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Thursday, February 13, 2014


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Erin @ The Impatient Gardener

I couldn't agree more, Linda. I'm not a huge Elizabeth Gilbert fan, but it was the botany aspect of the book that led me to pick it up. By three-quarters of the way through I was thoroughly annoyed with it but felt like I had invested so much time into it already I owed it to myself to see it through to the end. I thought the whole thing was a rather self-indulgent exercise by Gilbert.

I'm a bit relieved to read that you were similarly disappointed in the book. I was thinking maybe there was something I missed with all the hubbub about it.


Erin — ​So glad to know I am not alone.

I felt the same way, that I'd gone too far to abandon it. I kept thinking she would somehow redeem the story. Duh!

Janet Maslin in the NYTimes gave it a pretty good review and had it in her best list at the end of the year which is what spurred me on.

I am swearing off on best selling popular books!​

Lisa — ​I think you and I and Erin got hooked in because we are gardeners. I find it fascinating that we all had the same response . . .

Lisa at Greenbow

I also read this book and ended up wondering why I finished it. Not a satisfying read except for a few tidbits as you mention.

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