Sunday, July 3, 2016

Paris in July!



Can you hear the music starting up in the background? It's Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien by Edith Piaf, and it's signaling the start of the most wonderful blogging event of the summer, Paris in July.

I'm ready. 

Paris candle. Paris lamp. Paris writing notebook. Paris coffee mug. 

Paris movies. Paris children's books. Paris grownup books.


How about you? Are you ready to head off for a month in Paris? 




This Week...

A couple of new arrivals...


Return by Aaron Becker and Emotional Agility by Susan David

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Books read this week, including two my first two Paris in July books....




750 Years in Paris and Five Nights in Paris: After Dark in the City of Lights




Sixty: A Diary of My Sixty-First Year and The Runaway Wife

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What will I be reading next? 

Something from my Paris stack, I imagine, along with Emotional Agility and Return.







How about you? What are you reading today?





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.

The Sunday Post is a meme hosted by Kimba at Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It's a chance to share news and recap the past week.

Mailbox Monday was created by Marcia at The Printed Page. We share books that we found in our mailboxes last week. 
 It is now being hosted here.


Stacking the Shelves is a meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews in which you can share the books you've acquired.

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is where we share what we read this past week, what we hope to read this week…. and anything in between!  This is a great way to plan out your reading week and see what others are currently reading as well… you never know where that next “must read” book will come from! I love being a part of this and I hope you do too! It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is now being hosted at The Book Date.



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28 comments:

  1. I will have to check out the EMOTIONAL AGILITY book. Sounds interesting. I love all of your Paris stuff!

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    1. I'm about fifty pages into Emotional Agility. I like it. It talks about keeping oneself flexible and that's always something I could do better at.

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  2. Oooh, Paris, Paris, Paris. I just love your Paris lamp, it's gorgeous. I'm most intrigued by 750 years in Paris, looking forward to hearing what you thought about it. I have a few of your books here, some read, some still in the TBR. I'll be keen to see which ones you'll read- or will you get all of those read? I also have a few Paris movies lined up too. I just noticed your Frenchified header- fabulous.

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  3. I love this theme! I have yet to have a genuinely satisfying trip to Paris but it still spellbinds me somehow. One day I will have a perfect Paris weekend. Until then books will keep me yearning.

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    1. There is something mesmerizing about Paris. Agree.

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  4. I'd like to run away, actually, to Paris in July. Will hve to find some of my Paris books and repost some of my reviews!

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  5. I'd like to run away, actually, to Paris in July. Will hve to find some of my Paris books and repost some of my reviews!

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  6. The Runaway Wife sounds good! Enjoy your "trip" to Paris. Here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES

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    1. Yes, The Runaway Wife takes place within view of France and many of the characters are French.

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  7. Loving all the Paris themed accessories---definitely helping you get in the mood I hope?

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  8. I've never been to Paris but I'd love to go! Nice to armchair travel through books and movies like French Kiss (though Meg Ryan's character was pretty grumpy in Paris and not really enjoying the scenery) and An American in Paris.

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    1. But Meg's character eventually took a liking to France...her little stone cottage....

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  9. I'd love to join you in Paris (j'aime le cahier!) but I've already committed to a beach vacation this summer: two months of ocean themed reading. :-( I'm looking forward to your opinions of the books you've chosen.

    I'm also curious about Sixty.

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  10. Paris in July- sounds good to me! 750 Years in Paris and Five Nights in Paris both look good- I'd like to read more about France in general.

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    1. If I was really, really brave, I'd try to read Paris by Edward Rutherford. But it's 832 pages. Eek!

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  11. I've started The Runaway Wife and am truly enjoying it. I also finished reading Paris is Always a Good Idea and gave it 5 stars, which is a rarity for me. Hope you'll pop over and join Dreaming of France, which I post every Monday, even when it isn't July. Here’s my Dreaming of France meme

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    1. I will join in at Dreaming of France this month, too.

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  12. Return looks like one I will have to find. I have enjoyed his other books. Have a lovely time in Paris in July. Looks like you have lots of good books to choose from. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

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  13. Emotional Agility looks interesting. I think I should read a professional book this summer. They are starting to interest me more.

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  14. Hi Deb, Have fun with your Paris in July pile. It looks daunting but I am sure you will conquer it. You are welcome to grab my list of books representing a book or two for each year of your life and tweak it and make it your own. I'll look forward to seeing what you come up with.

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  15. Hope you enjoy your Paris in July pile. All look good. Happy reading.

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  16. You were not kidding about being ready for Paris in July! Hope you have a blast!

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  17. Oh Deb, I don't usually read non fiction, but Emotional Agility jumps right out at me. I'd like to be more emotionally resilient and I suspect that would feature in this book!

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  18. Lol, love the whole Paris theme you have going on there :D
    I've been to Paris, it's absolutely stunning but I wouldn't want to go there these days. I don't think I would feel safe :(

    Oh my god, it's Monday!

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