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!