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July 1, 2014

Paris in July 2014




It's that time of year! Paris in July is celebrating its 5th year and I have my stack ready to go. I decided to be a bit more realistic than I've been with other challenges and limited myself to three new books, one re-read and one that I'm currently reading (and almost to the halfway mark). It would be so easy to find more for this pile, but let's be serious. :) There are only 31 days in the month and my granddaughter will be here for two of those weeks. I'll be lucky to finish the Doerr novel!

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20 comments:

  1. Have fun! Can't wait to see what you have to say about the Anthony Doerr. I have that on my wish list (and still haven't read his first book).

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    1. I'm really enjoying the Doerr novel, Nancy. I just need to spend a big chunk of time with it rather than the 10-15 minutes I carve out of my day before falling asleep!

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  2. Les, I put All the Light We Cannot See on hold at our library. I should easily have it by January. ;)

    As for your books, you've found interest ones that are unfamiliar to me. How wonderful to read of Paris with you and travel there at least vicariously.

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    1. Ha! Well, if I get it reviewed before January, you can have my ARC! :)

      I still have hopes for a trip to France or Italy with you and Nancy!

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  3. Paris Letters looks lovely - I've heard lots of good things about it - I look forward to your review.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by with your comment, Brona Joy! It's been a long time since I've participated in a challenge and I love meeting new bloggers. Off to visit your blog and see what you're reading.

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  4. I bought That Part Was True the other day. I hope to get to it this month, but I don't know that I will. Paris Letters is definitely on my wish list- I've not heard of your other two before. I'll be looking forward to hearing more about them.

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    1. My mom read That Part Was True and said she enjoyed it, so I'm anxious to dive in! Thanks for stopping by, Louise.

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  5. The Julia Child book is delightful - enjoy! I keep hearing wonderful things about All the Light We Cannot See.

    My plans for Paris in July are very modest... just The Sweet Life in Paris by David Lebovitz and possibly Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises.

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    1. I actually read the Julia Child book last year! I never got around to reviewing it, so I decided to re-read it for this challenge. Might be fun to do a buddy read with my granddaughter since she loves to cook and is arriving today for her two-week visit!

      I was really tempted to buy a copy of The Sweet Life in Paris to add to my stack, but I knew I wouldn't even finish everything I already owned, so I stopped myself and made a mental note to get it next year.

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  6. Hi Les, It's going to be a tough month for me - as I wander around all the participants posts and discover new french things I want to do/read. You've just put something else on my list - Bon Appetite looks right up my ally at the moment. Thanks... I'll look forward to your reviews and offerings.

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    1. Hello, Tamara. As I mentioned above in another comment, I've already read Bon Appetite and it is quite delightful! I'm eager to read it a second time (and review it!) with my granddaughter who turns 12 at the end of the month. The illustrations are wonderful! Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

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  7. What a great pile of books for Paris in July! I have the Doerr book as well, but don't think I'll have time to read it.

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    1. Yes, well... we shall see if I actually get them all read. I love to make lists and put together stacks to read. Just need more time in my day to actually do so.

      Thanks for visiting!

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  8. Looks like an interesting book selection... Enjoy!

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    1. Thanks, Adria. I'm eager to start, but I'm still only half-way through the Doerr book! I wish I had more hours in my days...

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  9. The Delicious Life of Julia Child!! But more importantly, enjoy that granddaughter time. :)

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    1. The Delicious Life of Julia Child is wonderful, Trish! I read it last year and wanted to re-read it with my granddaughter this month. Hopefully, I'll get around to reviewing it this time around. ;)

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  10. All of these books look delightful... I am particularly drawn to Paris Letters.

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    1. Well, July is almost half over and I am still reading All the Light We Cannot See, so I may have to stay in Paris for the entire summer! ;)

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