Title: Bridget Jones’s Diary
Author: Helen Fielding
Genres: Chick Lit, Comedy, Romance, Adult
Release Date: October 26th 1996 (One year younger then me!)
Where Acquired: The Works
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Meet Bridget Jones—a 30-something Singleton who is certain she would have all the answers if she could:
a. lose 7 pounds
b. stop smoking
c. develop Inner Poise
“123 lbs. (how is it possible to put on 4 pounds in the middle of the night? Could flesh have somehow solidified becoming denser and heavier? Repulsive, horrifying notion), alcohol units 4 (excellent), cigarettes 21 (poor but will give up totally tomorrow), number of correct lottery numbers 2 (better, but nevertheless useless)…”
Bridget Jones’s Diary is the devastatingly self-aware, laugh-out-loud daily chronicle of Bridget’s permanent, doomed quest for self-improvement — a year in which she resolves to: reduce the circumference of each thigh by 1.5 inches, visit the gym three times a week not just to buy a sandwich, form a functional relationship with a responsible adult, and learn to program the VCR
I have always loved the film and as a recent reader of pride and prejudice I just adore this book. It’s light and quick to read with a very British and quirky sense of humor that offset the novel perfectly. There is a little bit of Bridget in all of us especially when it comes to relationships, after all, who wouldn’t want their own Mr. Darcy! Mark Darcy was the captivating, kind and beautiful man we expect him to be, his character matched Bridget’s perfectly. I loved the way that they waited right until the end of the novel – Just like Austen did – for Darcy and Bridget to get together. It always adds to the romance and yearning of the reader when authors do that! I did enjoy the blast to the past a little bit too much with VCRs and lack of mobile phones as it reminded me of my childhood! I loved the problems in this book that Bridget faced and the cooking scene with the blue soup has me literally dying! If you need a book that can make you laugh, head straight to your nearest shop and buy this book if you don’t own it already!
“Can officially confirm that the way to a man’s heart these days is not through beauty, food, sex, or alluringness of character, but merely the ability to seem not very interested in him.”
“Tom has a theory that homosexuals and single women in their thirties have natural bonding: both being accustomed to disappointing their parents and being treated as freaks by society.”
“Sink into morbid, cynical reflection on how much romantic heartbreak is to do with ego and miffed pride rather than actual loss”
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