Thursday, October 23, 2008

New book

I've finally picked up a book to read. It's been so long. I was at a neighbor's house Wednesday and she mentioned that she saw the movie The Secret Life of Bees. She said it was good but the book was so much better. "Oh?" I inquired. We went down stairs to her basement and she pulled out that book and another one, Eat Love Pray. I ended up borrowing Eat Love Pray and read 50 pages the first night. I can't seem to put it down once I start reading it. I remember an interview on NPR with the author and thought that sounded like something I could relate to. (After all, who doesn't eat, sometimes pray and wants love?)

It's been a while since I've picked up a book and haven't been able to put it down. I don't know if it's due to laziness, or just busyness. And it's strange, but when I was going through my divorce, I took Italian lessons at night (just like the author). There is something about filling your time in the evenings when you are alone that is very important. And what better way than to learn a beautiful language like Italian. Unlike the author, I left my first husband because I wanted to have children one day. I knew that to have children with him would have been a horrible thing. I found it unbearable to live with him (the walking on egg shells was exhausting) and the thought of little children with his personality scared me to death.

I'm looking forward to seeing where this book takes me.


Auburn Kat said...

I started reading that book but put it down, I really should read it. I am reading the Secret Lives of Bees though which I love!

BTW, now that I've been removed from my ex for almost a year now, I am so thankful I did not have children with him. He would have been an awful father.

Cheryl Wray said...

I love The Secret Life of Bees. And I LOVED Sue Monk Kidd's other book, The Mermaid Chair. Just wonderful!

I haven't read Eat, Love, Pray yet, but have heard a lot of good stuff about it. I will have to put it on my "to read" list.

Char said...

I have read so many reviews of Eat Pray Love (even by fellow blogger Jane at ) so I really should read it. Everyone who has read it has heartily recommended it... Perhaps it's time I pick it up and get tucked in.

Katrin said...

Albeit risking to be the only one: I hated that book (eat/pray/love). Sorry, but I found it pretentious, selfish, ethnocentric and with a limited world view despite her immense travel experience.

The Italy part was the one that was okay, but it went way down hill from there.

I finished reading it because I never not finish reading a book. No matter how horrible I find it.

Oh well, opinions differ. :) And I hope I didn't discourage you from reading it. Just wanted to throw in my two cents worth.

Kelly said...

Katrin--wouldn't you know I just finished the Italy part and am starting the India part. I'll keep you updated on how it goes.