Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

(I’ve been lazy with my book reviews. Wondering if there’s any way to incorporate Social Living’s Virtual Bookshelf on Facebook to this blog.)

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As said, I was afraid that this book was going to be another “Under the Tuscan Sun”, contrived and cliched. I can no longer stomach chick-lit, not that there’s anything wrong with that, I’ve just read too much of them. And I also very rarely read travel books. But thankfully, this turned out to be quite a brilliant page-turner from Elizabeth Gilbert. Insightful, fast-paced, and most importantly, honest. It felt like reading your girlfriend’s blog. I laughed with her, shed a tear with her, and could relate to many things she wrote in the book.

Part 1 & 3 (on Italy & Indonesia) were good but a little fluffy, while part 2 (on a spiritual journey at an Ashram in India) was very intense. It somehow struck a note in me, one that is still trembling. Something I’ve mused about many times, but never could quite put down in words.

So all up, 4 stars from me! I’ll probably buy a copy to re-read certain pages later on.

~bookworm~

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