Archive for February 14, 2007

Picking Out a Lovely Book

February 14, 2007

Have you met a more lovey-dovey bird than this one? I think not. On a day like today I like to pull out a book, maybe some poetry, and read to Mrs. Raven. One can pick up any number of titles about love, romantic and otherwise, to get into the spirit of the day. One recommendation, new in paperback, is Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman’s Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia by Elizabeth Gilbert.

From the publisher’s description:

love.JPGThis beautifully written, heartfelt memoir touched a nerve among both readers and reviewers. Gilbert tells how she made the difficult choice to leave behind all the trappings of modern American success (marriage, house in the country, career) and find, instead, what she truly wanted from life. Setting out for a year to study three different aspects of her nature amid three different cultures, Gilbert explored the art of pleasure in Italy and the art of devotion in India, and then a balance between the two on the Indonesian island of Bali. By turns rapturous and rueful, this is a wise and funny author whom Booklist calls Anne Lamott’s hip, yoga- practicing, footloose younger sister.