Wow, this blog break thing has worked wonders for my reading! Although I did start reading this latest read in the car on the way back from holiday.
Today I finished another book. My October read and we are not even in October yet. That means that I have read 11 books this year and have nearly finished listening to another. For me, that is a massive amount of book reading compared to the last few years. This project of selecting six books at a time is really working for me and is much easier than facing the whole giant pile all at once.
The read my books project is going very well so far!
The book I finished today is the third in the Bridget Jones series by Helen Fielding, Mad About The Boy.
I am not totally sure where the last book left off, or the last film for that matter. However, Bridget has indeed been married to Mark Darcy and has had two children with him. Billy and Mabel (aged seven and five respectively). It is giving nothing away to say however that sadly, Mark is no longer alive.
In her own special way Bridget is trying to get back into life once again and is ready to start dating again. Of course everything has changed since she fell in love with Mark. Texting and Twitter, plus all of those dating sites! You never know who or what might turn up on those.
By the end of the book it has all come together though and things are once again rosy in Bridget's life and you feel happy for her that things have come full circle and life is good.
This book is the usual round of ups and downs, trials and tribulations, hilarious laugh out loud moments that will have you sobbing if you are not careful you will laugh so hard. Bridget is struggling with Twitter, no one wants to follow her, and then all of a sudden she has 50,000 followers, then poof! they all disappear. The spambot has taken them away! I know how she feels, my Twitter followers go up and down all over the place, some days there are lots and then I go back to about 35 or so. I could totally relate! Not that I have ever had a spambot bring me 50,000 followers!!
Usually my finished books go straight to the charity shop bag, but this one will stay. Not that I have a place for it on the shelf right now, but as I am only two books away from the selection of the next six I think that I can wait and then tuck it in somewhere. At this stage for me to be keeping a book, it has to be a good read and this most certainly is!
If you have read the other books, seen the films, or not, you can pick this up and enjoy it and laugh and be transported away from your normal life to a happy and funny place. Do I recommend it? Oh yes! Can you not tell that already!!
Oh, and if you are a fan of the films, a little internet searching has revealed that the newest film has started filming and the main filming starts in London in October. Something to look forward to for us Bridget Jones fans!
Next on the list is another Danielle Steel - sorry those who are not keen on her books! I have loads of them to get through - then I am on to something a little higher brow with another Persephone book.
You can read my other reviews from earlier in the year by clicking the pictures of the books in the sidebar on the right of this page. I have though sorted of bagged another blog name for a book blog, but I am tossing around the idea of doing it or not, so at the moment the blog is deleted. What do you think of the book reviews being on another blog? I know that is what several of you do. How do you find it works for you? I would be interested to know if you have the time to share.