I like months where I try to refine my reading list, so I was happy to be reminded of Thyme for Tea’s Paris in July. I looked through my to-be-read stacks, placed a bunch of books on hold at the library (some I’m still waiting for), bought a few Paris puzzles, and bought some French wine. I’m all in! I’ll be including pictures of our Paris trip 11 years ago, some postcards I’ve received and who knows what else I’ll find around here!
In my head this was going to look like the Eiffel Tower. Clearly, it needs some refinement, but that can’t be helped now 🙂
If you have a book or movie to recommend for this month, let me know 🙂
19 thoughts on “Paris in July begins”
I read The Paris Library earlier this year and enjoyed it. Good luck with your selections. For what its worth I think your Eiffel Tower of books is great!
The top needs work, but when Gage walked in and recognized it I considered it done, lol.
My reading goal is to find books that were written by French people in French, to learn how French people think about the city, the food, and life as it’s lived there. Another Paris exists in the imagination of writers and visitors from elsewhere, but I want to know the French insider point of view. Zola is my current interest even though it’s 150 years since the first volume of his amazing series on life in Paris and other parts of France.
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That’s a great goal! It’s always best to get the view of someone who lives there. But I do love stories that I can see myself in too 🙂
Such a fun idea! Mistress of the Ritz is one that comes to the top of my mind as a Paris book!
Just reserved it at the library! Thanks for the recommendation 🙂
This sounds very tempting. You sound very much into it! Puzzles, travel and books – how great.
July is the one month of no homeschooling so I’m trying to at least mentally escape 🙂
Lost in Paris by Elizabeth Thompson on one of the blogs sounds very good.
Just checked our library and only the audio is available so I made a note of it 🙂
I’ll look forward to your posts! I’m mixing it up — some books, some “walking tours,” and who knows what else I’ll come up with before the end of July!
I’m going to love the walking tours for sure!
What a great photo… you are so creative!
Thanks 🙂 The vision in my head rarely matches reality but it’s always fun to try!
I love your Tower of books! So clever!
I am looking forward to seeing what else you come up with this during Paris in July.
Maybe I’ll give it another try with the books I actually read 🙂
Totally and seriously clever!
A great tower. Good luck with the reading. Your first one sounds interesting.
Love the Eiffel Tower of books. We’ve had our son and his family staying with us, and I’ve found it’s not easy to read when you have a 5-year-old and a 2-year-old with you. Paris in July is starting a little slow.