Saturday, July 2, 2022

The Sunday Salon: A Week at Home (for Once)...with Snakes

No traveling this week...for once...

Instead, I spent a lot of time swimming with friends at the pool, painting in preparation for new floors, sharing reptiles with children at the public library, and getting ready for the start of Paris in July. A good week.

Falling Up: Poems and Drawings by Shel Silverstein
This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger 
Book Lovers by Emily Henry

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
Human Nature by Serge Joncour, translated by Louise Rogers Lalaurie
The Paris Library by Janet Skeslien Charles
Lost and Found in Paris by Lian Dolan
Simple French Food by Richard Olney
Le Petit Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Last week I posted here at Readerbuzz:

It's mid-year. 
How am I doing on my 2022 yearlong challenges?

I'm ahead on the Nonfiction Reader Challenge.

I'm right where I should be on the Chapter-a-Day Challenge.

I'm a little behind in the Back to the Classics Challenge.

Summer is 1/3 over.
How am I doing on my summer 2022 challenges?

I'm ahead on the 20 Books of Summer.

I'm a little ahead on the Big Books of Summer.

Paris in July starts now! I am co-hosting Paris in July this year with the wonderful Tamara from Thyme for Tea.

The aim of the month is to celebrate our French experiences through reading, watching, listening, observing, cooking and eating all things French!

There are no rules or targets in terms of how much you need to do or complete in order to be a part of this experience – just blog about anything French and you can join in! Some ideas might include;

  • reading a French-themed book – fiction or nonfiction,
  • watching a French movie,
  • listening to French music,
  • cooking French food,
  • experiencing French, art, architecture, and travel
  • tasting French wine, or testing French cocktails
  • celebrating le quatorze juillet or Bastille Day
Whatever it is that you love about France---share it with us all! And pass the word...

Tamara's signup post is here.

Good Thing #1
Some of us from our naturalist group 
shared reptiles with children at the library this week.

Good Thing #2
We saw over 200 kids and their parents.

Good Thing #3
So much fun!

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. Looks like a good week. My son (and to be fair me too) is quite wary of animals. He likes the zoo but doesn't like roaming animals including birds 😂 he is 3.

    I didn't realise how many reading challenges there were out there!

    Have a great week!

    Emily @ Budget Tales Book Blog


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