Sunday, July 8, 2018

I Luxuriate in Paris



PARIS IN JULY: THE FIRST WEEK

It's the end of the first week in Paris in July. What a wonderful time I've had in Paris so far. No expensive hotels, no trouble speaking to the locals, no jet lag. This is the way to travel.

What have I experienced this week?

I've read and reviewed these picture books:





I've read and reviewed these books for grownups:



I've got this tv series ready to go:


Maigret, a French detective series, based on the books by Georges Simenon


I've posted my first photos from Paris.

What will I do this week? I have lots more books to read.



SUMMER READATHON


Unexpectedly, there will be a summer readathon. Sign up here.



10TH BLOGOVERSARY (WITH A GIVEAWAY!)

Don't forget to sign up here for my 10th Blogoversary Giveaway!




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.

Please join the weekly meme at An Accidental Blog. Share with the rest of us your passion for France. Did you read a good book set in France? See a movie? Take a photo in France? Have an adventure? Eat a fabulous meal or even just a pastry? Or if you're in France now, go ahead and lord it over the rest of us. We can take it.

Il est Juillet et il est temps pour le merveilleux Paris in July hosted by Thyme for Tea! (*It is July and it is time for the wonderful Paris in July!)

28 comments:

  1. Books have always been my favorite way to travel, too.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. If I use the library, they are certainly the least expensive, too!

      Delete
  2. You've had a great week of reading/travel! Sadly, I tried 4 of the books from my stacks and none of them were able to grab my attention. I have finally settled on Julia Child's *My Life In France,* which I'm enjoying quite well, so far.

    Have a great week, Deb!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I hope that one works for you. I hate it when I can't settle on a book.

      Delete
  3. I have read a few books set in Paris this year, like Paris Ever After, by KSR Burns. Reading about Paris works for me; we get to avoid all the packing and unpacking at the end. But you did both, didn't you?

    Thanks for visiting my blog...and I wish you could check my phone, too, although after talking to several tech support people (the actual store had been robbed, so I couldn't go there!), it is now working for a few minutes at a time. LOL

    Enjoy your week!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Yes... I'm a fan of long-distance travel via the library. In fact I regularly travel through time and space, too:). I hope your Parisian travels continue to be charming and engrossing during this coming week, Deb!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes, through books, neither time nor space is an obstacle.

      Delete
  5. Books are a fun way to travel. It’s cool that you’re focusing so much on 1 city. You’ll be an expert on it soon. Have a good week!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

    ReplyDelete
  6. I was all buzzed to read your Paris post as I thought you were there. The books are good and I've read one of them too.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Your badge for the "reverse" read-a-thon intrigues me. Can you un-read a book? Read it from back to front?

    You are definitely out-reading the rest of us for Paris in July!

    best... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  8. Books are how I travel and I travel without the hassles. Have fun at Paris.


    Gayathri @ Elgee Writes

    ReplyDelete
  9. I saw the title of your post and thought that you must have had a spa day in Paris last time! I laughed when I saw how you were luxuriating... I'll have to have a look at your reviews. I'm hopeful for Lisette's Paris Notebook- the author is Australian, and I've read a few of her books.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Lovely travels ! seems we're experiencing some of the same reading ;)
    Are you able to bookstagram share these for #ParisinJuly2018 ? Too lovely to miss ...

    ReplyDelete
  11. Glad you're enjoying Paris! How long will you be there?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Rachel, we're doing a blogging event called Paris in July, hosted through my blog, its a way of celebrating everything we love about Paris. Feel free to join us, as Deb says... no expensive hotels..

      Delete
  12. Enjoy your virtual trip to Paris! Come see my week here. Happy reading!

    ReplyDelete
  13. I just added The Paris Wedding to my to-read list. It sounds like a fun book!

    ReplyDelete
  14. You are definitely winning Paris in July!! I haven't even settled on a book yet...

    ReplyDelete
  15. Deb, what an amazing collection! I agree with JoAnn. I picked up When Paris Sizzled, which is great... but I'm slow, especially with all this blog hoping!

    ReplyDelete
  16. That sure is a line up of Paris books read. As Charlotte Nash is Australian her books are here in NZ. I think I may have read one of hers. I don't go mad for Paris like many but I have read The Paris Bookshop and one written by Jenny Colgan The Loveliest Chocolate Shop in Paris.

    ReplyDelete
  17. What a great time you sound like you are having in Paris. =) I hadn't heard of Paris in July. I'm going to have to check it out and see if it is something I might be able to do...

    ReplyDelete
  18. What a lovely way to travel! I like that you're mixing a TV series in with all the gorgeous books. Adds an extra bit of fun!

    ReplyDelete
  19. Nice selection of books. I'm on the road this week so I might be slow in approving comments. I hope you stop by to see my weekly updates.

    ReplyDelete
  20. You are seriously productive and reading like a crazy girl! Good for you. I'll be anxious to hear how the Maigret series. I remember the first with Michael Gambon.

    ReplyDelete
  21. I love the Anatole books! I read them a million and half years ago when I was in first grade.

    ReplyDelete
  22. Love all those covers and the Paris books.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Books are the best and cheapest way to travel. LOL!!

    ReplyDelete
  23. Wow, you have been busy with a lot of reading. Wonderful. Sounds like a good set of books to get to know Paris a little bit more. I think I will go for the "sizzling" book. I love to read about that time.

    ReplyDelete

Thank you for stopping by and sharing your thoughts!