Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Bridget Jones's Diary

Bridget Jones's Diary (Bridget Jones, #1)Summary:
Last night I finished reading Bridget Jones's Diary. It is about a 30-something year old women who lives in London. It is written in diary format. During this book it shows her daily life with her job, friends, and relationships. The two main men in this book are Daniel and Mark Darcy. Daniel is the bad boy/boss. Mark Darcy is a very famous and accomplished barrister. Of course there is scandal with both men. Her friends remind me of Sex and the City. Most of them are single, with a few married couples in there. Of course, the two groups resent each other. Actually, it is a lot like Sex and the City in that aspect. Family and friends keep trying to throw Mark Darcy at her, because a single girl at her age is considered appalling.

 This book was at times a very slow read, and I kept thinking why do I need to know some of this information. At times, I was laughing out loud. She is very shallow and quite dull. I don't feel like there was any depth to her. Since we are reading her diary she should be even more real of a person to us, but I found myself wondering if there was a time when she isn't selfish. During times when there was incarceration or a missing person on the line, she really only cared about herself and how she looked. The plot was super slow paced. I felt myself counting pages till the end, which is never a good sign when I'm reading a book. The problem is I like the movie more. I have only said that about one book before, The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks. Here again though I feel like I have the same feeling. I didn't feel really feel attached to any of the character, or their futures. I don't think I am going to read the second book.


  1. I loved the movie, but the book seems like it would be a little slow. I found you on book blogs and am a new follower:) here is my blog site: http://andreaheltsley.blogspot.com

  2. I read Bridget Jones' diary about 14 years ago when my life had the monotony of changing diapers, feeding baby (even though I was thrilled I was in need of trivial entertainment) Now that I read your review I think that if I had read it lately I might well agree with you! It is a funny thing about books a bit like people in life..they just need to arrive at the right time!
    Best of luck with your new blog!
    M.C.V. Egan
    The Bridge of Deaths

  3. Andrea: Thanks for following, I have added yours to my list to follow as well.

    Catalina: Thanks for the comment. Yes, I do agree with you book are different to everyone depending on their stage in life. I have noticed that my tastes have been changing a lot lately. I guess what makes a book truly special, is if it can move with you through all your stages of life, and still have a significant meaning.

  4. I read this book last year(?) because it was a two birds with one stone kind of thing. I was doing a reading challenge and one of the things was to read a "chick-lit" book. And this book is also on the BBC 100 Books list, so I thought I would knock out book from each list with this book. I thought this book was okay- don't understand the popularity it had. I didn't think it was awful, but it also wasn't great. I notice that a lot of mediocre books make good movies.