June 25, 2011

Paris In July - It's Almost Time!

I can't believe how the time is flying - we are half way through the year and it is almost time for Paris In July to start! We have 53 people signed up and ready to participate which is fantastic but it is not too late to join in the fun - just leave a comment on this post and I will add your name to our list.
I have to admit to being quite busy over the past few weeks and I haven't had a lot of spare head space to start thinking about the books and movies I am planning to enjoy for the month - this weekend might allow some time for that I hope. I have pulled one of my books off the shelf in preparation, Shannon Bennett's Paris looks like the perfect option to start the month with. What are other people going to be starting off with??

I will be back on the 1st July to officially kick the month off. After that there will be weekly wrap up posts, prizes to be given away as we go along and posts from Tamara as she winds her away around France. Looking forward to all of the Paris themed fun.

22 comments:

Frances said...

Oops. I think I failed to follow directions properly. I left a comment on the original post just now. Please forgive and sign me up? Too much fun to miss.

Nadia said...

Love that cover of your book! I'm excited to get started on this challenge! I'm debating between Lunch in Paris of A Novel Bookstore to kick off Paris in July. Can't wait!

Amanda said...

I'd love to join! I've got three books I want to read that have Paris/France theme. Thanks!!

Ellie said...

Yey! I'm really excited about this. I have 5 books that are translated from French (maybe a few more, just waiting to hear back from a publisher), 1 vampire novel set in Paris, one non-fiction book, and 6 French films to watch! Plus I'll have some photography to feature to.

I did look at a day trip across the channel but without a car and not knowing the language I think a trip to Normandy might have been the end of me!

Karen said...

Hi Frances - no worries at all I will add you to the list right now!

Hi Nadia - you have reminded me that I have a copy of Lunch in Paris too - I will definitely have to add that one to my list.

Hi Amanda - great! Looking forward to you joining us.

Hi Ellie - It sounds like you are going to be kept really busy for the month - can't wait to hear all about them!

Samantha said...

Hi Karen

Have just returned to blogging after quite a break but I think I can squeeze in one or two books for your read along :-)

Tamara said...

Karen, What a beuatiful looking book.. It's awesome to see so many people joining us for July... So many great idea's being posted. I have yet found a book to read on the 20 hr plane journey to Paris, so I;m going to review a few blogs this week for ideas.

Marg said...

I sat down last night and planned out a few posts! Ready to go, and can not wait!

Suzi - Packabook Travel Novels said...

I am going to start with 'The Most Beautiful Walk in the World' by John Baxter and think I have managed to secure an interview with the author - with his very best tips for a trip to Paris! Am really looking forward to it....

Falaise said...

I shall be starting with The Sweet Life in Paris by David Lebovitz and I'll take it from there.

Relish said...

Eeee excited! Ooo I love the cover!

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sharazad said...

I found BookBath in somebody's blogroll and I think this Paris thing is neat. I have been meaning to read A Year in the Merde by Stephen Clarke and also some classic French literature (I remember enjoying Pere Goriot, Madame Bovary and Les Miserables as a teenager and it's time for a re-visit). I'm sure there are many banned books in French literary history...especially in the colonies...I've got some French movies I love, too.

Curvy Kitty said...

Me too please! French mysteries

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

Hope it isn't too late! I'd love to join in for Paris in July!

debnance at gmail dot com

JP said...

I'm excited! I've pulled some books off my shelf in preparation! I'm going to start with my ARC of French Lessons by Ellen Sussman (which was actually released on Tuesday!) then move on to Suite Francaise by Irene Nemirovsky, The Last Time I Saw Paris by Lynn Sheene, and The Sharper Your Knife The Less You Cry by Kathleen Flinn!

Thanks for hosting such a fun event!

Mystica said...

I am just following the blogs as access to books is limited. Such a lot of beautiful posts to look forward to.

Danielle Josette said...

Although it's already July, and I'm a grand total of one post into my blogging adventure... could I be signed up? After all, I'm already halfway through a re-read of Suite Francaise.

Karen said...

Hi Samantha - so great to have you back in the blogging world and joining us for Paris in July!

Hi T - I hope you have managed to find a book for the flight - there are some amazing choices being put out there.

Hi Marg - so excited too!

Hi Suzi - Wow! So looking forward to hearing your interview.

Hi Falaise - I love the sound of your choices, looking forward to hearing your responses.

Hi Relish - It is a gorgeous book isn't it?

Hi Sharazad - welcome along!

Hi Curvy Kitty - great to have you joining in!

Hi Deb - it's never too late to join in the fun!

Hi JP - what a great list you have there - I might have to read some of those myself.

Hi Mystica - It will be wonderful to have you join us in any capacity.

Hi Danielle - of course!! Sounds like you have the perfect read already.

Karen K. said...

I cheated a little and packed four books about France for my vacation which technically started in June. But all the postings will start this week so I hope they'll count.

So far I've read Tapestry of Love by Rosy Thornton and Cooking for Kings by Ian Kelly, a biography about Antoine Careme, the first celebrity chef. And I'm halfway through Germinal by Emile Zola, which is just great. I should finish it on the plane ride home!

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