recommend me #1

Written by Darlyn At Saturday, January 30, 2010
Kate at The Neverending Shelf is hosting this new and fun weekly meme Recommend Me where you recommend a book, old or new, that you really enjoyed.

To play along, grab a favorite read and tell us about it. You can include your thoughts about the novel, its summary, your favorite memory related to the novel... the possibilities are limitless.

It's Saturday (It's suppose for Friday) and it's raining, and I dont know what to do. So, found out another interesting weekly meme and happy to participate. Ha!

I'm going to share one of my good read of all time. i read this a few years back when Bridget Jone's Diary hit the screen. I love the movie (and Colin Firth =p) so later checked out on this book. The book was so fun (including the sequel; Bridget Jone: The Edge of Reason). When Nely made a review on this book, it just flashed on my mind how I loved this books. It is hilarious!


The Summary (Goodread):

In the course of the year recorded in Bridget Jones's Diary, Bridget confides her hopes, her dreams, and her monstrously fluctuating poundage, not to mention her consumption of 5277 cigarettes and "Fat units 3457 (approx.) (hideous in every way)." In 365 days, she gains 74 pounds. On the other hand, she loses 72! There is also the unspoken New Year's resolution--the quest for the right man. Alas, here Bridget goes severely off course when she has an affair with her charming cad of a boss. But who would be without their e-mail flirtation focused on a short black skirt? The boss even contends that it is so short as to be nonexistent.

At the beginning of Helen Fielding's exceptionally funny second novel, the thirtyish publishing puffette is suffering from postholiday stress syndrome but determined to find Inner Peace and poise. Bridget will, for instance, "get up straight away when wake up in mornings." Now if only she can survive the party her mother has tricked her into--a suburban fest full of "Smug Marrieds" professing concern for her and her fellow "Singletons"--she'll have made a good start. As far as she's concerned, "We wouldn't rush up to them and roar, 'How's your marriage going? Still having sex?'"

This is only the first of many disgraces Bridget will suffer in her year of performance anxiety (at work and at play, though less often in bed) and living through other people's "emotional fuckwittage." Her twin-set-wearing suburban mother, for instance, suddenly becomes a chat-show hostess and unrepentant adulteress, while our heroine herself spends half the time overdosing on Chardonnay and feeling like "a tragic freak." Bridget Jones's Diary began as a column in the London Independent and struck a chord with readers of all sexes and sizes. In strokes simultaneously broad and subtle, Helen Fielding reveals the lighter side of despair, self-doubt, and obsession, and also satirizes everything from self-help books (they don't sound half as sensible to Bridget when she's sober) to feng shui, Cosmopolitan-style. She is the Nancy Mitford of the 1990s, and it's impossible not to root for her endearing heroine. On the other hand, one can only hope that Bridget will continue to screw up and tell us all about it for years and books to come. --Kerry Fried

p/s: It's just that Good!

8 comments:

  1. Thanks for stopping by my blog! :)

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  2. Fun choice!

    PS
    I LOVE your new header. Is that you?

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  3. @ raila = and thanks for stopping by too =p

    @ juju = thanks..thanks for loving the header.actually i'm not that cool.got that somewhere on the web and touch up a little,made it mine.it's bad isn't it..?

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  4. This is a fun movie and book!

    I love your new blog look! The black and white looks so nice, and the header is great!

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  5. Hi Darlyn, I like the new look for your blog!

    I enjoyed the movie but can't say the same for the book, though. :(

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  6. @steph= thanks steph..after some people help, and give comments, i finally decided to hold on this one. ha!

    @ mizz yasmin = thanks..i hope it is cool. =p

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  7. @ alice = thanks alice..the movie is hilarious..i like it so much too.. =p

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