Monday, August 2, 2010

Eat Pray Love Book Club - The End

Finish Indonesia and discuss general feelings on the book. How did it affect you?
Like I have said before, this book had a profound effect on me. I love how much she learned in this book and how much I learned from her. Her time in Bali is so beautiful, its taking everything she learned in the earlier months and learning how to live differently. And changing how you live is never easy. It also gives me a little hope because she proves true the adage that love finds you when you least expect it.

Will you go see the movie?
Although I am convinced that the movie can never, ever live up to my expectations I am going to see it. I will most likely hate it though.

Will you read Committed which is Gilbert’s follow up to Eat Pray Love?
I have read it and really enjoyed it. It didn’t have the same earth-shattering power as EPL but it is a good, entertaining read and I was glad I read it.

What are some of your favorite quotes from the book?
A true soul mate is probably the most important person you'll ever meet, because they tear down your walls and smack you awake. But to live with a soul mate forever? Nah. Too painful. Soul mates, they come into your life just to reveal another layer of yourself to you, and then leave.

See, now that's your problem. You're wishin' too much, baby. You gotta stop wearing your wishbone where your backbone oughtta be.

Operation Self-Esteem--Day Fucking One.

Ok, everyone link to your final thoughts below and I hope you all enjoyed the book. Sorry for the delay on this last post but I was on vacation and just couldn’t make myself do work!

Felicia's Thoughts:
Well, the book as a whole didn't affected me at all. To me, it was a combination of boring, interesting, funny, touching and sweet. As for it having an effect on me, nothing that she wrote about made me want to apply it to my life. I just couldn't really connect on her level. I think if I was in a different place in my life, it may have affected me more. I'm pretty happy where I am in life right now. Not a lot of people can say that. I acknowledge my many blessings. I have a wonderful husband, enough money to buy what I want when I want, a few good friends in my circle, a job (though may not be really satisfying right now, I'm thankful that I have it). The only place I'm probably lacking is a deeper spiritual connection. But that is my own journey to take. I'm not unhappy or troubled, so there was nothing for me to take away. I am glad I read it though. I enjoyed this last section the most of the three. I smiled, chuckled and teared up a bit at a couple of places. I loved Felipe! Also loved Wayan and Tutti. I'm just a little bit disappointed though, because even though I (tried) to keep an open mind, I was still expecting something different. I was hoping to get a little more something from it. I'm not sure what, but I didn't get it. But it was still an enjoyable read. After reading the first two sections, I wasn't sure if I would go see the movie, but now after reading it all I think I will. I have no plans to read her follow up. Because even though I enjoyed this book, it did not entice me to read the next one.

Favorite quotes:

Not so much as favorite quotes, but one of my favorite parts of the book. I teared up at this section;

"She fumbled through my my hand like she was trying to untumble the combination on a lock and she found my index finger. Then she wrapped her whole, big hard fist around that finger and gave me this deep, long squeeze. I could feel her love pulsing through her power grip, right up into my arm and all the way down into my guts." pg. 246

Not sure why it touched me but it did. The other part that got to me was where Wayan hugged Big Ketut and Little Ketut after Liz told her she had money for her to buy a house, and they clung to Wayan not letting go. It was a teary moment for me.

I really loved Felipe! I have a weakness/fetish for men who can speak another language. (shh don't tell my hubs. lol)

"And then he leads be back to the bed, saying, in Portuguese, "Vem, gostosta." Come here, my delicious one." pg. 295

I want to thank everyone who hosted me on their blogs. I enjoyed reading everyone's answers to the discussion questions and the comments left on all the blog posts. Thanks again!


KM said...

I'm interested in reading this book. I saw the movie trailer, then heard about the book. When I saw the trailer, I kept thinking, "Wow. That looks like Thailand." Only to find out it's Indonesia. Close enough. ;)

Charlie said...

I'm sad it's over. But I can always read it again, and I guess read this other book too! Thanks again! Happy Reading!

Anonymous said...

My post is almost a re-novel. Agh. Oh well. I enjoyed doing this with everyone.

RosieC said...

I finally got my post up! It comes with an award, so stop by to pick it up. :)

Destress Montreal said...

I read the book and I think its amazing. Personally for me, the spiritual journey began when I took the "Art of Living Course" and since then I have experienced enhanced joy and peace of mind. I just thought I would share this, there is a stress reduction workshop happening at the Concordia University in Montreal this thursday evening. I am going. You should all come and experience how amazing it is. For more info, visit:

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