Saturday, October 24, 2009

Readathon: Hour 6

Pages read: 33
Blogs visited: 1
Snacks: 0

Julie Powell is bright, chatty and likeable, but she seems to be having trouble figuring out the *real* start of her Julia Child Cookbook Project. Did it start the evening she decided to make Potage Parmentier? Did it start when she visited her family in Austin and made off with her mom's copy of Mastering The Art of French Cooking? Did it start when her husband Eric told her she was a good cook and that she should either go to culinary school or start a blog? Or did it all start back when she was a teenager who was simultaneously obsessed with The Joy of Sex and Julia Child's tome? Let's get the party started, Julie. I'm not really interested in your pubescent fantasies about Jason Bateman or particularly intrigued that you and your husband like Buffy; I just want you to start cooking.

Please don't get the impression that I've gone cranky so early in the Readathon, because something fun is happening: I so rarely have what Jessica calls "daisy chains" in which motifs seem to repeat in everything I read, but it's happening tonight on O this magic night. I've got the Korean connection going on! My first selection for the night was set in Korea. In my second selection, Yang gets seated next to an Asian-American girl and starts speaking Chinese to her. She replies that she doesn't understand Japanese and that she is Korean. Julie Powell picked up her ingredients for Potage Parmentier in a Korean deli. Asssa!

4 comments:

Louise said...

Hope all is going well now that we are into the 8th hour of the Read-a-Thon :) This is Louise cheering from Copenhagen, Denmark...

C.B. James said...

I had the same problem with the Julie/Julia book. My book club, on the other hand, loved every page.

Somer said...

Hope you're having a great time! Keep up the reading!

Rebecca said...

I love the idea of the Korean daisy-chain! Happy reading.