Sunday, July 26, 2015

Paris in July - Week 3 Wrap up



I have been preparing this post all day, but you have continued to post new reviews and stories - it's so hard to keep up with it all. I spend so much time reading so many posts, I've been challenged to get my own Paris in July reading done. It's been a real joy to do this job, reviewing posts... I'm learning so much and really loving the variety. 

This week in Paris in July, we've had more great book reviews, but we've also got a few film reviews, and more memories and experiences as well. Enjoy the summary. 
Book Reviews

  • Louise (a strong belief in wicker) - a Paris wedding – how to arrange a wedding in Paris.
  • Deb Nance (A Readerbuzz) posted about  ‘a little Paris bookshop’, ‘between meals: an appetite for Paris’, and ‘Paris by pastry’
  • Jeanie (The Marmalade Gypsy) about some Paris related books – Paris (the Novel), "Without Reservations: The Travels of an Independent Woman, Paris, Paris: Journey Into the City of Light, "Death in the City of Light" by David King, and A Town Like Paris" by Bryce Corbett (although  not a favourite).
  • Sharon (Faith hope and cherrytea) shared Le Divin Berger (psaumes 23) in French – also reading A Sweet Life in Paris (David Lebovitz) and the Family Guide to France (eyewitness travel)
  • Mae’s Food Blog – characters of French cooking – Simca and Julia Child, and a review of My Life in France, and Simca’s Cuisine, and Simca’s Tomato Tartlet Filling.
  • JoAnne (lakeside musing) reviewed a graphic novel – In search of Lost Time: Swann’s Way – Marcel Proust.
  • Christine  (the book trunk)-  Elizabeth Bowen’s ‘The House in Paris’
  • Louise (a strong belief in Wicker) posted on My secret guide to Paris (purchase because the cover had an Eiffel tower on it), she also envies a collection of tour de france books – a collection yet to read but look great.
  • Lisbeth  (the content reader) reviewed Marie Antoinette – the Journey by Antonia Fraser
  • Mel U (The Reading Life) posted another great book review about ‘The end of Evil ways’ by Honore de Balzac – inside the Paris Justice System in 1830, Mel continued to review others like David Golder – by Irene Nemirovsky – a story of Jewish white Russians and also Mademoiselle Coco Chanel and the Pulse of History by Rhonda K Garelick , The Ball by Irene Nemirovsky, and the Necklace by Guy de Maupassant.
  • Arabella (The genteel arsenal) The age of desire by Jennie Fields , and also commented on ‘thirty six views of the Eiffel Tower’ and art book.
  • A bookish way of life – the presidents hat by Antoine Laurain (author of a Red Notebook)
  • A novel world - Provence 1970 – sounds like a book full of big characters..



Film Reviews 
  • Audrey (Books as food) posted on Les femmes du 6e ├ętage
  • Monica’s Bookish Life) – three film reviews to consider - Romantics Anonymous, Les Beaux Jours, Little While Lies.
  • Art (Ripple Effects)  Movie version – Suite Francaise by Irene Nemirovsky
  • A novel world - Populaire, by Regis Roinsard


Memories, Experiences & History


  • Arabella (the genteel arsenal) -  Had an unexpected discovery visiting Queensland art gallery - Paris, Japonisme and Henri Riviere –and the French artist.
  • Book reviews at Goodreads – Hotel du Lac and a year in Provence
  • Paulita – Review of The Red Notebook (Antoine Laurain)
  • Laura - Fun with This and That – Travel post – the Lavender Festival at mt Hood
  • Chocolate & Croissants posted some personal stories – Les ciens et les chats,  and Writing the French Way ( writing on blackboards)
  • Teddyree shared a post titled ‘a book lovers paradise’ – Sharespeare and Company Bookstore in Paris, and the story of Babar.
  • Deb Nance – a Readerbuzz – memories of Paris – Repas Preferes in French
  • A novel world – made a trip to enjoy the French Bastille day in Santa Barbara
  • Louise  (a strong belief in wicker) shared memories of the air swing at the Fetes des Tuileries – favourite things to do in Paris.
Also, I featured this week an interview with Patti Miller, author of Ransacking Paris. This was a highlight of my Paris in July - it was such a privilege for us that Patti would join us. Please drop by the post and leave a comment - this would mean so much to me - and for Patti who gave up her time for us. 

Mel U has posted a discussion started which I have posted here at Thyme for Tea - join in by telling us your thoughts significant cultural characters in 20th C Paris..

I'll post the Mr Linky tomorrow, because it's now quite late and I really want to go and watch La Course - the women's cycling race in Paris tonight - on the last night of the Tour de France. Also tomorrow, I'm going to post a  new challenge for a little prize - watch this space!  As we move into our final week of Paris in July - I wait with anticipation for what you've got planned for the rest of the month.

3 comments:

Mae Travels said...

Last week was great!

I have my next post all ready: http://maefood.blogspot.com/2015/07/salade-nicoise.html ... will link it when I can.

Paulita said...

Oh, wasn't the women's race harrowing? I couldn't believe they didn't want the men to risk racing on the Champs in the rain when the women took those chances. Hope you got to see the rest of the race too. The men still rode on the Champs Elysee, but their official time ended when they crossed the first line. The rest of the race across the wet cobblestones was for position that day. I have posted my weekly meme Dreaming of France. I hope people will continue to play even when July is over. Also, I got an interesting email from the author of The Red Notebook on the day after I posted my review of The Red Notebook. It's always fun to read a note from a handsome Frenchman. Here’s my Dreaming of France meme

Jeanie said...

I just wish we could have seen the women's. They didn't show it here -- or if they did, I couldn't find it. I probably won't have a post this week -- between travel and other commitments. But will try to get to others and have sure enjoyed playing along!