So, today I enter the world of "Eat Pray Love" by Elizabeth Gilbert. I first heard of this literary gem a couple of years ago, when a lovely friend of mine mentioned it during one of our playgroup get-togethers. I didn't think much of it then, but just recently, when the book was made in to a movie I recalled that little conversation and wondered what all the fuss was about? It sounded like yet another "movement", much like when Oprah rolled out the minds behind "The Secret" and it became a world wide phenomenen. So I delved a little deeper.
I watched another delightful episode of Oprah (have I really mentioned her twice already?) about the movie, and the stars brought in to play the real-life characters. Enter Julia Roberts and a number of gorgeous men as her side dishes. As per usual, Julia gets me interested and more curious, so I post on Facebook my curiosity and am met with offers to lend me copies of the book - so I take up the offer!
Which leads me straight back to why I ventured back to my blog tonight! This evening marks a historical event - I picked up a book and starting reading it! Not a fairytale, school reader or magazine - an actual grown up book. And I am pleased to say I made it 66 pages in before having to put it down due to my eyes hurting as tiredness took over.
The first 18 pages had me enthralled. I had to take a break and message my friend who had left the book on my door step for me this morning.
"Oh.....my.....goodness......I'm up to page 18, and I literally feel like she has been a fly on the wall in what is (well, was) my life, and wrote about it! I think i'm in for a rollercoaster ride! x"
It has stirred up some emotions I thought I had buried, so I am intrigued to see where the next 300 pages lead me...
I am also intrigued as to how I am going to read another 300 pages before a few of us are scheduled to go and see the movie once it has opened here in Melbourne? I shall keep you posted!