I think this book was charming, although 50-100 pages too long. The India section particularly dragged. Overall, I thought his was a funny, genuine memoir filled with interesting tidbits about different cultures and traditions and building a new life.
Just finished this one. 4/5⭐. It was more so a novel than a memoir. Full of humor and a handful of relatable topics.
I read this because Elizabeth Gilbert spoke at work and she was an interesting speaker, and because I've made fun of this book without reading it and that's not fair. It's better than I expected in some ways, but it deserves a lot of the criticisms. I can't shake the feeling that she uses people at whim.
#readingwomenchallenge #bookfeaturingareligionotherthanyourown @thereadingwomen #pop19 #bookwithatleastonemillionratingsongoodreads
“When I get lonely these days, I think: So BE lonely, Liz. Learn your way around loneliness. Make a map of it. Sit with it, for once in your life. Welcome to the human experience. But never again use another person's body or emotions as a scratching post for your own unfulfilled yearnings.”
I am going through a #journey of self discovery right now... I only wish I could travel to Italy, India, and Bali!!!
Such a good book, makes me want to go to India for a retreat!
Very mixed feelings about this one... I heard the author speak last month and was floored by her presence, insight, and openness. I decided to give the book a shot, and I enjoyed parts of it. But here at the end, I realize her presence is overwhelming me, and I feel a little exhausted. #24in48 #readathon
I‘ve begun to dread reading this book as much as I dread the treadmill. I guess I‘m in the part of the book that others suggest is slow and boring... I appreciate that meditation is difficult, I can‘t even manage to do 5 minutes every day, but this is getting very repetitive.
My Sunday afternoon
Looking back, I can see how some of my relationship decisions have been guided by these questions, for better or worse.
"In desperate love, we always invent the characters of our partners, demanding that they be what we need of them, and then feeling devastated when they refuse to perform the role we created in the first place." Oof, I've been there. I wish I'd realized it at the time!
I've actively avoided this book (and movie) but now I'm inspired after listening to Gilbert at a book event.
I totally forgot that you could download some tv shows and movies on Netflix & watch them on the go! I found a few movies that are based on books, so now I‘ll have another option for entertainment when I‘m walking the hallways for the first 5-6 hours of the #LitsyWalkathon. Audiobooks are great for when your outside & have things to look at, but I was worried I‘d die of boredom staring at my apartment hallways for 5hr🤣As ready as can be, I think.
A wonderful memoir that resonates. This is Elizabeth Gilbert's story of her travels after a divorce, and yet you feel like you're traveling with her the entire time. A book to make you ponder what you want out of life.
My current stack of paperback to hardcover matches. I have rules when thrifting. One is to replace paperbacks with hardcovers then donate paperbacks to the FLLs in my neighborhood.
Sometimes I donate a mint condition paperback just to keep a well-used thrifted hardback. But #RulesAreRules !
I was so excited to find the tagged book - took me forever to find in hardback!
Day6 #RiotGrams with #HardcoverVsPaperback @BookRiot
1) I‘m relating a lot to Elizabeth Gilbert in Eat Pray Love... I just lack the finances!!! 🤣
2) The husband in Behind Closed Doors... Reminded me of someone 🤬😡
3) Goodwill!!! It makes me happy and allows me to bring happiness to other people‘s mailboxes!! 📚☺️
4) @wordslinger42 @curiouserandcurioser @JoyBlue
My first Lily 💛
Note: I do not condone tearing up books. But which book‘s pages are you using for packing material????
I just put eat pray love in a little free library. Hateeeeddddd it.
Thank you so much for playing with us even though it was a little screwed up! @WhiskeyMistress is loving her new house! Now send her books so she can fill her magnificent shelves! #packingpages
This was good until the last section and then it just dragged on. I liked the little medicine man and wished there was more of him but I was just getting tired of the whining and self doubt that would flip in the same little section to a speech straight out of a yoga seminar about being your higher self and other such cliche things.
This made me desperately need a year break from my life to find myself. Not my usual book but still amazing
Even though this book has amazing quotes and a great story I couldn't finish reading it. I wasn't excited to pick it up and read it. I also found the transtions very scattered and not very smooth. I loved the movie, which is why I wanted to read this book. Maybe at another time I will be able to get through it.
I've been posting waaay too much about this book lately, it's just that it has such good quotes I can't help myself! 🌙
1. Library- always find new/old intriguing books. I have 3 local libraries all within under 4 miles from my house🙌🏻
2. Cape Cod and walking the beach
3. A Prayer for Owen Meany
4. Overrated tagged book-Eat,Pray,Love. Sorry folks.🤮
5. Tag @EchoLogical @Areader2 @IamIamIam
There's a wonderful old Italian joke about a poor man who goes to church every day and prays before the statue of a great saint, begging, "Dear saint-please, please, please...give me the grace to win the lottery". This lament goes on for months. Finally the exasperated statue comes to life, looks down at the begging man and says in weary disgust, "My son-please, please, please...buy a ticket."
I can get behind being grounded, amused and monumental.
Started Eat Pray Love.
This speaks so loudly!
I loved this book.
It's the journey of a lost soul around the world.
Italia, India, Indonesia.
And you feel it all.
You can taste what she tastes in Italia.
You can find peace of mind doing yoga with her in India.
You can love how she falls in love with a hot stranger (Javier Bardém in the movie... duh!) once she has finally found herself in Bali.
It made me think over stuff about my culture that I had never considered. And it gave me hope.
I'm being generous with the stars here. The writing was fine, but other than the first 50 or so pages, this was so incredibly dull. Also, and this could be the result of my non-religious nature, but I found her thoughts to be a bit too woo-woo. It just wasn't for me.
I think I'm going to start on Big Damn Hero next. #24in48