Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen

by Julie Powell | Cooking, Food & Wine |
ISBN: 031610969x Global Overview for this book
Registered by bluehawaii218 of Washington, District of Columbia USA on 1/7/2007
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9 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by bluehawaii218 from Washington, District of Columbia USA on Sunday, January 7, 2007
I just realized how many memoirs about food I've read recently...

Anyway, this one was a really enjoyable one. Essentially, it chronicles the year of a woman named Julie who finds inspiration in Julia Child and her cookbook Mastering the Art of French Cooking. I think what hits most about this book is its ability to inspire readers to enjoy life and just go for it. Great book, definitely recommend it!

Releasing this one through a bookring!

Bookring list:
1) bakerwhencan (CA)
2) KarenZero (NY)
3) Bug2004 (NE)
4) HallieK (TX)
5) ExemploDucemus
6) awakeagain
7) Enidq* (arrived 10/21/07)
8) cardamom-wolfe
9) bluestocking88
10) MaryZee

Journal Entry 2 by bluehawaii218 from Washington, District of Columbia USA on Wednesday, January 17, 2007
I sent the book off to bakerwhencan today! Hopefully it arrives safely :) Enjoy! (or rather, bon appetit)

Tracking Number: 0103 8555 7499 6088 6987

Journal Entry 3 by bakerwhencan from San Francisco, California USA on Monday, January 22, 2007
I picked this up at my post office a couple days ago. Thank you bluehawaii218! I can't wait to read it.

Journal Entry 4 by bakerwhencan from San Francisco, California USA on Saturday, March 10, 2007
I don't know what I expected, but the story and how it's told was a nice surprise. I enjoyed learning about Julia Child's history (or possible history!). Made me think a little about how the recent movie "The Queen" offers a possibility of an understanding of a person.

Thank you, bluehawaii18!
Will send off to next person.

Journal Entry 5 by bakerwhencan from San Francisco, California USA on Monday, March 12, 2007
Mailed to KarenZero today.

Journal Entry 6 by KarenZero from Maplewood, New Jersey USA on Wednesday, March 28, 2007
Received safely! Will read ASAP.

Journal Entry 7 by Bug2004 from Omaha, Nebraska USA on Sunday, May 6, 2007
Picked up yesterday's mail today and found this in my mailbox!! Fun! Thanks for sharing...will get to soon!!!

Journal Entry 8 by wingAnonymousFinderwing on Monday, June 11, 2007
Just wanted to let you know that I am just about done w/ this. I got hit w/ several books, so I am moving as fast as I can!:) Will be moving soon!!!

Journal Entry 9 by Bug2004 from Omaha, Nebraska USA on Monday, June 11, 2007
Sorry...the above entry was me!! Forgot to log in!

Journal Entry 10 by Bug2004 from Omaha, Nebraska USA on Wednesday, July 18, 2007
Phew!! Sorry for the delay....finally got through this one. Not too sure how I feel about this one. There were parts(the beginning and the end) that I really enjoyed. Somewhere in the middle it just dragged for me. Unfortunately, I am just the type that has to finish a book I've started, so I kept on plugging away...which I am glad I did because the end was the only part I really, really liked.

I, quite honestly, didn't care much for the author's voice in this one...she kind of got on my nerves. :( She kind of jumped all over the place....stories bleeding into other stories, etc. Hmmmm...just not sure. Not the worst book I've ever read certainly, but far from the best.

Thanks for the chance to read it, bluehawaii....I appreciate your patience!!!! I mailed it off today to HallieK.

Journal Entry 11 by HallieK from Austin, Texas USA on Tuesday, July 24, 2007
Got this in the mail today along with another bookring. I'll do my best to get through them in a reasonable amount of time. Thanks!

Journal Entry 12 by HallieK from Austin, Texas USA on Friday, August 10, 2007
I love this book! Julie is a riot and I love her style. She's so very real and honest. I will certainly be digging up a copy of Julia's cookbook because I must see some of these pictures and directions. Especially the stuffed duck.

Thank you so much for sharing this book. It was a fun read!

I actually mailed this one out 9/26. Sorry for the delay!

Journal Entry 13 by ExemploDucemus on Sunday, September 30, 2007
Received the book from Novielli yesterday, and started reading today.

Thank you.

Journal Entry 14 by ExemploDucemus on Thursday, October 4, 2007
I loved this book, it was humorous, informative and, at times, something everyone could relate to.

Sending it home as soon as I receive an address.

Journal Entry 15 by ExemploDucemus on Tuesday, October 9, 2007
Book mailed out today to the next on list. Enjoy when you receive it

Journal Entry 16 by awakeagain from Port Murray, New Jersey USA on Friday, October 12, 2007
Rec'd this book today. I'm halfway through reading the previous bookring and should be starting this one this weekend. It's funny how bookrings that you joined at different times seem to all come at once!
This is odd. I just looked back at this entry and I remember journaling before I mailed it. Must have left the page before my journal was saved.

Maybe it's just that I've been doing Weight Watchers the last couple of years but most of the recipes sounded very unappetizing to me. Julie's attitude toward her husband through much of the book reminded me of the wife in Bitter is the New Black. One can only hope the real life marriage is better than it sounds in the books they write.

Many of the New York apartment stories really rang true. I don't miss living there for a moment. I was kind of surprised the Julia Child was so unfriendly about the whole thing but it was an interesting addition to the book.

Journal Entry 17 by wingAnonymousFinderwing on Sunday, October 21, 2007
Just got in the mail. Thanks. I cannot wait to read and post.

Journal Entry 18 by Enidq on Sunday, October 21, 2007
Sorry, the above post was mine. Forgot to log in. ;P

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