Q: 3 favorite heroines, books they’re in, and why you love them
A: In no particular order:
- Elizabeth Bennet, Pride and Prejudice — I love her wit and spunk and is a great character to see grow with time.
- Hermione Granger, Harry Potter series — books and cleverness she is a bookworm’s dream character.
- Scarlet O’Hara, Gone with the Wind — there are few characters in literature who have as much gumption and tenacity as she does and with her “After all, tomorrow is another day” mentality it is hard not to respect Scarlet, despite her faults.
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Q: Do you read and review books mainly for publishers or authors?
A: I do review books for publishers but I mainly read for me, if I were to read solely arcs I’m afraid the fun would be taken out of reading and feel more like a chore.
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There’s one scene at the end of almost every made for tv movie. You know the one: the big dramatic emotional confrontation happens, fade out, and before the credits speed by with a promo for the next show, you’re forced to watch a minute of the super-traumatized young woman (and it’s always a woman) sitting in a cozy office with wood panneling and dead, dried flowers, being prompted by some cross-legged PhD to start telling her story and working through her issues so she can get on with her life. That one.
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“I’m sorry peanut. This isn’t a good time.” His shoulders slumped, as his eyes shot to my mother. “I wish your sister was still here, because there are some things we need to discuss about what’s going to happen now –“
It is a bit wordy and Lydia reminds me a bit of Elle Woods from Legally Blonde but it seems like a fun read and enjoyed the first novel in the series, The Secret Diaries of Lizzie Bennet and therefore look forward to continuing on.
The Epic Adventures of Lydia Bennet by Kate Rorick
Based on the Emmy Award-winning “genius” (The Guardian) web series, The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, this is a new novel starring Lizzie’s spunky sister Lydia as she navigates the joys and pitfalls of becoming an adult in the digital age.
Before her older sister, Lizzie, started her wildly popular vlog, Lydia was just a normal twenty-year-old plotting the many ways she could get away with skipping her community college classes and finding the perfect fake ID. She may not have had much direction, but she loved her family and had plenty of fun. Then Lizzie’s vlog turned the Bennet sisters into Internet sensations, and Lydia basked in the attention as people watched, debated, tweeted, tumblr’d, and blogged about her life. But not all attention is good…
After her ex-boyfriend, George Wickham took advantage of Lydia’s newfound web-fame, betrayed her trust, and destroyed her online reputation, she’s no longer a naïve, carefree girl. Now, Lydia must work to win back her family’s trust and respect and find her place in a far more judgmental world.
Told in Lydia’s distinctive, eccentric, and endearing voice, The Epic Adventures of Lydia Bennet picks up right where The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet left off and “offers a fresh take on Pride and Prejudice without ruining it” (The Washington Post, on The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet). Featuring fresh twists, wonderful new characters, and scores of hilarious texts, doodles, and tweets, The Epic Adventures of Lydia Bennet takes you behind the webcam and into the lives of your favorite sisters in a way that’s sure to satisfy existing fans and delight new ones.