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"Dearie"' by Bob Spitz

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1 "Dearie"' by Bob Spitz on Wed Jul 10, 2013 1:40 pm


"Dearie - the remarkable life of Julia Child" by Bob Spitz.....the book was loaned by DD#1 when she visited.  At first I was put off by the over 500 pages but found it a book you could read and return to when you had a few minutes here and there.

It was an interesting read and if you don't know about Julia Child's early years it might come as quite a surprise to read about her life before cooking became her passion.

So, if you've nothing to do and want to lose yourself in a good read, go to your local library or bookstore and pick up a copy.

2 Re: "Dearie"' by Bob Spitz on Fri Jul 12, 2013 2:48 am


I just told Brian the other day that I'm going to start using the library again (it's been years). I'm a voracious reader and it gets expensive, especially when you buy the hardbacks.

Thanks for the book tip, B.

3 Re: "Dearie"' by Bob Spitz on Fri Jul 12, 2013 7:54 am


I wrote that down too. Only thing I don't go to the library like I used too.

first off they have the air cond turned so high it might as well not be on.

then they did away with the return box outside that you drive up to. They made 6 spaces for 10 minute parking only. HUGE PIA!!!!! Parking is really really bad. I am not about to walk from across the street in this heat.

What I have been doing for a long time is going to goodwill & a couple thrifts stores to buy them. Good will not so much, they sell theirs for upwards over $2 for a paperback. When the thrift store is 30c .Just yesterday I spent $3. & got a huge bag full of PB's. I read them ,then just take them back. They had 3 long racks full of cookbooks. The only ones I saw that I wanted where from William Sonoma but then I decided I didn't need to add to the ton of them I already have.

Since I turned off Cable I find I read 

4 Re: "Dearie"' by Bob Spitz on Mon Jul 15, 2013 5:34 pm


Since I turned off Cable I find I read more.

That would be the same for me, too, Barbara. I love to read and I honestly get lost in a book when I'm enjoying it. I'm almost depressed when a book I like ends -- it's like I miss the characters.

My problem is I don't like to get rid of a book once I read it -- I have two giant bookshelves (deep enough for hardbacks or a double depth of paperbacks) which are just about full and a storage room full of Xerox paper boxes full of books! One day I plan to get down those boxes from the third floor to put on the bookshelf that still has some room but I have the room so loaded up that it will be a big PITA! Plus I'm famous for saying I'm going to do something and then never doing it!Embarassed 

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