Monday, July 18, 2011

One [Sweet] Day

While thinking of a title for this post I couldn't help but insert the "sweet" in the middle of the book that I just read. Anyone else with me? Mariah...Boys II Men...great memories?

Ok, enough flashbacks. After seeing the preview for One Day when I went to see Bridesmaids with KC back in June I knew I was going to have to read the book. I was so glad it was summer time when I knew I'd actually have a chance to get it read in time for the August 19th premiere.

I then bought the book a few weeks back. The story is based on two friends, Emma and Dexter, who meet on the night of their college graduation. Which is oddly July 15th. It's set in England so I let it slide. The book then captures what's happening in their lives on that same day for the next twenty years. It was a little slow to start because it bounces around quite a bit but once I got hooked I couldn't put it down. It's definitely left me super excited to see the movie, and KC read the book as well so we can go see it together in a few weeks. 

Anne Hathaway is one of my favorites, and I fell in love with Jim Sturgess in Across the Universe (which if you haven't seen, go do it--right now!) so I really look forward to seeing the both of them together on screen. Too bad Sturgess won't be doing any singing this time, but glad they'll still have him with his yummy British accent. I encourage you to grab a copy of David Nicholls' One Day and zoom through in time for the movie next month, it's going to be a good one!

Here's a little sneak peak of the book I pulled from Nicholls' website... 

'I can imagine you at forty,' she said, a hint of malice in her voice. 'I can picture it right now.'
He smiled without opening his eyes. 'Go on then.'
15th July 1988. Emma Morley and Dexter Mayhew meet for the first time on the night of their graduation. Tomorrow they must go their separate ways.
So where will they be on this one day next year? And the year after that? And every year which follows?

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