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#ParisInJuly 2018-2019

  • Oh, is it July already?
  • Let’s have a glass of wine and
  • think of some things to do for…


2018  POSTS:

  1. Paris in July Food Journal
  2. Crème du Citron
  3. French Wine
  4. Biscuits Breton
  5. Cocktail: Kir Royale
  6. Cocktail: Soixante-quinze ’75’
  7. Cocktail: What do I do with Campari, Marguerite Duras?
  8. Cocktail: Who Pays the Bartender?
  9. Madeleines
  10. Biography: Berthe Morisot
  11. Quiche Lorraine
  12. List of French Books
  13. Retour à Killybegs – S. Chalandon (2019)
  14. Mousse aux éclats de chocolat (2019)
  15. Je suis fou de toi  (2019) – D. Bona
  16. Le Grand Meaulnes (2019) – Alain-Fournier


Paris in July

  1. Paris in July is a French themed blogging
  2. …experience running from the 1st – 31st July this year.
  3. The aim of the month is to celebrate our French experiences through
  4. actual visits, or through reading, watching, listening,
  5. observing, cooking and eating all things French!
  6. For more instructions how to share your posts go to Thyme for Tea.


  1. There will be no rules or targets …just blog about anything French
  2. …and you can join in! Some ideas might include;
  3. reading a French themed book – fiction or non-fiction,
  4. watching a French movie,
  5. listening to French music,
  6. cooking French food,
  7. experiencing French, art, architecture and travel.
  8. #ParisInJuly


UPDATE: 08 July 2019

  1. I have 25 FRENCH books on my TBR
  2. I will start today and read as many as possible
  3. …this month for  #ParisInJuly


  1. Et Soudain, La Liberté – E. Pisier, C. Laurent – Prix Marguerite Duras 2017 – READ


  1. Fouché – E. de Waresquiel – READ


  1. Le Jour d’avant – Sorj Chalandon – READ
  2. The book relates the story of  Michel Flavent, …wanting revenge for his
  3. brother Jojo, a miner who died during the Liévin mining disaster in 1974.




  1. Retour à Killybegs – S. Chalandon – READ

2019 Killybegs index


  1. Le Grand MeaulnesAlain-Fournier – READ


  1. Je suis fou de toi – D. Bona – READ
  2. The start of a beautiful love story….
  3. ‘…le grand amour de poet Paul Valéry…Jeanne Pouchard’.
  4. UPDATE  18.07.2019  –  read 12/21 chapters
  5. Nine more chapters to read “Je suis fou de toi” (D. Bona)
  6. I didn’t know this love affair would take so long!
  7. Note: Paul Valéry was NOT Jeanne’s only lover….!
  8. UPDATE  22.07.2019  – read 16/21 chapters
  9. …too busy to read very much this month
  10. big CLEAN UP @ home.
  11. Attic….closets…kitchen cabinets…garden shed
  12. ….all the ‘junk’  must go!
  13. UPDATE: 26.07.2019
    Genre: biography
    Rating: C
    I finally finished this book!
    …MAJOR heat wave sent temps to new record highs in Netherlands
    which melted my reading motivation and I began to wilt.
    This biography of Jeanne Voilier and her most ardent lover poet
    Paul Valéry was good…but not great.
    D. Bona’s books are easy to read in French and I think
    you would enjoy her book about the painter Berthe Morisot more
    than this one….at least I did.
    Score: solid 3 star