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I loved the movie “Julie/Julia” when it came out.  When I see a really great movie, generally, I’ll read the book and love them both even more. Not in this case. The book, Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen by Julie Powell was probably about the worst, and most offensive  book I’ve ever read. Julie Powell’s writing style is geared toward shock, with a very great emphasis on sex, her narcissistic tendencies, and her Republican bashing.  It reads like a high school writing project – in my opinion.  This is not a book I’ll be keeping on my Kindle!

Makes me love the movie more.  Of course, the screenplay wasn’t written by Julie Powell, it was by Nora Ephron.

I love movies – I love several kinds of movies:

  • Any movie where cooking is a big part of it (No Reservations is another one I loved)
  • Baseball movies (all of them)
  • Period movies (love especially the Jane Austen ones, and anything on the Royals)
  • Disaster movies (weird huh?)

I have a hugely diverse book and movie library…

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