Saturday, May 24, 2014

Spread Your Wings!

Fanny Bower Puts Herself Out There by Julia Ariss  

This month has been crazy busy, but I finally finished the book I was reading on my kindle.  I got this particular book from the Freebooksy site that I've mentioned before.  Click here for more information about This book had kind of a slow start to it, but I didn't give up.  It ended up being a pretty good read. I stayed up until 2:30am last night finishing it.  One thing I didn't like about this book was the fact that it had a quite a few words in it I didn't know, that I had to look up and some of them didn't even have a definition when I clicked on them.  That bothered me as they could of been left out or another word could of been used in it's place.  

Here's a little preview, from  

Fanny Bower is not a joiner. She 
Fanny Bower Puts Herself Out Thereleads a quiet existence - keeping to the sidelines, avoiding high jinks, living in her head and waiting for something momentous to happen. A few weeks into a new job, at the urging of her socially savvy colleague, she decides to begin afresh to conquer her fears and release her inner dynamo – whatever that is.
Her inaugural foray at an office cocktail reception goes horribly awry when she finds herself caught up in mayhem and thrust into the spotlight, placing her at odds with her handsome and uber-powerful employer who takes a dim view of her shenanigans. Determined to fix her crippling social anxiety, stay employed, and discover her life’s purpose, she puts herself out there. Her new “butterfly wings” are tested as they flutter incessantly between mystifying small talk and mortifying gaffes in a bid to unleash a charm offensive – whatever that means.
At the very height of her confusion, she is spurred to action by the plight of a friend. She plunges headlong into a situation fraught with uncertainty and risks everything, including the alienation of the one person she’s managed to captivate in the process. Fans of quirky romantic satire will find Fanny’s journey irresistible.

Introvert vs. Extrovert:
Definitions from
Function: noun
1 : a person who is concerned or interested mostly in one's own thoughts and ideas
2 : a person who is shy or restrained in speaking and behavior 
 a shy person : a quiet person who does not find it easy to talk to other people

Function: noun
1 : a person who is interested only or mostly in things outside the self
2 : a gregarious and unreserved person 
a friendly person who likes being with and talking to other people : an outgoing person

I gave it 4 stars on Goodreads, which means, I really liked it!

READ the book to find out what happens!

This is Julia Ariss, first novel.  Can't wait to see what she comes up with next.