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Now Reading: One Day by David Nicholls

I’m only on chapter four, so I can’t give you an accurate review of the book just yet– nor am I promising I will do a full review once I’m finished– but so far, this book has been very promising. It’s about two different people sharing one special day (actually, a one night stand), and their story of love and friendship is revealed through glimpses of the same day each year. Which is July 15. Now I farking sound like the back cover of the book, and I also managed to make it sound like a run-of-the-mill love story. So sorry, David Nicholls. The book is actually better than my synopsis; I love the humor and the style of the writing, and I predict a sobfest for me somewhere along the way.

This book is also going to have a movie soon, like already-in-post-production-status-in-IMDB soon, starring Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturgess as the lead characters, Em and Dex. I think these two are perfect for the roles, but then again, whenever I do a fantasy casting on a book (or musical, *coughWickedcough*), Anne Hathaway is always at the top of my list.

I’m also excited to see the transformations Jim and Anne will go through in this movie, as the book spans about two decades. Anne looks great even with short hair, no? It’s just a wig, though.

Back to the book, there is a quote there that I particularly liked, perhaps because I can relate to it so much:

“…you feel a little bit lost right now about what to do with your life, a bit rudderless and oarless and aimless, but that’s okay, that’s alright, because we’re all meant to be like that at twenty-four.”

I really hope this is true, because I don’t want to be left “rudderless and oarless” while the rest of my peers are already rowing towards a destination.