Wednesday, April 28, 2010

what i'm reading wednesdays

I about half way through "The Secret Life of Bees" and I am loving it!

I purchased My Life in France the memoir of Julia Child in preparation for my trip to Hawaii. I am not really a beach person ( gasp!). But I know the girls will have have fun playing in the sand and water, so if I have to lie there, I might as well have a good book to keep me company.





I became enamoured with Julia Child after watching Julie and Julia. I love reading autobiographies and memoirs, so I thought this would be a good choice. Has anyone read it? What are your thoughts?

Oh, and I watched The Time Traveller's Wife. Was it just me or did they not portray Gomez in the same way as his character in the book? I didn't like him too much in the book, but in the movie he was likeable.

Maybe I missed something?

16 comments:

Sandy a la Mode said...

i LOVED watching julie and julia but i have not read this book yet! working on your tan while reading a good book is the perfect thing to do at the beach!! =) oh and sipping fruity cocktails too hahahaha!

Queenie Jeannie said...

I haven't seen either movie but both are on my list to watch!! I have heard this book is great!

Elizabeth said...

No you are spot on about Gomez. The book and the movie were two different creatures entirely to me, both enjoyable though.

And I want to read Julia's memoir too...I love that you're taking it to the beach :)

Peggy said...

I just watched Julie and Julia last night - it was great! I never knew all that about Julia Child - so interesting. I'm sure the book is great!

Jo Jo said...

I LOVED Julie and Julia, it was actually one of my inspirations for starting a blog.

Reading My Life in France is one of my 101 in a 1001 goals so I am excited to hear what you think about it.

D&D said...

i love everything about julia child and i totally loved her memoir. she had such a zest for life and learning. great read.

ever read cooking for mr. latte? i think you'd like it.

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

I think the reason they portrayed Gomez the way they did is because it would have been too hard to portray him the way he was in the book - would have made the movie longer. Maybe they had a time limit?

And I JUST watched Julie and Julia YESTERDAY. It didn't look good to me but I ended up really enjoying the movie.

sheer whimsy said...

oh! i've seen secret life of bees but haven't read it. do you think the movie lives up to the book?

Gracie said...

I haven't read that book but it looks fascinating. I will have to check it out. And I haven't seen Julie and Julia yet but I want to. I don't mind autobiographies and memoirs. I guess it depends.

Still haven't watched The Time Traveller's Wife but I have read the book.

beingdena said...

Darling do let me know if you recently read any AMAZING books, going on holiday and like you i love reading while I'm away. I always have one feet in the pool while reading :)

x

Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

i reaaaaly want to read this soon, it has been sitting on my amazon basket for ever
Cant wait!!

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I haven't read The Time Traveller's Wife, but I saw the movie and I cried my eyes out!!!

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Brandi said...

I have My Life In France sitting on my bookshelf. It's patiently waiting for my classes are over to be read. That's at least another month and a half away though. As for Time Traveller's Wife and The Secret Life of Bees...more books I haven't read. Now, Kant's Critique of Pure Reason, I can check that one off thanks to class this quarter.

Alely L. said...

the julie and julia movie is what inspired me to do the flickr project365/blog for the year 2010. love that movie. now i want to read that book!
also, i am not a big beach person either but the beaches on the islands are the best! you might be surprised and find yourself actually playing in the water.

Sarah said...

Oh, I loved the Secret Life of Bees! Such a wonderful book! So jealous of the idea of reading My Life in France on the beach in Hawaii...

You Are My Fave said...

You will love this book. It just reenforces how awesome Julia is and makes you long to go to France.