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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Julie and Julia by Julie Powell.... GIVEAWAY!


Julie and Julia
365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen
by Julie Powell

And the WINNER'S ARE: Mindy (minsthins), Budletsmom, & Diane!
CONGRATS! And thanks to EVERYone for joining in on the fun!
(stay tuned for a post with all of our favorite foods!)

About The Book:
"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."

My reading group read this book when it was first published in paperback. Although this book is not a cookbook, it inspired us to cook! We followed Julie's frustrations as she tried to get thru all 524 recipes in just one year. I thought that it would be fun to try our own hands at Julia Child's Mastering The Art of French Cooking (a book that I actually owned ...) So, in the tradition of Julie Powell our reading group made the first recipe, Potage Parmentier, a fancy potato soup... we dressed the part too - I made vintage aprons, someone bought chef's hat's and we had so much fun! Who knew french cooking could be so entertaining! The movie adaptation is being released soon, so here's your chance to win a copy of Julie and Julia and read the book before going to see the movie! Like to read an excerpt? Here's the Link!

NOW for the Giveaway! I have 3 copies of Julie and Julia for a giveaway to my readers courtesy of Anna Balasi of Hachette Book Group. Thank you Anna for the opportunity to share this wonderful book!

To Enter this giveaway...

*For one entry leave me a comment with your email address AND your favorite food!

*For another entry, follow my blog and leave a comment to let me know you just became a follower. (if you already are a follower you will get an extra entry!)

*Blog or tweet about this giveaway and leave me the link.

This giveaway is open to US and Canadian residents only.(No PO boxes). The books will be shipped to the winners directly from the publishers. Contest ends 11:59pm EST on July 11, 2009. I will randomly pick the winners the next day and email them! (please check your email.. winner must reply to me within 3 days! Thanks!) Good Luck! *Just a little note here to everyone -Anna B. of Hachette Book Group just let me know that the giveaway book will be the movie tie-in cover, so I changed the book cover to show that!

Thanks for joining in on the Julie & Julia giveaway! This giveaway is officially closed. The lucky winners will be randomly drawn Sunday 7/12 and I'll be sending out emails to notify them! Check your emails! Winners will be announced after I hear back from the lucky winners!

Good Luck!
Suzanne

83 comments:

Heidi V said...

This sounds like a fun read!

Heidi V said...

Tweeted - http://twitter.com/HeidiVargas/statuses/2320166734

♔ jessica.marie said...

Oh I would love to be entered, and my all time favorite food is sushi ... any kind really ;)

-I am a follower
-I posted this on my sidebar:
bookslovejessicamarie.blogspot.com

lovejessicamarie [@] gmail [.] com

janetfaye said...

I would love to enter.

My favorite food is Shrimp.

Thank you!

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

janetfaye said...

I follow your blog - janetfaye

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

janetfaye said...

I blogged:
http://janetsbookplace.blogspot.com/2009/06/chick-with-books-julie-and-julia-by.html

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

Diane said...

This one sounds good (heard a lot about it).

I follow your blog already.

Favorite food (any type of pasta).

dd DOT bookgoddess AT gmail DOT com


thanks

MJ said...

French fries!!
mj.coward[at]gnail.com

MJ said...

old follower!!

mj.coward[at]gmail.com

Sue W. said...

My favorite food, darn that is a hard one, but I think I have to say lobster but then buttered popcorn.

roylsue(at)telpage(dot)net

Sue W. said...

I'm a follower.

roylsue(at)telpage(dot)net

Sue W. said...

I twittered this giveaway. My tweet is kona15hilo

roylsue(at)telpage(dot)net

Sue W. said...

I posted this giveaway on my blog at:
http://gourdcrafter.blogspot.com/

roylsue(at)telpage(dot)net

Suzanne said...

Gosh, I'm getting hungry reading everyone's favorite foods.... :D I'd have to say Cadbury Creme Eggs is a close second for me if you can even consider that a food... But NY Style Cheesecake is my weakness! Thanks for all the tweets and listings on blogs! And thanks for everyone joining in! This is fun!....

mindy said...

i love fruits and nuts if i could live on those i would be happy minsthins at optonline dot net

heatherzilla said...

I love Italian food. Please include me in the giveaway. heatherzilla(at)care2(dot)com

Luvdaylilies said...

I really, really, really want to read this=)
Thanks for hosting the giveaway!
Luvdaylilies at bellsouth dot net

Luvdaylilies said...

oops forgot favorite food!
Carrot Cake!
Luvdaylilies at bellsouth dot net

Luvdaylilies said...

I became a follower~
Luvdaylilies at bellsouth dot net

J.T. Oldfield said...

My favorite food is pierogies!

This book looks so good, I hope I win!

j.t.oldfield@gmail.com

throuthehaze said...

my fave food is Bacon
throuthehaze at gmail dot com

throuthehaze said...

follower
throuthehaze at gmail dot com

cdziuba said...

Hope to win! cdziuba@aol.com

cdziuba said...

cdziuba@aol.com Tweeted http://twitter.com/cdziuba/status/2344346321

cdziuba said...

cdziuba@aol.com blog follower

cdziuba said...

Favorite food: red velvet cake!!!! cdziuba@aol.com

Miranda said...

mac and cheese

Nickolay said...

Looks awesome. Thanks for the chance. My favorite food is baked Walleye

jason(at)allworldautomotive(dot)com

Paige said...

I'd like to enter. :)
+ I'm already a follower.
leavemespeechless@redwall.net

Mia J. said...

My favorite food is ice cream.

Kelly said...

I'd love to win! My favorite food? Potatoes. No, seriously. Mashed potatoes, baked potatoes, french fries, potato soup, chips... I even slice them up and eat them raw. :o)

krtrumpet [at] aol [dot] com

Anonymous said...

I would so love to win this book. My favorite food is Mexican - tacos right now.

+1 I am a follower.

budletsmom(at)yahoo(dot)com

quiltingreader said...

tomatoes are my favorite food.

13rubberducks [at] gmail [dot] com

trishalynn0708 said...

My favorite food would have to be either Pizza or Tacos.

I am already a follower.

And I blogged about it here. http://chickwithbooks.blogspot.com/2009/06/julie-and-julia-by-julie-powell.html

lovestoread0708(at)yahoo(dot)com

cstironkat said...

I love seafood especially shrimp scampi. Pasta is another of my favorites.

Nicole D. said...

My favorite food is chicken marsala! Thanks!
ndz917 at yahoo.com

Dar said...

I'd love to enter for this one Suzanne. My favorite food I would have to say is pizza! I'm already a follower of your lovely blog.

jemscout425 said...

my favorite food id any kind of chinese food. it's the only food i can't replicate in my kitchen, but i never give up trying
pksanddancer(at)yahoo(dot)com

jemscout425 said...

follow
pksanddancer(at)yahoo(dot)com

BUSY BEE said...

My favorite food - I love dessert! Anything chocolate!!

bsyb100 at gmail dot com

lisamm said...

Would LOVE to win this!! My favorite food-hmm. I love so many. Anything cheesy. Or chocolately. Or Italian. Or.. BBQ. I just love food.

Sarah Z said...

I love seafood whether it is shrimp or crab legs!
Thanks
Sarah
believedreamcourage (at) gmail.com

susan said...

I would love to read this!

Amanda said...

My favorite food is shrimp pasta.

lilgaffy23@sbcglobal.net

Amanda said...

I'm a follower.

lilgaffy23@sbcglobal.net

Mishia said...

Beef Stew is my fave!
mishiareads(at)gmail(dot)com

MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

lasagne
mrs.mommyyatgmaildotcom

wendy said...

I love steak!

madamerkf at aol dot com

ellie said...

My favorite food is chicken fajitas. Thanks for the giveaway. Please enter me.
eswright18 at gmail dot com

divaqueenie said...

divaqueenie(at) gmail(dot)com
My all time favorite food is French Fries, YUM!

amanda said...

My favorite food is Thai cashew chicken.
oheeyore at hotmail dot com

amanda said...

I am a follower.
oheeyore at hotmail dot com

1993wel said...

My favorite food is bacon,lettuce and tomato sandwich on whole-wheat bread with a little mayonnaise. Yum!

sue14625 said...

my favorite food well most everything but i love SQUASH so many way to eat it

MaMa said...

I love Shrimp Scampi with a ceasar salad. Thanks for hosting. Heard this was a great book.
Lisa
mistyfuji (at) yahoo (dot) com

MaMa said...

I follow your blog.
Lisa

MaMa said...

I follow you on Twitter & Tweeted here http://twitter.com/Mistyfuji/status/2469400100

chey said...

Sounds like a great book!
My favourite food is potatoes.
chey127 at hotmail dot com

Nicole said...

My favorite food is any kind of seafood!!

choateorama(at)gmail(dot)com

Jessica said...

My favorite food is spaghetti.

sundaygirl at gmail dot com

ChristineB said...

My favourite food is any kind of stir fry and of course cake.

dbarta@cogeco.ca

Jenny said...

I'm already a follower

jen4777[at]hotmail.com

Jenny said...

My favourite food is pizza

jen4777[at]hotmail.com

minishoes1 said...

I love dessert. Anything with peanutbutter or choc-peanutbutter pie,german choc cake and carrot cake. Thanks jacquecurl1@gmail.com

minishoes1 said...

I am a new follower. jacquecurl1@gmail.com

Bridget said...

Hi! No need to enter me; just posted this on Win A Book.

Janel said...

My favorite food, for the moment, is a banana pudding bread that my husband gets for me at a gourmet gas station convenience store. Believe it or not!

jgbeads at gmail dot com

Pam said...

I would love to read this book before the movie is released.

My favourite food is good thai or vietnamese. Yummy!

melacan at hotmail dot com

Pam said...

I'm a new follower.

melacan at hotmail dot com

LittleEagle said...

I am a semi (I would like to believe true) foodie and watched Julia from the beginning and also own the originals. My favorite food would be pasta because of the multitude of preparations.

Becca said...

I would love to be entered. My favorite food is probably curry. Thanks
rebecca.bradeen(at)verizon(dot)net

MoziEsmé said...

would love to read this!

janemaritz at yahoo dot com

MoziEsmé said...

And I'm a follower

Dawn M. said...

I would love the chance to win this book! :0)

My favorite food is chicken...fried, baked, grilled, boiled, stir-fried, whatever. Love it.

Thanks!
librarygrinch at gmail dot com

tashiana said...

please enter me
my favorite food is fettucini alfredo (though i'm not sure if i spelled it right

tashiluvsu@live.com

tashiana said...

i'm a follower too

A Reader said...

Pasta!
Thanks for the giveaway!
Kimspam66(at)yahoo(dot)com

A Reader said...

Follower (liane66)

A Reader said...

Blogged under my current giveaways.
http://metroreader.blogspot.com/

Upper West Side Writer said...

Oh, my favorite food--that one is hard! I'll have to go with really good bread. Thanks!

lesleymfan(at)gmail(dot)com

Upper West Side Writer said...

I already follow your blog via Blogger--thanks so much!

lesleymfan(at)gmail(dot)com

Upper West Side Writer said...

Lastly, I just Tweeted about it:

http://twitter.com/uwsreader/status/2593321492

Thank you SO much! I really want to read this book.

lesleymfan(at)gmail(dot)com

Suzanne said...

Thanks everyone for joining in the giveaway! This giveaway is officially closed! Good Luck! The winners will be randomly drawn Sunday 7/12. I'll announce the lucky winners soon after I hear back from everyone! Please check your emails for an email from me!

Take care,
Suzanne

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