Friday, March 28, 2014

Where in the World is Bernadette Fox

Where'd You Go Bernadette by Maria Semple
: January 1, 2012 by Little, Brown and Company
I feel like I've been in a bit of a book slump lately, which is why this one was so refreshing to read. I have read my fair share of mixed reviews on this, but I'm definitely in the camp of love.

A bit complaint of this seems to be the way it's written, full of e-mails and documents. I actually really liked this format. Maybe because I'm a bit noisy, but I love how we're able to get a peak into everyone's secret life and know what's happening with so many different people.

Also, knowing there's going to be a movie version, I couldn't help by think how they were going to adapt it. After all, e-mails and notifications don't lend themselves well to the screen. And on top of that just who will they get to play Bernadette and Bee? It's definitely going to take a bit of creativity to get it all to work, but I can't wait to see it happen!

I will say that for me, this lived up to the hype. If you haven't read it yet, I would highly recommend it, especially before the movie makes it's way.


Don't forget, I'm currently hosting a giveaway to win Round the Bend by Alistar McGuinness!

Today I'm linking up with Blonde Undercover Blonde for Book Club Friday!


  1. I had such a hard time with the format. My brain took too long to process which point of view I was reading. Haha! But I really, really loved the story! I live in Seattle and felt like it was the first book I read with a true description of the city. I can't wait for the movie!

  2. Eeek! Excited to read this book now! You tipped the scale on 'yes' :)

  3. I LOVED this book and one of the things I loved was the format -- that most of the story was told through e-mails, magazine articles, book reports, etc. I loved it so much I even changed my book club book to be this one. I can't wait to discuss it with my friends!

  4. I read this last year, too, and really enjoyed it. It was quirky and unique but I liked it. I love Seattle but I found her criticism of the city to be funny because I could relate to living somewhere that you don't like and not being able to veil that dislike very well.