April 13, 2010
Eat Pray Love and Next On My Reading List
I just finished reading this today, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I think the hype was too big for it. It didn't change my life, but it was a great read!
If you don't know, Eat Pray Love is a true story written by Elizabeth Gilbert about a year she spent traveling to find herself , after a difficult divorce. She spends the first 4 months in Italy, (Eat!) and learns the language she loves and amazing food. The next four months she spends in an Ashram in India, learning to meditate. (Pray) She then spends 4 months in Bali, Indonesia, to learn to balance pleasure and spirituality and she falls in love.(Love) I loved the Italy third, the second third lost my interest a little bit, just because she was all about reaching new levels of consciousness in meditation, etc, and for me, it just went over my head, but that's a personal thing. The Third half was great though. A really nice ending.
She does come off a little selfish at times, or unaware of her privilege but Lizz is a witty story teller and I liked a lot of the people she met on her journey.
Next I'm going to finish reading Veronica Decides To Die by Paulo Coelho.
Then I'll read whatever I feel like next on the list. Have you read Eat, Pray, Love or any of these other books? What did you think (no spoilers)?