July 10, 2011

Paris In July - Week 1

We are already into the second week of Paris in July - time flies when you are travelling!
Thank you so much for all of your links and posts - it sounds like everyone is having a wonderful time - not only with their own Paris in July journey but also reading about what everyone is is doing to celebrate the month. If you would like to read some of the posts from the first week please see the comments section on the this post of mine or just go to the sidebar to the right and work your way through the wonderful blogs participating this year.

I have had an email from Tamara this morning - she is in France and having a wonderful time but is having some trouble with internet connections and posting/blogging - she will join us just as soon as she can. I know she has been reading many of the participants blogs and soaking up all the thoughts and reflections on Paris.

I started out my Paris in July adventure with the book Consolation but I have to say I have abandoned it for the moment (just way too depressing I'm afraid!). I can handle sadness but depression for my first read for the month was just not what I was looking for at all!

I moved on to Paris Times Eight: Finding Myself in the City of Dreams which was a lot lighter - my review will follow soon.

Now, onto the prize winners for this first week - Tamara and I will both choose a winner so we will have to wait to hear from Tamara for her choice but the winner from me for this week is Her Royal Orangeness from Only Orangery - if you haven't already please head over to her blog to read her reviews on the movie Midnight in Paris (which, thanks to many of you I am now dying to see) and the books Suite Francaise (one of my all time favourites), Just Like Tomorrow and Flowers for Mrs Harris.

Thank you to all of you for making this a great first week of Paris in July - now onto week 2!

28 comments:

Marg said...

My first post for this week. More to come later.

Her Royal Orangeness said...

Thank you Karen! Paris in July is so much fun. :)

Falaise said...

I've finally managed to get a post done! My first one is on the Sweet Life in Paris by David Lebovitz.

http://2606books.blogspot.com/2011/07/2557-sweet-life-in-paris-by-david.html

gabrielreads said...

Here are my Francophone Friday posts from last week:

http://gabrielreads.blogspot.com/2011/07/french-film-le-diner-de-cons-1998.html

http://gabrielreads.blogspot.com/2011/07/french-music-diane-de-poitiers-thomas.html

I just finished reading Le Petit Prince in French and will have that review up later this week.

anothercookiecrumbles said...

I got my first Colette done earlier last week, and I might read another later in the month. :)

Rikki said...

My new post
http://www.rikkidonovan.com/index.php/2011/07/11/paris-in-july-amants-by-catherine-guillebaud/

Joan Hunter Dunn said...

So enjoying Paris In July. My post today is an excuse to post about dresses - French stripes though.

ds said...

Thoroughly enjoying this year's trip to Paris! Here is the link to my first post (I went with music):http://thirdstoreywindow.blogspot.com/2011/07/paris-in-july-most-beautiful-french.html

FleurFisher said...

I's loving this. So far, I have two book posts and one musical post.

http://fleurfisher.wordpress.com/2011/07/05/monsieur-montespan-by-jean-teule/

http://fleurfisher.wordpress.com/2011/07/08/the-ladies-paradise-by-emile-zola/

http://fleurfisher.wordpress.com/2011/07/07/paris-in-july-the-soundtrack/

Jeanie said...

Hello!

I still don't have my Paris post on The Marmelade Gypsy -- hopefully this week. But I do have one on my other blog -- http://chopsticksandstring.blogspot.com -- if you are able to add that to your group of participants, please do and if not -- stop by!

I really do love this, and like you, am looking forward to reliving my one and only trip to Paris, too!

Tanya said...

Hi Karen, thanks for adding me to the Paris in July list. Would you be able to alter the link though please! Sorry about that! Having a crazy 'mama' moment last week! Latest blog will help understand that one!

Two new books procured today for Paris in July 'Paris Encore, and A Matter of Feeling'! And I finally have time to start reading them! I'm crazy-loving this whole idea.....where have I been forever with this blogging thing? I'm catching on and up!

Thanks so much. Here is the actual link:

http://theeditorunedited.blogspot.com/

Curvy Kitty said...

French crime continues with Monsieur Locoq! The first police procedural!

http://mysecretrobotarmy.blogspot.com/2011/07/july-in-paris-monsiuer-lecoq.html

bibliolathas said...

Here's my second post for Paris in July, on Apollinaire's Calligrammes: here. I'm loving Paris in July!

Her Royal Orangeness said...

Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Fire in the Blood by Irène Némirovsky

Tamara said...

Hi All, just a quick Hi from Toulouse. From my hotel window today I hear french conversations being spoken in the courtyard where Radio Shack and Europcar team buses are frantically preparing for the teams arrivals at the end of todays stage. Its raining today so my group decided to take the TV option, but I should be able to post some news soon. Just about to eat my bagette avec fromage!

Marg said...

Sounds fabulous Tamara!

Here is my second post for this week - my review of Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins.

L.L. said...

Here is my second book review of A Tale of Two Cities. http://thestorygirlbookreviews.blogspot.com/2011/07/dear-mr-dickens-tale-of-two-cities.html

Rikki said...

Just a couple of pics from Notre Dame: http://www.rikkidonovan.com/index.php/2011/07/14/paris-in-july-pictures-of-paris/

Caroline said...

I found a great book on Paris that shows some secret places not everyone knows.
http://beautyisasleepingcat.wordpress.com/2011/07/15/quiet-corners-of-paris-paris-au-calme-by-jean-christophe-napias-2006/

Sarah said...

Here's my post for this week, on Paris Then and Now

Marg said...

My latest Paris in July post is about Murder in the Kitchen by Alice B Toklas

http://readingadventures.blogspot.com/2011/07/murder-in-kitchen-by-alice-b-toklas.html

Tanya said...

Simply love Paris in July! Such fun.

I have enjoyed compiling my latest contribution as it was a Valse down memory lane for me!

http://theeditorunedited.blogspot.com/2011/07/and-suddeny-im-in-france.html

p.s. if you didn't see my last comment on the subject Karen - could you please update my blog address on the Paris in July participants list as I had posted a mistake. it should be:
http://theeditorunedited.blogspot.com/

Thanks so much Karen!

Tanya xx

Her Royal Orangeness said...

La Dame aux Camélias by Alexandre Dumas fils

Wandering Star by Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clézio

Her Royal Orangeness said...

The final read for this week: Gourmet Rhapsody by Muriel Barberry

And this week's movie: A Very Long Engagement (and a crazy cheesy recipe :) )

Caroline said...

I watched such a lovely movie.
Paris by Cédric Klapisch.
http://beautyisasleepingcat.wordpress.com/2011/07/17/paris-a-movie-by-cedric-klapisch-2008/

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