Friday, January 1, 2010

Julie and Julia

The last couple of weeks have been so crazy busy! Not much reading got done but Christmas was great albeit tiring! First, we flew to Florida on the 24th to see our moms. It was a quick trip but worthwhile. We flew back to NH on the 27th. Then I had to get ready for our own celebration on the 30th. Our son and his grilfriend left yesterday, the tree came down, and I finally got a chance to relax.

The one good thing about flying is that I got to read. Julie and Julia was the perfect book for this. We encountered delays both coming and going but that was no problem for me! I love the concept of blogging (of course!) and cooking and Julie Powell made the story funny and interesting. I read half on the way down and the other half on the way back. When we got home, I rented the movie and was really disappointed with it. Meryl Streep was fantastic but it was just so boring. It somehow lost the quirkiness and humanness of the book.

My kids chipped in and got me a Kindle! I've downloaded The Lost Symbol and am enjoying both the book and the Kindle so far. I miss being able to rifle the pages and breathe in the wonderful smell of the book but I can see that this reader will have its uses. It would have saved me from packing 3 books in our carry-ons for our trip, for one thing, and it'll be perfect for slipping into my saddlebag when I bike to the beach all summer.

Happy New Year, eveyone! 2010 will find us with a new grandchild. My daughter is pregnant and due sometime in July. She goes to the doctor's next week to get her actual due date. Can't wait to hold the new little one in my arms!


zetor said...

Happy new year Linda!

bitingmidge said...

Happy new year from me too! I'm wary about those kindle things, have read a couple of books on the laptop, maybe the kindle is different....... good luck with it, and I'll think of you when I'm holding my new granddaughter in May!

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Literary Feline said...

I am glad you had such a good Christmas, Linda. Hopefully you have time to recover a little.

I haven't seen the movie Julie and Julia. Not being much of a cook, I wasn't sure it was for me.

How awesome that you got a Kindle! My husband hinted that he might get me an e-reader for Christmas, but it didn't work out. We decided to be practical and keep out spending down this year.

Congratulations to you and your daughter and her family on her pregnancy. That's wonderful news, Linda!

Have a very happy New Year. I look forward to many more of our visits together.

Dar said...

I haven't had a chance to read Julie & Julia yet. I hear such mixed reviews on it but I will eventually read it. I hope 2010 is a great year for you and your family!

How is your mom doing? I hope much better.

JB and MB said...

Great blog. It gives me and my son inspiration here in the UK. We have our own reading blog. Keep reading.