Sunday, July 19, 2015

Continuons à Lire Paris!







What I Read Last Week


I spent most of last week in Paris:
The Little Paris Bookshop
Between Meals: An Appetite for Paris
Paris by Pastry 


What Arrived in the Mail



 Two new early chapter books: Anna, Banana, and the Friendship Split
and Anna, Banana, and the Monkey in the Middle

One perfect-for-summer novel: The Summer of Good Intentions



What I'm Reading Now

  
The new Brene Brown book, Rising Strong,
and the new Harper Lee book (who'd have ever thought I'd be saying that!)

                   



What are you reading today?!






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to win a finished hardback of Eight Hundred Grapes 
along with a clever little EHG coffee mug. 
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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.


29 comments:

  1. How lovely to spend a week reading in Paris! I snuck in a Paris book today.

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  2. Happy Sunday Deb! My oh my, I love the sound of Paris by Pastry. How's Go Set a Watchman going .... mixed reactions everywhere, it's pretty nuts :)

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    1. I'm trying to ignore all reviews, comments, etc. about Watchman until I read it for myself.

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    2. Good idea! Tough though, isn't it? (at least for me since it seems every other blog I visit talks about the book ...)

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  3. I'm looking forward to seeing reviews on Go Set a Watchman. I've seen a few from some major publications but I trust blogs so much more. Paris sounds like a lovely place to spend the week and all three of those are on my TBR. Have a great week!

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  4. I think I'm going to wait a while to read Go Set A Watchman. Not sure what I'm going to start today...

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  5. I am reading Go Set a Watchman, too. But I've only just started it, wanting to finish my other books before I dive in. I posted a RANT this week and would love for you to visit it and jump in and let me know what you think. Thanks.
    Rant: http://headfullofbooks.blogspot.com/2015/07/a-little-rant.html
    Sunday Salon: http://headfullofbooks.blogspot.com/2015/07/sunday-salon-july-19.html

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  6. Ooooh Paris! I haven't read the new Harper Lee book, but it seems like everyone is in love with it! I hope you enjoy it!! :D Have a great week!

    Here's my Weekly Recap!

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    1. Yes, nothing like Paris in July! A book mini-vacation.

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  7. The Little PAris Bookshop has me very curious, I love the idea and I've seen good reviews and a couple lukewarm ones. Will be curious to see what you thought!

    Enjoy your reading this week!

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    1. I loved the idea and...well, that's about all I loved. Sadly.

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  8. I've never read To Kill a Mockingbird; maybe this is the year!

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  9. Keen to hear what you think of GSAW? I read and reviewed it this past week as well. It's... different. I think a lot of lovers of TKAM will be shocked.

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    1. Let's see what I think. I'm trying to avoid reading any reviews until I finish.

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  10. Thanks for the heads up about the new Brene Brown. Most of her books do not get published in Australia, so I have to bring them in from our US supplier...I'm sure this will very popular with her fan base here :-)

    http://bronasbooks.blogspot.com.au/2015/07/its-monday-what-are-you-reading.html

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    1. So much wisdom in this new book. I've been thinking about a line from her book for the past four days!

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  11. I really enjoyed Watchman, for what it was. I hope you are too. :D Rising Strong sounds like an interesting read, too! Have a wonderful week :D

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  12. YIKES! Some serious reading for a week! I'm dying to know about the two Paris food books and hope you'll share more details. How can it not be one of ANYONE's favorite things about Paris!

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  13. Deb, I agree that reading about it is the second best way to spend a week in Paris. Some great book suggestions. I've started The Red Notebook this week.

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  14. The Summer of Good Intentions has a catchy title and a fetching cover! Enjoy your books.

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  15. I am going to check these out. What did you think about the Little Paris Bookshop?

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  16. Great French reads to add to my Paris in July list . My library reserve of Little Paris Bookshop hasn't arrived as yet, so it may not make it for this year :)

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