Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Now Read This

It's been a long time since I read a book that has made such an impact on me. It's incredible how one woman's spiritual journey across Italy, India, and Indonesia can feel like my journey - and even better - everyone's journey. If you haven't read it, do so. While men may consider this a chick book, it's not. It's a book about transformation, inspiration, learning, balance, health, friendship, love, and food. Read it.

So, read any good books lately? Do share.


Susie said...

JUST finished this last night and am obsessed. Am buying it for everyone for Christmas. Seriously changed my outlook on life too!

yournamehere said...

It sounds a lot like Rochelle, Rochelle: "A young girl's strange, erotic journey from Milan to Minsk."

Melliferous Pants said...

I need this book.

Have you read anything by Bernard Cooper? I loved "The Bill From My Father."

Anonymous said...

Of the books I've read this year I can wholeheartedly recommend the following: -

1. Big Bang: The Origin of the Universe by Simon Singh
2. The Ancestor's Tale by Richard Dawkins
3. A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson

1 and 3 and very, very enjoyable and an easy read, number 2 is very enjoyable, but a long book.

Sizzle said...

hands down, one of my all time favorites! it spoke to me on so many levels. i'm so glad you loved it too. we're so totally BFFs.

if you didn't read the time traveler's wife, why haven't you!?

Übermilf said...

I've heard about it and I would love to read it.

Unfortunately I am addicted to Soduku puzzles and waste all my free time on them.

Bill said...

I haven't read it but I may give it a go. I have, however, read "Freddy and Fredericka" by Mark Helprin (a writer I quite like) and just about pissed my pants laughing. I figure it must be a funny book when it can make you laugh out loud in the middle of the night when you're in bed and the house is empty except for a dog. Also, not so comic, but I have to love a book with passages like this:

"If only the satisfaction of want could satisfy, then satisfaction would come upon the first fulfillment of the first request. But it never does. It merely leads to other needs that lead yet again to others, for in the satisfaction of one desire lies the creation of another. Even were the lies you are told by dishonest men actually true, and even if you did truly want what you want, the minute you had it your happiness would depart."

Big Momma Pimpalishisness said...

I read this a while ago...and took notes because I'm that kind of dork. And then I bought a version in Spanish. But I sort of skipped through India. It was kind of boring to me, even though I loved Italy and Indonesia. My mother, on the other hand, is a yoga nut and loved India the best.

Scarlet Hip said...

Susie - right there with you!

Todd - you got that from Seinfeld.

Pants - seriously, read it. And I haven't read anything by him, but I will if you recommend him.

WBB - hey stranger! Love Bill Bryson. In a Sunburned Country had me laughing til I cried. I'll check it out.

Scarlet Hip said...

Sizz - you want to know how BFF we are? That book is sitting on my nightstand waiting to be read at this very moment.

Ubie - read it. It's lovely and smart and funny. Like you.

Bill - laughing out loud in the middle of the night is well worth the price of a book. I will order it immediately.

Big Momma - I loved all of it. But India seemed to be the longest part, so I can see where you would get a little impatient with it. Not Italy though. Never Italy.

Valley Girl said...

I've heard a lot about this book! I am now getting it.

Anonymous said...

Cowinkydink? just picked it up and planned on reading it this weekend.

I just read The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell and plan on reading his book Blink too.

flounder said...

I was thinking of writing a book about my spiritual journey across Iceland, Iraq and Ireland or Lebanon, Liberia and Liechtenstein, but I've never actually been to any of those places.

jiggs said...

a book about transformation, inspiration, learning, balance, health, friendship love, and food == a chick book

Miss B said...

Read it over the summer. Loved it.