What Do Women Read When
They Travel Alone??
I just finished this book and I think it is amazing. Anna Hunt, a young successful journalist interviewing posh celebraties in London leaves the city-slick lifestyle (and everything that goes with it: the fame, the money..), for a break in Peru that is to change her life forever. She not only meets `the man of her dreams’, he also appears to be her guru and with his help she discovers the power that lies within herself. In two summers she becomes a Shaman, still wearing her stiletto’s in the other part of her life…but now healing people in different ways. Well done, Anna!
I was in the bookstore in East Tawas and asked the lady she has any books about traveling and personal development. I love the combination: cause that’s what you do when you travel alone: you have to find your way, meet people, make connections, see other cultures and learn, learn, learn. I love it. See, I am addicted to lifetime learning. So I gave her some examples)
Some reviewers criticized the book because they thought McCandless showed a lack of respect for the Alaskan wilderness. But still, Chris touched the life of many people wheb he travelled and hitch-hiked cross country from his well-to-do suburban home. I have great respect for that.
Even Eat, Pray, Love is a turnpager. Yes it has negative and positive reviews. But be honest, much of the modern world is in search of God, Spirituality (look at the shelves at bookstores in the ‘self help’ area!).
Elizabeth Gilbert’s voice is just one of many that calls for recognition and a cry for guidance to destiny and the things that give us peace and happiness in the infinite sense.
But let me get back to the book store in East Tawas. I thought mentioning these examples might ring a bell. But the lady turned at me and said ‘Oh my dear, believe me.. I don’t really have time to read books…”
Huh??? You work in a bookstore and you don’t have time to read? Oh haha, that is so funny! But it is such a shame. I love reading and use my vacations to empy my shelves so I can run to the next Waterstone’s!