Twitterature April 2014


Linking up with Modern Mrs. Darcy for Twitterature

As Always, Julia: The Letters of Julia Child and Avis DeVoto  by Joan Reardon. How can you not love Julia Child? Her enthusiasm and passion, sense of humor and work ethic are admirable. Thoroughly enjoyed this book which consists of the letters between Julia and her bestie and publishing mentor/editor Avis DeVoto. Makes me want to get a pen-pal again. I had several when I was a kid, including one from France! I so wish we hadn’t lost touch.

How She Does It: An everywoman’s guide to breaking old rules, getting creative, and making time for work in your actual, everyday life. – I re-read this book when Anne re-released it a couple of weeks ago. A wonderful guide for any mom who wants to create a working life that complements her family instead of being at odds with it.

Toujours Provence by Peter Mayle – this book is the sequel to a Year in Provence, and it was good but not as charming as its predecessor.

French Lessons: Adventures with Knife, Fork, and Corkscrew  by Peter Mayle – I was disappointed with this one. I think I’ll stop reading Peter Mayle now. He’s got about a dozen more books on this same theme, and how can they all be good?

Read any good books this month?

About Carrie

Happy wife, homeschooling mom of 7 curious kiddos, autodidact, author, blogger, head chef, wanna-be French girl and barefoot walker. Residing just outside Atlanta, usually found reading a book.


  1. I loved Julia’s My Life in France, and I don’t think I could ever get tired of reading about her! I haven’t heard of As Always, Julia until now, so I’m glad you mentioned it here!

    And thanks for reviewing How She Does It!

  2. Yes, I loved that one too. Gretchen Rubin says it’s an excellent book to read to study the science of happiness, and I think she’s right. Julia’s life offers lots of lessons on that!

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