One long, lazy birthday weekend of reading later and I’ve finished Eat, Pray, Love. I really enjoyed it. I found the author, Elizabeth Gilbert, to be honest, funny, interesting, and most of all, grateful. A stark contrast to the whiny, divorced spinster many people paint her as.
When I got the book last week, I asked several women if they’d read it and most replied with one of two answers: No, or Uck! I couldn’t finish it because she just kept talking about how horrible her life was and I was like, please! You’re traveling around the world!
I did not find that to be the case AT ALL. I found the gist of it to be, I realized I was miserable in my marriage, I went through a painful divorce, I was blessed to have the opportunity to travel and learn about myself and I’m really grateful to share those feelings and experiences with you.
Side note: I loved learning about these three very different places, Italy, India and Bali. I need to get out more!
Julia Roberts is starring in the film adaptation that comes out in August. I’m looking forward to seeing it. Who’s coming with me because I KNOW it’s not Matt.
Now onto what I’m reading! I’m about to join the craze and read Steig Larsson’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.
From the publisher,
An international publishing sensation, Stieg Larsson’s Girl with the Dragon Tattoocombines murder mystery, family saga, love story, and financial intrigue into one satisfyingly complex and entertainingly atmospheric novel.
Harriet Vanger, a scion of one of Sweden’s wealthiest families disappeared over forty years ago. All these years later, her aged uncle continues to seek the truth. He hires Mikael Blomkvist, a crusading journalist recently trapped by a libel conviction, to investigate. He is aided by the pieced and tattooed punk prodigy Lisbeth Salander. Together they tap into a vein of unfathomable iniquity and astonishing corruption.
Have you read it? If not, start reading so I have someone to talk to about it!
This is the first book that I downloaded to my Nook, Barnes and Noble’s eReader. It’s pretty rockin’.