Monday, July 20, 2015

Paris in July - Second Summary of Posts

What a fantastic collection of posts we've seen this week for Paris in July. Thank you to all our wonderful contributors. I'm sorry I couldn't have done a more thorough review this week - but I'm traveling for work at the moment and it's difficult to keep up with this huge amount of Paris in July acitivity. However, I have had a chance to visit most of the blogs and have been inspired, challenged, reminded, informed and motivated by all of the posts linked in this week.
We've been treated to a wide variety of different book reviews, posts about Bastille Day/Quatorze Julliet, things that remind us of Paris, and dinners and receipes...

Book reviews:

Paulita  reviewed ‘Paris – he said’. 

Mel U read
  • "Baum, Gabriel, 1935" by Mavis Gilbert - A wonderful set in Paris short story
  • "Two Friends" by Guy de Maupassant- Paris in July # 6. Requires reading de Maupassant!
  • "Mildred Larson" by George Moore- What Paris Meant to the Irish
  •  "The Parisian Stage" by Henry James - an illuminating essay
  • "The Man Who Could Walk Through Walls" by Marcel Aymé- a new to me writer I will return to
  •  Lovers at the Chameleon Club, Paris, 1932 by Francine Prose - interesting 
  • Shocking Paris Soutine, Chagall and the Outlaw Art of Montaparrne by Stanley Meisler – a well done account of Yiddish emigre artists in Paris 
  • Short Stories about Cats by Three Classic French authors
  • And  Suite Francaise by Iréne Némirovsky 
Nadia (Bookish way of life) – the presidents hat (the original book of the author of the red notebook).

Lisbeth  (content reader)  – the book of salt – Vietnamese chef to G stein

Guiltless Reading –The Bones of Paris by Laurie R. King: New York Times bestselling 
 author Laurie R. King and has posted short reviews on
Molly  (my cozy book nook)  - installing a love of Paris in the next generation through books like the Madeline Series, Madame Marine by Sarah Brannen and other recommendations like Happy Birthday Madamme Chapeau, Julie, child..., Bon Appetit: the delicious life of Julia Child, A Lion in Paris, and Lately Lily: the adventures of a travelling girl. (I'll post soon on the Armadilo in Paris too).

JoAnne (Lakeside Musing) posted on Bonjour Tristesse and she reports ‘A near perfect summer read, it's hard to believe the author was only eighteen years old when she wrote this novella in 1954’.

Monicas bookish life – Indiana by George Sand

Teddyree  (Eclectic Reader)– Audio book review – The Little Paris Bookshop – Nina George – main character calls himself a literary apothecary.

Arabella (the genteel arsenal) –The moon and the sixpence by Somerset Maughan –

Esme  (Chocolate and Croissants) – Paris I love you but you’re bringing  me down.

History, Travel and other fascinating posts on Paris...

Louise (a strong belief in Wicker)
  • Paris for Tourists – take a bus and the bus APP
  • L'Hôtel-Dieu de Paris
Mae (Mae’s food blog) -  G Stein and Alice B. Toklas

Sim Carter– Storming the Bastille – summer of 1989 – the 200th anniversary – memories and photo's

Esme  (chocolate and croissants) posted on the little things that remind her of Paris.

Jeanie (A marmalade gypsy)– the colours of Paris – gorgeous photos of beautiful things from Paris.

Lisbeth ( content reader) posted about her French dinner party with photo's and menu ideas.

Ally  (snow feathers) – a recipe for ‘pain perdu’ with cherry and basil compote from Rachel Khoo’s Book.

Christine Harding (the book trunk) – French Connections – a veritable melange of topics – from French bingo, colouring books of Paris, wonderful colouring book: Tomislav Tomic’s A Walk Through Paris, DVD Edith Piaf, Emile Zola’s The Fat and Thin,, he House in Paris by Elizabeth Bowen and more.... Links to other French blogging memes..

Week 3 Mr Linky is coming very soon.... So stay tuned for links to the amazing collection of posts from more Paris in July...


Faith Hope and Cherrytea said...

Posts as varied as the participants ! Merci :)

Tamara said...

Hi All - Mr Linky not working yet - coming very soon.

Esme said...

Once again a great collection of posts.

Ally said...

Thank you for mentioning me, happy travelling :)

Sharon said...

Just popped by to say thank you for hosting this event. This is the first time I have participated and I have had a ball, I have added numerous titles to my list of books to look for and discovered a few new blogs that I am enjoying reading very much.

Jeanie said...

Having a wonderful time with this -- so glad that you are again hosting! Thank you -- I've discovered new blogs and new books!