Part of me really wants to not bother to finish this book. I'm forcing myself to because I promised myself when the film came out that I would read the book first. Also, I spent money on it, so I have no reason not to finish it - such as a time restraint from the library. I just can't bring myself to care about Julie, her friends, or her cooking - none of it interests me. I'm not a cook at all, and she and her friends are mostly annoying. Yet I only have 67 more pages to go. I can do this.