Books (2)

Eat, Pray, Love

by Elizabeth Gilbert 

A  wonderful gift from a friend, i can indeed say that the book  really does capture ” a  woman’s search for everything”.  I actually read the  book while i was waiting in line for different bureaucratic procedures, and i can say that time flew.

In times of desperation is when we need friends the most. But, we need hope the most. Life is too short to waste it on regrets and on clinging to the past –  and even if the journey is filled with obstacles, that only makes the destination a lot more attractive.

It is a book i so sincere, so open and so colored. Simple, and yet sophisticated. The movie with the same name does not really do the book any justice –  it just tries to capture all the  emotions of the book but, in my opinion, fails.

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A Hundred Years of Solitude

by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

 There is no dialogue in the book.

I got completely drawn into the atmosphere of the book –  and i started reading it on a day i was not feeling 100%. It  is highly motivational, but in a weird sense –  all if does is tell a story ( quite a few, actually) and there are a lot of things that  any of us can relate to. It is simple, yet so complex that sometimes it is hard to keep on track. It makes one think outside the box, for non of us are alone, even in the most desperate of situations, there   is a light at the end of the tunnel. And that light usually comes from the window  of our homes.

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The House of the Sisters

by Charlotte Link

It starts like  a typical novel –  cheesy and predictable,  but it becomes so much more really fast. I was actually reading it during my holiday in Rome with my sister, and on the beach, there was another woman reading the same book  –  just a weird coincidence :)

The book is a bit of a biography : early 20th century, war, movement of the “suffragette”, riots. Both educational and motivational, it is a book for the  weak sex –  as it shows us that we are not at all weak. 

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Into a million little pieces

by James Frey

Those who enjoyed TRAINSPOTTING  will enjoy this book.

It does not tell you not to do drugs. It does not tell you they are bad.  The book is just about an extreme case of drug and  other substances addiction. And it is not pretty.

Even when one thinks there  is nothing left, there is  something. Hope. Love. Dedication.

 

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