Sunday, February 3, 2019

I Go to Paris

Let me clarify: I am not literally in Paris; I'm "literally" in Paris. I'm reading two Paris books. Let me share these two books with you, and you can go there, too.

Crêpes by Suzette 
by Monica Wellington

If they only allow me one book about Paris when I go to the nursing home some day, this will be the book I take with me.

Suzette is selling crêpes all over Paris---a street on the Left Bank, outside the Louvre, near Notre-Dame, and many more spots---and, through her travels around the city, she shares with her readers French vocabulary, French art, and even a recipe for crêpes.

After being out of print for some years, Crêpes by Suzette is now, happily, back in a lovely paperback edition.

Vintage 1954 
by Antoine Laurain

Hubert Larnaudie invites some of his neighbors in his apartment in Paris to share a bottle of 1954 Beaujolais. To his great astonishment, he and three others---antique restorer Magalie, mixologist Julien, and Airbnb tenant Bob---awake the next morning in 1950s Paris.

Isn't this fun?

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,
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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.

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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”
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  1. I NEED to read both of these immediately! Thank you so much for allowing me to "literally" travel to my beloved city again :)

  2. What fun! I had a conversation yesterday where 3 of 4 of us related our adventures in the Louvre. From a group of women that no one would have guessed by looking that 3 of 4 of us had ever been out of the midwest.

  3. These sound great! I love the idea of "literally" visiting Paris and these books sound perfect for that.

    1. Yes, it's odd that "literally" doesn't mean "literally."

  4. What delightful books! I also love your Valentine's Day look.

    Suzette is a perfect name for a little French girl...and, of course for Crepes.

    Enjoy your week, and thanks for visiting my blog.

  5. Today I started with All Things Bright and Beautiful by James Herriot and now am reading a book by Henri J.M. Nouwen called Spiritual Direction. I never knew that you liked Parisian things. ;)

    1. I can't wait to hear what you think of the Nouwen book.

  6. ooh, I didn't know about this new Antoine Laurain. sounds good!

  7. I love that you continue to return to reading about Paris!

  8. I would love to one day visit Paris in person. For now, it's through books. Both of these sound like fun. Have a wonderful week, Deb.

  9. I too want to go to Paris but in the meantime I will look for these books.

  10. Never got the hang of making crepes, but i'd like to try again.

    1. There was an interesting cheat for crepe-making in Genius Recipes that I'd like to try. And, of course, this wonderful book.

  11. I love it when books take us places. These sound delightful. I haven't been to Paris - yet - but one day!

  12. I travel often through books. But I also enjoy reading about places I know like Minnesota or North Carolina since I can picture certain things in my head easily if I've been there. Pretty quilt. Anne - Books of My Heart


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