6.11.2009

Things I Bought Thursdays


This week it was more gastro-lit (a term I shamelessly stole from Lisa, who I am beyond smitten with by the way…)

I finally bought Julia Child’s memoir which has been at the top of my list since reading Judith Jones’ (Julia’s editor for all of her cookbooks) memoir earlier this year.

Can’t wait to dive in…

p.s. -- an initial peruse of the book revealed that the cover photo is actually homemade valentine that Julia and Paul sent out to all their friends….one of their traditions. Lovely, no?

p.p.s -- my ebay items are ending today... if you're interested ;-)

16 comments:

erin said...

oh! i've been wanting to read this, too!

Amy said...

This is one of my favorite books! I think you will love it!

Kristine said...

You will love book! I read this last summer. Another great book (if you haven't already read it) is Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver. It's about her family's journey to only eat locally and seasonally for one year. It was the the most eye-opening read for me about the food we eat.

Kris

ellen said...

I am reading that book for book club this month and I've read about 30 pages and it's delightful!

Estelle said...

Oh, of course you will love this book. I read it a few months ago and so enjoyed it. Just a reminder of how much one can accomplish when they uncover their true passion in life. So inspirational. P.S. so excited for your new blog.

Leslie said...

you will love this book! i read it last summer and fell in love with Julia and her husband. and the julie/julia moving that's coming out is based partially on it too!

Katie said...

I'm so glad you're reading it! It's among my top five favorites. I read it last summer backpacking through Ecuador, and despite my incredible surroundings, I found myself truly wishing I were in Paris...

I'm still wishing... :-)

Happy for you and your new blog! I'm right there with you 100% on your food philosophy. Actually, I think we're living parallel lives, I'm just trying to catch up to you.

You are just the coolest.

LeniStav said...

Oh, please let us know whether you liked the book! I've been eying it for awhile now!

Stephanie said...

A friend just gifted this to me on my way to the airport the other day. I wish I could say I've had time to open it, but alas, an overgrown rose garden awaits...

Can't wait to break it open!

p.s. love that you are starting a new blog!

Jill said...

i loved this book! julia child used to live in cambridge, and i once saw her at the grocery store. perhaps my only celebrity sighting. hope you enjoy the book...it's truly delightful!

Kristin said...

I loved this book! I wish you'd told me, I would have just sent it to you so you didn't have to buy now... I'm all about sharing books.

Let us know what you think!

xo, Kristin

PS - I totally want to copy that idea for valentine's day cards...

Molly Jean said...

oooh, would love to read this book before summer's end...please let us know how it is!

Apt. #34 said...

such a wonderful read - if you haven't yet be sure to pick up Julie and Julia before the movie comes out. Too great!

misslissa said...

Have not read this book, but by far the best book I've read lately is American Wife. It's a great story. You should definitely check it out.

Marty J. Christopher said...

I bought this book a while back and am hoping to read it this summer! Can't wait to hear what you think!

Janis said...

You'll love this book! I literally read it cover to cover last summer and I recently re-read it too. So good! Think I'll have to pick up the memoir by Judith Jones. (Julia talks about her a lot in her book.)