Apr 30, 2013

How 'Bout Them Reads: Julie & Julia

I have been in a reading rut lately. Seriously struggling with reading. I have been trying to read this book for awhile. In fact, I have been trying to get through many books lately, but none have been able to keep my interest for very long. But I was determined to get through a book - any book - and this was the book I was determined to get through. And finally finally finally I did!

Julie & Julia
Julie Powell

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I could go through this book but I'm not sure I want to honestly, so go watch the movie. Whoa! Step back! Did I seriously just recommend someone watch the movie instead of reading the book? I guess I should confess something then: I pretty much hated this book. But the movie is one of my favorites. The worst part and what makes me hate this book even more is that it makes me like the movie a little less. 

Okay, so I still love the movie and I'm going to try and block this book out of my memory so I can love the movie in happy bliss. So why did I hate this movie so much? Mostly because I found Julie Powell to be a boring, overly wordy writer, and as a person I find her annoying, over-dramatic, and a bit rude. But that's just how I feel. You can feel however you want about her and about her book. I'm just happy I'm done reading it. Maybe I'll go watch the movie now. I recommend you do that too, just skip the book. 


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