A Book and a Movie

As an SMAD and English major reading is naturally a huge part of my life.  But even before college, I was always the nerd with her nose buried in a book. (Don’t worry, I loved it!)  So this summer I found the perfect job.  The restaurants around my hometown weren’t hiring and since retail is essentially cruel and unusual punishment, I took over the job my sister had the summer before; I worked at a bank. I know you’re thinking besides pay above minimum wage, there doesn’t seem to be much of a benefit to this job.  This is where you’re wrong.  As a summer floater, I went to a different branch of the bank everyday and besides my bagged lunch, the one thing I always had with me was a book.  My summer was set- I was getting paid to do my favorite thing in the world, read. Usually getting through about three books a week, I made a huge dent in my “To-Read” list.  And one of the books I had the pleasure of reading was Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert.

My love for books and movies is basically equal.  I always read the book before seeing the movie, and this book was no exception.  Knowing that UPB would most likely bring Eat, Pray, Love to Grafton-Stovall at some point in the year, I eagerly read the book and feel in love with the story.  Elizabeth Gilbert writes this autobiographical story of her travels through Italy, India, and Bali and quickly spread to me the travel bug. Take the opportunity to read the book and definitely go see this movie!

~Maggie Moran, Creative Director