Thursday, December 16, 2010

Goodnight Tweetheart by Teresa Mederios Blog Tour

Goodnight TweetheartFrom Goodreads:
Abigail Donovan has a lot of stuff she should be doing. Namely writing her next novel. A bestselling author who is still recovering from a near Pulitzer Prize win and the heady success that follows Oprah’s stamp of approval, she is stuck at Chapter Five and losing confidence daily. But when her publicist signs her up for a Twitter account, she’s intrigued. What’s all the fuss?

 Taken under the wing of one of her Twitter followers, “Mark Baynard"—a quick witted, quick-typing professor on sabbatical—Abby finds it easy to put words out into the world 140 characters at a time. And once she gets a handle on tweets, retweets, direct messages, hashtags, and trends, she starts to feel unblocked in writing and in life. After all, why should she be spending hours in her apartment staring at her TweetDeck and fretting about her stalled career when Mark is out there traveling the world and living?
Or is he?
 Told almost entirely in tweets and DMs, Goodnight Tweetheart is a truly modern take on a classic tale of love and loss—a Griffin and Sabine for the Twitter generation.
 Okay... let me try this in 140 characters...

A former bestselling author joins twitter and meets former prof for fun and snark. Lies told, truth descovered. Will love be in final chpt?

Heh. Did it. :) So, is it true, if you can't say it in 140 characters it's not worth saying? Well, not exactly, but I still think the concept is innovative and fun. And while I enjoyed the quick banter I wondered why they stayed in DMs on twitter. I mean, most would have moved to Skype which does not have the limit of characters that has the added security of a private conversation. Might be an idea for another book. ;) The story moves in a good clip, and my only criticism is that the transition of friend to love isn't quite as smooth as most books in this genre. However, bringing it to a new format might be what threw me a bit as a reader. Still, it didn't distract from the enjoyment of the novel.

I give this book 3 1/2 stars. It was a fun and enjoyable book with a bit of bittersweet toward the last fourth of the book. So, if you are curious as to reading a chick lit book that is innovative, you might enjoy Goodnight Tweetheart.

Go HERE to see a deleted scene of tweets and some of the pictures they give each other in the book. It also gives you an idea of how the snarkiness flies with each other. There is also a place to send ecards. :)
Teresa Mederios:


  1. Hmm, not a book for me I don't think. I don't generally enjoy books that are written in diary format so I don't suppose I'll like this though never say no, I may well read it one day.

  2. This does sound like a really fun concept, and a really different way to write a friend-to-more romance story though it's too bad the transition isn't quite as smooth as it could have been. Really enjoyed your thoughts on this one Melissa, it's the first review I've read for this book:)

  3. Thanks so much for featuring GOODNIGHT TWEETHEART! I really enjoyed checking out your site :)

  4. The first Twitter love story? Gotta see how the nearly Pulitzer prizewinner becomes Twitter addict and maybe learn some how tos myself. I'm not very proficient in Tweeting.

  5. This sounds really cute...not really my normal cup of tea, but worth looking into! Great review, Melissa!

  6. Aww I love chick-lit and would be so fun to see her take on twitter. So the book for me

  7. I really do think it is a different and innovative idea for a book!

    @Teresa.. thanks for stopping by. I can't wait to see what other ideas you have cooking for stories.

  8. hehehehe! Loved your 140 character summary!

    I'm hardly ever on twitter. I kind of don't like it. It creeps me out a bit (said the creepy chick).

    Still, this does sound like a fun read, and something different. Maybe if you had rated it higher, I would give it a go because I'm mildly curious about the DM thing, but not enough. Maybe if they were on Skype. LOL!


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