posted on: 6.08.2011
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!