Sunday, October 17, 2010

Review: Eat, Pray, Love

Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

Published: June 29th 2010 by Penguin Group (USA)
Paperback, 352 pages
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sbn: 0143118420



















Goodreads Summary
 
"If wisdom could be traded like currency, author Elizabeth Gilbert would be a wealthier woman by far, though it's likely her fabulous memoir, Eat Pray Love, racked up a few bucks during its stay on the New York Times bestseller list. What Gilbert imparts in her story--basically, bracing self-knowledge acquired during a year of travel following a bitter divorce and a shattered rebound romance--is at once astounding yet totally obvious. As Gilbert would attest, albeit more eloquently, the most important stuff in life is pretty much under our noses, but we occasionally have to shake ourselves senseless in order to see it (enlisting a guru and a medicine man are highly recommended)."

My Take:  

There were parts where I loved this book! And parts where I was utterly bored. Italy was fine, India was boring, and Bali was interesting enough. At some points you can't wait for more and at other points the page goes so slowly that you stare at the same spot for a long time.

True this book was profound at times, but at others you just wanted the self discovery to stop.

Don't get me wrong I didn't hate the book, but I also didn't love it. It was a bit meh.

Basically just watch the movie it has everything in it and it is shorter.

Favourite Quote:

"Having a baby is like getting a tattoo on your face. You really need to be certain it's what you want before you commit."

Link to the Author: 

http://www.elizabethgilbert.com/

Videos that will make you want to read this book:



My Rating:

5/10

Next Instalment: 

Basically this one: Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage by Elizabeth Gilbert

2 comments:

Danielle @ Romance Book Junkies said...

I've heard about this book everywhere. It doesn't sound like something I would be blown away by. Its just not in my genre. But I do love Julia Roberts. :)

How To Get Your Ex Back said...

It's one of my most frequented bookmarks...and the autumn catalog is on order.... Great taste! so many pretty things!

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