May 29, 2011

Series Sunday

Series Sunday is a new bookish meme hosted by yours truly, Literary Marie of Precision Reviews. I encourage all of my fellow book bloggers and bookhearts to play along. 
  • Read an installment of a series.
  • Post a review/recommendation on your blog, FB, Twitter, Goodreads, or Shelfari pages.
  • Share your review/recommendation by posting the link in the comments section below.
  • Include the title, author, and name of the series so that other Series Sunday participants can add the book to their TBR Lists.

Holly's InboxMy Series Sunday pick is Holly's Inbox, the first book in the Holly Denham series. Holly is hired as a receptionist at a large British corporate bank. The lobby area is constantly busy, so it is hard to chit chat with co-workers around the water cooler. E-mail is the next best thing!

It's like Bridget Jones meets You've Got Mail with a British flair. This is my first book read written entirely of e-mails. At first it was hard to follow. The "to," "from," and "subject" fields were distracting, but necessary. There are no chapters either. Instead the format is divided into months and weeks (Month 1, Week 3). Another deterrent was the thickness of the book. It was like carrying around a dictionary! Chick lit is not supposed to weigh this much. How can I be chic in heels lugging around a 600+ page paperback?! But after the first month, I caught on; it was smooth reading from there and I stopped carrying it around.

Through the e-mail correspondence, I learned each of the characters really well. It's like a daily soap opera. If you're interested in this funny read, visit for an excerpt. It's a great way to see if you like the format and content. Have fun browsing the site and the chat forums.

Pssst! This book is actually written by a middle-aged man named Bill Surie. He initially created as a marketing tool for his recruitment agency. After terminating one of the employees, he went through her e-mails. She hadn't been doing any work! Just gossiping and writing e-mails all day long. Something clicked in Bill's head. What if these were made public? He started writing and Holly's Inbox the novel was born.

Title: Holly's Inbox
Author: Holly Denham 
Published: June 2009
Pages: 672
Edition: Paperback
Rating: ♥♥♥

Check out the trailer below for the sequel Holly's Inbox: Scandal in the City.

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