Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Paris in July

Il est temps à nouveau à Paris en Juillet, alors ...

*It's time again for Paris in July, so...
let us be off!

J'aime Paris. 
J'ai été à Paris de nombreuses fois, 
mais la plupart de ces voyages 
ont été effectués dans les pages d'un livre.*

*I love Paris. 
I have been to Paris many, many times, 
yet most of these trips were in the pages of a book.

... sauf pour un beau voyage à Paris ...*
*...except for one lovely trip to Paris...

Ma sœur et moi et ses deux filles ...*
*My sister and I and her two daughters...

Donc, heureusement, il est temps 
de revenir à Paris en Juillet ...*
*So, happily, it is time to return again to Paris in July...

Pour fêter ça, je lis des livres en français, 
et écouter de la musique française, 
et regarder des films français, 
et la cuisson du pain français.*
*To celebrate, I am reading French books, 
and listening to French music, 
and watching French movies, and baking French bread.

Voulez-vous venir avec moi?*
*Would you like to come along with me?

Voici une liste de mes livres préférés fixés à Paris:*
*Here is a list of my favorite books set in Paris:
Top Ten Books That Take Place in Paris

Voici quelques-unes 
j'ai aimé ce que j'ai lu récemment.*
*Here are some I liked that I read recently.

The Paris Wife              Paris in Love

Et voici quelques-uns j'ai l'intention de lire:*
*And here are some I plan to read:

Venez avec nous! 
Nous partons pour Paris pendant tout le mois de Juillet!*
*Come along!  We're off to Paris for the entire month of July!

If you are coming to Paris in July, 
please leave a link to your post(s) 
so that we can visit each other. 
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  1. Such a lovely post! I'm right there with you in Paris this month. Watching the tour, reading some books, thinking about it all the time.

    1. I should have known that you would be first to be here with me in Paris, Louise.

  2. Great first post. I cannot wait to discover some of these books. Please pop over to see mine.

  3. Bonjour Deb,
    I"m in again today. BTW, I"m reading Paris My Sweet now and have a few of those others. Ever read The Sweet Life in Paris? :)

    1. Yes, I found a copy of Sweet Life at the library and I started it last night.

      Thanks for the rec, Virginia.

  4. My Paris in July reading list is growing already, just found a stray book of French short stories and Gallic Books sent me a lovely food/ short stories book for the event :)

  5. I love your blog and the books you suggested.


  6. Thanks for coming by my Paris post today. I left a link with the Mr. Linky above but here it is again anyway. Bonjour!


  7. I just read Paris in Love as well :) I thought the author captured the city perfectly! Looking foward to your Paris in July posts!

  8. I bought a bunch of Paris books before my trip there this May and didn't get to nearly all of them. I might pick up one or two in July.

    Cute pic of you and your sister by the way. There are so rarely pictures on your blog.

  9. Just left the following comment at "One Literature Nut":

    Recommend that you view the lovely 2010 French period drama film "The Princess of Montpensier" ["La princesse de Montpensier"...see trailer at http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1599975/], which can be viewed on Amazon Instant Video or purchased on DVD from Amazon. The film is based upon the 1662 novella/short story by Madame de (Marie-Madeleine Pioche de La Vergne) La Fayette, which also is available in English on Amazon.


  10. lovely post! late to the party, but still joining as soon as i can get my french / paris posted..;)
    'J'adore New York' by Isabelle Lafleche is the book i'm remembering - reviewed on goodreads so far.


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