Saturday, April 30, 2022

Au Revoir, Paris!


Yes, au revoir, Paris! After almost a month in France, I am back home! 

I ended up having a fabulous time, but the first four days were rough....
        Day 1...My computer crashed.
        Day 2...I fell and landed on my camera, breaking it.
        Day 3...My sister was sick at her stomach all day.
        Day 4...A pickpocket stole my phone when I was on the subway.

Yes, a rough start, but after that everything got better...I can't wait to share all 800+ pictures I took and tell you about all my adventures in Paris and in the Loire Valley. For today, here's a shot I took from our apartment balcony in Paris.

I brought a huge bunch of ebooks with me on my trip, and I managed to read seven of them while I was away. My two favorites were Dear Paris, an illustrated collection of letters written during the author's time in Paris, and One More Croissant for the Road, an account of the author's bicycle ride around France in search of the best food in the country.

Dear Paris: The Paris Letters Collection by Janice MacLeod (Nonfiction)
A Croissant for the Road by Felicity Cloake (Foodie Nonfiction)

Nobody's Boy by Hector Malot (1001 Children's Books You Must Read)
Murder on the Marais by Cara Black (Mystery)
Madame de Treymes by Edith Wharton (Classic)
Martha in Paris by Margery Sharp (Fiction)
The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Emmuska Orczy (Classic)

The links will take you to my complete reviews.

Another Year of Wonder: Classical Music for Everyday by Clemency Burton Hill (Nonfiction)
The Boy and His Horse by C. S. Lewis (Narniathon)
Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell (Chapter-a-Day)
Le gentil petit diable et autres contes de la Rue Broca by Pierre Gripari (1001 Children's Books)

Last week I posted here at Readerbuzz:

Saturday, April 30 is Independent Bookstore Day.
Support your favorite independent bookstore today.

April 30 is also Dewey's 24-Hour Readathon.
I will be volunteering to help birders all day at
Quintana Beach for Spring Fling,
but I will keep a book in hand 
(hopefully something quite birdish to inspire 
the bookish among the birdish).

Good Things: Au Revoir, Paris!

I'm happy you joined us here at the Sunday Salon. Sunday Salon is a place to link up and to share what we have been doing during the week. It's a great way to visit other blogs and join in the conversations going on there. 

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?

Other places where you may like to link up over the weekend are below. Click on the picture to visit the site.


My linkup for Sunday Salon is below. 

1 comment:

  1. Oh that was a rough start. Glad it got better! That's a lovely view from the window.

    Have a great week

    Emily @ Budget Tales Book Blog


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