Friday, July 1, 2011

Paris in July has begun!!

Paris in July 2011 begins today! Here are the books that I'm considering reading:



And here is the music I'll be humming along to:  Yann Tiersen

and my trusty Putumayo cds

Hmmm.  I think I'm going to enjoy Paris in July!  For information about the challenge you can head on over to BookBath or Thyme for Tea .   And, if you have any suggestions, please feel free to leave me a comment.  Au revoir! I'm off to have a cafe au lait and a croissant.


Bellezza said...

A Novel Bookstore looks wonderful, as does Julia's book. I rather enjoyed the movie with her, although ironic as it sounds, I could have done with a little more of Julia's life and a little less of blogger woman. Anyway, isn't this a fun challenge? Looking forward to participating in it with you.

Victoria said...

Ooo I hope you enjoy My Life in Paris as much as I did, I thought it just wonderful :)

Ellie said...

I will have to check out your music choices, I forgot all about usic until I saw that Breaking Away has its own playlist!

Karen K. said...

I agree with Bellezza, I much preferred the Julia parts of the movie. The Julie character seemed so whiny and what is not to love about Meryl Streep? She was just great.

I just finished Tapestry of Love and am feeling mixed about it. I'm still on vacation but it'll be my first post when I get home, probably up tomorrow.

And I want some Putomoya cds too! Great idea!

Joan Hunter Dunn said...

oh I really want to read Lunch in Paris& My life in Paris. I think they're for next year's Paris in July. Looking forward to reading your reviews.

Nadia said...

Bellezza, both books seem like they will be such fun reads. I enjoyed that movie, too! And I know what you mean, I would have rather had more Julie than Julie - she seemed like a brat. This is definitely a fun challenge - can't wait to read your posts ;)

Victoria, that's great the book was wonderful - I can't wait to read it!

Ellie, check out the music - its great! Very atmospheric ;)

Karen, I'm on the same page with you and Bellezza about that movie:) Hope you are enjoying your vacation! Can't wait to read your thoughts on Tapestry and yes, Putumayo cds are great - get some :)

Joan, I know what you mean! There are so many great books out there for this challenge that its hard to only pick a few.

Frances said...

My Life in Paris has been on top of my list for a long time. A Novel Bookstore is a flawed but really entertaining book that will have you making long lists of other books you want to read. Lots of tempting stuff here!

Anonymous said...

Having just returned from Paris, I recommend Time Was Soft There: A Paris Sojourn to the Shakespeare & Co. by Jeremy Mercer. It's a memoir of the time when he wandered to Paris and got a job at the renowned bookstore. :)

Amy said...

This looks like a wonderful selection of books. I haven't read most of them but I read and reviewed The Tapestry of Love. I thought it was a beautifully written, soothing book that's worth taking your time to read and savor as you do.
I am anxious to read A Novel Bookshop and hope you enjoy it!

Happy Reading!

Nadia said...

Frances, there is lots of tempting stuff and I still have some other options that I didn't even list :) Glad to see that A Novel Bookstore will be a good read!

Anonymous, thanks! I've written down that title ;) And you've just returned - lucky you!

Amy, I'm excited for Tapestry of Love - sounds like it will be a good read! I'll have to check out your review of it :)

Nicole said...

I loved "The Paris Wife" by Paula McLain. Not solely set in Paris- but a wonderful description of Paris in the 20's.

Anonymous said...

NOVEL BOOKSTORE, please? I love the Parisian pants off that book.

Nadia said...

Nicole, thanks for that one - I have it and completely forgot about it.

BAMB, awesome! Will read that instead of My Life in France, which I can't seem to get into.