I love to read, its one of my favourite hobbies. I love to take time to sit down and get lost in a book. I wanted to share my first book review on Beauty Baking Bella. Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert is one of my favourite books, the first book I’ve read that created a new emotion in me. A story that was so relatable but completely different from my life. I connected with the book as a adult women who was on her own path, my own journey through life, love and reconnecting with myself. Ive read this book a few times and has been one I will always grab for travelling on holiday as I could read and re-read this over and over.
I love this book, they was it was written makes it light reading and easy to get lost in the words on the page. Eat Pray Love, inspired me to be independent, have faith and to believe in myself. Based on the authors own experience, Liz is on a mission to find herself again and she struggles, this is a story of her struggle and the journey she took to find herself and to believe in love again. Through her travels of Italy, India and Indonesia she hits different obstacles and distractions but eventually this all helps her find herself self which allows herself to fall in love again.
I have read so many reviews on this book over the years and this book is a bit like the food Marmite! You either love it or hate it! This book caused a lot if controversy to what kind of person Liz is and how she goes about describing and dealing with her life drama. But I do really believe that any novel is for the reader to make up their own mind and to really think about how it made them feel ignoring what others think.
Eat Pray Love is a travelogue of Liz’s spiritual journey, seeking self satisfaction and the right balance in her life she feels she is distorted. Liz finds her self and her marriage in a rut and decides to move on with a rebound romance which sparks more depression. Falling deeper into her rut she is convinced she needs to take a year to travel, where she explains “I wanted to explore the art of pleasure in Italy, the art of devotion in India, and in Indonesia the art of balancing the two”.
In Italy, Liz learns the language and explores the cuisine and where she starts her soul searching. It is her beginning her self healing journey, as she is still feeling depressed. After some time making friends and enjoying other peoples company gain, she travels on to a Shrine in India. In India she explores her spiritual feelings and starts forgiving herself for taking this path in life. As Liz starts to feel as if she is finding herself she finally finds her path to Bali, Indonesia. She returns to The Medicine Man, whom ironically foretold this would all happen to Liz before she ended her marriage. He taught and showed her that she could find her own balance in life and love; by the end of it all Liz was able to heal her scars, find spiritual balance and fall in love.
If you are a lover of spiritual, romantic and a travel fiction/novels then this is a fabulous one to add to the reading list. Its such a great book to indulge in and as much as I love Julia Roberts, the book is much better than the movie!
Have you read Eat Pray Love Before?
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