Book club meets next Wednesday. We’re reading Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert. The book is broken into three sections – I’m still on section one. This may prove to be a problem.
I think the problem is I heard horrible reviews before I started reading it, so I have a lack of hope that it’s going to get better. Right now I feel a bit bored by the whole thing. And yet, they’re making a movie, it was all the rage a few years ago, Oprah was all over it I believe. So that makes me think – am I too young for this book?
With the big birthday fast approaching I’m fine with being too young for things. But I don’t think that’s it. I think it’s that to this point I find her self-indulgent – which is mean and judgmental of me and the complete point of the book – why is it not okay to be self-indulgent, why is that a bad thing. And it’s not that I think she’s “undeserving” of a year of self-discovery, by all means go ahead, discover yourself. But, why did everyone love reading about your year?
Maybe it’ll get better… I am only on page 83 after all. And Oprah rarely leads me astray… and Julia Roberts is awesome so why would she sign on to star in a terrible movie – Pretty Woman just wouldn’t do that to me.
Alright, I’ll keep reading.
Anyone out there that has read this book and can either give me some encouragement to keep going – or give me a recap so I can cheat my way through Book Club, comment away.