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Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Eat, Pray, Love

Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert (Penguin Books, 2066)

I tried. Really.

Usually I love travel books. But I just couldn't get into this one.

Ok, the first third of the book, where the author travels to Italy, was good. I really thought I would enjoy the rest.

Then came the second portion. She divided the book up into 36 chapters each, 108 total, for a special number. My belief system is so different than what she describes and explains and goes on about that I found myself wondering when this section would be over. I actually skipped many pages. (The book gets done faster that way.)

And then yesterday, even when she went on to the last third, travel to Indonesia, I gave up. No more.

The travel stuff is fun and she is a very honest, witty writer. I laughed aloud at some things.

But the religious viewpoints just grated my teeth. Especially in such great detail.

I'd pass on this one. I know. It's a movie, etc. That's why I thought I would read it - travel, movie - then go see it.

Guess not.

Not a keeper. Be putting it back on the PaperBackSwap exchange site.