Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Giveaway: Julie and Julia


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.

This is subject to the usual Hatchette conditions: US and Canada only, no P.O. boxes. For one entry, leave me a comment with your email address; no address no entry. For a second entry, leave another comment telling me a book made into a movie that you liked. For a third entry, leave another comment telling me a book made into a movie that you didn't like. For a fourth entry, blog about this giveaway and leave a comment with a link. For a fifth entry, leave a link to a favorite recipe. (you may do any or all of 2-5). I'll pick five winners July 10.

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED

84 comments:

  1. Entry 1 - my email is ReneeSuz82(at)msn.com

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  2. I liked Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe as a book made into a movie.

    reneesuz82(at)msn(dot)com

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  3. I don't like most books made into movies because the characters never look like I imagined them and the directors always changet things.... of course I can't think of a specific example.

    reneesuz82(at)msn.com

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  4. Please include me in your giveaway


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    bluebelle0367(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  5. The Lord of the rings trilogy was my favorite novel to big screen adaptation


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  6. I was very disappointed with Flowers In the Attic. I loved the first few books and was so excited when the movie was to come out. It was a major letdown


    bluebelle0367(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  7. Thanks! eyoste(at)gmail.com

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  8. I would really enjoy reading this book, Thanks for a chance!
    Luvdaylilies at bellsouth dot net

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  9. thanks for the giveaway
    sabeckstrom at yahoo dot com

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  10. i liked the Harry Potter movies

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  11. i didnt like the movie cold mountain...book was better

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  12. Please enter me!

    karen, civ05@yahoo.com

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  13. I thought "interview with the vampire" was great as a movie.
    Karen, civ05@yahoo.com

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  14. I didn't think they did too good on Twilight:-(
    karen, civ05@yahoo.com

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  15. Very simple recipe, but great:)

    "Red Lobster" biscuits

    http://www.cooks.com/rec/view/0,1945,145184-237196,00.html

    Karen, civ05@yahoo.com

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  16. Please enter me in the contest. I love your blog!

    Cindy
    Socmom213@aol.com

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  17. I loved The Notebook as a book! I liked it as a movie, but thought that the book was much better.

    Cindy
    Socmom213@aol.com

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  18. I thought the movie Marley and Me was as good, if not better than the book! Maybe that type of story is better as a movie because seeing the dog in action was hilarious. I have a dog just like Marley.

    Cindy
    Socmom213@aol.com

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  19. I liked the "Devil Wears Prada"

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  20. I really want to read this before I see the movie. I've heard good things about the book.

    lilgaffy23@sbcglobal.net

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  21. I book made into a movie I liked was The Notebook. I guess it helped that Ryan Gosling is one of my favorite actors.

    lilgaffy23@sbcglobal.net

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  22. I didn't like the Marley and Me movie that much. I definitely liked the book better.

    lilgaffy23@sbcglobal.net

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  23. I love to make these mini cheesecakes for picnics, family parties, and bbqs. http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Mini-Cheesecakes-I/Detail.aspx

    lilgaffy23@sbcglobal.net

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  24. the notebook was amazing and i have just finished reading my sister keeper so i cannot wait to see the movie :)
    sweet_butterfly_kisses@hotmail.com

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  25. please enter me, good lucking book
    wheresmyrain@yahoo.com

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  26. I really enjoyed "chocalate" the book and the movie
    wheresmyrain@yahoo.com

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  27. I did not like the movie adaptation of "everything is illumated" the book was much better
    wheresmyrain@yahoo.com

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  28. I would love to read this book!

    acm211 [at] gmail [dot] com

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  29. I just saw "My Sister's Keeper" last night and cried as much during the movie as I did during the book. It's not exactly the same as the book, but I enjoyed them both.

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  30. ahh -- acm211 [at] gmail [dot] com for the comment above -- "I just saw "My Sister's Keeper" last night and cried as much during the movie as I did during the book. It's not exactly the same as the book, but I enjoyed them both."

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  31. thelittlebudget@gmail.com

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  32. I liked the book Holes (yes, the kid's book.) The movie was the most true to book movie I've ever seen. Fabulous!

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  33. I loathed Ella Enchanted made into a movie. It was nothing whatsoever like the book except the main characters were both named "Ella" and the titles were the same. The movie was AWFUL!

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  34. Here's a recipe I created and posted on Recipezaar: http://www.recipezaar.com/Tyrosalata-Spicy-Feta-Dip-218215

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  35. #1 This looks fabulous! Please enter me. I can't wait to see the movie too, but love to read the book first.

    kalea_kane(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  36. I loved the book Heartburn and I think they did a great job with the movie. Of course with Meryl Streep and Jack Nicholson how can you miss?

    kalea_kane(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  37. Darn, my internet crashed while I wrote this. I was VERY annoyed with the film adaptation of Dreamcatcher by Stephen King. I am not surprised though. Either they really make it work or they do not. :)

    kalea_kane(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  38. I'd love to win this book.
    lcbrower40(at)gmail(dot)com

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  39. The movie Gettysburg from the book The Killer Angels was fantastic. Followed the book closely and the casting was amazing!
    lcbrower40(at)gmail(dot)com

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  40. Like another person commented, I was disappointed in the movie Cold Mountain.
    lcbrower40(at)gmail(dot)com

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  41. I would like to enter +1

    V

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  42. I really like the Lord of the Rings trilogy

    mynglin(AT)hotmail(DOT)com

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  43. This would be a nice summer read

    jen4777[at]hotmail.com

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  44. I liked the movie Atonement but I have never read the book

    jen4777[at]hotmail.com

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  45. Please count me!

    nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

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  46. I loved the movie Under the Tuscan Sun!

    nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

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  47. Clan of the Cave Bear was an entertaining book when I was a teen, but the movie was one of the worst!

    nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

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  48. Carol W.7:36 PM

    Thanks for the giveaway.

    wolfcarol451(at)gmail(dot)com

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  49. Carol W.7:37 PM

    The Namesake was a great book and a wonderful movie as well.

    wolfcarol451(at)gmail(dot)com

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  50. Carol W.7:39 PM

    I loved reading The DaVinci Code, but I was terribly disappointed in the movie version.

    wolfcarol451(at)gmail(dot)com

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  51. Ohhh - please, please, please enter me!! I'd love to read this book and see what happens with Julie. :)

    ~ Wendi
    wbarker@hotmail.com

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  52. For another entry - a book that I DIDN'T like the movie of: Twilight - the book was great - total brain candy for me. . . but some of the scenes in the movie were changed so much, and there were quite a few things left out that are important in the book! Bella cooked every night for her father - that was part of their special relationship - in the movie, they only eat out!

    :) Wendi
    wbarker at hotmail.com

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  53. A movie I LIKED: the version of Pride and Prejudice with Colin Firth - he was perfect!

    :) Wendi
    wbarker at hotmail.com

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  54. Please enter me in your drawing.

    budletsmom at yahoo dot com

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  55. Unlike most I read the book Twilight and loved it and also enjoyed the movie.

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  56. What a Great Giveaway! I always need new ideas on what to make for dinner or just for fun!

    kyka44@yahoo.com

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  57. I Read Tuesday with Morrie,The five people you meet in heaven by Mitch Albom and I loved the Movies! :)

    I also read The Notebook and I love the movie!!

    kyka44@yahoo.com

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  58. I read Under the Tuscan Sun and the movie was okay it was not my favorite!

    Kyka44@yahoo.com

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  59. One of my families favorite quick meals is Nacho Night!! This week one that I just made was great!!

    Nacho Skillet:

    1lb Hamburger Meat
    1 BIG Green Pepper
    1 Small Onion
    1 Taco Seasoning Package
    1 Can of Kidney Beans
    1 Can of Diced Stewed Tomatoes
    (Corn) Optional
    Greeted Cheese
    Bag of Tortilla Chips

    1) Cook Meat after cooking the meat add Green peppers & onions and taco seasoning and let them meat Simmer and get the peppers and onions soften. (Just pour the taco seasoning powder in with the meat) DON'T ADD WATER...

    2)Then Add Kidney Beans & Stewed Tomatoes and let them simmer with everything. While that is cooking and getting a little warm. Then divide the cheese up and put some on the meat to melt and the rest on Chips and then place chips on cookie sheet in the oven on Broil just to melt the cheese a little.

    3) Then when the Chips are done! take them out and put the meat over the top of the Chips with some Sour cream.
    Then Enjoy...YUMMY!!

    It was a nice and easy thing to make on a nice hot summer day. :) Hope some of you will try it and will like it. Thanks!!

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  60. count me in please!
    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

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  61. I really enjoyed the Harry Potter movies
    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

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  62. I was disappointed in Twilight
    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

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  63. blogged
    http://throuthehaze.blogspot.com/2009/07/books_07.html

    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

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  64. Lmhoot@flash.net

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  65. i must say i do like the harry potter movies, however much i like the books.

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  66. i did not like the Ella Enchanted movie. The book was so great and the movie was not to say the least.

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  67. Ever since I saw the preview for this movie I've wanted to read the book. This is perfect! Thanks :)

    inexperiencedyouth at gmail dot com

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  68. I loved the movie versions of The Virgin Suicides and Everything is Illuminated. Both favorites.

    inexperiencedyouth at gmail dot com

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  69. I hated Twilight, but then again I couldn't really stand the book either ha.

    inexperiencedyouth at gmail dot com

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  70. Twilight was just alright in my opinion. I couldn't get over how white they were. I know, I know...they're supposed to be vampires...but a little blush and bronzer never hurt anybody---even vampires!

    azolot1@gmail.com

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  71. Anonymous8:40 PM

    Thank you for the giveaway.

    denise_22315(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  72. Thank you for this opportunity!

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  73. A movie made from a book that I liked was The City of Ember.

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  74. camerae @ gmail.com

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  75. My son and I read The Tale of Despereaux together--an abridged "junior" sort of version--and we loved the movie.

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  76. I love the Lemony Snicket series, but the movie should have been several movies. So much was skipped, so much was changed....the series was so great and could have been made into a few good movies, instead of just one with lots missing.

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  77. Entry 1: ballygarrettartstudio@gmail.com

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  78. #2: For water like chocolate

    Amazing film. Great book. I love idea of the emotions being cooked in to food...

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  79. I would like to see the movie, because Adams and Streep work well together. Can't until I read the book.

    coopermoon(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  80. Please enter me - linmjenk@yahoo.com

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  81. I haven't seen it yet but I can not wait for The Time Traveler's Wife - the preview made me cry!!!!

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  82. blogged about it - http://giveawaysentries.blogspot.com/

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  83. The third Harry Potter movie did not do the book justice, i didn't hate it but it really let me down

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  84. I love to make this when we have friends over - http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/giada-de-laurentiis/lasagna-rolls-recipe/index.html

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