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July 23, 2021


#Sign-up post: Summer in other languages

by NancyElin

  • During the pandemic 2020 I could not focus on my reading.
  • 2021 has been completely different.
  • I’ve discovered my French language skills again.
  • After a year with NO French….it took me just one book to
  • …tap into my vocabulary.
  • French is just like riding a bike
  • ….get in the saddle and off you go!

  • I discovered (…a bit late in a post on The Classics Club)
  • this wonderful challenge that “has my name on it”!
  • Lory at Entering the Enchanted Castle is running a new meme, 
  • Summer in Other Languages, which with its three levels of
  • commitment encourages bloggers to read works in foreign languages
  • other than English or at least in translation.
  • To find out more, take a look at Lory’s post here
  • This challenge runs officiallly from June 1 to August 31, 2021
  • …I’m tweaking it to my circumstances 1 July – 30 September.
  • I will read ONLY in French during these months.

  • Reading French in July:
  • La maison du chat qui pelote – H. Balzac (1830)  REVIEW
  • La cagnotte – E. Labiche (1864)  REVIEW
  • Pour une nuit d’amour – E. Zola (1880)  REVIEW
  • Le Bourgeois gentilhomme – Molière (1670)  REVIEW
  • J’Accuse – Émile Zola   REVIEW
  • Âme brisée – A. Mizubayashi (2019)  REVIEW
  • Charlotte – D. Foenkinos (2014) REVIEW
  • Le Dossier 113 – E. Gaboriau (1867)  REVIEW
  • Une amie de la famille – J. Laclavetine (2019) REVIEW
  • Un promesse de l’aube – Romain Gary (1960) REVIEW

  • Reading French in August:
  • ?
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1 Comment Post a comment
  1. Jul 26 2021

    Thanks for joining, I’m glad you are giving the challenge your own spin. 🙂 Great to see your French reading list, it should inspire me to read more in French too.


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