Saturday, July 30, 2022

The Sunday Salon: Flirting with French and Goodbye to Paris in July

 








Nana by Émile Zola


I rated both Nana and Flirting with French 4 out of 5 stars, so you might think I liked them the same, but that would be wrong. I thought both Nana and Flirting with French were equally good, but while Nana is a beautifully written novel, Flirting with French is just good fun for someone trying to learn a second language. Equally good, but in different ways.

Click on the link to take you to my review.



Le Petit Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

The Anomaly: A Novel by Hervé Le Tellier

Sprinting Through No Man's Land: Enducrance, Tragedy, and Rebirth in the 1919 Tour de Franceby Adin Dobkin








Last week I posted here at Readerbuzz:




The Booker Prize Longlist is announced. 
The only book I have read from the list is Oh, William by Elizabeth Strout.
Have you read any of these? 















The last days of Paris in July are this weekend, and I'm sad to see it end, but what a wonderful adventure it has been. 

I achieved some of my goals:


READ BOOKS

Nana by Émile Zola
Mystery of the Yellow Room by Gaston Leroux
An Attempt at Exhausting a Place in Paris by Georges Perec
The Martins by David Foenkinos, translated by Sam Taylor
The Paris Library by Janet Skeslien Charles
Lost and Found in Paris by Lian Dolan


WATCH MOVIES

Romantics Anonymous
A Cat in Paris
Playtime
The Rules of the Game
Maigret Sets a Trap


LEARN THE LANGUAGE

Practice often on Rosetta Stone
Read in Short Stories in French
Read Le Petit Prince (in French)


FRENCH COOKING

Try a dish from Simple French Food by Richard Olney









Good Thing #1

After two and a half years of caution,
my son and his wife took off to visit friends and family.
This week they both came down with Covid.
Because they were vaccinated, both have had mild cases and are recovering quickly.



Good Thing #2

My husband and I helped with some 
naturalist group activities on seashells this week at the library.



Good Thing #3

Thank you, Tamara of Thyme for Tea, and all the many participants
who made the 2022 Paris in July so fantastic.







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. 

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