To Catch a Thief...Alfred Hitchcock mystery with Cary Grant and Grace Kelly
Grand Illusion...Class relationships between French officers in POW camp in WWI
DaVinci Code...Corruption dealt with by Tom Hanks
April and the Extraordinary World...Animated Paris in the future
Les Miserables...Fabulous film made from fabulous stage play made from fabulous book
Breathless...Amoral man and woman aimlessly go through their days
LeDivorce...Two sisters and love troubles
Sunday in the Park with George...Musical based on Seurat painting
An American in Paris...Amazing dancing
Gigi...A courtesan in training
Ratatoullie...A rat wants to become a chef
Mr. Hulot's Holiday...Gentle classic comedy
The Pink Panther...A detective who has trouble entering a room without falling
I practiced my French on Rosetta Stone; prepared Croque Monsieur, Moroccan Mint Tea, Quiche Lorraine, and Roasted Pork Loin with Rosemary; and put together a Paris puzzle.
And to wrap up my trip I spent a day visiting Paris virtually. SoloSophie oh-so-kindly compiled this excellent list of Virtual Paris Tours.
I spent a wonderful virtual holiday in Paris. Thank you, Tamara, at Thyme for Tea, for Paris in July. And now I'll put away my Eiffel Tower for another year.
It's time for another Classics Club spin. I have sixteen books left to read on my list, but two of them are books I am already reading and one book is over 700 pages, too long to finish in a month. Also, I don't have copies of all of the books on my list. I shall only list books I have access to right now.
1, 11. Main Street 6, 16. The Razor's Edge
2, 12. Heat of the Day. 7, 17. Mary Barton
3, 13. Selected Stories of O. Henry. 8, 18. Around the World in 80 Days
4, 14.The Winter's Tale. 9, 19. Wives and Daughters
5, 15. Tom Brown's Schooldays. 10, 20. Washington Square
The spin number will be announced on Sunday, August 9th.
Let's have a few good things now, shall we?
Good Thing #1: Our library now checks out DIY items. You can check out power washers, carpet cleaners, cake pans, a sewing machine, a telescope, a record player, Legos, a metal detector, Monopoly, a digital film and slide scanner, a loom, inflatable sprinklers, rock collections, a photo light box, and much more.
Good Thing #2: Dewey's Reverse Readathon is coming next weekend. It begins on Friday, August 7 at 7 pm CST and runs through Saturday, August 7 at 7 pm. I'll be manning the helm at 9 pm CST for an hour, and I'll also be hosting a mini-challenge to name a mood-boosting book, with a prize of a free book from BookDepository. I hope you will join in.
Good Thing #3: Bonnie at Bonnie's Books shared a fun site on her blog last week and I couldn't resist spending time there. It's WindowSwap, and it will allow you to look out a window all over the world. Explore.
What good things have you experienced this week?
- 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?