Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Can't-Wait Wednesday: Sociable

Can't-Wait Wednesday is hosted by Wishful Endings and helps us spotlight upcoming releases we're eagerly anticipating!

Sociable
Rebecca Harrington
Expected publication date: March 27, 2018
The Assistants meets The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P. in this exuberant comedy of manners set in the world of Internet media, a brilliantly irreverent novel about what it means to be young, broke, dumped, and scarily good at creating viral content.

When Elinor Tomlinson moved to New York with a degree in journalism she had visions of writing witty opinion pieces, marrying her journalist boyfriend, and attending glamorous parties with famously perverted writers. Instead, Elinor finds herself nannying for two small children who speak in short, high screams, sleeping on a foam pad in a weird apartment, and attending terrible parties with Harper's interns wearing shapeless smocks. So when Elinor is offered a job at Journalism.ly, the digital media brainchild of a Silicon Valley celebrity, she jumps at the chance. Sure, her boyfriend is writing long think pieces about the electoral college for a real website while Elinor writes lists about sneakers and people at parties give her pitying glances when she reveals her employer, but at Journalism.ly Elinor discovers her true gift: She has a preternatural ability for writing sharable content. She is an overnight viral sensation! But Elinor's success is not without cost. Elinor's boyfriend dumps her, two male colleagues insist on "mentoring" her, and a piece she writes about her personal life lands her on local television. Broke, single, and consigned to move to a fifth-floor walkup, Elinor must ask herself: Is this the creative life she dreamed of? Can new love be found on Coffee Meets Bagel? And should she start wearing a smock? With wry humor and sharp intelligence, Sociable is a hilarious tale of one young woman's search for happiness--and an inside look at life in the wild world of Internet media. - from Goodreads

26 comments:

  1. I had not heard of this, but life never turns out the way you plan, so this sounds like a fun story!

    Thanks for sharing. :)

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  2. This one looks really fun. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. This sounds like a fun novel and relevant to today--the age of social media. I hope Elinor will come out on top. I may have to find out for myself and read this one too. :-)

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    1. It does sound really timely and relatable!

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  4. I want to know why one might want to start 'wearing a smock'! LOL

    Enjoy!

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    1. Haha, I imagine smocks are some sort of fashion trend that I don't know about!

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  5. I haven't heard of this one before but it does sound really good. I hope you love it!

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  6. Oh I love the sound of this one. Cover is cute too!

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  7. This is new to me and it sounds like it will be great. I am always fascinated by the online media world and this one sounds like it may even poke a little fun at it.

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    1. It does sound like it's going to be pretty funny!

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  8. OMG, this sounds hilarious!! I love it -- I wish I could rite viral content like that!

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  9. Oooh, this sounds like it's going to be really funny. Definitely adding this one to my TBR!

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  10. I like the cover and the summary sounds very intriguing. Thanks for sharing, that might go on my wishlist very soon. Happy reading.

    Best wishes
    Vi @Inkvotary

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