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Showing posts with label feature follow friday. Show all posts

Friday, March 4, 2016

A Letter to My Favorite Author Sophie Kinsella

If you don't know it already - Sophie Kinsella is my favorite author. I have only talked about her 3890289389 times on my blog.

She writes upbeat, hilarious women's fiction and you SHOULD, MUST, HAVE TO check out her books if you like that genre.

So for this week's Feature Follow Friday, I'm writing a letter to her. Let's hope I'm not being too weird. Nobody tweet this to her please this has to stay my dirty little secret

Dear Sophie,

your novels are a guarantee to get me out of ANY review slump. Nobody writes dorky heroines as funny as you do, nothing makes me smile the way your writing does and I'd like to thank you for that.


  • being the ONLY author who always managed to make me forget whatever hard times I'm going through
  • making me feel not as clumsy as I actually am, because your heroines are often actually doing worse
  • making me laugh in public transport until people start looking at me like I'm crazy
  • instantly giving me a conversation starter - I've actually made good friends by asking them whether they've read a book of yours
I wasn't really much of an avid reader (get it, my blog's name is The Bookavid, ha) before I read Remember Me, and this book basically changed my life. I obsessively went through a bunch of similar books after I read it but never found someone who could make me laugh quite the way you do. Your books are always guaranteed to make me smile, just seeing them on my shelf makes me happy. 

Thanks a thousand times, honestly I wouldn't know if I'd even be here, reviewing books, if it weren't for you and your fabulous sense of humor. 

Can't wait what you're coming up with in the future!!! I'll be there for sure to cheer on your newest book!!

To many more hilarious books,

Your absolutely not weird fan Jen 

Have you read books by Sophie Kinsella? If not, I suggest you start with these...

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Friday, February 19, 2016

7 Reasons Why I Love Chick-Lit

Chick Lit is and always has been one of my go-to genres.

For this week's Feature Follow Friday, I'm giving you a list of reasons why I love it:

1) It can lift me off any bad mood! 
Chick-lit is usually funny and upbeat, and you can't be angry or sad when you read a gem like I'VE GOT YOUR NUMBER

2) It's the #1 reading slump cure
It's honestly the one genre that's so easy, so light to read that no matter whether I'm sad that a series is over or just not feeling like reading, it always works.

3) You can reread chick lit novels 50 times over and it's still fun. 
I have a hard time rereading series or any high-concept book, usually. With chick-lit, that never happens.

4) There are endless possibilities!
It's weird, but honestly I don't think there are any chick-lit tropes that I'm tired of reading about. In fact, a lot of my favorites like REMEMBER ME? and LIFE AS I KNOW IT have a similar premise. I could read 20 of those and still be happy about it.

5) It's addicting.
When I first discovered Sophie Kinsella I was so absolutely obsessed with her, that I bought about 4 of her books. If you read one, you can't just stop at that.

6) Sweet blend between romance and humor
I just love that, some people are really into romance novels, but I've never been one of those people. I like side plots, I like humor, I like intrigues. And all that is what you get with chick-lit.

7) The fact that it's still used derogatorily and considered inferior to other genres.
It's ridiculous, but everything that's considered Women's Fiction isn't as critically acclaimed and considered on the same level as Literary Fiction written by men for example. Just this mere fact makes me want to single-handedly buy enough chick-lit books to land all my favorite authors on the New York Times bestselling list.

What do you think about chick-lit?

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