Sunday, November 8, 2009

GIVEAWAY: Julie and Julia by Julie Powell

Synopsis

With the humor of Bridget Jones and the vitality of Augusten Burroughs, Julie Powell recounts how she conquered every recipe in Julia Child's Mastering the Art of French Cooking and saved her soul.

Julie Powell is 30 years old, living in a tiny apartment in Queens and working at a soul-sucking secretarial job that's going nowhere. She needs something to break the monotony of her life, and she invents a deranged assignment. She will take her mother's worn, dog-eared copy of Julia Child's 1961 classic Mastering the Art of French Cooking, and she will cook all 524 recipes -- in the span of one year.

At first she thinks it will be easy. But as she moves from the simple Potage Parmentier (potato soup) into the more complicated realm of aspics and crepes, she realizes there's more to Mastering the Art of French Cooking than meets the eye.

And somewhere along the line she realizes she has turned her outer-borough kitchen into a miracle of creation and cuisine. She has eclipsed her life's ordinariness through spectacular humor, hysteria, and perseverance.


GIVEAWAY: Win a new copy of Julie and Julia by Julie Powell

Rules (you knew there had to be some):
  • You must be 18 years or older
  • Open to US and Canada residents only
  • To enter, just comment below. Be sure to leave your email address in your comment, or have it visible in your profile.
  • For extra entries, follow my blog and/or blog about this contest. One extra entry for each. Sidebars are okay.
  • Leave a separate comment for each entry.
  • That's a total of 3 possible entries!
  • Those who don't follow the rules risk being disqualified.
Deadline is November 22, 2009.

Good Luck! Ready, Set, Go!

35 comments:

A Bookshelf Monstrosity said...

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A Bookshelf Monstrosity said...

I'm a follower.

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A Bookshelf Monstrosity said...

I also posted this on my blog:

http://bookshelfmonstrosity.blogspot.com/2009/11/weekly-monstrosity-giveaway-list-115.html

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Maggie May said...

I'd love to finally read this!

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stacybuckeye said...

I've somehow managed not to read this. If I win I have to read it, right?
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Wanda said...

I've been wanting to read this book for a long time. Please enter my name in your draw. Thanks.
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Wanda said...

I am a follower of your blog.
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kristinemarie7 said...

Please enter me. Thanks!
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kristinemarie7 said...

I also added a link from my blog.
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Anonymous said...

Would LOVE to read this book...thanks for the opportunity.

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Raspberry said...

I'd love to be entered - thanks!
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Raspberry said...

I'm also a follower.
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Raspberry said...

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Carol said...

I haven't seen the movie, but I'd like to read the book first.

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avisannschild said...

Enter me please! I also haven't seen the movie yet...

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Maria said...

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+1 Followed your blog.

Stacie said...

Please count me in.

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Stacie said...

I follow.

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lag123 said...

Please enter me.
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Anonymous said...

i have heard a lot about this book.
I would like to win it.

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Jasmine

etirv said...

I would like to be entered!

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etirv said...

Follower!

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pippirose said...

I've wanted to read this for a while (I won't see the movie until I read the book).
:o)
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pippirose said...

I'm a follower.

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southernmatrix said...

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FrankSandy said...

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Jaime said...

would love to win this one
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Jaime said...

follower
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Margie said...

Please include me in the giveaway. Thanks.
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Margie said...

I signed up to follow via Google
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librarypat said...

librarypat@comcast.net
Have heard many good things about this book. Julia Child was a very interesting lady.

edmontonjb said...

I would love to be entered if I'm not too late
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edmontonjb said...

I follow your blog
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