Sunday, July 24, 2016

Mo Willems Goes to Paris

I gloried in West Texas last week. I wrote. I read. I wrote some more. I explored Alpine and Marfa. I spent some time at the Sul Ross University Library, taking a close look at their children's books. I ate some wonderful food at Penny's Diner in Alpine and Squeeze in Marfa and La Casita in Alpine. I visited the Marfa Public Library and the Alpine Public Library and Marfa Book Company and Front Street Books. And I read. And I wrote.

I'll be posting about my West Texas adventures soon.

For now, let's spend a little more time in Paris in July....


Something happened to me when I went to Paris. I'm forever changed.

I don't know what it is, but it seems to have happened to Mo, too. 
Look at this photo, cette image.

Quite the dapper gentleman, isn't he? Look at those glasses, des lunettes. That beard, une barbe. And what a jacket, une veste.

His books, ses livres. Oo la la.



A changed man.





What is the Sunday SalonImagine some university library's vast reading room. It's filled with people--students and faculty and strangers who've wandered in. They're seated at great oaken desks, books piled all around them,and they're all feverishly reading and jotting notes in their leather-bound journals as they go. Later they'll mill around the open dictionaries and compare their thoughts on the afternoon's literary intake....That's what happens at the Sunday Salon, except it's all virtual. Every Sunday the bloggers participating in that week's Salon get together--at their separate desks, in their own particular time zones--and read. And blog about their reading. And comment on one another's blogs. Think of it as an informal, weekly, mini read-a-thon, an excuse to put aside one's earthly responsibilities and fall into a good book. Click here to join the Salon.


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27 comments:

  1. I should read more children's books. I should go to Paris. I should....

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  2. I should read more children's books. I should go to Paris. I should....

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  3. It looks like you've had quite the adventures. I would love to visit Paris, and that jacket! I love it. I think his personality shines through as vibrant as his book, and that's such a good thing. :)

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    1. I adore Mo. The children at my primary school adore him, too.

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  4. I don't have children, so I tend not to look into literature for them. Thanks for reminding me of the wonderful world of children's lit and authors out there! Here's my Sunday Post: http://marelithalkink.blogspot.co.za/

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  5. I'm glad you've had a lovely week of rest, I can't wait to hear more about it. I'm rather intrigued by Diva and Flea, I'll have to try and find it. Sadly, the video won't work for me :-(

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    1. Here's the direct link to the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dKgnlRivA6U

      Maybe it will work.

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  6. I enjoy movies and books that take me to Paris. I don't know if I want to actually go, though. I am an "armchair traveler." LOL

    Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

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  7. We love Mo Willems! His books are endlessly entertaining and I must say the Pigeon books are my favorite.

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  8. That sounds like an idyllic week!

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  9. Sounds like you had a great time in West Texas. Hope you have a great week!

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  10. Nanette's Baguettes looks terrific - I will definitely check it out.
    I look forward to reading more of your West Texas adventures. Sounds like a marvelous time!

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  11. That kids book looks so cute! I hope you enjoy reading this week.


    My It's Monday! What Are You Reading? post.

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  12. I am a big Mo Willems fan but I haven't yet read the books you show. I'm curious about your West Texas adventure. It sounds like fun. Come see what my week was like here. Happy reading!

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  13. great idea! if I may add an -e to veste though, merci

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  14. It sounds like you had a nice time in West Texas! I look forward to reading about your trip. Mo Willems is a favorite in our house. :-) I hope you have a great week!

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  15. Glad you had a great week! I'm not familiar with Mo Willems but Diva and Flea looks cute, and so does Nanette's Baguette. Glad you got to meet him! And you can never have too much Paris. :)

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  16. I wish I had kept my French sharper. After four years of high school French and one year of college French one would think I could do better.

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    1. A little Rosetta Stone and you'd be right back in business!

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  17. My daughter LOVES Mo Willems books! She especially enjoyed the Elephant and Piggy series and was quite upset when it ended--but then she started writing Elephant and Piggy fanfic!

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    1. I love this idea. Maybe we will do some of that fanfic stuff in the library.

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  18. I would love to go to Paris!! I used to read children's books but now I don't. I'm sure when I have kids, I'll need to stack up on those books haha

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  19. I must have missed your trip to Paris, but it sure seems wonderful. I like that coat Mo is wearing; his books must be good.

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    1. It was six years ago, so you might have missed it!

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