Saturday, May 28, 2011

Paris in July - Surprise

We currently have over 25 participants signed in at either my blog or Bookbath, which is quite overwhelming and very exciting. To start with, I wanted to award a small surprise to Raidergirl3 at Adventures in Reading for being one of the first to get a post up about Paris in July. We love to see just how you are thinking about using the challenge. So let us know in your posts.

I love surprises, so here's another chance to win something. I'd love to see some posts with recommendations for either books, movies, exhibitions or albums (or recipes etc) that have a french theme. It's an opportunity for you to let other people know what french stuff you've read or watched in the past and help others plan for this July. I'll review posts next week and randomly (or not) select a winner.

15 comments:

raidergirl3 said...

Merci and thanks!
What a surprise! I had such fun last year, reading and watching, that I had to sign up right away this year. Have fun everyone.

Nari said...

I just signed up for Paris in July over at Book Bath. Have you read Paris Was Ours? Its a compilation of 20+ essays by writers who have lived in Paris. Its compiled by Penelope Rowlands. I also suggest The Most Beautiful Walk to Remember by John Baxter if you want to go through the literary history and sites in the Latin Quarter (6th Ardondissmont). Have fun in the City of Light!

Karen K. said...

I love food fiction and nonfiction, so I highly recommend two of my recent favorites: The Belly of Paris by Emile Zola, and The Apprentice: My Life in the Kitchen by Jacques Pepin, a great memoir. I'm so looking forward to this, I have a big stack of French-themed books that will fit in nicely.

Tamara said...

These are some great idea's - thanks. Nari, I've not heard of "Paris was ours" but I like the idea of the essays. I might enjoy reading Baxter's book with the history of Paris.
Karen K, I've tried reading a bit of emile Zola, should try again some time. Anything about food and wine in Paris is my cup of tea!

Rikki said...

I wrote a post about my own plans for the event as well as some recommendations for others, book and movie wise: http://www.rikkidonovan.com/index.php/2011/05/31/paris-in-july-ideas/

Sandra said...

I've signed up over at Bird Bath. I am really looking forward to all the French things people write about.

Joan Hunter Dunn said...

Good idea - it's been good to think through what I did last year and may do this year...

Jeanie said...

I'm so excited you are doing this and just signed up! A tad jealous of your wonderful trip -- it will be absolutely wonderful! I love the "roving reporter" idea! A genuine foreign correspondent! Eager!

Her Royal Orangeness said...

I signed up at BookBath a few days ago, and have just posted on my blog with some suggestions for the event - http://onlyorangery.blogspot.com/2011/06/plotting-and-planning-for-paris.html

I'm so excited! Is it July yet? :)

Tamara said...

Welcome to the challenge Nari,Sandra, Jeanie, and Her Royal Orangeness. This is going to be a great journey. I'll be reviewing this weeks posts soon to find a winner - so dont forget to post on your blog about your recommendations... a bientot!

Brenda G. Spalding said...

I have posted on my blog about your Paris in July trip! I am looking forward to it. I wrote a little poem about it. Check it out. :0)

http://www.curlingupwithagoodbook.com/

raidergirl3 said...

Just thought I'd let you know my parcel arrived. All the way from Australia! thank you so much! love the bag, and the little card was sweet. I'm so looking forward to getting into my books.

Betty said...

Tamara: May nonbloggers join? /bj

I Read. Do You? said...

I am a new follower and I have signed up for the Paris in July over at Book Bath. Have a wonderful time in France!

Mystica said...

I like the theme so much and am following the blogs so thank you for the links. I do not have access to the books so the alternative is to follow the blogs! Am looking forward to beautiful posts.