Category Archives: Francophilia

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr is about Marie-Laure, a blind French girl, and Werner, a young German soldier, in the besieged town of Saint-Malo in 1944 as the Allies are liberating it.  In alternating narratives, we … Continue reading

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Finding Me in France

Finding Me in France by Bobbi French Published:  2012 by Creative Publishers Source:  Purchased Reading Challenge:  Books on France 2013 Reading Challenge Bobbi French is leading a good life on the surface:  she is a successful psychiatrist, married to a … Continue reading

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Books on France 2013 Reading Challenge

So let me make a New Year’s Resolution early:  I am going to complete reading challenges in 2013! And the first one I’m committing to is:  Books on France 2013 Reading Challenge.  Hosted at Words and Peace, this challenge asks … Continue reading

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Book Beginnings on Friday

Book Beginnings on Friday is a meme hosted at Rose City Reader.  It’s really simple:  Share the first sentence of the book you are currently reading and what it means to you. My beginning this week is from The Emperor … Continue reading

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Paris in July — Life as an Expat

Paris My Sweet:  A Year in the City of Light (and Dark Chocolate) by Amy Thomas Published:  2012 by Sourcebooks Source:  Purchased Paris, I Love You But You’re Bringing Me Down by Rosecrans Baldwin Published:  2012 by Farrar, Straus and … Continue reading

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Paris in July

I’ve spent the last few days browsing the other blogs participating in Leeswammes’ Literary Giveaway Blog Hop and not only have I entered some great giveaways (there’s still time for you to try your luck!) I discovered new to me … Continue reading

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The House I Loved

The House I Loved by Tatiana de Rosnay Published:  2012 by St. Martin’s Press Source:  Purchased at an independent bookstore   Sarah’s Key is one of my favorite books of all time and as a result Tatiana de Rosnay has … Continue reading

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Paris to the Past

Paris to the Past:  Traveling Through French History by Train by Ina Caro Published:  2011 by W.W. Norton Source:  Borrowed from the library   Either books about Paris and/or France are more prevalent on my radar because I’m contemplating a … Continue reading

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Paris to the Past

Paris to the Past:  Traveling Through French History by Train by Ina Caro Published:  2011 by W.W. Norton Source:  Borrowed from the library   Either books about Paris and/or France are more prevalent on my radar because I’m contemplating a … Continue reading

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The Most Beautiful Walk in the World

The Most Beautiful Walk in the World:  A Pedestrian in Paris by John Baxter Published:  2011 by Harper Perennial Source:  Received from the publisher for review Paris belongs to its piétons – the pedestrians     Regular readers of this … Continue reading

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