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08 July 2010

Eat, Pray, Love Book Club - Week One Questions

After reading the book for a week what are your first impressions? So much of this part of the book is about Liz’s battle of modern v. traditional, where do you fall on the spectrum? Are you married with children or do you never want to get married, or like most I would guess are you somewhere in between?
After a week of reading this book, I have to say I am really, really enjoying it.  I am loving following her journey, especially the way she describes everything!  I can feel her emotions oozing out of the pages.  I love it!  Fortunately (or maybe unfortunately, depending on how you look at it) I am connecting with this book on some higher level.  I was married before, at a very young age, and went through pretty much the exact same things she did.  Divorce, with the same emotions, the same jumping into someone else's arms afterwards.  This book has hit me right in between the eyes.  It has come at a perfect time, whether I like it or not.

As far as modern vs. traditional, I'd say I'm modern on the outside with a secret bit of traditional in the middle.  I like sharing my life with my boyfriend, not walking behind him.  But I still like the satisfaction in his eyes when I bring him a nice cold beer. :)

As I said, I was married once, no children, and I'm glad for that.  I don't know if I want to have children; I certainly do feel pressure from all my friends and family who are having them.  I am an only child and am still pretty selfish: daily afternoon naps, ice cream for breakfast, doing what I want when I want, etc.

Overall, I'm super glad we're reading this book, I need to hear its truths, no matter how much I hurt along the way.


  1. I guess this may be a tougher read for you than some of the others. (hugs) We're in it together.

  2. It's amazing how these things appear at the moments when we need them, isn't it? I'm glad this one found you.

    I love her oozing emotions and her creative descriptions, too. It really is a wonderful read.

  3. There are a lot of hard truths in this book! I really admire the author for not only being honest with us, the audience, but I commend her for being honest with herself.

    I think us only children are a bit selfish and it's a hard trait to change, until you have children and have to share your time. That was, and sometimes still is, a hard thing to adjust for me.

  4. Hmm, to add it to my library list or not? I have read several different opinions about this book - still not sure if it's my cup of tea or not, I was interested to read your thoughts.

  5. I read the book and I think its amazing. Personally for me, the spiritual journey began when I took the "Art of Living Course" and since then I have experienced enhanced joy and peace of mind. I just thought I would share this, there is a stress reduction workshop happening at the Concordia University in Montreal this thursday evening. I am going. You should all come and experience how amazing it is. For more info, visit:



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