All book lovers wait in trepidation when their favorite novel has been adapted for the big screen. I hate to say this, but it's almost better to see the film first; that way you're not disappointed when the character you had visualized is portrayed by someone who's the exact opposite of the author's description.
Emily Liebert and I have been friends for 20 years, but I became a "fan" after reading her first novel You Knew Me When. Don't get me wrong, I always knew she was super talented, but I couldn't put that book down (and then tweeted her from a cross country flight from L.A. because I was too antsy to wait).
Here in Paris, we're celebrating French independence today with parades along the Champs Élysées, air shows over the Tuileries Garden, free entry to the Louvre (surely the French stand alone in making their most famous museum not only open but free on their independence holiday), and fireworks at the Eiffel Tower.