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Book Review: Switching Positions

Book cover: Switching Positions by Paula Light

Switching Positions: Love in the Time of Politics is a novel by Paula Light, who you may know from her blog Light Motifs II.  The book takes a firmly tongue-in-cheek look at the American political landscape.

Mia and Chad pursue love across party lines after meeting at a Pete Buttigieg fundraiser in a wine cave.  She’s a Democrat, and he’s a Republican.  My favourite line in the book was “We were polar opposites and I wanted to ride his polar express.”

From the college admissions scandal to the electoral college to the Democratic primaries, recent events are humorously brought into the story.

Social media is another satirical target in the book.  When Chad proposes putting their relationship on Facebook, Mia’s fabulous response was “But we aren’t even Facebook friends yet! We’re not even following each other on Instagram, only on Twitter. And frankly I can’t believe you retweeted that awful meme the other day.”

I really enjoyed this book.  It was funny, and if politics has been stressing you out, this book will remind you how ridiculous it all is.

Switching Positions is available on Amazon.

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17 thoughts on “Book Review: Switching Positions”

  1. Haha, it’s so true (and weird at the same time) about social media and relations.
    Pierre never wanted to make our dating ‘official’ on facebook and that was weird to me at the time. He does read my blogs though because every time I ask about his opinion. 🙂

      1. That’s a great answer, you mean I’m not alone then? 🥳
        I thought I was weird by thinking about it like some sort of ‘mile stone’ and Pierre being totally oblivious to this. We are friends on fb but that’s it (after 7.5 years!)

  2. I had to chuckle. B is not on social media while I am very active on it. He only made a Facebook about two years ago, to be my FB legacy contact, and to connect with his World of Warcraft guild full of beloved online friends.

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