Movie News: Julie and Julia
Julie and Julia by Julie Powell won the first Blooker prize (for blogs turned into books) earlier this year. And deservedly so! The book chronicles her attempts to cook every recipe in classic American chef Julia Child's Mastering the Art of French Cooking, within one year. (Hence the book's subtitle: "365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen...") It's not just a book about cooking, though: it's about ambition, achievement, love, friendship and how to find joy in life, and it's wonderful.
And now, it's being made into a film! With queen of rom-com Nora Ephron ('When Harry Met Sally', 'You've Got Mail', 'Sleepless in Seattle' etc.) lined up to direct (appropriately, given her love for cooking and a good story), it's a mouth-watering prospect...[from Bookslut].
(It's not active anymore, but you can read the original blog here).