Monday, August 9, 2010
I finished reading The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud about a month and a half ago. I really, really enjoyed it, but I have a hard time writing in detail about something I read that long ago. But I did really like it. I've realized lately that I have a huge fear of death. Not necessarily my death, but that of someone I love. Anyway, this book dealt heavily with death. It made me remember though that just because someone's not here anymore, doesn't mean they're not "here". Which I do believe in, very much so. But read the book, don't go see that piece of crap disguised as a movie.
I'm almost done with Eat, Pray, Love. This book is divided up in to 3 different mini books. Italy (Eat), India (Pray), and Indonesia - Bali, specifically (Love).
The whole book is about this woman, Liz, and how she falls apart and finds herself again. She goes through a divorce (which was made all the more difficult by her husband who pretty much refused to divorce her) and then realizes that she pretty much has no idea who she is. So she goes on a 9 month journey to find herself. She spends 3 months in Italy eating everything in sight (this part I particularly enjoyed!), 3 months in India studying and meditating at her guru's Ashram in India (this part of the book was interesting, but not very exciting) and then 3 months in Bali learning how to love again. Sounds like a cliche chick lit book, but I like so far the adventure she went on to find herself. She actually did learn how to be comfortable in her own skin, knowing full well that she could never love someone else if she didn't first love herself.
Anyway, I'm looking forward to seeing the movie...but mostly because James Franco is in it. : )
I still need to start The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (by the way, I was not a fan of the Swedish version of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo) and I need to download the newest Sookie Stackhouse book. I also want to read Never Let Me Go before the movie comes out; I've heard great things about it.
Nate is in Orlando until Wednesday night, and I feel like crap. So at 4:52 in the afternoon, I think I'll go crawl in bed and do some reading.
Oh, also, is it sad that we can tell a huge difference between 104 degree and 98 degree weather?
at 4:53 PM