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Eat Pray Love

Cover of "Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Se...

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Title: Eat Pray Love

Author: Elizabeth Gilbert

 

So this is going to be an off review since I honestly couldn’t finish either the book or the movie. I wasn’t a huge fan of the beginning but I loved the part that took place in Italy. I got half way through India and was thoroughly bored. I tried to get into it the way I got into Italy. I just couldn’t. I will confess. I began reading the book because I wanted to see the movie and I have this thing where, if I know the movie is based on a book beforehand, I do my best to read it prior to seeing it. I don’t like to have someone’s face in the novel unless it is because the author did a fantastic job describing them and I can mentally imagine the words being acted out in my head. I hope to hunker down and finish it eventually but my attention span is on vacation right now and I seem to get distracted by random thoughts or my dog barking at something outside at the present time.

 

If you loved the book and/or the movie don’t ruin it for me. I am sure I could use some encouragement to finish though. đŸ™‚ Leave some in the comments if you wish.

The Kommandant’s Girl

Cover of "Kommandant's Girl (MIRA)"

Cover of Kommandant's Girl (MIRA)

Book title: The Kommandant’s Girl

Author: Pam Jenoff

This book was given to me when I participated in a secret sister exchange. It has been one of the best gifts I ever received. I love historical fiction especially when it takes place during WWII.

Even though this particular story is fiction it makes me wonder how many people actually were able to lead a double life in the resistance movements to help end the war faster. Emma, the main character, didn’t seem that smart to me at first but she was also only 19. Throughout the book she grows and makes decisions that only seem to complicate her life more. The odds of getting caught were always high and Emma had to be a smooth talker and show no signs of a guilty conscience to survive.

It raises the question of how far would you be willing to go save your family and yourself?