on March 13, 2015 :
I was very lucky to be gifted this book, and I am thoroughly enjoying it.
Described on the back cover as, “A holistic approach to recharging sexual intimacy,” I thought this book might be just what hubby and I need after having a new baby. There’s no crystal ball needed to guess that our house is empty of sexual intimacy and has been since the new one was born almost two months ago. Now don’t get me wrong, I didn’t pick up this book ready to rush into the bedroom, but I did pick it up with an open mind.
I will admit that the first sentence was a mouthful for me, I am more used to the easy flowing style of fiction reading and this is no fictional book. So I took a deep breath, mustered a bit more ‘pay attention’ and kept reading.
The book describes elements of our life, such as being in love, or the actual act of having sex, as individual stories or narratives in our lives and as such we can change the way these narratives are written.
The book also coins the term ‘LoveLove’, which has stuck in my mind as being a deeper form of love, that point where the negative strings attached are cut free and only the good stuff remains. But for this review I went back and re-read the books actual definition, I don’t want to ‘put words into the author’s mouth’. So – LoveLove in the book is defined as “the best of in-love with unconditional love and joy, while releasing any negative components of in-love.”
Sounds pretty good to me.
This certainly is a must read for anyone with an interest in philosophy, zen, the idea of a goddess, or in mindfulness. All of these areas are touched upon in the book.
The title of the book is “LoveLove, invite more pleasure into your life”. Which does lend itself immediately to thoughts of physical pleasures, but the principals that the book talks about can be applied throughout other areas of your life. So even if you think you have the intimacy section covered, this book is still worth the read and could hold some real insight for you too.
As I began chapter two, I was becoming more and more aware of the books usefulness in other areas of life, and then I had a revelation. The book maps out questions, and invites the reader to participate and think as you are reading. The questions in chapter two really made me think about an argument that hubby and I had just last night and just like that, like a light bulb moment, I realized we are both going about this parenting thing the wrong way! I won’t go into detail, because the details have nothing to do with the book, but I have shared this moment with you to show how much I really believe in the value of this book.
Ok, this is fast becoming the longest review I have ever written. As you’ve already guessed I loved this book, I recommend it and think everyone should give it a go. Just pick it up with an open mind and see if it sparks for you like it has for me.
(reviewed 5 days after purchase)