I have just begun reading a great book this week. I bought it the day before giving birth. I usually don't like to buy novels since I never read them twice but after seeing this author on Oprah and reading so many great reviews on different blogs, I decided it was worth the 15$. I admit feeling a bit guilty that will I easily spend that money for earrings, or for a hair product or a cool belt but I always hesitate for a book. I find it so strange of me since I like books so much (one of my favourite outings is going to a book store and to browse around with a cup of tea). But this time, I did not hesitate when I saw Eat, Love and Pray on the book shelf. Gilbert's writing style reminds me of Mayes, who wrote Under the Tuscan Sun and Bella Italia - two books that fascinated me. I am amazed when authors can simply describe their daily activities and make it so interesting to read. I secretly dream of writing a book one day and I would like it to have that feel : insightful, personal, simple but yet inspiring.
I am happy to say that at 1h20 am or 3h50 am, I have a good companion.
Here are a few sentences I loved to read :
"For years, I'd wish I could speak Italian - a language I find more beautiful that roses."
" I crossed the street to walk into the sunshine."
" She knows all the best place to eat in Rome, including a gelateria that serves frozen rice pudding (and if they don't serve this in heaven, then I really don't want to go there.)"
"His hair was always combed neatly with water"