Wallace Yovetich

Staff Writer

Wallace Yovetich grew up in a home where reading was preferred to TV, playing outside was actually fun, and she was thrilled when her older brothers weren’t home so she could have a turn on the Atari. Now-a-days she watches a bit more TV, and considers sitting on the porch swing (with her laptop) “playing outside”. She still thinks reading is preferable to most things, though she’d really like to find out where her mom put that old Atari (Frogger addicts die hard). She runs a series of Read-a-Longs throughout the year (as well as posting fun bookish tidbits throughout the week) on her blog, Unputdownables. After teaching for seven years, Wallace is now an aspiring writer. Blog: Unputdownables Twitter: @WallaceYovetich

I am incredibly hesitant about reading brand new books. I get nervous about investing my time in titles that are so new there aren’t usually a ton of reader reviews (which I trust much more than newspaper reviews). Because of that, I’m going to throw out some titles here on Book Riot and see what YOU think of them. I’m going to ask you to convince me to read it (or not to read it), below in the comments. Those of you who have read it will get a chance to say what you think, those of you who are hesitant to read it will get to see what other readers think. Only rule: no spoilers please!

17262155Bridge Jones: Mad About the Boy by Helen Fielding

I have heard not-so-great things about this book, people. I am a huge Bridget Jones fan, but will most likely pass on this one unless I am convinced to read it. My local book store says it’s actually doing well for them sales-wise, so there must be some people who like it and are recommending it to others.

Is it possible that the (what feels like a) MAJOR spoiler that was “leaked” before the book was released really doesn’t matter all that much? Could it be that trying to watch a fifty-one-year-old navigate social media won’t come off as annoying as it sounds (which is really, really annoying… Fielding knows that people well into their 70s and beyond are actually navigating social media now, right)? Do you think there’s a chance I won’t guess the ending of the book by the second chapter?

Why should I (and other readers) read this book?


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