Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Eat Pray Love

I'm in the middle of reading this book right now. I kept hearing about it (most on Oprah) and was curious about what all the fuss was about, so I purchased it to find out. So far, I'm enjoying it but it's also making me want to travel! After giving up the life she thought she was supposed to want (being a wife and living in the suburbs...next stop is having a baby- which she didn't want, even after she turned 30), she gets to go on a year long journey to Italy, India, and Bali. She finds herself. She lets herself enjoy life instead of living a life where she was not happy and struggled with depression. In my opinion, I feel sad that she didn't want some things that I feel bring happiness (family and stability) but I can also respect her for wanting something that would bring her joy.



I'm looking forward to watching the movie that comes out on August 13th, starring Julia Roberts. We all know that most of the time movies based on books are not as good or enjoyable, but this one looks like it will do it justice. Even the author, Elizabeth Gilbert loved the movie! She said it was great that she could watch herself as Julia (hello! Who wouldn't want her to play them in a movie?) but she also got to see her journey documented in film. She said she didn't take any pictures while she was there because all she did was write about it!




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17 comments :

Brittany said...

ooooo!!! I want to read this book! I'm going to have to buy it!

Shelby Bukhenik said...

I know I've seen this book before, but now I will def have to pick it up...looks good!

SurferWife said...

I have been curious about this book myself. I am getting sucked into the Jen Lancaster series.

Samantha said...

I almost bought that book a couple weeks ago!

Amanda said...

I LOVE that book. Definitely one of my favorites. I love how it made me think a lot about how I view the different aspects of my life. Great book!

Lourie said...

I haven't heard of this book before. I will have to check it out.


And yeah, Julia Roberts is truly infectious...in a good way. ;)

Jennifer B said...

For some reason, I couldn't get into this book! Maybe it was just one of those times where I was too busy with school and work and just didn't focus too much on reading. Kinda like when you read an entire page and then think, "Wait a sec. What did I just read?!". Then, you have to re-read the entire thing. Anyway, I ended up throwing this book in my closet and there it is collecting dust.

Iva said...

that is such a great book!

Vanessa said...

I've been wanting to read the book - hopefully I get a chance to before the movie comes out :)

...::Heather @ Mrs. Southern Bride::... said...

I've heard so many different things about that book. Maybe I will finally get around to reading it. :)

Cole said...

I haven't read this yet but watching the trailer it looks really good. lovely blog. :)
nicole visiting from
http://lettersfromcoco.blogspot.com/

Stephanie said...

I'm excited for this movie too! I can't wait to watch... Julia Roberts is one of my favs :]

molly YEH! said...

ooh i can't wait for this movie!! i should probably read the book first....

nice blog! i just found it!!

Greta said...

dropping in from blog frog, and wanted to say "hi"! I think your pictures are adorable :)

I pretty much like Julia Roberts in almost everything I see her in. I am sure this movie will do fantastic!

Mama Kat said...

I never did read that one! And I agree, the happiness that family and children brings I think is more than any I can find touring Europe!

Carrie said...

Hey you are officially my first SITS friend. :) Not only is that awesome but I see you are living my dream in Orange County so I can now follow your blog and live vicariously through you. Thanks for your comment!

Carrie
the5thgirl.com

Dr.Mom said...

Thank you for your warm welcome over at my blog:) This book sounds good, I'm always looking for a good read, thank you!

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