Thursday, June 18, 2009

Read the book BEFORE you see the movie giveaway: Julie & Julia by Julie Powell


Julie & Julia, the bestselling memoir that's "irresistible....A kind of Bridget Jones meets The French Chef" (Philadelphia Inquirer), is now a major motion picture. Julie Powell, nearing thirty and trapped in a dead-end secretarial job, resolves to reclaim her life by cooking in the span of a single year, every one of the 524 recipes in Julia Child's legendary Mastering the Art of French Cooking. Her unexpected reward: not just a newfound respect for calves' livers and aspic, but a new life-lived with gusto. The film version is written and directed by Nora Ephron and stars Amy Adams as Julie and Meryl Streep as Julia.

I have this wonderful book sitting here and I have been meaning to read it. But you know how it goes, I just haven't gotten to it yet! I simply have to make more time to read (anyone know how to add a couple of hours to the day?). Anyway, I have a little OCD about seeing movies that started out as books. I need to read the book first. I just do. For some reason, once the book is in my imagination I have no trouble watching someone else's imagining of it. But if I see the movie first, then my imagination never gets to do the work and it ruins things for me. Soooooo....

The movie is scheduled for release on August 7. This giveaway will be open until midnight eastern time on July 5, that should give the five lucky winners time to read the book before they see it! So leave me a comment here to enter! For an extra entry you can become a follower (if you follow already, you get the extra entry automatically), blog about the giveaway or tweet it on twitter. If you blog or tweet please leave a separate comment with the link. Winners will be drawn at random and must have a US or Canada mailing address (no PO Boxes). Many thanks to Anna at Hachette for providing the books for this giveaway! Good luck everyone and be sure to visit Julie's fantastic blog (that's how I know I am going to love this book, I already love her blog!).

61 comments:

Jess said...

I'd like to be entered to win. The movie trailer for this is great.
jessica(at)fan(dot)com

MJ said...

I have to read the book first too. This sounds good.

mj.coward[at]gmail.com

Amanda said...

I'd love to win this one! And I too have to read the book before seeing the movie or like you my imagination has a hard time. Thanks!

Rebecca Cox said...

I have been watching the previews and would love to see the movie, but you are right, the book is always better so reading it first would be fabulous.
rebecca.cox@charter.net

Rebecca Cox said...

I am a follower in goggle reader.
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Rebecca Cox said...

I tweeted this contest at ccqdesigns

LuAnn said...

Yay! I'd love to win this book!

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teabird said...

I'd love to read this - Julia Child was always one of my favorites on tv. Just became a follower, too --

teabird 17 AT yahoo DOT com

thanks!

Mom of 5 Boys said...

I love the idea behind this book, and I'd love to read it! Thanks for the giveaway. I am a subscriber in igoogle reader.

chey said...

Wonderful giveaway!
I like to watch the movie first. They have to leave out so much and I don't enjoy the movie so much when I'm disagreeing with their choices. But then, the closest movie theatre is about 150 miles away, so I usually do read the book first.

chey127 at hotmail dot com

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

No need to enter me. I'm dropping in to say thanks for the e-mail. I've posted about this at Win a Book.

M. said...

Hi,
love your blogtopper and blog name - so creative!
I've meant to read this book for some time, and wondered why it's suddenly popping up in blogland again. Now I know: it's the movie.
mayamissani AT yahoo DOT ca

Thanks!

nfmgirl said...

I'd love a shot at this book. Please count me in! Thank you!

nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

nfmgirl said...

I follow

nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

Marie said...

I would love to read this, it's been on my list of books to read but I didn't get there and now the movie is coming out -- I'm behind!

marielay@gmail.com

Luvdaylilies said...

Looks like a fantastic & fun read=)
Please enter me in your giveaway!
Luvdaylilies at bellsouth dot net

Luvdaylilies said...

I became a blogger follower!
Luvdaylilies at bellsouth dot net

Pam said...

I gave this to a friend for her birthday a while ago but now that I've seen the movie previews, I want to read it too!

melacan at hotmail dot com

Pam said...

follower

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Jake Lsewhere said...

Looks like a good read, please enter me into this drawing.

Thanks for hosting this giveaway.
jake.lsewhere[at]gmail.com

rubymoon said...

I love to try to read something before I see the movie. Makes it all better. Thanks for the chance to win this book!

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rubymoon said...

Follower. (rubymoon/Ally/Blogger)

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throuthehaze said...

count me in!
Im already a follower

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Kitten22 said...

This looks great! Please enter me!

BookCrossingKitten22[at]gmail[dot]com

Kitten22 said...

I'm a subscriber (through Google Reader).

BookCrossingKitten22[at]gmail[dot]com

Kitten22 said...

I tweeted about this!

http://twitter.com/BookingKitten22

BookCrossingKitten22[at]gmail[dot]com

tetewa said...

I'd like to be included!

Jake Lsewhere said...

I also blogged about this giveaway here.

Thanks,
jake.lsewhere[at]gmail.com

Dawn M. said...

I've been curious about this movie. Sounds good. Would love to read the book first. So count me in! :0)

Thanks!
librarygrinch at gmail dot com

nfmgirl said...

I blogged it:

http://cerebralgirl.blogspot.com/2009/06/book-giveaways-in-blogworld-06-20-09.html

Becca said...

Please enter me. I'd love a chance to win. Thanks
rebecca.bradeen(at)verizon(dot)net

Becca said...

I'm a follower!

rebecca.bradeen(at)verizon(dot)net

Becca said...

I blogged about it here.

Heather said...

Enter me pretty please!

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Heather said...

Blog follower!

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Heather said...

Tweet!
http://twitter.com/heatheranne99/status/2258725987

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Book Butterfly (Kim) said...

Please enter me. I'm already a follower. thank you!

Kim
bookbutterfly9@gmail.com

brightwingbliss said...

The book and movie both sound delectable! ;)

Please enter me for a chance to win this great giveaway, and thank you for hosting.

brightwing316(at)gmail(dot)com

brightwingbliss said...

Tweeted about this here:
http://twitter.com/brightwing/status/2260522664

Thanks again!

Maria g said...

I would love to read this book.

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Please include me in your giveaway


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Anonymous said...

Thank you for the giveaway.

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Janel said...

I adore Julia Child, please enter me!

jgbeads at gmail dot com

Janel said...

I am already a follower/subscriber:)

jgbeads at gmail dot com

mariag said...

I would love to read this book. Please enter me to win.
MariaG

dag888888 said...

Can't wait to see the film but I would love to read the book first! Thanks!
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Zibilee said...

I would love to win my own copy of this book. I checked it out from the library a couple of years ago and thought it was a really great read. I think you would really enjoy it too, and I hope you get some time to read it before the movie comes out!

zibilee(at)figearo(dot)net

dag888888 said...

Google reader subscriber of your blog!

etirv said...

Thanks, I would like to enter this giveaway!
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etirv said...

I subscribe via google reader!!!

dag888888 said...

I follow this blog!

Anonymous said...

This movie looks amazing - but I always try to read the book first. Haven't been able to get it at the library yet, so please include me in the drawing! thanks

sara
ihpie at yahoo.com

Ladytink_534 said...

I'd love a chance to read this before the movie comes out! The trailer looks really good :)
Ladytink_534(at)yahoo(dot)com

Current follower

MoziEsmé said...

I've heard about this and would love to read it!

Anonymous said...

Please enter me. I'd rather read the book than see the movie! Thanks. newt at imsa dot edu

Lauren said...

I would love to enter and I'm now following you!!

laurenscrammedbookshelf@gmail.com

Neas Nuttiness said...

Can't wait to read the book, and then go see the movie!!!

Thanks

libneas[at]aol[dot]com

Neas Nuttiness said...

I'm a follower - thanks!

libneas[at]aol[dot]com

Neas Nuttiness said...

I blogged it here:
http://libslibrary.blogspot.com/2009/07/more-giveaway-links.html

libneas[at]aol[dot]com

strgwoman said...

Yes!
Let's read the book!
Thank you!

Patricia said...

Oh, I would so much like to win this book.
pboylecharley@hotmail.com

Thank you!!

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