Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Julie & Julia & Blogging

Last night, I watched the new-ish Meryl Streep/Amy Adams flick, Julie & Julia. What a great movie! I totally recommend everyone to see it, if not for its genuinely good combination of comedy and drama, then at least for its superb performances.

Also, I think this movie spoke to me as a blogger. Julie, played by Amy Adams, is battling the bad times in her life by cooking and blogging about it. There is a scene where she is in her office and suddenly she screams: "I got a comment!" I think each and every single one of us felt like this at some point. Also, we all want to see our blogs grow, get more followers and be read.
Now, this is something I've been thinking about for a while. When I was starting this blog, I had an idea of very serious reviews being posted, with little or no space devoted to me as a reader. Now I am thinking, perhaps this was a mistake. Cooking is no easier than reading! You have to mix all your ingredients (time, energy, even money) and then come out with something useful, or be ready to tell the world your time has gone to waste!

My idea of liberating my blog from the constraints of writing just book reviews was cemented in the last couple of weeks, when I really didn't have the time to read. Obligations just crashed upon me, and my blog was left deserted. I will not let this happen anymore. If I can't read, I will at least blog about why I can't read. And what I would read. And when I would do it.

So, thank you Julie and Julia. You truly were inspirational. And to my readers, bon apetit!

P.S. - I just have to read this book pronto! Does anyone have it? Of course it's not translated here in Serbia! I'd be sooo willing to mooch it!


itsJUSTme-wendy said...

Hey Nikola, long time, no hear.

Yes, this movie is on my To be Seen (TBS) list! My daughter saw it and said it was great and that I would love it. I own the book but unfortunately I have been told the book is not as good as the movie! How often does that happen? I will still read the book of course and form my own opinion.

Jenny said...

Aw, this was a great and inspirational post! I agree that each person's blog should somehow have a little flavor of them in it. I think with Julia and Julie I will go straight to the movie. The book never interested me for whatever reason, but then maybe the movie will inspire me to read the book!

Nina said...

I saw this book at the local bookstore nearby and I picked it up but didn't bought it. I think i just going to pass reading the book and going to watch te movie.

Thanks for the review.

Vivienne said...

I am reading this book now. It is very good. It does make you feel proud to be a blogger and look, you never know your blog may one day be made into a book!

Kirthi said...

I love the trailers for the movie, but I've never watched it before. I'll have to rent it at Blockbuster.

Haha, that was funny, the part where she screamed "I got a comment!"

Melissa (My World) said...

Great post! I have not seen this movie but it does sound great. I do have to say I completely understand the feeling of "I got a comment!". I have done it a few times myself.

I understand the feeling of blogging.

Thanks for sharing with us you thoughts.

By the way, I want to tell you I really like this new look. Very very nice!

Ashley Amanda said...

Wendy (my mother) is right, I saw it and loved it! I recommend this movie to any blogger/reader/cooker it will touch your heart.


Anonymous said...

I absolutely loved this movie! It was so zany and adorable. That's great that it was so inspirational to you. Now you've tempted me to read the book too!

Anonymous said...

I completely agree with everything that you said on this post. I had only just started blogging when I went to see Julie and Julia and subsequently read the book (which I absolutely ADORED). It inspired me to blog, even when I didn't have time to blog. But as a blogger and a reader, I must admit that I love making personal connections with other bloggers. Sure, the reviews are great - it's so much fun to discover new books, but it's also fun to meet new people and learn about their lives. So please, blog about books and yourself - I love both!