Sunday, March 16, 2008

So frustrating...

OK, y'all know how much I love a good book. I'm also usually very interested in books that have a focus on Spirituality. That said? I CANNOT get in to Oprah's pick, "A New Earth, Awakening to your Life's Purpose." I've even downloaded the audio version, as well as two of her podcasts with the author (She is really doing this book up - which is why I thought it would be such a great read. She's got online classes, interviews, forums. She's Presenting this book!) The genius is lost on me.

Is anyone else having a hard time with this book? Should I just put it down until things calm down a little in my life? Because, seriously... when someone is this pumped about a book I feel sort of like an idiot when I just don't get it. And, it's not that I'm trying to "buy into" the feeling of the book - I don't read these books necessarily because I agree with that they are writing about. I read them because I generally find all points of view interesting - and sometimes I learn from other's opinions. Usually they at least get me thinking, either in agreement or disagreement isn't the important thing. I like that they make me think and feel and search.

Life is weird right now, maybe chick lit would be a wise detour for me. Perhaps what I need right now is a bit of warm, funny, fluffy giggles. Because I? Am all about the intellectual side of life!!!! Right?

5 comments:

Vanessa said...

I've heard fabulous things about this book too but have not yet purchased it because there is so much emotional drama in my life right now I'm just not sure I could give it a fair read. My most recent reads are Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards, Everyone Else's Girl by Megan Crane (very funny and light) and Waiting by Deb Ginsberg.

Martha said...

What? You mean if I want to find out the hooopla of this book I"m going to have to read it myself?
And that's not likely to happen....since I quit reading "Oprah's" picks when all she was picking were stories of women struggling and sadness. All I need to do to read that junk is check out the tabloids. I want to be entertained when I read.

Having said that, a good friend of mine recenetly suggested I check out some of the other works by Philippa Gregory. So, I'm going back in time thanks to this delightful woman's book suggestions. YOu really should listen to her...she's got good taste in books.

Dodi said...

I've heard that she does, indeed, have pretty good taste in books!

I've decided to put it aside for a little while. Maybe it just isn't time for me to awake to my life's purpose just right now. After all, I'm only 43. Just a baby, really. Plenty of time for that serious stuff this summer?
I'm going to re-read Harry Potter / Deathly Hallows. I need something I can lose myself in that isn't too deep - and a re-read will do just that for me.

Sitting in Silence said...

Dont you hate when you cant get into a book, that has rav reveiws...

I too have been lost more times then once on a famous O Book !

Look up Liz Byrski and her book Gang of four...(this is my fav)...every woman needs a gang of four...

Let me know what you think.

tz said...

I could loan you my fundamentals of nursing book...it's a riot and has pictures...

I always feel like a failure when I don't 'get' books like that...I feel spiritually inferior...