Het dagboek van Bridget Jones by Helen Fielding

  • Started on: 2012-09-25
  • Finished on: 2012-09-26
  • Read in: Dutch
  • Rating: “****-”
  • Genre(s): Humor

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I usually get my books at a charity shop. They are second-hand, but very cheap, even though you have to search well to find something of quality (in Dutch store, one case is usually reserved for books by Konsalik…). One of the books that always turns up in many copies, is Bridget Jones’ Diary by Helen Fielding. Even though I really liked the movie when it came out, I didn’t want to shell out even €1,00 to read the book. But when I found it for free I couldn’t resist.
From what I remember of the movie (it has been a good 11 years since I last saw it) it is pretty close to this book. It is the diary of Bridget Jones (of course), a thirty-something woman living in London. She’s single, in love with her boss, and has to deal with friends and family and their relationship problems too. She obsesses over her weight and looks, age and future. And all of this is written in her diary.
It is a fun read, fluffy and entertaining, but not much more than that. However, sometimes I need to read books like that, so this was perfect. Four out of five stars.