Books & Movies

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!

Happy Monday!



  1. My opinion is yes!
    I feel like it will be just like Sex and the City 2 for got horrible reviews and a ton of people hated it, but just the fact that it was Sex and the City made me like it.
    I have read Something Borrowed so many times I feel like it doesn't matter how they tweak it because the main story b/n Dex and Rachel has to be the underlying theme, and that's the best part!!

    So in conclusion, let's watch it together. K thanks :)

  2. thank you for your sweet sweet comment this morning beautiful :)

  3. I love when I find hidden gift cards and Panera bread is the BEST! Sounds like you had a pretty good day :)


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