Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Something Borrowed

After reading a few (auto)biographies in a row, I thought it was time to check out a little mindless chicklit. I had seen the trailers for Something Borrowed when it was in the theaters, and decided that I needed to read listen to the book before I saw the movie.  So I immediately downloaded it, and I am pretty sure I finished it in record time.  I even listened to the book on my iPhone when I was getting my nails done  (which means I had to put down that Us Weekly).  It was just that good.

In a nutshell, the book is about a good girl (Rachel) who sleeps with her best friend Darcy's fiance (Dex) on the night of her 30th birthday.  The book deals with the aftermath of what started out as a drunken one night stand, and what happens in the few months leading up to the wedding. The lines between friendship and love and right and wrong become blurred, and the main characters all have serious decisions that they need to make.  You won't see the end coming (at least I didn't).  


I would give this book 4.5 out of 5 stars.  The story moved quickly, and had some juicy parts (not racy, just a bit scandalous). There were a lot of flashbacks that explained Darcy and Rachel's friendship, and helped me to understand the dynamic they had when the story began.  I found myself rooting for Rachel.  I also found myself rushing home after I finished the book to go order the movie on Direct TV.


The movies was OK.  I think good casting choices were made for the three main characters (except for the fact that Darcy was a brunette, and Kate Hudson is not).   Some characters from the book were omitted and the storylines changed to combine characters.  I did not care for this.  I would give the movie 2.5 our of 5 stars.  It is probably much more enjoyable if you haven't read the book.  Up next, Something Blue (a sequel), which in all honesty, I started reading as soon as the movie was over.    


Adele said...

Thanks for the tip Erin, I'm always on the look out for a good book. I'm nearly finished One Day. If you haven't read it I'd definitely recommend xoxo

Tee, Passports and Postcards said...

I didn't care for the movie either, but I do hope they make Something Blue. I liked it better and I actually ended up liking Darcy more...won't spoil it for you but keep reading!

MM said...

I first read the "Eat pray love " book and then I saw the movie! Julia Roberts is one my favorite actress and I love her but the movie wasn't as I expected..Therefore, the book is always better indeed!


Gawgus things... said...

I'm always so disappointed when i see a film after reading the book. I spend my entire time saying 'well, that didn't happen..'! xx

joanne hegarty said...

Sounds like a good read Erin - speaking about books and films - have you read One Day ?

Anonymous said...

you talked me into it!! this book is on my list now ~ thanks for the great review!!
xo ~ ks

Sizzle and Zoom said...

I just saw the movie and wasn't disappointed and didn't know it was a book first. I feel so lame. Maybe I'll read 'Something Blue'.

Bad Joan said...

Books are great and win that competition a lot.


(Florida) Girl said...

Glad you liked it. I haven't read this series yet but I have always been curious about it.

ShinyPrettyThings said...

i read this book yearssss ago & absolutely loved it!! the sequel Something Blue is pretty good too but this 1 is still my favorite. i've never watched the movie but i know it can never be as good as the book. it never is for anything!

♥ Niki ♥ said...

Erin, Thanks for the birthday card! I appreciate it. :)

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