August 15, 2013

clc - on holiday

When I heard about tonight's Chick Lit Chat topic -- vacations/holidays in books -- my mind instantly traveled to Bridget Jones.

OK, so that's from the first movie, but it sets the tone, right?

In both the first and second (no word on the third) vacations/mini-breaks/holidays not only serve to provide some misadventurous humor, but they take the plot in a new direction.

Who can forget Bridget's ill-fated trip to Thailand in The Edge of Reason? From psychedelic mushrooms to making an unexpected trip to prison, the whole experience does what it should: brings her closer to Mark Darcy.

(Sidebar: Rumor has it MD doesn't play the role I'd like -- or maybe even much of one at all -- in this new book, and I am not OK with that if it's true.)

What are some of your favorite vacation scenes -- or even books entirely set on vacation? We're talking about them tonight at 8 p.m. EST on Twitter. Join the conversation using #chicklitchat.

It's co-host Cat Lavoie's first time leading the conversation, so stop by to show her some love.

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the shout out, Laura! I'm looking forward to tonight's chat. I think it's going to be a lot of fun! :)
    *sigh* I'm with you re: Mark Darcy. I'm so scared to find out what happens between him and Bridget. I can already see myself screaming "How could you mess this up, Bridget!?" ... The word 'mess' has been heavily censored! lol