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This is a good time to rediscover Julia Child

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I am reading her memoir “My life in France” co-written with Alex Prudhomme. It’s a wonderful book that portrays Julia with the same fidelity that Meryl Streep does in Julie & Julia. BTW I saw no point in the story about Julie, but the chick lit style of US culture seems to be what that part of the film was about. I have little patience with silly young marrieds, especially as played by the Julie actress. And the less said about the character of her husband the better.

But let’s get back to wonderful experience of reading Julia’s memoir. I highly recommend this book. It was a real page turner for me.

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Written by BobG in Dalian & Vancouver

2009/09/01 at 13:42

Books and the Vancouver Public Library

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Two months ago I returned to Vancouver from a 5 month hiatus in China. Aside from the difficulties of finding my own niche in a bustling China I missed my connection with books and it’s only now that I can freely reserve new and old books from vpl.ca that I realize what a treasure it is and how much I missed it.

I am looking forward to seeing the new movie “Julie and Julia” so much that I couldn’t miss Michael Pollan‘s NYT Magazine piece about Julia Child and the movie. I picked up on Pollan’s mention of Julia’s life memoir published after she died, “My life in France“. So I scooted over to vpl.ca and found the library catalougue entry for it and immediately reserved it,  just like that!

These days thanks to VPL.ca I am back into reading three and four books in tandem. Kind of fun. But I am particularly looking forward to reading Julia’s memoir. What a goofy looking sounding genius she was and so adorable, to me.

So much of my life now is music, history, interesting descriptions of science and philosophy and good novels and my Mac is my best window into all of this.

And this blog is an invaluable place so that I can record and muse about my life, past, present and future.

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Written by BobG in Dalian & Vancouver

2009/08/02 at 10:37