Thursday, 9 July 2015

Don't Forget to Read the Book

Bridget Jones

I really wish I had the books of these (I've just remembered that I actually do have the first Bridget Jones' book but not the second so I'm just going to forget about that, sorry folks), it just doesn't look the same on the kindle and they're a bit colourless too but I just hope you can get over this fact and enjoy the rest of the post. I'll stop waffling now and get on with it.

Ever since I was old enough I watched and loved the Bridget Jones' Diary films, they have two of my favourite actors in (Colin Firth and Hugh Grant) and they are classic feel good British films that are always on TV and I will always be watching them. However, it was only when I received the first book and read it on holiday last year that I feel in love with the books. They are what I call an easy read, perfect for holidays by the pool.

I loved the books so much that I bought the newer Mad About the Boy whilst reading the second book. However, for some reason that I can't remember I stopped midway through the second one and forgot about it until a few weeks ago when I started again and finished that one and Mad About the Boy in just a couple of days. I'm not going to go into the story lines because I don't want to ruin anything, I think most people will know what happens in Bridget Jones' Diary and The Edge of Reason but I knew little about Mad About the Boy until I read it so no spoilers here.

I'm writing this post to tell you that you really should read the books, don't just watch the films. In the books that have been made into films there are variations, for example Bridget interviews Colin Firth in the book, I'm not sure how they could have done that in the film! I really like how at the start of each day Bridget writes down how many calories, cigarettes and units of alcohol she has drunk that day (as well as a few other amusing countings like how many thoughts he has had about Mark Darcy!).

So next time you see the film on TV you should try and get your hands on the books and read them instead, if you somehow have managed never to see the films then I'll let you off because they really are a must see but then again I think the books are pretty good too!

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