Eat, Pray, Love
I am massively late on this bandwagon, but as per usual, this book was brought around the time that it had a lot of hype and then sat in my house while I waited for a spare moment between writing, going through my already extensive reading pile and reading uni books, to get to it. I wasn’t particularly dying to read it either since I’d only brought it out of curiosity. I wanted to know what all the fuss was about and someone I worked with in 2010 said that it was their favorite book, which always sparks my interest – I believe personal recommendations, not book jacket quotes.
I think I’d just finished a book for my uni course that was quite dense and I wanted a relief so I finally picked up Eat, Pray, Love. I liked the layout and the colloquial style of the prose, which helped me (even slow-reader me) zip through it in a matter of days. Overall, I liked it. The parts about meditation and yoga didn’t interest me very much. I discussed this with an older friend and she said it was my age (apparently you only become interested in the “inner” you at the age of thirty plus) but I loved the details about travel. The book is split into three sections in three different countries – Rome, India and Indonesia. My favorites were Rome and Indonesia because they contained the most travel description. The main character’s time in India was spent at a retreat, learning to meditate and this I found a little boring (I wanted to hear about India). However, as I have said, overall I liked it and it reignited my excitement about (hopefully) going to Rome next year.