Bridget's back....


I was 14/15 when I picked up Bridget Jones's Diary off my mum's bookcase in the late 90's and I LOVED it.  

It made me laugh but most of all I was completely envious of Bridget's life. OK, her love life was messy and she was a bit scatty BUT she was a journalist, had a fab flat in London and spent her spare time getting pissed with her mates on Chardonnay. That's the life I wanted! She was my idol! 

So I was really excited to read Helen Fielding's latest instalment on Bridget's life - and I wasn't disappointed. 

The world has changed since we last heard from Bridget (who is now 51 which I really struggle to get my head round…) but luckily the Bridget we know and love hasn't. She's still scatty, clumsy, logs her weight and alcohol units - and now we have texts and tweets to add to the mix. 

It's been well published that Mark Darcy died so Bridget is now a widow with two small children. A lot of people were outraged that Bridget's happy ending was killed off but I was pleased - I'm not sure if I'd have liked to read a book where she's morphed into a 'smug married' herself. 

The book takes us on Bridget's journey into online dating and life with a toy boy and of course it's not straight forward…. What is where Bridget is concerned?! 

Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy is what it is - silly and hilarious and you won't be able to put it down. If you were a fan of the first two books then you really must read this. It won't fail to raise a smile. 


  1. Oooh it's good to read a cheery review about this - I LOVE Bridget but have sort of been in mourning about Darcy....maybe I'll delve in and give it a whirl...maybe!
    M x Life Outside London

    1. Everyone has slated it - but I thought it was great! Let me know what you think if you read it x

  2. I love bridget jones!! I really envy her, the apartment in london is amazing and woah i would love to live like her ahaha;) The new book looks great! Would you like to follow eachother? Let me know on my blog if you do, thank you!!