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    Thoroughly enjoyed

    I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. Must be one of the most entertaing books I have read.
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    Brilliant

    One of the most entertaining books i have read in a while. thoroughly enjoyable....
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    21st Century Manners

    This is pretty standard chick-lit fare and follows the tried and tested girl meets boy, thinks he's fairly repulsive, then they go through a couple of misunderstandings before getting together. Not that there is anything wrong with that at all and I will readily admit to being a fan of the genre. This tale is brought screeching in to the 21st Century by focusing on our obsession and dependence on Social Media outlets in all their forms. When the tale opens we find Daisy, our main protagonist, at a friend's Hen Party whose games focus around selfies or the constant tweeting of a bridal form of Cards Against Humanity. Recovering from the weekend she staggers in to work in a non-selfie worthy outfit and then discovers she is suppose to be on a Tinder date that evening. Rushing to the date she stops to snap a pic of her new boots as these are the only bit of her outfit she thinks will be acceptable to her Instagram followers. Catching sight of her date she sends a rather inappropriate text about how she anticipates the date ending. The next day #priceless is trending and that is when she discovers that she has sent the twitter update from her work's account and not her personal account. Working in Marketing this is a big no-no and she is summarily fired. Holed up in her tiny room that she rents from her friend Erica she overhears a conversation that means not only has she lost her job but it looks very much like the roof over her head is about to go too. Step in Daisy's sister Rosie and her plan for a Digital Detox. Reluctantly Daisy goes along with it and when they arrive in Cumbria she discovers that rather than a luxury spa experience it is a ramshackle farmhouse in the middle of nowhere with no signal whatsoever. How better to detox than to remove all temptation? Being somewhat immune to the delights of Social Media I did enjoy the struggles Daisy went through trying to sneak some internet time. Including hanging precariously from a bush whilst trying to get a signal with the help exchange Alexis phone and needing to be rescued by the rather wild looking neighbour. Cue up a rather lopsided love triangle exacerbated by Rupert, Rosie's husband, suddenly arriving at the remote house and Daisy pretending that Alexis is her boyfriend. When Daisy returns to London, after the obligatory major misunderstanding with Jack, she meets up with her friends in a local bar. This is when she has the startling revelation that they are all completely obsessed with their phones and the conversations they have revolve around what is happening on people's feeds rather than anything meaningful. This leads Daisy to realise that she really does not need to be connected all the time and that she could make a business out of this whole detox business. Nothing ground breaking about the tale or the way it's told but a a humorous read that makes you feel good on a wet evening. I RECEIVED A FREE COPY OF THIS BOOK FROM READERS FIRST IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW.
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    It started with a tweet - Anna Bell

    Pleasant and amusing reading. Very descriptive of the digital world we live in today . Enjoyed reading it and plan to keep my phone as quiet as possible in future!

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