This book has been out forever. Typically, I enjoy chick lit and and I especially enjoy a series. For whatever reason, I hadn't read this little gem. I just had no interest in it...until I saw the movie was coming out. I saw the previews for it when I went to see
my boyfriend Russel Brand in Arthur. Somehow this book made it to the top of my must read list. A friend at work brought me the whole series and I finished Something Borrowed very quickly: A) it was an easy read, B) I really liked it, and C) I really wanted to read it before seeing the movie. I just cannot read a book once I've seen the movie. I love the conjuring up of what the characters look like in my mind part of reading that is lost when you see the movie first. Seeing the previews was almost a little much. I just kept seeing Kate Hudson and Ginnifer Goodwin in my mind. At the time, I didn't realize who the other characters were being played by and I purposefully did not want to find out. I love John Krasinski but he wasn't "my" Ethan. And this Colin Egglesfield dude, he's cute, but again, not "my" Dex. On the flip side though, I love reading a book then finding out later it's being made into a movie. I am always excited to see who's been cast and how they match up to mental images I have made. So, will you be seeing this one? I think it's a date for my mom and I on Mother's Day.
Sidenote: A couple of other books I read that have been recently cast are The Help and The Hunger Games.I must say, that's some iffy casting if you ask me. I'm sure I'll feel differently once I see the movies. I felt the same way about RPat as Edward in Twilight. I was skeeved out by him to say the least. I know some of you still are. I, however, am not...like the opposite of not. SOOOO not. No, I am not one of those Twilight T-shirt wearing moms, but he didn't hurt my eyes when I watched if you get my drift. Don't judge.