Wednesday, February 17, 2010

"Eat Pray Love" here I go...

Well, ever since this book came out in 2006, I've been hearing about it everywhere I go. Many of my friends have read it and recommend it and some have it at the top of their To Read lists as I did.

A visit to Borders with a dear friend recently, she bought the book and was determined to read it and suggest I should too before the movie comes out (August 2010!). I'm a super movie buff you see, but I always must read the book before I see the movie as I just thoroughly enjoy picturing the characters and scenes for myself before Hollywood gets their chance to imprint my mind with their version. I enjoyed Amy Tan's 'The Joy Luck Club' this way, as well as in 2008 Audrey Niffenegger's brilliant briiiiiiiiiliant 'The Time Traveler's Wife' before that movie came out last year.

You see, in my opinion and due to obvious time restrictions, however great a movie can interpret the book, a movie can only capture so much of the original story (perhaps one day, a brilliant book that I love can be made in it's full length via a movie epic, parts 1, 2 and 3 and... you get the picture). So, while I love love movies (thank you film makers everywhere!) I also like to have my cake and eat it too by way of absorbing into a great story told via the good old in your hand smell of paper books (thank you brilliant authors everywhere!).

Ok, back to the book on hand... here I go... chapter 1... "I wish Giovanni would kiss me." I love it already!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Connie,
    I just finished reading "Eat, Pray, Love" and LOVED it !! Especially pizza in Naples and all that happens in Ubud. Like you I wanted to read the book before the movie comes out and like you I find that the movie never lives up to the book! I just started the sequel and am enjoying it too.....happy reading !
    Dee - BabyGalah - Handmade Cooperative blog member