Good Reads | Something Blue

I have a confession to make.  I don't particularly enjoy traveling.  I like going to new places and seeing new things but I don't like the actual act of getting there and back.  Packing stresses me out because I always forget something.  Going to the airport stresses me out because I always feel I'm going to miss my flight.  When I do make it on time, I get paranoid that I'm going to get on the wrong plane (I almost had a mini-panic attack this weekend because I thought I got on a plane to L.A. instead of Chicago).  So to help ease all that airport stress, I allow myself to indulge in little guilty pleasures.  For example, even though I rarely eat fast food and I'm not a fan of McDonald's, if I'm flying in the morning and I'm in an airport that has one, I will get a sausage/egg McMuffin.  Don't ask me why.  I just have to get it when I fly.  And I get kinda upset if I there's no McDonald's around...

One of my other airport guilty pleasures is reading a book that I would normally be too embarrassed to hold in a coffee shop.  This weekend was no exception.  At first, I wanted Tina Fey's new book (totally not embarrassed by that) but Sac International let me down.  I couldn't find it anywhere in that dang airport!  So instead, I bought Something Blue.  I figured, "Hey, I'm going to a bridal shower - it's appropriate, right?"  I had no idea what I was getting myself into.

For those of you who (like me) don't know, it's the sequel to Something Borrowed (which opened recently in theaters).  At first, Darcy's (the main character) whining and arrogance was driving me crazy.  I was mad at myself for choosing the book.  Turns out, the character's arc was more compelling than I initially thought.  By the end of the story, I still didn't particularly like Darcy but I kinda respected her.  She goes through a very sympathetic path of self-discovery that made me appreciate the book more than I expected.  I may have even teared up a bit towards the end.  (Shh... don't tell!)

It may not be the greatest book I've ever read - that prize might go to East of Eden - but if you're looking for a light, fun summer read to entertain you while on a plane or at the beach, Something Blue definitely does the job!


  1. I agree with you Stephanie! The act of travelling sucks, but all the other about travelling is great! I'm usually the one sitting on top of my suitcase to get it to close and nervously waiting to pass through customs.

    Rambles with Reese

  2. im with you! i love traveling...but im not a fan of the hustle and shuffle to get there. airports are awful. but i usually DO get a biscuit from kfc or mcdonalds ;) anyhoo i havent read either books.. good to know that something blue is okay. i might check it out. xoxo jillian:: enter in TWO GIVEAWAYS over at cornflake dreams

  3. i completely agree. i'm about half way through now, and it's a good great book to read without having to think too much about it. perfect for planes!

  4. I liked that book...simply because it was a no-brainer book. Tina Fey's book is HILARIOUS btw. You have to read it :)

  5. oh my gosh, this is so funny... When I went to Vegas I did THE SAME THING! I don't really read 'fluff' books alot, but I thought by the pool it would be perfect. I bought something borrowed in the airport and proceeded to be annoyed, then slightly entertained... but I couldn't stop! I had to finish it!
    hehe. Aw man, Stephanie. Funny coincidence.

  6. very good to know. i wanted a light, super easy beach read and maybe i'll get one of these!
    p.s. as far as triple digits are concerned, you'll get there too stephanie! :)

  7. I did like that book, such an easy read! I've never read East of Eden but thanks for the suggestion! I'll check it out!

  8. I feel like such a late bloomer--I've not read one of her books. But just tonight was thinking I've gotta get out there and make a book list for summer. Is there one of her books that you'd recommend I start with?

    Thanks so much!

  9. Hi! Just found your blog and I love it. I enjoyed your "about" page. I can totally relate (vet school kinda did the same thing to me).
    Balance IS essential to success. Like you, I am always looking for the mushrooms. :)

    Looking forward to following!


  10. I discovered something blue, and something borrowed a few years ago, and I fell completely in love. I never knew I was a 'chic lit' kinda girl, but the writing was always just so cheeky and fun and the characters were lovely.
    Its now my summer tradition, I have to read them both every year!

    Chic on the Cheap


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