Sweden: Idus, Pocketförlaget & Word Audio
The Queen of Blogging (Bloggdrottningen)
Kajsa runs Sweden’s largest Health and Fitness blog. There’s only one small problem; it’s all a big lie. Between her blog entries on healthy nutritious porridge and flashy running shoes, she lies on the sofa watching TV and eating sweets. Her only exercise is using the remote control.
Her life seems perfect: A beautiful house in an attractive suburb of Stockholm, three children, a loving husband and loads of money.
However, things start to crumble when she accidently writes on her blog that she is best friends with a famous Hollywood personal trainer. The problem is he’s never met, let alone heard of her.
An ambitious journalist, who doesn’t believe Kajsa has been honest about her blog or her friendship with the personal trainer, sets out to destroy her.
Besides having to handle the annoying journalist, she must also deal with Peter, “the blog following hunk”, and a bizarre and outrageous priest who keeps spreading Kajsa’s secrets all over town!
The Queen of blogging is a fast paced, entertaining story about making ends meet when you have toddlers, a husband that works too much and showing off every part of your life on your blog for the outside world to judge and comment on.
Therese Loreskar writes with a never ending sense of humour and energy. The Queen of Blogging is for anyone who enjoys reading a fun book and doesn’t mind exploring the downside of our generation’s constant use of social media to broadcast our lives.
"Funniest book I have ever read. Highly recommend it!"
"Couldn't put this funny book down, I wante to know how things would end for poor Kajsa. Thank you Therese Loreskär for such a fun reading experience. I can't wait for the next one!"
Åsa , adlibris
Reviews from Amazon
Move over Nordic Noir - it's time for Nordic Ha Ha. So funny and well observed
Bridget Jones of Blogging World. Addictive
4/5 Alexina Golding
Meet Sweden's answer to Bridget Jones!
We meet and get to know Kajsa through entries into a diary. Some entries are shorter than others and as the book is only 145 pages anyway, readers will easily devour this novel in a matter of hours.
Kajsa is a wife, mother and a blogger. Her and her husband alternate dropping the kids off and taking the dog out, then her husband goes off to work leaving Kajsa to sort out posts for her health and fitness blog. Her life is fairly normal and to others probably near perfect. Through her diary though we get to see a different version of her life and we also get to see that Kajsa's blog is one big lie.
I think the author makes light of how some people pretend to be something they are not, and with the help of the internet, how easy it can be to become a totally different persona.
Kajsa I think means well but she has got very lazy and instead of actually going out and doing any exercise and cooking healthily, she scrolls through images on the internet and posts them on her blog. Getting carried away with it all, when she admits to knowing a famous personal trainer, the hole she has been digging herself, gets even bigger.
Queen of Blogging is a riotous read of one woman's journey in trying to get out of one potentially big mess that threatens to ruin her blog as well as coping with day to day issues that arise from married life. Between Kajsa and her friend Rebecca, they get in some seriously hilarious predicaments that will have you laughing out loud. This is one of those books that would make a great film as I think it would be even more hilarious on the screen. Whats even better, is that this is just the first book in a series and I certainly can't wait to see what Kajsa gets up to next.
One of the funniest books I have read this year!
My thanks to Bombshell Books for a copy of this book. All opinions are my own and not biased in anyway.
Sarah Hardy 5/ 5
Light and refreshing read. Looking forward to book 2
4/5 Sarah H
Bonkers but fab. You know when you spot a book cover and think to yourself ‘looks like my cup of tea’? Well this book was most definitely my cup of tea.
4/5 Kaisha Holloway - the Writing Garnet
A quick easy and very light hearted read. Great fun and shows another side of bloggers.
100% perfect for Chick Lit fans and would make a great film.
I voluntarily reviewed an advance reader copy of this book. As an avid crime reader, I did not expect to enjoy this book quite as much as I did! The characters are alive from the word go, and the humour that has been built in to the book is subtle and entertaining. I loved it, and my only complaint is that it isn’t long enough. I look forward to the second book in the series now that Kajsa has moved on in her life. The descriptive passages where she tells her story of her blogging activities share some real laugh aloud moments – an excellent book to kick off the new imprint from Bloodhound Books, Bombshell Books. Five stars from me!
Anita May Waller 5/5
Funny and well written! A must read for all chick lit lovers.
5/5 - Anonymous
Blogging version of the Shopaholic series
This is a blogging version of the "shopaholic" series. The character is equally happily dysfunctional, and the book is similar in tone - fun and fast.
Although a light read, it does build a sense impending doom starting from a simple post of the blossom trees in autumn by mistake, but building steadily.
There are some more serious issues raised around addiction to social media (at the expense of good parenting - at what point does it become neglect?), fake internet profiles, and the risks of meeting people you only know through the virtual world. If they had been developed, the book could easily have taken a far more sinister turn, but as a comedy it is very entertaining and I will definitely be reading book two.
Lexi Rees 4/5