Tuesday, January 31, 2012

POINT, CLICK, LOVE by Molly Shapiro

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Holly Poty!
Please email your address to me at stephanieelliot@gmail.com so you can receive your book!





I told you it would be a busy week here on MaNiC MoMMy and I’ve got another fun book for you already, but don’t forget, if you haven’t had a chance to enter to win Falling For Me, get over there RIGHT NOW and do so, you’ll have lots of time to enter for all of the books, and then later on this week, I’ll be debuting my eBook novella, so be sure to come back for that too!

I haven’t had a chance to read today’s book as I just received it last week, but it’s one I think we all can relate to in this age of social media. 

Molly Shapiro’s debut is Point, Click, Love and one of my favorite male authors, Tom Perrotta, has called it “a thoroughly engaging debut … with wit, insight, and a light touch.”

In Point, Click, Love Shapiro’s characters are across the board—she’s got happily divorced, miserably married and achingly single and they’re all trying to figure out their lives via the internet … one wants a sperm donor, one is tired of competing with Facebook for her husband’s attention (this, I can really relate too –  I can’t believe I encouraged my husband to get a Facebook page!), and the divorcee is looking for love online. 

Does anyone go out anymore or can we just order everything we want through this dang computer? Hahah! Sperm, love, you name it, the internet’s got it!

Here is the back-of-the-book blurb for you to check out:

Best friends and fellow midwesterners Katie, Annie, Maxine, and Claudia are no strangers to dealing with love and relationships, but with online dating and social networking now in the mix, they all have the feeling they’re not in Kansas anymore. Katie, a divorced mother of two, secretly seeks companionship through the Internet only to discover that the rules of the dating game have drastically changed. Annie, a high-powered East Coast transplant, longs for a baby, yet her online search for a sperm donor is not as easy—or anonymous—as she anticipates. Maxine, a successful artist with a seemingly perfect husband, turns to celebrity gossip sites to distract herself from her less-than-ideal marriage. And Claudia, tired of her husband’s obsession with Facebook, finds herself irresistibly drawn to a handsome co-worker. As these women navigate the new highs and lows of the digital age, they each find that their wrong turns lead surprisingly to the right click and, ultimately, the connection they were seeking.

Point, Click, Love is a fun read for all of us, whether we’re married, single, divorced, with babies, without babies, lovers or haters or Facebook, the internet, celeb sites, twitter. It’ll have you wondering what we did with all of our free time before we sat in front of these God-awful machines all day long! What DID we do!?

To win a copy of Point, Click, Love, tell me some of your favorite sites to surf, or tell me if you’ve found love on line? Would love to hear your internet story! Thanks!

Remember, MaNiC MoMMy is aiming to feature great books each and every week this year, and you’ll have a chance to win it as well! Please stop by often as I’m now posting new books more than once a week! Open to US/Canada residents only, and thanks to all the participating authors and publicists for providing the books. You can check back on this post over the weekend to see if you’ve won the book!

85 comments:

EKB said...

I am addicted to Pinterest, FB and people.com. Also couponing websites...coupons!!?? What has happened to me? :-}

Melissa said...

Pinterest is my favorite right now, but also Facebook, Daily Mile, Good Reads and my google reader!

Melissa Rem

Margaret said...

My favorite is goodreads but I also like yummy mummy club and chicklit club.

Margaret(singitm)

Melissa said...

I am all about Facebook. I also love humor sites like damnyouautocorrect.com and ruminations.com.

Melissa A from CLC

Ready To Be A Momma said...

I'm addicted to facebook and usmagazine.com. I love celeb gossip!
qweska8402

Melissa said...

I love my google reader which allows me to follow all the websites quickly without having to do much clicking!
-tmd636

Carly said...

My husband and I met on myspace six years ago. He had recently moved from Washington and did a search in his area. He found my page, sent me a message, and we emailed for awhile before meeting. And now, happily ever after.

Carly H

Kim W. said...

I spend most of my online time on Facebook and various book lover sites!

kewalker1972@gmail.com

Gigi H said...

Okay....i'm sleepy so i'll make this quick...I met my EX FIANCE on Prodigy years ago and thank God that didn't work...because a few years after I met my dh of 11 years on Love@AOL after I had totally given up and forgotten I even had an "ad" up there. He sent me a letter, an actual LETTER not "hey how's it going bebeh (like Beavis and Butthead would say)" and not "lets have drinks and sex" he actually told me about himself and wrote SEVERAL sentences, paragraphs even....it was New Year's Eve 1999 so it was my last chance at love before Y2K!!! I talked to him on the phone around 3AM on New Year's Morning and we planned to meet at a bookstore later in the week. We met and shut down the place after 4 hours of looking at magazines together and laughing and talking. The rest is history, my dad told me in his heavy Greek accent "I likey dis boy" and it was done. On 11/11/00 we got married (cool numbers) and last year celebrated our 11th anniversary on 11/11/11 (even cooler). We never forget how long we've been married because it's always the year that we are currently in......that's my story.. jussayn'
~Gigi

TaraUB said...

The obvious - Facebook and Pinterest. I also look at a lot of food blogs. No, I'm not much of a cook, but I like to look. And I'm here everyday checking what's going on.

Kayo said...

I like Reality Tea. Its my everyday go-to site.

keodell@centurytel.net

CherylB said...

I just discovered Pintrest. It's even a bigger
time-sucker than Facebook!

cabest@yahoo.com

Emma S. said...

I'm obsessed with pinterest and etsy right now.

jdstec said...

As frightening as this is, I have to say Pinterest and Facebook...which appears to be a trend.

absolutahnie said...

goodreads, jennyslvania, theblogess, telling dad, injennieskitchen, cakewrecks, epbot and of course yours! every morning i sit at my desk and check in with my "friends" over coffee...

ncsuloges said...

Yours, Goodreads and Facebook everyday. Plus I really like 365 days of slow cooking. They have great recipes that I don't screw up, most of the time.

Crystal said...

Pinterest and Facebook are my faves. I love checking daily deals sites and my daily blog roll ;)

crystal717

accidentalgypsy said...

My biggest web addictions are definitely pinterest and skidmarking.com...a hilarious blog from an awesome stay at home mom that had 3 kids in 3 years and the craziness she goes through!

Ally said...

Pinterest and The Pioneer Woman take up a lot of my time!

Benradette7 said...

Goodreads and pintrest are definetly my curent addictions

Anonymous said...

My favorite blogs are yours (of course), Epbot, CakeWrecks, and LikeCool.

-Donna W.

Susan @ The Book Bag said...

I check Facebook, Goodreads, my Google Reader and of course Manic Mommy everyday!

buttah said...

I'm just a blob junkie! I have several that I follow...including MaNic!! Some are fitness, some are just funny! But they are my daily stops!! I don't Facebook...I think it's the DEVIL!! And of course I shop til I drop a lot on line too!

buttah said...

That would be BLOG junkie...not BLOB junkie...AHEM!! HAHAHA!!

Bridget said...

Facebook and people.com

Iambtinrb

Emily said...

manicmommy (duh!), pinterest, jennsylvania, facebook, cnn (actually any sort of news site)...

Emily116

CAnative said...

I go to this blog and jennsylvania. Never had any interest being on Facebook (I'm probably the only one). I don't even check out YouTube unless someone emails me something. BTW... i was sent an email with a link to YouTube for Aunt Chippy. She's a piss. Check it out if you want a good laugh.

Nicole

lizett34 said...

Facebook, Jennsylvania, MaNiC MoMMy, Chic Lit Is Not Dead are all site I check on a daily basis.

lizett34 said...

Facebook, Jennsylvania, MaNiC MoMMy, Chic Lit Is Not Dead are all site I check on a daily basis.

Neckmeat said...

I am addicted to Blog Stalking!! :)
My faves: A Girl & Glue Gun, Because I Said So, cait + create, Craft Monkey, MaNiC MoMMy (of course), NoBiggie, Strangedaze, Thought Catalog, Tidbits from the Tremaynes & TMZ.

Anonymous said...

Love Ravelry! Knitter's paradise.

JenFee9476

Juliet Farmer said...

i love goodreads, FB, and Pinterest.

Megan said...

I am a sucker for cup of joe and cupcakes and cashmere as well as Whipped and Stresscake

Eloisepeaches (meg)

BrendaL71 said...

Well...as far as favorite sites to surf would definitely include Manic Mommy. Wink Wink. I do Jennsylvania but really many others. I have not found love online and I'm not sure that is a route I would take.

Bev V said...

I like Jennsylvania, Facebook, Peopleofwalmart.com, dumbtweets.com, Cakewrecks.com and Epbot.com

Bev V
(shaggy552(at)gmail(dot)com)

Kimmi said...

I didn't find love online, but I've made some great friends online - and have never met any of them.

Jessica said...

OMG, I love the internet and I don't think I can even list all of the websites I go to. Goodreads, Facebook, Manic Mommy (of course!), Hungrymeetshealthy.com, Visionsofsugarplum.com and lots more!

Thank you!

-Jessica M
walkingcorpse11@hotmail.com

cindy r said...

I'm addicted to so many websites, but I'm obssessed with my own, because I'm building it. I have been for several months from scratch via Network Solutions and it's one of the most amazing things I've ever done. It's so not the part of my brain that I use, but I'm really proud of myself for sticking with it. cindy in miami writeoncindy(at)yahoo(dot)com I'd love for you to check it out and tell me what you think www.cindyroesel.com (sorry mommy, i couldn't help myself)

susieqlaw said...

My favorite site to surf is Facebook. Through Facebook, I have reconnected with so many friends that I have met along the way in life. Moving around a lot, I had lost touch. Now, I can keep up to date and share in the lives of so many friends and far away family. Oh! How I love photos too! No Facebook romance yet...stay tuned!

Sheena said...

I love Facebook, Goodreads, and twitter. these are my three daily sites. Also I check out chicklitclub.com, jayski(racing),chicklitcentral, and us weekly just to name a few pretty regularly

Jenn3128 said...

I love my google reader, jen on the edge, shut the front door.

Tiffany Drew said...

Yes, I found love online. I met my husband way back in the early days (ok, 1999 but still) when it was still not cool to meet someone from the internet. While cruising the AOL profiles with a friend of mine, we came across his which had for hobbies "looking at myself in the mirror saying hey you, you are a stud." We knew we had to see this guy so we asked him for his pic and he sent it to us. When we didn't answer back from it he kept talking to us and we realized he lived down the street. Well we decided to meet up and go to dinner and have been together ever since. Celebrating our 12 year wedding anniversary this year!

Joani 15 said...

Hehehe I thought you meant surf, like on surfboards.

Dawn in CA said...

Just like everyone else, I have a love/hate relationship with Facebook and Pinterest. I also love Enjoying the Small Things and Oprah. I spend too much time and money on Craigslist shopping for things I don't need, and of course I always love Manic Mommy.

The Every Free Chance Reader said...

I am constantly online when I'm not busy with my boys....Facebook, my blogs, chick lit is not dead, news, GoodReads, Barnes & Noble (always looking for more books for my Nook)

LizzybethDJ said...

facebook, twitter, people.com, goodreads.com, and going from blog to blog based on others' favorites

Dani In Chicago said...

Well, other than Facebook, I love CNN for news, and Realtor.com to look at real estate listings.

dani

ludy2288 said...

definitely addicted to pinterst..and Ive never searched for love online. I got lucky and found my love already :)

Denise said...

My most recent obsessions are Suri's Burn Book and Pinterest.

Anonymous said...

Pinterest, FB, people.com are my current favorite time sucks.

-Colbey J

Kelly said...

I love Pinterest, The Frisky,

Kelleyc said...

Yours, jennsylvania, amazon, Facebook and pinterest....!!

Kconley1215 at msn dot com

Krystal said...

My husband and I met in high school. We went to different schools, but he was friends with my cousin. We lost touch when he graduated and went to college, but reconnected a few years later on facebook! :-)
kndyer

Joelle said...

FB, Cruise Critic, amazon.

My husband and I actually met on the internet...back when it was dangerous and before it was the "in thing". It was 1998, I was living in Mi, he was going to school in Virginia. We met on a bbs and I wasn't looking for anything. I had never had a boyfriend and never thought I would. We just clicked. Every time we talked it was like talking to my best friend. When we didn't talk I would miss him and hope he was okay. We decided to meet in person in July of 98. God I was a nervous wreck. It was also back when you could still go to the gate to meet people. I remember sitting there with my mom and I thought I was going to throw up. I just remember asking God that if he was meant to be more than just a friend that all the nervousness would go away. As soon as the plane pulled up and the door opened all my fears went away and it was like my best friend coming home for a visit.

We celebrate our 12th wedding anniversary this year and every day I fall more in love with him.

jobells

Leslie said...

I check Facebook, your blog, Dawn Meehan's and MSNBC pretty much daily. No interest right now in online dating, but you never know. LeslieGC

Christina said...

This has nothing to do with love one of my favorite websites is damnyouautocorrect.com. Hilarious! And of course pinterest :)

ChristinaL

Twins + 1 said...

My favs are Facebook, people.com, and of course Manic Mommy!
Brannanflooring@aol.com

Amy R. said...

I love reading the underwear drawer blog by Dr. Michelle Au, Jennsylvania, and Pinterest!

your invisible pixie said...

i love my googlereader which has all of my blogs in the same place. my parents gave me a subscription to jdate for hannukah last year, but that didn't work out for me! :)

karenk said...

i enjoy Pinterest :)

karenk
kmkuka at yahoo dot com

faithspage said...

First, I get all the book sites.
Second, FB and Twitter
Third, Blondeambition.com, Lil Blue Boo and Living in Yellow blogs.
And last but not least my school site.

Lilian said...

9GAG is definitely my faorite site.
hilarious.
and of course blogs like Thoughts from Paris and The Bloggess

michelle m! said...

Manic Mommy! of course jennsylvania and pinteret seems to be the new addiction

Tanya Quilts in CO said...

Goodreads & Amazon I am a book junkie!

Kristen said...

I just found pinterest... It's an addiction! For book sites, jennsylvania is my favorite.

Kristen27

Nancye said...

I enjoy Facebook, though not as much as I once did. I've found giveaways and adoption blogs interesting. I don't know anything about Pinterest, guess I'll have to see what it's all about.

nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

Terri said...

Thanks to my iPhone, I'm on Facebook and Twitter pretty much constantly. And will it help me win if I say I also religiously check in on the Manic Mommy site? :)

Terri M.

Katie said...

Constantly on FB and Twitter but one of my favorite things to do is Pinterest and of course catch up on Manic Mommy and the other blogs that I read!

keltban said...

I love twitter and etsy. I love checking in on blogs..love Manic Mommy!

Carie Casey said...

pinterest, i can't get enough.

Carie

robynn78 said...

Pinterest is latest one, but activetrainer.com & daily mile to log my mileage.

Erin G said...

Infatuated with Pinterest right now, and I also always check EW.com for entertainment news.

Kristi said...

chicklitisnotdead.com and this blog are the ones I always frequent!

Kristi Hooke

The Poty's said...

After looking at the comments I feel like I need to check out pinterest. I've heard about it but have yet to go there. I think my biggest time waster is facebook.

Coleen said...

I am addicted to flipboard, people.com and facebook!!! I also love looking up any news site as as well as goodreads and amazon!!!

kathygold9778 said...

Right now I am HIGHLY addicted to Pinterest. I also enjoy Facebook, Twitter, and all the Hollywood gossip sites.

kathygold9778

Dolly said...

I'm on Facebook every day; all my email accounts; all my 'writer ladies' blogs; and my 'free e-book' blogs. Also a widow's support bb, and a couple of craft sites.

Plus I'm online all day at work - IRS, bank, and our extranet. (boring!!!)

Lilianarenee said...

Pinterest of course. I get all of my laughs at smartphOWNED. I love TONS of different blogs and my fav tumblr is tulips and lattes.

Margie said...

I love to visit book review sites. Also like travel blogs.
Thanks for the giveaway.
Margie T

Lesley Davis, esq said...

I'm addicted to pinterest right now! I'm spending way too much money at michael's :)

Tanya Quilts in CO said...

jennsylvania & goodreads!

Sslinsky said...

I am a total Facebook addict ...the end.

Read Baby Read said...

Pinterest and Facebook. I'd love to love it less. :)

equinn726 said...

Someecards.com, Goodreads, & Google Reader

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