I recently had the opportunity to read Jen Lancaster’s Here I Go Again along with some other members of BlogHer’s Book Club. Fortunately, I didn’t gloss over any pertinent info this time and somehow miss that I was entering into a genre that terrified me. Ahem. Been there, done that!
Anywho, this was a quick, light, easy read. The characters are relatable in their flaws– we all grew up with people like this: “The Prom Queen. The Mean Girl. The Bitch.” But what happens when said mean-girl is now 37? What happens as she tries to navigate the new and very real challenges of grown-up life?
Like I said, it was a fast-moving, easy-to-handle read for me. One of the most fascinating parts, to me, was the role of social media. When Lissy (our main character) wants to know more about another woman, where do you suppose she turns?
“Ah, Facebook! Yes! That’s where I need to go. I’ll look at her page and find out what’s going on with her…
I pull up her photo page first…
I dig deeper into her profile. I click over to her wall. Look like she’s “in a relationship” with someone named Emcee Peere of Chicago…”
… and on it goes.
Honestly? It gave me a few heebie jeebies. It wasn’t too long ago that someone had to actually know you (or at least know someone who knew you) to find out so much information. Now? It’s literally at the world’s fingertips.
There’s no doubt– social media has definitely been a huge game changer.
Tell me this– what scares you most about that? And what do you think is the best part?