Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Julie and Julia

So I only purchased this book on Wednesday, but I'm already finished with it. I finished Renaissance Souls on Wednesday night and started Julie and Julia by Julie Powell (I've reluctantly linked to the version with the movie cover, because the copy I have is the one that is evidently not published anymore and therefore $40 at least!) on Thursday. And actually, although I'm just writing about it now, I finished in Sunday night. Needless to say, it was AWESOME!

I don't know why I didn't pick this book up years ago. I've seen it in book stores for a long time, but I've never been that interested. Sadly, it took the movie previews to get me excited. I'm still looking forward to seeing the movie, but wanted to read the book first. I am so glad that I did! The book is funny, heart-felt, and full of both delicious and disgusting sounding recipes.

I was somewhat surprised that there wasn't more about Julia Child. I suppose I was expecting more biographical information (there is definitely some, but not quite as much as I expected). Since Meryl Streep is playing Julia Child in the movie, I wonder if she won't have a more prominent role in that version. I thought it was coming out in a few weeks, but just figured out that it doesn't open until August 7th. Boo! Oh well. I guess it's good that I read the book then!!


Heather said...

I'll have to look into this book on your recommendation. I saw the author speak w/ a panel of other bloggers a few years ago, and unfortunately, I was really turned off by her...it was pretty weird.

Jackie said...

Just started Julie and Julia..but i am so busy with work that i am having to read for minutes at a time... it seems really cute and of course, I can't wait for the movie. I have my mother's copy of Julia child's book and several others. Love them! So glad to find your site!

Melita said...

i can't wait to see the movie. you'll have to let us know if the movie does the book justice or not.