I was not disappointed - definitely a good read, as you watch each of the characters grow and stumble through post-college through their late 30s/early 40s through the snapshot of one day. The relationship between the two characters is a complex one, and the format of the book leaves the reader trying to piece together the story of what has happened between each July 15, St. Swithin's Day. Which I learned, is a holiday in England that has the tradition of watching the weather, because whatever it is like that day, it is said to continue for the next 40 days.
I waited to rent the movie until after I finished the book. I'm not a huge Anne Hathaway fan. I typically find her really annoying. But I will give it a shot.
Half way to 30 books!