Mad About the Boy … a review

Bridget Jones returns. Need I say more? I genuinely thought that with Bridget getting married and with a baby, things had more-or-less reached a head. And boy, was I wrong? Somehow, in true Bridget fashion, she has managed to land herself in a situation where she is still self-critical, under-confident, single and on the market. Oh, and she got nits!

The fact that I write about Bridget like she’s my friend is testimony to Fielding’s great talent. The character remains relatable, lovable, and totally flawed in a way we all are. And yet, as life goes on and we are all older and none the wiser, there is a certain sense of misplaced maturity even in Jones. Motherhood adds a special extra dimension, and the old friends and the ever charming sleazy ex-boss Daniel bring familiarity.

I really enjoyed reading this book. I had no idea it had come out, I just happened to pick it up from the local book swap shelf. You’re probably wondering about Mark Darcy but I won’t tell you or it will spoil it. But rest assured, it won’t be as you expected and the ending is quite heart-warming too. Enjoy!

Some Surprise -> Books into Movies

Last night, as I was trying hard to fall asleep, my mind drifted off to thinking about movies that have been made out of books… and my trail of thought landed on all the ones that I’d not read or seen. So, nor have I read these books, I haven’t even seen the movies. Yet.

1. The Chronicles of Narnia

2. Twilight

3. The English Patient

4. The Bourne Series

5. The Godfather

6. Wuthering Heights

7. It’s a Wonderful Life

8. Emma

I have no intention of reading 2. From the rest, I have to get through the books first, so the movies have to wait. Having said that, I’m not a massive movie person. Here are some of the movies that are based on books that I have enjoyed. In all cases, I’ve read the books first

1. Harry Potter series

2. The Lord of the Rings

3. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

4. Gone with the Wind

5. Rebecca

6. A Beautiful Mind

7. Breakfast at Tiffany’s

8. The Devil Wears Prada

9. Bridget Jones’ Diary

10. A Clockwork Orange

11. The Kite Runner

12. To Kill a Mockingbird

13. The Other Boleyn Girl

14. Memoirs of a Geisha

15. Lolita

16. Like Water for Chocolate

17. The Wizard of Oz

18. The Picture of Dorian Gray

19. The Bridges of Madison County