May 26, 2012

The Twitter Diaries

The Twitter Diaries
authors:  Georgie Thompson and Imogen Lloyd Webber  
publisher:  Bloomsbury Reader
published:  May 2011
source:  NetGalley

The premise of The Twitter Diaries sounds intriguing ... as Goodreads summarizes:
The Twitter Diaries tells the story of pen pals for the 21st century. Two parallel lives separated by an ocean but united over a social network.

Tuesday (@Tuesday Fields), a sports reporter and Stella (@StellaCavill), a men's shoe designer, are Brit 30-somethings who are introduced in NYC on NYE by a mutual friend, a notorious transatlantic TV presenter. They strike up an instant bond.

Over the next 365 days, @TuesdayFields and @StellaCavill put the world to rights, one tweet at a time. 
Alas and alack, I had a difficult time diving into this book.  The British-isms were difficult to understand.  The tweets were difficult to follow changing from one topic to another.  Younger readers would enjoy this book more because they grew up with texts, IMs, and tweets.

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