Eat, Pray and Love.
My rating: 3 out of 5 stars.
This book got me glued at the beginning for the fact it was delivered in a brutally honest manner with self-deprecating humor infused in between.
I do like the way she questioned some of her beliefs, rants about them and then I would not call them repetitive but reflecting on how her mind interprets or travels around some of those painful areas. It’s difficult to jump into the unknown and take a break when you are heartbroken, I appreciate her for that… She set out on the most needed journey at the most sensitive time of her life.
I liked the way she has tapped into her mind struggles while trying to sustain a mediation session and verbalized them, this level of detailing stood out.
Frankly, for me, I lost interest in the “Indonesia” part and do not find her reason to visit that place too compelling. She has agreed on the same lines while during her airport mind talk. The whole stay and stories about in and around got boring. Especially, I hated to read the broken English excerpts that were long which were an “as-is” conversation with her medicine man of Indonesia. I believe they were repetitive, sometimes gross, and inconsequential.
Her quest for love seemed influenced by many factors like someone who would ‘spoil and dote’ on her, rather than a satisfaction gained after meeting a ‘Kindred’ soul.
Overall it gets me to keep the rating at ‘three stars’. An interesting one time read.
The Rosie Project (Don Tillman, #1)
My rating: 4 out of 5 stars.
This has been one of the best books I have read in 2016. It made me ‘laugh out loud’ and that’s too unlikely when I read. Sure it must have looked like something when I laughed out at 12:30 am in the night, just a few pages in the book then.
If you know someone who seems emotionally inept/or you take care of someone on the spectrum/Asperger then you should consider this book. Besides, if you like the “Sheldon cooper” character in the Big bang theory, this book will be a refreshing read for you! It’s entertaining and chooses to offer you an alternate/practical view about people who have Asperger/autism. You will feel the lives of such people when you read some of “Don’s” real-world challenges and what he does about them. It’s beautifully narrated and you will re-read several sections to relive the humor.
I took a star off, I felt the end of the book was rushed into. Also, the paternity search became somewhat a drag in the ending chapters. Readers deserve justice with a clear end and should not be left guessing it. Apart from that, it was awesome.
Why NOT ME?
My rating 1 out of 5.
I picked this as this showed up in the “my recommended read” section during browsing. I tried hard to like it- completed reading anyway.
Throughout, I had no clue why I was reading it! The book offered no moral/life perspective/solace or entertainment. I am not sure how it made it to the top, did not strike a chord with me. The author has tried hard to induce humor and her failing attempts are apparent in the work. It’s an account of all random walks of her life. They are thrown off as if you were reading random pages of someone’s diary. The last part of the Latin teacher’s fantasy letters was beyond my understanding/totally misplaced content. Book seemed to have many fillers!
Maybe it’s just me. Pick a summary, see if you will like it, and then spend time on it. Good luck with that