Thursday, April 7, 2011

Why Girls Are Weird by Pamela Ribon

Anna is at a crossroads in her life.  Her boyfriend has broken up with her, she's at a job that doesn't do much for her and she knows there are changes that she needs to make.  Partly out of boredom and partly as a gift for her friend Dale, Anna decides to start an online journal.  What begins as just a few silly stories starts a new adventure of sorts when Anna's stories turn her into a character she refers to as Anna K.  Anna K. becomes a celebrity and her fan vary from people that understand exactly where she's coming from to young girls that idolize her and everything in between.  When on fan finds a way to get close to Anna she discovers that the world of online journals can be both an amazing and scary place and she is forced to decide if she wants to stay where she is or embrace the new Anna K.

I will tell you all right now that this is my favorite book.  I first read it a few years ago after a recommendation from a friend.  This was before blogging is as big a it is now.  I loved the stories that Anna told in the book, I loved that she had no idea what she was getting into my writing an online journal and I loved how her character developed.  She's someone I could very easily identify with and still can.  I'd say I've reread this book about half a dozen times and every time I do I find myself giggling out loud and wishing that the characters were real.  The best part is that this book is about BLOGGING.  Which is why I can't recommend it to all of you enough.  It may not be a classic or the deepest book you'll ever read.  But it's about a girl who blogs and finds relationships from it.  And isn't that what we're all doing?  Check it out and I promise you'll find yourself laughing out loud too.

33 wonderful thoughts:

Diana Mieczan

What a great review and I'm totally checking it out! Happy Thursday, sweetie

Ang

Maybe you'll let me borrow this book sometime? I've really wanted to read it for some time now - but I'm such a horrible reader that I usually have a book in process for ... years! ugh. I could use an easy read :)

sarah - dodeline design

Very cool, thanks for the recommendation!

Cafe Fashionista

A book about blogging? Enough said; I'm buying this ASAP! It sounds like a blast. Also, who could resist that title?! :P

Kristi

I loved this book too, I read it about a year ago. Did you blog about this before?? I thought I had read it after YOU recommended it!?

Jessie Szmanda

Great review Krysten - This sounds like such a fun and different book!

Bree

Well isn't this the perfect timing. I won a gift card to a bookstore which just came in the mail, and I was literally about to walk out the door in like 10 minutes! I'm going to check and see if they have it!

{Selma} Crazy Little World Of Mine

Great review...will definitely look for it! :) Perfect now for some spring reading.

xoxo

Helena - A Diary of Lovely

blogging came into my mind immediately! sounds like a great read

Chic 'n Cheap Living

How cool- it's so us ;)

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

Rebekah

This sounds really interesting! I'm pretty sure I've heard of it, but I'll have to get it!

Connie @ SogniESorrisi

I need to read this!

Jessica

This book sounds great!

Scientific Housewife

Sounds like a great book :)

Teenage Bride

sounds like soemthing we can all relate to. You alwasy give the best reviews!

arielle @ a beautiful journey.

what an awesome review! will have to check this book out :)

Dancing Branflake

You have the right audience for this one! Thank you for the recommendation. And the title and cover is hilarious!

daisychain

adding to my reading list x

Claire

I'm definately buying this!! x

Kimbirdy

this sounds really fun. i've always wondered why there weren't more books/movies about blogging/bloggers since it's such a big part of life for so many people these days. beach days are coming up soon, and i need a fun new read. i think i'll look this up. thank you my dear!

Amber Blue Bird

well it definitely sounds like a story I could relate to, thanks for the recommendation

Jaime

Sounds like a wicked cute book!

Sunny & Star

I haven't read this book but I am thinking I should pick it up because I think I might be able to relate to the author. I am at a point where I know I need to make some changes. I just need to figure out what I need to start doing and how to take the first steps.

la petite coquine

A novel about blogging-what a wonderful idea! Love this suggestion!

Layla

Good review! I've always wondered why there aren't more books about blogging...but there are probably more than I realize!

Alli

I love when you do book reviews. :) You're right, this is the right crowd for that book!

tara

ahhhh i need to read this!!

Jen

Awesome, thanks for sharing! If it's your favorite book, I'm sure I'll love it!

Kristin

A book with a blogger protagonist? Sign me up!

The Blonde Duck

I MUST read this!

Mary

I think I am going to add this to my list!

kelly ann

Thank you SO much for recommending this! I can't WAIT to read it! :)

Elisse

Oooh - a novel about the blogging world? Nice! Thanks for the suggestion! Are you signed up with GoodReads by any chance?