First of all, I was remiss yesterday when I forgot to give a big thank you to each person who wished me a Happy Birthday on Sunday! I really appreciate your kind words. It was a terrific day from start to finish!
I saw a commercial for the movie Something Borrowed the other day, and I thought it looked interesting. Out of the four leads on the movie poster, two I love, one I’ve never heard of (but he was GORGEOUS!) and the other I don’t like, so three out of four isn’t bad!
But because I’m kind of a self-imposed snob about books being made into movies, I knew that I had to read the book before I saw the movie, so I could measure them up, right? I bought the book after work yesterday, and I read the entire thing last night. It was good, and incredibly personally sad in a way I won’t get into here, but the point is that I really, really liked it. I’m curious to know how the movie will play out.
(Side note: Two other books which had fairly good movie adaptations? To Kill a Mockingbird, The Jane Austen Book Club—both on my must read-must watch list!)
What does this have to do with BONES, though? Well, the title of this post probably gave it away, but after reading the book, and taking some time for myself to think about E Giffin’s writing style and why I thought maybe she chose first person POV (imo, it sort of hindered the development of the character of Dex that we only saw Rachel’s view of what was happening, but then again, it helped in the Rachel/Darcy department, as it allowed us to see only Rachel’s view of what was happening, haha), for some reason, I then was thinking about Brennan as an author, and whenever that happens, one thing always comes to mind:
It’s not just what’s ON the page that has me (and Booth) curious—it’s the entire reasoning behind Brennan needing that much assistance (considering the alleged amount she pays Angela for her ‘share’ of the writing (and btw…doesn’t that make Angela rich now too? Plus she’s married to Hodgins, but still)) in writing her books. I just can’t wrap my mind around it, and once again, it’s because of the timeline of it all.
Is it possible that Angela also helped Brennan write her first book? The one that, in the pilot episode, Booth tells her is on the NYT Bestseller’s list? Or does she just help with the more recent ones? And if so, why?
Maybe it’s just one of those things that I’m OVER-thinking. It wouldn’t be the first time, that is for sure. What do you think? Is it legit that Angela has been helping Brennan with the interpersonal portions of her books all this time, or is that just one more way the writers have sort of stripped Brennan of her previous ability to connect with people? Or was it not even about Brennan at all, but merely a way to propel the Hodgins and Angela storyline at the time forward?
I’m interested to hear what you think, so bring it on!
Peace, Love & Bones