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Ok, so here s the official description of the book Cassie and Sid Sunday, once as close as sisters could be, have drifted apart Cassie s struggling as a stay at home mother to twin toddlers in Manhattan, while Sid lives an expat s life of leisure in far off Singapore It doesn t help that Sid spurns social media while Cassie is addicted to her iPhone.So when Sid suggests they reconnect the old fashioned way through real, handwritten letters Cassie is on board Intimate and honest, their corr Ok, so here s the official description of the book Cassie and Sid Sunday, once as close as sisters could be, have drifted apart Cassie s struggling as a stay at home mother to twin toddlers in Manhattan, while Sid lives an expat s life of leisure in far off Singapore It doesn t help that Sid spurns social media while Cassie is addicted to her iPhone.So when Sid suggests they reconnect the old fashioned way through real, handwritten letters Cassie is on board Intimate and honest, their correspondence becomes a kind of mutual confessional and renews their bond But Cassie s made a big mistake one that their relationship, not to mention their marriages, might not survive.Keep Me Posted is a fresh and funny debut about the struggles of keeping in touch, keeping it real and keeping it together OMG, this book is awsome The first thing that actually hit me is the lack of sibling rivalry Yes, one of the sisters isbeautiful, popular and easygoing But the other one doesn t hide in a corner, brooding and plotting revenge No She also sees her for what she is and accepts and loves her And vice versa It is so refreshing and inspiring to see two women sisters or not genuinely love each other, just as it is rare I aspire to that I believe women can be friends not frenemies I believe a woman can be truly happy for her friend sister without envy or ulterior motives This alone should make you want to read Keep Me Posted.Moving on, I love, love, love how motherhood is presented Most people think motherhood looks like this But it s actuallylike this Lisa Beazley doesn t shy away from showing us that motherhood isn t all that glamorous It s not all giggles and laughs Being a mother can be very hard, especially for Cassie, who is a stay at home mom of twin boys She feels lost among all the pooping, vomiting and all that stuff And she s human she allows her kids to watch TV, gives them pizza etc We re not all perfect women, and Cassie reminds us that it s ok, that things can improve and that they eventually do improve.The part of the mail becoming public is somehow not that important At least it isn t to me Reading about Cassie and Sid and their everyday life is enough for me Although it is funny how it all turns out.The reason I give this book 4 stars and not 5 is that Cassie goes online and shops for clothes in the amount of over 3000 in one session I m not sure how many families with only one income can afford that.Anyway, this book is amazing, positive and deserves to be read I highly recommend it I thank Lisa Beazley, Text Publishing, and Netgalley for this copy in exchange for an honest review (((READ EPUB))) ↸ Keep Me Posted ⇺ Cassie and Sid Sunday, once as close as sisters could be, have drifted apart Cassie s struggling as a stay at home mother to twin toddlers in Manhattan, while Sid lives an expat s life of leisure in far off Singapore It doesn t help that Sid spurns social media while Cassie is addicted to her iPhoneSo when Sid suggests they reconnect the old fashioned way through real, handwritten letters Cassie is on board Intimate and honest, their correspondence becomes a kind of mutual confessional and renews their bond But Cassie s made a big mistake one that their relationship, not to mention their marriages, might not surviveKeep Me Posted is a fresh and funny debut about the struggles of keeping in touch, keeping it real and keeping it together A plan to be pen pals with your sister seems pretty harmless, right In Lisa Beazley s new novel KEEP ME POSTED, that s exactly what Cassie and Sid thought too before the most personal secrets that they had disclosed to one another found their way onto the internet.Better yet, they ve gained an entire audience that is on the edge of their seats waiting to see what happens next.Now, forced to figure out how to handle not only the sudden spotlight on their very personal lives, they ve got to also A plan to be pen pals with your sister seems pretty harmless, right In Lisa Beazley s new novel KEEP ME POSTED, that s exactly what Cassie and Sid thought too before the most personal secrets that they had disclosed to one another found their way onto the internet.Better yet, they ve gained an entire audience that is on the edge of their seats waiting to see what happens next.Now, forced to figure out how to handle not only the sudden spotlight on their very personal lives, they ve got to also figure out how to make sure their lives don t fall apart around them because of the mistake Both with families to take care of, Cassie and Sid show that not knowing all the answers can actually be as much of a blessing as it is a curse.I can t say I ve ever had a pen pal myself, but as someone who is active on the internet the idea of my personal details that are meant to be secret finding their way onto the internet is utterly terrifying Not because I have any juicy secrets that need to be kept to myself, but because that breech of privacy brings along with it a large level of anxiety.And I am not one to welcome in any extra anxiety with open arms.So even though I can t relate to what these sisters were doing myself, I still found this book to be incredibly relatable The characters are all very real feeling, and I almost felt like I was just another friend taking part in the story myself This is a true testament to how fun this book is to read and how well it is pieced together to keep you on the edge of your seat.Of course, the descriptions of beautiful stationary doesn t hurt for an office supply nerd like me either If you enjoy stories that make you laugh on one page but cringe on the next, this one will not leave you disappointed.WEBSITE TWITTER FACEBOOK INSTAGRAM This review can also be found at Carole s Random Life.I really enjoyed this story of two sisters reconnecting with each other through letters I found myself relating to this book a lotthan I expected I remember the joy of getting a hand written letter even though it has been years if not decades since I received one I am from a family of girls so the focus on the sisters really appealed to me I was completely entertained by this story and once I really started reading it, I didn t want This review can also be found at Carole s Random Life.I really enjoyed this story of two sisters reconnecting with each other through letters I found myself relating to this book a lotthan I expected I remember the joy of getting a hand written letter even though it has been years if not decades since I received one I am from a family of girls so the focus on the sisters really appealed to me I was completely entertained by this story and once I really started reading it, I didn t want to put it down.Cassie and Sid are sisters who are separated by a lot of miles Sid is living in Singapore with her family while Cassie is in New York At their family Christmas gathering, their grandfather reads them some letters that their grandmother sent to him when they were young This sparks an idea between the pair and they decide to reconnect through letters In the process, they both end up learning a lot about themselves.The book is told from Cassie s point of view Cassie is the mother of 3 year old twin boys She was a working mother before losing her job but now she spends her time taking care of the household and her family She isn t really at her best mentally She is really struggling and looking for somethingin life I can completely relate to Cassie I wouldn t do some of the things that she does in this story but I can understand what she would have been feeling I know how easy it is to lose yourself in the needs of your kids and family and how important it is to take care of your own needs.Sid is dealing with her own set of problems but we learn about them from the letters that she writes to Cassie I loved reading the letters that they wrote to each other It was such a nice way to tell a story and it really gave Sid a wonderful voice in the story After reading all of their letters to each other, I kind of want to write a few myself I liked watching both of these women grow and come together when things start to fall apart.I thought the writing style was wonderful Cassie had such a authentic voice and even when she did things that made me cringe, I still wanted to root for her The letters helped tell the story at just the right moments and really worked to help control the pace of the story I loved how the story was really about real problems that people I know have gone through I would recommend this book to women s fiction or chick lit fans I actually haven t read anything in that genre for a long time but this book has me wondering why that is I am very impressed by Lisa Beazley s debut novel and look forward to her future works I received an advance reader edition of this book from Penguin Publishing Group NAL via First to Read for the purpose of providing an honest review. Keep Me Posted was a cute, quick, and easy read It s about two sisters, Cassie and Sydney, who write letters to each other Now I haven t written an actual letter since last year because my ex boyfriend was in the Air Force Trust me it was weird I had to like jam pack a whole months worth of information into one little letter It was rough and I had lots of wine to help me cope with this dramatic experience.It was nice to write a letter every now and then but it got way too confusing b Keep Me Posted was a cute, quick, and easy read It s about two sisters, Cassie and Sydney, who write letters to each other Now I haven t written an actual letter since last year because my ex boyfriend was in the Air Force Trust me it was weird I had to like jam pack a whole months worth of information into one little letter It was rough and I had lots of wine to help me cope with this dramatic experience.It was nice to write a letter every now and then but it got way too confusing because of the whole shipping and not shipping Letters were lost and I just wouldn t do it ever again in my life Unless I m like super old.Okay, back to the sisters Cassie was the snarky one but she did seem to grow throughout the book Then there s Sydney who was an okay character to me Overall, I really enjoyed their letters and the characters themselves I laughed I cringed I kind of was all over the place while reading them It was a good and fun book that I m happy that I got a chance to read Good looks Ashburn Library Keep up the great work provide me withbooks Received via Goodreads first reads Cassie and Sid, two sisters determined to stay connected begin writing letters to one another Each letter offers something private and personal, but when Cass decides to scan each letter on to what she thought was a private blog, things take a turn Imagine writing a letter to your sister about your sister in laws nasty uni brow and the next thing you know the whole town has read the letter, including your sister in law That feeling of embarrassment, and wan Received via Goodreads first reads Cassie and Sid, two sisters determined to stay connected begin writing letters to one another Each letter offers something private and personal, but when Cass decides to scan each letter on to what she thought was a private blog, things take a turn Imagine writing a letter to your sister about your sister in laws nasty uni brow and the next thing you know the whole town has read the letter, including your sister in law That feeling of embarrassment, and wanting to climb into the deepest hole you can find In some way this has happened to everyone of us You know what I m talking about uncle Dave wasn t supposed to get that nude picture of youI really enjoyed this book It was relate able in every way Being a mother, being in a relationship, family, and of course that neighbor who thinks she is better than you My kid eats broccoli BOOM I m the better mom.Without saying to much because I really do want to spill it all I was very pleased with the ending Would I read another book by this author YesThis is also a book I would really like to see turn into a movie Cassie is stuck She s a thirty something stay at home mom with twin three year old boys Her marriage isfine Her husband, Leo, is solid and dependable and a wonderful partner, overall, but the passion is gone Probably because, let s face it, Cassie s passion FOR LIFE is gone She s bored and unchallenged And bored So when her sister, Sid, suggests that the two of them start hand writing good ol fashioned letters to each other, Cassie begrudgingly agrees Their letter experiment unexpect Cassie is stuck She s a thirty something stay at home mom with twin three year old boys Her marriage isfine Her husband, Leo, is solid and dependable and a wonderful partner, overall, but the passion is gone Probably because, let s face it, Cassie s passion FOR LIFE is gone She s bored and unchallenged And bored So when her sister, Sid, suggests that the two of them start hand writing good ol fashioned letters to each other, Cassie begrudgingly agrees Their letter experiment unexpectedly makes them both a little happier until Cassie accidentally posts the extremely personal and revealing letters on the internet Predictable yet entertaining fallout ensues.I enjoyed this book, overall It took me a few pages or so to really get into it I was expectingactionquickly I guess I thought Cassie s uh oh moment of accidentally posting the letters online would happen sooner It actually doesn t happen until well over halfway into the book I came to appreciate the slower build up, though, since it allowed me to really get to know Cassie and her sister When their embarrassing personal stories did finally go public, I genuinely felt for them.I do have to agree with other reviewers that the book can be very chick lit at parts Prepare yourself for some unrealistic scenarios and somewhat cliche and slightly underdeveloped characters Still, there was enough depth, wit, and humor in these pages to keep me interested in the story from mostly beginning to end I felt for Cass and Sid even if I didn t like them both all the time , and, even though I was pretty sure they were going to make out okay, I still kept flipping pages, curious to know exactly how.In short, this ended up being a pleasant and enjoyable read The story is fun and light The characters are likable and complicated enough Not a terrible way to spend an afternoon, in my opinion And author Lisa Beazley is definitely on my radar now Every woman struggles with feelings of insecurity and being able to reach out to your sister and just have that tight connection is very empowering and supportive Something that we all wish for and the author did a great job in creating and building these two sisters with love and forgiveness that is full of hope for family.I had a tough time getting through the beginning in the middle of this, due to the privacy issue, but the ending really made a difference for me and how I looked at this boo Every woman struggles with feelings of insecurity and being able to reach out to your sister and just have that tight connection is very empowering and supportive Something that we all wish for and the author did a great job in creating and building these two sisters with love and forgiveness that is full of hope for family.I had a tough time getting through the beginning in the middle of this, due to the privacy issue, but the ending really made a difference for me and how I looked at this book as a whole I think the author also did a great job in changing the way I view family and maybe that I need to lighten up and embrace let go some stuff and shareThis story is light hearted and humorous in many spots and also very reflective of a woman s marriage and the things that we go through on a regular basis I think the author did a great job getting in touch with a woman s feelings and things that we go through Worth the read This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I received this ARC in a giveaway from Goodreads in exchange for an honest review.I unfortunately was disappointed with this novel To be fair, this was probably not aimed at my demographic early 20 s and wasintended for new moms or possibly women in their 30 s Either way I didn t connect with our main character Cassie or really any of the characters She has a rather cynical outlook that I found incredibly negative and off putting.Cassie continuously complains about every detail of h I received this ARC in a giveaway from Goodreads in exchange for an honest review.I unfortunately was disappointed with this novel To be fair, this was probably not aimed at my demographic early 20 s and wasintended for new moms or possibly women in their 30 s Either way I didn t connect with our main character Cassie or really any of the characters She has a rather cynical outlook that I found incredibly negative and off putting.Cassie continuously complains about every detail of her life some of it justifiably while living comfortably in Manhattan, made several 1,000 purchases on her own luxuries, took yoga classes, had a part time nanny and got pedicures regularly throughout the book, along with having two healthy boys and an assumably good husband All of this and she still finds all the problems with her lifeimportant and it made her sound whiny rather than having a real crises.I expected the relationship with her sister, Sid, to come into playthan just a continuous reminder of how jealous she is of her And an unrealistic wrap up between the two by the end Cassie compared herself with Sid in personality and looks and often divulged in self hate which I found cliche and overused in a 300 page novel.In conclusion, I tried to love the idea of this over worked young mom trying to reinvent herself and discover things about her and the relationship with her sister in the backdrop of the always charming NYC but it just didn t work for me I recommend this if you enjoyed The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger I received an advanced reader s copy of Keep Me Posted by Lisa Beazley a few months ago and finally got around to reading it This book is a fun chick lit about two sisters in their late thirties who live on opposite sides of the world and decided to stay in touch the old fashion way by writing letters I was very surprised to find that i really enjoyed it I had low expectations for the book because the Goodreads rating for it was 3.65 I m rating it a 4.3 out of 5 stars PlotI feel like there I received an advanced reader s copy of Keep Me Posted by Lisa Beazley a few months ago and finally got around to reading it This book is a fun chick lit about two sisters in their late thirties who live on opposite sides of the world and decided to stay in touch the old fashion way by writing letters I was very surprised to find that i really enjoyed it I had low expectations for the book because the Goodreads rating for it was 3.65 I m rating it a 4.3 out of 5 stars PlotI feel like there wasn t really much happening plot wise, but at the same time i feel like a lot did happen Reading this book was basically like reading Cassie s journal with all the details When she doesn t write to her sister about theinteresting things happening in her life, she talks about her daily routine with her children and her husband and her other mommy friends I ve been reading way too many Young Adult books and so reading about motherhood and living in an apartment in New York and facing marital problems in a realistic contemporary setting was oddly refreshing and thrilling I did feel kind of excited at times wondering if i d have to go through the same things Cassie did if i have children someday.The second half of the book wasfast paced than the first half, particularly when Cassie finds out that her and Sid s personal letters had gone public and that they were basically trending on the internet It s not often that i read books that describes the latest social media as on point as in Keep Me Posted, so sometimes i couldn t help but wonder if it might have been based off a true story.The only criticism I have for the plot is that i thought it was a little far fetched that Cassie s blog had gone viral so quickly, and that it was such a huge hit in the first place I didn t think their letters were THAT special They were interesting and fun, yes, but it didn t have the charm that would make it worthy of going viral But I understand that it s a story and that these things don t really matter, so with all that aside it was still great.We get to read most of what happens at Sid s end from her letters to Cassie I really enjoyed the way her story gets tied in nicely with Cassie s at the end Her experiences in Singapore did sound accurately Asian at some point, especially regarding the maids helpers thing I was quite excited to get a bit of modern Asian culture described Keep Me Posted had a very heartwarming ending, and I loved that in the end it becamethan just about Cassie and Sid s relationship.WritingThe writing was super easy to follow and had a bright vibe to it Most things were described in great detail that at some point I felt like i was watching a romantic comedy movie However, sometimes there was too much unnecessary detail that the book could have been better without These were mostly some paragraphs about the background stories of the minor characters specifically Cassie s friends and Leo s family It just felt like the author wanted to make the story longer and it seemed to run away from the focus of Cassie s story at times This didn t really happen in the second half though, which is why i enjoyed that half a lot.I was surprised to find out that i didn t mind some of the adult characters swearing and cursing The book could have been cleaner and still great without it, but i found it hilarious and it gave a great vibe to the story.CharactersI think my favourite thing about this book would have to be the characters I liked most of them, particularly the Sunday sisters Cassie and Sid I think a huge reason for this would have to be because their relationship reminds me so much of the one i have with my own sister, and i can t help but wonder if we would have a similar relationship later in life when we reach our thirties.I thought that Cassie was a very honest character She went through a sort of midlife crisis without realising it, and although I cringed and disapproved when she started taking her marriage for granted, I appreciated that she was honest to herself and to her sister I loved seeing her character develop throughout the book as she handled the consequences of her mistakes I love how great of a mother she is to her twin boys I absolutely love Joey and Quinn and how such adorable kids they are I only have two criticisms for the characters Firstly, i found the twin boys to be a little too smart for their age to be realistic They were supposed to be 3 4 years old but their perfect grammar and how understanding they get seems to be a little bit mature for typical boys their age Or maybe toddlers these days are just a lot smarter, i don t know Secondly, I think too many new names were introduced especially from Leo s family and some of Cassie s friends It was a little tricky for me to keep track of who was who, and some of the new names didn t really play a huge role All in all, i think this was worth my time and would highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys reading chick lits Perhaps I ll give letter writing with my sister a chance someday