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Goodnight Tweetheart by Teresa Medeiros

February 15th, 2011 by Debbie's World of Books

Source: Received for review

Publication date: December 8, 2010

Publisher: Gallery

I give this book 3.5 out of 5 stars

Description from 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, ‘MarkBaynard” – 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?

We knew books based on Twitter were coming with it being all the rage and the success of Holly’s Inbox, a book composed of emails that tell the story.  I had my doubts about how the story would come across in 140 characters or less sound bits but it worked.  It was funny watching Abigail as a Twitter virgin who is taken under the wing of Mark Baynard, someone she randomly meets online.  With the freedom of being somewhat anonymous on the web they begin to flirt with each other but Abigail soon finds herself falling for Mark.  Her best friend points out is he really all he seems to appear or did he take advantage of the freedom to be whoever he wants to appear to be on the web?  Abigail has to decide if she is willing to take the risk to find out the truth.

My favorite part of this book was the humor.  At one point while joking about tweetsex Abigail forgets to mark her tweet as a direct message and ends up getting all sorts of freaky followers.  She also finds herself thinking in tweets of 140 characters or less even when away from her computer.  I have to admit I have once or twice found myself thinking “LOL” instead of laughing and realized that I was thinking in text format.  Is that what we are all coming to? LOL.  In the end this was a light hearted, cute read with an ending that I certainly did not see coming.

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