Thursday, April 7, 2011

30 Days of Books - Day 5

Day 5 - A book that makes you happy

I made a pretty big work related decision today, and spent half the afternoon alternating between "Oh God, what have I done?" and heaving sighs of relief. So today's theme is appropriate, because I'm desperately in need of a book that makes me happy.

And there was one book that immediately sprung to mind. I've read this so many times in the past ten years or so that I'm surprised the pages aren't falling out - Helen Fielding's Bridget Jones's Diary.
Sorry about the rubbish picture. Turns out it's really hard to find pictures of this book cover online!

I adore Bridget. She's just as rubbish at being an adult as I am - she has a rented flat, is constantly late for work, drinks too much, swears too much, smokes like a chimney, sleeps with inappropriate men, and inadvertently makes blue soup. Okay, the only similarities between us are that we both have rented flats and that we swear too much, but still.

Whenever I feel like I'm standing still while all my friends are buying houses and getting married and getting promoted, I know I can turn to Bridget and everything will be right with the world for a little while. Plus, my copy has stills from the movie in it - who doesn't love a book containing pictures of Colin Firth?? ;)

Between Bridget and a healthy dose of watching Richard Armitage in The Vicar of Dibley Christmas special, I'm feeling a lot better about my decision! ;)

K xx

Day 01 - The best book you read last year
Day 02 - A book you've read more than 3 times
Day 03 - Your favourite series
Day 04 - Your favourite book of your favourite series
Day 05 - A book that makes you happy
Day 06 - A book that makes you sad
Day 07 - Most underrated book
Day 08 - Most overrated book
Day 09 - A book you thought you wouldn't like but ended up loving
Day 10 - Favourite classic book
Day 11 - A book you hated
Day 12 - A book you used to love but don't any more
Day 13 - Your favourite writer
Day 14 - Favourite book of your favourite writer
Day 15 - Favourite male character
Day 16 - Favourite female character
Day 17 - Favourite quote from your favourite book
Day 18 - A book that disappointed you
Day 19 - Favourite book turned into a movie
Day 20 - Favourite romance book
Day 21 - Favourite book from your childhood
Day 22 - Favourite book you own
Day 23 - A book you wanted to read for a long time but still haven't
Day 24 - A book you wish more people would've read
Day 25 - A character you can relate to the most
Day 26 - A book that changed your opinion about something
Day 27 - The most surprising plot twist or ending
Day 28 - Favourite title
Day 29 - A book everyone hated but you liked
Day 30 - Your favourite book of all time


  1. I love books like that. You can pick it up and all is right with the world. :)

  2. I think I love the movie more than the book. But I can relate too... no house, no husband, no car... I'm a pretty second-rate adult too! Woohoo!

  3. I love the movie because it contains Colin Firth and is generally awesome. But you get so much more of a sense of Bridget in the book than you do in the movie. Plus you get more of her friends, and they're complete genius!!

    The second book is a bazillion times better than the movie version...

  4. I just finished reading this for the squillionth time and I still actually laugh out loud everytime. And to think we've still got a good 5 years until we reach Bridget crisis point...ooof tumbled over!

  5. Oh God, I can't even begin to believe how disastrous we'll be in five years! ;)


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