Saturday, February 8, 2020

Aimer Mon Temps à Paris (Loving My Time in Paris)

I'm halfway through my aventures à Paris. I would love to live here. Do you think my husband would understand if I decided to stay for a few more weeks? Months? Years?

I'm continuing to read along in my Paris books. 

I've loaded up my Kindle with books about Paris for my trip. Here's what I have on my Kindle:

(Not Quite) Mastering the Art of French Living (memoir)
Alone Time: Four Seasons, Four Cities, and the Pleasures of Solitude (memoir)
Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne (classic fiction; 1001 Children's Books)
Barefoot in Paris: Easy French Meals You Can Make at Home
The Belly of Paris by Emile Zola (classic fiction)
The Book of Salt by Monique Truong
Captain Fracasse by Theophile Gautier (classic fiction; 1001 Children's Books)
Champagne Baby: How One Parisian Learned to Love Wine-and Life-the American Way (memoir)
Charlotte in Paris (children's book)
Chez Moi: A Novel by Agnes Desarthe (fiction)
City Walks: Paris (travel)
Fairy Tales by Marie Catherine Baronne D'Aulnoy (classic children's fiction; 1001 Children's Books)
Father Goriot by Honore de Balzac (classic fiction)
Forever Paris: 25 Walks in the Footsteps of Chanel, Hemingway, Picasso, and More (travel)
French Visual Phrase Book (language)
Gourmet Rhapsody by Muriel Barbery (fiction)
In Foreign Fields: How Not to Move to France (memoir)
Introduction to French Poetry: A Dual Language Book (poetry)
L'appart: The Delights and Disasters of Making Paris Home by David Lebovitz (memoir)
L'art de la Liste: Simplify. Organize. Enrich Your Life. (self-help)
L'assommoir by Emile Zola (classic fiction)
Learn French with Paul Noble (language audio)
Literary Paris: A Photographic Tour (photos)
The Little Bookshop on the Seine (fiction audiobook)
Little French Bakery Cookbook (cookbook)
The Little Paris Kitchen by Rachel Khoo (cookbook)
The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery
My Paris Kitchen by David Leibowitz (cookbook)
Mystery of the Yellow Room by Gaston Leroux (classic audiobook; 1001 Children's Books)
Ooh La La! French Women's Secrets to Feeling Beautiful Every Day (self-help)
Omelette and a Glass of Wine by Elizabeth David (foodie nonfiction)
Mad Enchantment: Claude Monet and the Painting of the Water Lilies (nonfiction)
Nobody's Boy by Hector Malot (children's fiction; 1001 Children's Books)
P. S. from Paris by Marc Levy (fiction)
Paris City Trails (travel)
Paris in a Weekend with Two Kids (travel)
Paris: Lonely Planet (travel)
Paris Revealed: The Secret Life of a City by Stephen Clarke
Paris Sweets: Great Desserts from the City's Best Pastry Shops (cookbook)
Paris: The Novel by Edward Rutherford (historical fiction)
Paris to the Moon by Adam Gopnik (memoir)
Pocket Paris (travel)
President's Hat by Antoine Laurain (fiction)
Pretty Minnie in Paris (children's picture book)
Reader on the 6.27 (fiction)
Seven Ages of Paris (history)
Sophie's Misfortunes by Sophie Rostopchine, Countess of Segur (classic children's fiction; 1001 Children's Books)
Sundays in Paris: An Insider's Guide to the Best Places to Eat, Drink, and Explore (travel)
Taste of Paris: A History of the Parisian Love Affair with Food (foodie nonfiction)
To Capture What We Cannot Keep by Beatrice Colin (fiction)
Where is the Eiffel Tower? (children's nonfiction)
Who Was Claude Monet? (children's biography)
Writer's Paris: A Guided Journey for the Creative Soul (writing)

Yellow highlights books I am currently read.

I'll be posting 159 Love Books I Have Read on Tuesday. Some of the titles are rather odd. How many books with "love" in the title have you read? 

Who of you told me about this show? Thank you, thank you. I am enjoying it so much.

I'd love to hear about your week.

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Some of the things we often talk about at the Sunday Salon:

  • What was your week like?
  • Read any good books? Tell us about them.
  • What other bookish things did you do? 
  • What else is going on in your life?

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  1. We visited Paris often when we lived in France and I always felt like I could live there too. Maybe we could share an apartment? ;)

    1. Absolutely. My sister and I found a nice Paris apartment today. It's about 1700 square feet, with three bedrooms, and is selling for six million. Do you still want in, Kathy? Lol.

  2. I'm sure Paris is beautiful. I can't wait to hear all about it. Enjoy!

    1. People are going to want me to shut up about it, I'm sure. It will be hard for me to stop talking about it when I get back.

  3. PAris sounds wonderful, hope you're having a fantastic time (it sounds like you are haha). I have a feeling I could happily live there as well.

    1. There should be room in that six million dollar apartment. Let me know if you are interested. lol

  4. I'm glad you're enjoying your time in Paris!

  5. I responded to your question on my blog post today: "How many books with 'love' in the title have you read?" I'm glad you're having lots of fun in Paris.

  6. I think I could live in Paris too, but I'd have to learn some French :)

    1. That might be something we should all work on before we actually go in on a six million dollar apartment.

  7. I’m so glad you are enjoying your Parisian adventure, perhaps you can bribe hubby to stay with his favourite French pastries :)

    Wishing you a great reading week in Paris!

  8. How long are you staying in my favorite city?! I look forward to hearing ALL about this fabulous adventure (and the Paris books you recommend for a fellow francophile) :)

    1. I will be here a total of seventeen days. I'll be coming home in a few more days.

  9. Stay all the time you need. I'm totally looking forward to seeing all of the pictures you share on your blog.

  10. If you can stay, I say why not?! I'd love to visit Paris someday! Enjoy your Paris reads and have a great week! :)

    Stacy Renee @ LazyDayLit

  11. Happy to hear you are enjoying Paris! Your post on love books sounds great! I have no idea how many I have read.

    Have a wonderful week!

  12. Like Molly, I was wondering how long you were staying and it sounds like from your comment on your blog, you're not there with your husband? I thought you were. I guess I need to read posts a little more carefully than I do. I think I might have ? maybe ? introduced you to Comedians In Car Getting Coffee, but I'm not sure. I'll be honest that I've only seen a few episodes but my wife really likes it.

    1. No, my husband headed to Tucson for a huge rock and mineral show out there. I'm in Paris with my sister.

      It might have been you, Bryan. Thank your wife for me.

  13. Where have you visited so far in Paris? Maybe once your trip is done, I'd love to hear which sight you would recommend most when one is looking for a quiet lazy day.

    Love that you are still getting a good amount of reading done!

  14. I am so happy you are having a grat time and green with envy too. :)

    1. Thank you, Lori. Don't be green with envy, though; come and join us!

  15. Wow! It sounds like you are having the most fabulous time in Paris, Deb. Glad it's going so very well...

  16. Have a blast in Paris! I hope to visit there some day:)

  17. Love Letters to the Dead sounds very intriguing. Enjoy the rest of your stay in Paris!

  18. Paris is on my bucket list, I am glad you are having such a wonderful time!

    1. I hope it is at the top, Kimberly. If it isn't, move it there.

  19. It'a amazing you have time to visit and read all these books! Good for you

    1. I've been reading an hour or so before I go to sleep each night.

  20. I'm glad you're enjoying your trip.

  21. So glad Paris is as wonderful as ever. I'd be curious to hear about where you're staying with such a long visit. I love Comedians in Cars, too. I like to watch it while I'm on the elliptical!

  22. So glad you are having a great trip! I wouldn't want to come home either. Lol.

  23. Oh I could easily live in Paris, or London or Dublin or Barcelona.....

  24. I’m happy to hear that you’re enjoying Paris. I hope you have a great week!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

  25. I hope you have a lot of fun in Paris. I think you have loaded up your Kindle with some great looking books. Enjoy! Here are my Weekly Updates

  26. I'm glad you are enjoying your trip. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

  27. I am glad you are enjoying France, Deb. It sounds like such a great place, especially if you want to stay. :-) I hope you are enjoying the sights (and your books!). Have a great week!


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