. "At seven o'clock on a dreary evening in the Left Bank, Julia began roasting pigeons for the second time in her life." Julie and Julia: My Year of Cooking Dangerously by Julie Powell This is the last of the four books I am reading for the Spice of Life Challenge. After the first 50 pages, I am torn between, "I love reading this book!" and pea-green envy that I didn't think of something like this myself. .