Monday, March 22, 2010

soul suckers... in movie adaptation form

i have been in the need of a good,
escape from stress and "educationy" literature...

and i found this book on one of my employees' desk.

a roommate had read this and i always wanted too,
but just never "had time"

so i made a pouty face, and she let me take it home.

i love to read good writing again.
it almost makes me sad.
like i should have done more in life so far.
like tried to learn to write, or even just travel more.
i have never made it out of the country,
despite my love of food and travelling thus far.

i am not done reading,
so i may yet comment again, but here...

"I walk up the stairs to my fourth-floor apartment, all alone. I let myself into my tiny little studio, all alone. I shut the door behind me. Another solitary bedtime in Rome. Another long night's sleep ahead of me, with nobody and nothing in my bed except a pile of Italian phrasebooks and dictionaries.

I am alone, I am all alone, I am completely alone.

Grasping this reality, I let go of my bag, drop to my knees and press my forehead against the floor. There, I offer up to the universe a fervent prayer of thanks.

First in English.

Then in Italian.

And then—just to get the point across—in Sanskrit."

-elizabeth gilbert (eat pray love)

italy would thrill me completely.
some day, i will allow that beautiful land
to consummate my passport's life.

i just hope i am able to stay long enough
to rent a scooter and ride everywhere i wanna go with cc
in that city of love and carbs

and i think i will take my mother to see this on her birthday:
(julia roberts? not sure yet, but could be fantastic)

and, thanks to netflix,
we just watched this movie:

cc enjoyed it,
i wept through it.
happy tears, mostly sad ones.

fabulous flick with some stunning performances.
that young dakota is really quite fun to watch emote.
admittedly, you must come prepared/be in the mood,
but when you are, it is worth it.

oh, and the movie was formerly this novel here:

one i may attempt to read again soon.
but the movie left a sweet taste,
maybe we'll just keep it at that.

what do i read next??

[and no, it doesn't necessarily have to become/have a movie that goes with it]


  1. Prayers for Sale by Sandra Dallas. I loved it.

  2. Do you still have Secret Life of Bees?...Read it, liked it, need to watch it! I need to hurry up and finish the book I'm in right now so I can read Eat, Pray, Love and watch the movie with you this summer!

  3. The Shack, if you can move past some of the not so true concepts, the book has an amazing message. I am about half way throuhg with it and think it's fabulous.:)

  4. you'll have to tell me how you end up liking, i couldn't get through more than the first 50 pgs because i thought she was extremely self deprecating, i hear it's better in the middle/end. i just started the girl with the dragon tattoo and it's really good, but if you liked secret life of bees you will LOVE 'The Help'

  5. i second the help, it's one of my top 5 books. i also just finished moloka'i, which was brilliant. you've convinced me that i should take the secret life of bees off of my shelf and actually read it!

  6. omg! if it weren't for school I would be have finished reading this book. Im at the part where they finally meet the honey lady. I really like it so far.

  7. I really want to read Eat Love Pray and see the movie too! I loved The Secret Life of Bees, great movie as well. I love your blog thanks for sharing.