It was a low key weekend - my favorite kind.
I took Summer hours on Friday, left work at 12.30, and went home to relax in front of mindless TV.
I made some freshly pressed Tea, watched Gilmore Girls on soapnet, and laid around on the couch for a while.
When Michael called me to ask what I wanted to do for dinner - and suggested we stay in - I was a happy bug!
I was excited because earlier that day, I had found a $25 Barnes & Noble gift card, and told Michael I wanted to stop there on our way to pick up Panera.
I knew right away what I wanted to get: Something Borrowed and Something Blue.
Of course, I read both novels when they first came out years ago - but after hearing about the movie, and the book all over again, I just craved reading them again.
I owned all of Emily Giffin's books, aside from these two. I borrowed them from the kid's mother who I used to nanny for in college.
I started Something Borrowed Saturday morning - and finished it last night. It was just as good as I remembered. Better actually.
I forgot how edgy it was. How much passion was involved. And how much Rachel reminds me of myself. (OK - aside from stealing my best friend's Fiance)
But her personality, her insecurities, her constant thinking and analysis; I could relate.
This brings me to the question: "Should I watch the movie?"
I am a huge sucker for Kate Hudson's movies, I love John Krasinski, and I think Ginnifer Goodwin is adorable.
And let's face it - the movie looks adorable.
So how could it be bad, right?
One thing that stands out immediately is Ethan. He has a decent part in the book, but he lives in London.
I know they tweak the books to make them more realistic when they turn them into movie, but I am not sure about this. And where is Hillary?
I've just heard so many mixed reviews, and I don't want another disappointment from yet again, one of favorite books tainted by a horrible movie.
I could list many, but the first one that comes to my mind, sadly, is Confessions of a Shopaholic. I read it in High School - and was such a Becky Bloomwood fan!
I loved Sophie Kinsella's British writing, and sense of humor. I love that the book felt so European.
I couldn't wait to see the movie when I heard about it. I wish I never did.
It was one of the worst movies I have ever watched. It was such a poor representation of the books, the characters, the author, and it wasn't even set in London!
What a waste of good girlie book.
I don't want this to happen with Something Borrowed. Even though this time around, I pictured all the actors as the characters - which was kind of neat.
What do you think? Have you seen it? Is the book better?
I know I am positing this kinda of late - but I figured it is coming out on DVD soon enough to talk about it!