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 blogs and added some more books to the to-read list.

And I discovered this:  Paris in July.  Hosted at BookBath and Thyme for Tea, this event is a month-long celebration of all things French and Parisian.

Yes please!

Regular visitors to my blog know that I have an affection for Paris, even though I’ve only visited once; and I am drawn to reading anything with a Parisian setting.  And though I’ve lapsed in the last year, I am making a concerted effort to improve my skills in speaking, reading and comprehending the French language.

It took all of a minute to pull off a few books from my to-read shelf that I look forward to reading as part of this event:

Yes, the last book is in French!  I read it in English translation last year (The Most Beautiful Book in the World) and LOVED it; since it is a collection of short stories and I have some familiarity with them, I thought I’d give the original French version a go.

So my sort-of plan is to do a weekly post during July, not only discussing these books mentioned above but also other books I’ve read with Parisian settings.  And there might be some personal memories of my one visit to Paris, too.

*sigh* Now if I could only have some real Parisian croissants I could perfectly re-create the atmosphere 🙂

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7 Responses to Paris in July

  1. I could only think of a few Paris titles, so I appreciate this list. have fun

  2. Judith says:

    Have fun reading about Paris. Good luck reading in French.

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  4. Kelly says:

    I definitely want to add those books to my TBR list now 🙂 I know what you mean about the croissants…or the pain au chocolat for that matter. I don’t even try to find it here because it just doesn’t taste right.

    • bibliosue says:

      Ooh, pain au chocolat …… yum. I bought one in the Marais and walked down to the Place des Vosges and enjoyed it on a bench while people-watching. Good times.

  5. I am so looking forward to hearing what you think about these books — I’ve not read any, and am looking to add to my Paris “collection!” Stop by Marmelade Gypsy if you have time — I’ve been on a Paris roll since May!

  6. Arti says:

    I need suggestions about books on Paris too. Looking forward to your reviews of these books. I’m supplementing my Paris in July postings with movie reviews as well.

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