Friday, November 23, 2012

Sad Desk Salad by Jessica Grose


Publisher: William Morrow 
Pages: 304  
Format: ARC 
Buy the Book: Amazon  

Goodreads:  As a writer for Chick Habit, an increasingly popular women's website, Alex Lyons gets paid to be a bitch. She's churning out several posts a day, and she saves her juiciest ones for blog prime time, when working women eat their sad desk salads in their offices. Alex tells herself she's fulfilling her dream of being a professional writer; so what if it means being glued to her couch and her laptop from six a.m. to six p.m., scouring the web in search of the next big celebrity scandal? Since Chick Habit's parent company keeps close tabs on page views, Alex knows her job is always at risk.

So when an anonymous tipster sends her the year's most salacious story—a politico's squeaky-clean Ivy League daughter caught in a very R-rated activity—it's a no-brainer. But is Alex really willing to ruin the girl's life by igniting the next Internet feeding frenzy? And what she doesn't yet realize is how this big scoop is about to send her own life spiraling out of control.


Kritters Thoughts:  Are you looking for a quick chick lit to read to put you in a good mood?  Are you a blogger and want to read a book about a fellow blogger?  This is the book to pick up, it was a perfect chick lit read for this blogger!  Although Alex and I have very different blogs, it was so fun to read a book that centers around a very consuming hobby of mine!  Alex blogs for a blog titled Chick Habit that specializes in the celebrity and issue related news that is happening here and now.  She spends most of her day on her couch looking for the next story that must be ready to go to "print" within 45 minutes of finding the news blurp.  

Although blogging isn't my full time job, I still loved reading about Alex's story and how your job or hobby can consume your life and one can forget to keep a well rounded life by spending time with friends and family beyond your job or hobby.  I can definitely be guilty of devoting a lot of time to my full time job and my full time hobby - I must remind myself to cut time out for those I love that doesn't involve blogging or job pursuits.  

A perfect chick lit book for a weekend of reading.  I will definitely be passing this on to bloggers and non-bloggers for a good read.

Rating: absolutely loved it and want a sequel


Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from Harper Collins.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

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