I received a FREE finished, autographed, paperback copy of Books, Blogs & Reality by Ryan Ringbloom through GoodReads Giveaways. Below is my unbiased review of Books, Blogs & Reality by Ryan Ringbloom.
I think what initially appealed to me about Books, Blogs, & Reality by Ryan Ringbloom is the book's title and cover design... I love reading books, posting book reviews, and so on to my book blog. With that said, deciding to read this novel was a no brainer for me.
I liked the idea of four women brought together due to their love of reading and blogging to become online friends telling each other things they wouldn't normally share with their real life family and friends. These women share their personal lives through online chats and blog posts.
Generally, I am not a chick lit/romance fan, but I enjoyed reading Books, Blogs & Reality by Ryan Ringbloom overall. Books, Blogs & Reality by Ryan Ringbloom is a fast, fun novel to read and it makes for a great escape from everyday life. In fact, I'll go so far as to say this novel makes a great beach read! I enjoyed the characters and writing in this book even if a few of the characters exhibited some frustrating/annoying behavior. I also enjoyed the format of Books, Blogs & Reality... I liked seeing the chats between these four women, their blog posts, and reading about their lives in each chapter.
The following is a plot summary for Books, Blogs, & Reality by Ryan Ringbloom from GoodReads:
Life can suck…
When reality becomes overwhelming, seeking comfort in fictional fantasies keeps hope alive. And while this escape may be a little delusional, it’s also therapeutic.
Sharing secrets is daunting, but virtual friends don’t often judge and they are always ready to share a glass of wine…or three…while typing out life’s latest endeavors.
Brooke believes obstacles only add to romance, not detract. Rachael longs for a more intense relationship, or so she thinks. Lizzie misses the excitement in her life, but sometimes new situations find you when you’re not even looking. And Jess believes a tiger can change his stripes. It can’t.
Bound by a shared passion for blogging about happily ever afters, these four young women use keyboard therapy to work through their expectations, anxieties, and inadequacies, all with the hopes of achieving the perfection found in romance novels.
Completely blinded by what they think life should be, they navigate their unique paths in search of what they envision is right. But when reality taunts them with persistent curve balls, will they be strong enough to choose wisely? Or will their happy endings escape them?I'm giving Books, Blogs & Reality by Ryan Ringbloom a rating of 4 stars out of 5 stars.
Until my next post, happy reading!!