- Oh, is it July already?
- Let’s have a glass of wine and
- think of some things to do for…
- Paris in July Food Journal
- Crème du Citron
- French Wine
- Biscuits Breton
- Cocktail: Kir Royale
- Cocktail: Soixante-quinze ’75’
- Cocktail: What do I do with Campari, Marguerite Duras?
- Cocktail: Who Pays the Bartender?
- Biography: Berthe Morisot
- Quiche Lorraine
- List of French Books
- Retour à Killybegs – S. Chalandon (2019)
- Mousse aux éclats de chocolat (2019)
- Je suis fou de toi (2019) – D. Bona
- Le Grand Meaulnes (2019) – Alain-Fournier
Paris in July
- Paris in July is a French themed blogging
- …experience running from the 1st – 31st July this year.
- The aim of the month is to celebrate our French experiences through
- actual visits, or through reading, watching, listening,
- observing, cooking and eating all things French!
- For more instructions how to share your posts go to Thyme for Tea.
- There will be no rules or targets …just blog about anything French
- …and you can join in! Some ideas might include;
- reading a French themed book – fiction or non-fiction,
- watching a French movie,
- listening to French music,
- cooking French food,
- experiencing French, art, architecture and travel.
UPDATE: 08 July 2019
- I have 25 FRENCH books on my TBR
- I will start today and read as many as possible
- …this month for #ParisInJuly
- Et Soudain, La Liberté – E. Pisier, C. Laurent – Prix Marguerite Duras 2017 – READ
- Fouché – E. de Waresquiel – READ
- Le Jour d’avant – Sorj Chalandon – READ
- The book relates the story of Michel Flavent, …wanting revenge for his
- brother Jojo, a miner who died during the Liévin mining disaster in 1974.
- Retour à Killybegs – S. Chalandon – READ
- Le Grand Meaulnes – Alain-Fournier – READ
- Je suis fou de toi – D. Bona – READ
- The start of a beautiful love story….
- ‘…le grand amour de poet Paul Valéry…Jeanne Pouchard’.
- UPDATE 18.07.2019 – read 12/21 chapters
Nine more chapters to read “Je suis fou de toi” (D. Bona)
I didn’t know this love affair would take so long!
Note: Paul Valéry was NOT Jeanne’s only lover….!
- UPDATE 22.07.2019 – read 16/21 chapters
- …too busy to read very much this month
- …big CLEAN UP @ home.
- Attic….closets…kitchen cabinets…garden shed
- ….all the ‘junk’ must go!
- UPDATE: 26.07.2019
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