Great Read - Where'd You Go, Bernadette

Sometimes there is a book that really engages you with superb writing, unique story, and quirky characters.  Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple is just that kind of story.

I've never read Semple before, but have now ordered her previous book.  And as I went to her website and read her bio, it wasn't surprising that I loved this book.  Semple used to write the sitcoms Ellen and Mad About You, two shows I loved because of the great stories and characters.  Semple's father wrote for the TV series Batman, another show I loved for its campy writing and characters.

The book Where'd You Go, Bernadette, I loved how the story flowed through emails, dialogue, back story, and point of view.  Semple mastered this story that delivered.  Left in the hands of a lesser writer, this story could have bombed.

I love quirky stories and characters.  I think my reading is much like my television watching. I loved Gilmore Girls - a quirky, fast pace of dialogue that just zinged.  Much like Mad About You and Ellen, the writing made the shows awesome.

So, what quirky stories do you like?

That's it according to Maddy~



  1. Hi there, the November edition of Books You Loved is now live. Here is the link Books You Loved November Edition Please do pop by and link in a post about a book you loved. Maybe this one? Cheers

  2. Madelyn6:46 PM

    Thanks - will do.

  3. Thanks for linking this in. I have just signed up to follow you on Google Reader. A follow back to Carole's Chatter would be wonderful – or are you already following? Cheers

  4. This book looks good.


    Stopping by from Carole's November Books I Loved. I am in that list as #2 and #44.

    Silver's Reviews

  5. Just a note to let you know that your link in to Books You Loved: November was showcased in the December edition which has just posted. Would love to see another contribution from you this month! This is the link - Books You Loved December Edition


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