Thursday, February 05, 2009

Book Report: Julie & Julia

So many food books recently! I guess they make for good and hearty winter reading.

A friend gave me her old copy of Julie & Julia a few weeks ago. You've probably already read it and heard that it is being turned into a movie as we speak.

If you haven't yet, I would recommend picking it up at the library. It's a quick read and an interesting look at the power of the internet combined with a good project. But watch out for "second hand anxiety" from the author's life qualms. Reading right before bed about stress over work, marriage, baby and blog choices isn't a particularly great recipe for a good night sleep.

One perk, though: I have a hankering to make coq au vin again. Mmm.

7 comments:

CJ said...

I loved the book too--I wonder how the movie will be.

Jenny M said...

I so just bought this book for $3.00 at Barnes and Nobles 75% off sale. I can't wait to read it!

Julie said...

I would read this book based on title and cover alone. It's so pretty.

amy said...

Loved it! Didn't know about the movie & can't wait to see it!

Arielle Lee Bair said...

This book has been on my list for a while now. A friend read it and loves it and has been telling me to read it already! I didn't know it was going to be a movie. :)

Maija said...

Super fun read. I saw her speak on her book tour in Portland, and she's very endearingly normal! I think that's what makes her story so relatable - 20/30 something not sure what to do with the rest of their life.

Caroline said...

so loved this book and gave it to all my female relatives!!