Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Have you read this book?

Saturday, I drove to Louisville and met Jan Scarbrough and Maddie James at a movie theater, where we saw Julie & Julia. The movie was great! So impressive, in fact, that it almost made me want to cook! Fortunately we went out for lunch instead.

Still thinking of the movie that evening, I started looking at books. (Not cookbooks either. Sorry--not really my thing.)

I found what I wanted at Fictionwise: My Life In France, by Julia Child. I was quite taken with the romance of Julia and Paul Child as depicted in the movie.

Have any of you read this book? Do you recommend it? I'm pondering the purchase...

Magdalena

7 comments:

  1. I began reading chapter one, and I think it would be a good read.

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  2. So...you have the book? Or you found a place to read the first chapter?

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  3. I clicked on your link, and it gave me the option of reading the first chapter. I don't know if it is the whole first chapter, but I read the first several paragraphs, and the voice was great.

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  4. That is so sad. You clicked on my link and read an excerpt I hadn't seen. Good grief! Sometimes I'm simply too weak (or lazy) (or forgetful) to scroll down...
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  5. Scrolling down - that's an interesting topic. DH and I were talking about it the other night. He thinks "scrolling down" is an antiquated way to view information on the computer screen. Think a scroll compared to a book. You ought to have some perspective since you're the ebook queen, or maybe I should say the ebook ambassador.

    Do you see what time it is? I've been up since 3. UGH!!

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  6. Interesting perspective on scrolling. I like the idea of seeing it like an antiquated papyrus scroll...

    So your husband would prefer, instead of scrolling down, to be able to click a button and see a new page on his computer screen?

    As it relates to ebook reading, that's the way Microsoft Reader works. Adobe and Mobipocket books are read by scrolling down. And I have begun to really like the MS Reader page changes in comparison. Hm...

    What? So excited about your new book being on PAGE ONE OF FICTIONWISE that you can't sleep? Makes total sense to me. Go THE CLERGY AFFAIR!

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  7. I WISH that were the reason. I had a good day yesterday, but my daughter got in the bed with us about 3, and usually when I wake up in the night, the night time demons come visit. Those pesky guys are all the thoughts going through my head like what I should have done the day before, any negative comment someone has made to me, and just yucky stuff like that. So, I play Goldilocks (try out all the beds in the house), I pray (try to lay those burdens down at Jesus' feet and NOT snatch them back, but I usually do anyway), and if I really, really can't get back to sleep I get on the computer.

    Oh, it was hard to get out of bed this morning at 6:50 when I had gotten back into it at 5:15.

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