Sunday, June 23, 2013

Paris in July is back!

Hurrah!  Its nearly time for Paris in July - a fantastic challenge hosted by Karen of BookBath and Tamara of Thyme for Tea.  I look forward to it every year, as I am obsessed with all things French.  Plus, this challenge isn't a reading one, its an anything goes challenge  - meaning that you can post about books, music, films, food, travel, etc.  All you have to remember is that the challenge runs from July 1st through July 31st. How awesome is that?  Last year I posted about some of my favorite French items (Longchamps and pan au chocolat) and the film Midnight in Paris (LOVED this movie!!!).  And, I enjoyed checking out the other participants' blog posts - you learn about so many new books, films, and foods.  This year I plan on watching some movies and reading some books, all the while listening to my Midnight in Paris soundtrack on repeat.  Here are some of the titles for both films and books that I have in mind:

What do you think?  They all look pretty fantastic, no? Well, if you have any suggestions, feel free to leave me your ideas in the comments below.  And now, I'm off to start reading The Silent Wife by A.S.A. Harrison.  Happy reading!!


The Relentless Reader said...

Oui Oui! (That's the correct spelling I hope, lol) Have fun with this challenge!

Bellezza said...

What a lovely selection you have! The most I'm hoping to accomplish is Edward Ruthurford's "900" page tome called Paris. I'll be happily seeing what you're doing Chez Nadia.

Nadia said...

Jennifer, thanks! And that is the correct spelling :)

Bellezza, thanks! I'm thinking getting through Ruthurford's book is more than enough for Paris in July :) And, definitely stop on by to see what Parisian posts I put up.

Amanda said...

I love Paris in July as well. I'm really liking your list. I've been interested in Mastering the Art of French Eating. Gourmet Rhapsody is a great read - the food descriptions!! I listened to it but think I'd like reading it better. I'm going to have to get my greedy little hands on The Little Paris Kitchen. That one looks awesome. Thanks for the ideas!

Nadia said...

Amanda, thanks! I'm glad to know Gourmet Rhapsody is a great read - can't wait to dive into it now :) I'm looking forward to reading your posts!

Anonymous said...

I`ll be joining you in reading The Little Paris Kitchen and The Mission to Paris.

Looking forward to your reviews of these books.

I also chose to read My Sweet Life in Paris by David Lebovitz and Paris to the Moon by Adam Gopnik.