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talking about being good in bed
i wrote this last night... thankfully... because today my "Nifkin" [a.k.a.Archie] died....
here we are... sticking our toes in and testing the waters of the discussion about Good in Bed by jennifer weiner ... did you dive right into the book?
what were your thoughts? good summer read? thoughtful novel? fluff piece?
we'll start with this initial bit of questioning...
i liked it... there were parts that i loved and parts i felt very uncomfortable with... i must say that i love jennifer weiner's writing style (there's only one other author out there for me right now that seems to capture my attention with a certain style of writing and that is Marian Keyes)
i love when books are written in the first person - maybe that's why i love reading blogs so much... it's like peeping into someone's life, yet they're inviting you in....
that brings me to one topic...
when Cannie's ex-Bruce writes about her in the magazine articles... it made me parallel it to writing about someone in a blog... have you written about someone you've had a relationship with/intimate experiences/etc - knowing full well that they would read it and know how you felt?.... have you been written about? what happened? did the relationship falter? did you or the other person have some epiphany or falling out?
i know that i've written about guys on my site and pretty soon the relationship dies... and if i've written about them post-break-up, then either they or their friends leave lovely hateful comments.
i digress, it's not about me, it's about the book...
how did you feel about cannie? did you like her? root for her? were you annoyed by her at any point? did you relate to her? did she alienate you? after a while, did you seem to forget that she was "plus-sized"?
the discussion has begun...
hey all - so, monday... the discussion for good in bed starts up... this is the final push to finish up the book - it's supposed to be a great weekend, so, have fun, grab the paperback, head to the beach or pool, slap on your sunglasses and read!!!
will yap next week!!!
Good in Bed, this monthís selection, is best-categorized as chick lit, a term coined to describe post-feminist fiction. Although serious writer Beryl Bainbridge (According to Queeney) called chick lit "a froth sort of thing," the genre continues to produce titles about young women working for or with ogres, getting support from their weird best friends, and overcoming romantic obstacles to finally end up with The Perfect Guy.
If youíre enjoying Good in Bed, here are some other books you might want to explore:
(well, i don't like to brag.... but...)
well, hello there bookblogger kin! i have emerged from my hermit-like hovel for the first time on the book blog to plead with you to buy, read and yap about Good in Bed... by Jennifer Weiner.
so, let's see.... looks like the discussion starts August 25th - perfect! y'all have a month to lounge and read it by the beach, pool, or heck, even in your bathtub (nice water theme i have going right now).
it's a great book - a quick read because i jumped right in and devoured it - i must admit when i picked it up in barnes & noble i had thought that it was a book filled with tips... but was pleasantly surprised to find out what was under the cover (hahaha... oh! bed... covers... sorry, i promise not to have too many pathetic puns riddled throughout the discussion)
so here's the skinny... go, grab that book now... enjoy it and let's start yammering about it in a few weeks!
for extra added pleasure, check out Jennifer Weiner's blog (she's the author... you were paying attention a few paragraphs up, weren't you?)