannot put them down until I finish reading them! So guess who stayed up reading all night last night???
Blogger Girl is spot on with several issues working, dating, being single, having friends, dealing with family, giving people second chances, and having fun. The main character in the book is Kim who works as a legal secretary and runs a chick lit blog too.
Posted September 20, 2013
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