Friday, April 16, 2010
Last summer I found the best seller "Eat Pray Love" by Elizabeth Gilbert at a Goodwill store in Columbus for a mere .99 cents! I was super excited because I had heard alot of hype and good things about it. I started another book first, then my sister Rhonda discovered that I had Eat Pray Love. She nabbed it and I didn't see it for another six months. When I finally got it back I was so ready to read it. I settled in and readied myself for an awesome read. The first part went down easy, then I got stuck. Now mind you, I can read just about anything. I love deep books, but I just couldn't digest this one. She lay on the floor in her bathroom crying out to God and wondering why she just didn't want to be with her husband anymore. I have sympathy. I'm compassionate. Normally I'm all about drama, and strife. For some reason I just couldn't go on! I finished her trek through Italy, but when she got to India and the Ashram I put the book down and just couldn't pick it up anymore. Right in the middle of her trying to meditate and wondering why a million other things were entering her mind and causing her NOT to meditate, I shut down. I picked up another book called, "Vanishing Acts" by Jodi Picoult, and started hungrily reading about this little girl that had been kidnapped as a four year old. Much easier to digest, right? Someday, I will finish Eat Pray Love -- maybe when I'm feeling a little more angst in my life. For now, and for the first time ever -- I haven't been able to finish a book. I'm immersed in Vanishing Acts -- hopefully Eat Pray Love will go down easier later -- probably after I've seen it's movie coming out starring Julia Roberts. They always say, though, that the book is better than the movie -- we'll see about that.