“…I was walking with them all the way up to Montmartre, the highest point in the city. I staggered up the last steps to find the Sacre-Coeur basilica’s dome gleaming in the sunlight, covered by rows of creamy scallops that reminded me of children’s drawings of ocean waves: very regular, quite fantastic.” from A Parisian … Continue reading Paris in Love
Here we are at the French Open in 2010, the clay courts are cool, right? The line was long to get in and then I didn’t have proper ID so we had to wait some more, but we had a great day, even if we spent too much time baking in the sun. It was fun to get … Continue reading Paris in July – Tennis anyone?
(courtesy of Birdbath) Paris Versus New York by Vahram Muratyan. Finished 7-1-13, rating 5/5, travel, pub. 2012 Love, love, love! I have loved New York since the first weekend trip Jason and I took there to visit The Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1997. After many trips and a 5 month stay in 2000 I felt like I was … Continue reading Paris in July – Paris Versus New York
(courtesy of Bookbath) I’ve decided to participate for the first time this year. I plan on taking the month to show you pictures from our France trip three years ago, read a few books set in Paris that I have sitting on my shelves, watch a few French movies, and come up with some quizzes to … Continue reading Paris in July starts today
Finished 6-4-10, rating 3/5, non fiction, pub. 2000 It had been startling and disappointing to me to find out that story books had been written by people, that books were not natural wonders, coming up of themselves like grass. -Eudora Welty With a title like this how could I not pick it up, especially since I … Continue reading Women Who Love Books Too Much, by Brenda Knight
(courtesy of Bookbath) She looks majestic even on a gloomy day, doesn’t she? Let’s see if you can guess the titles of these books with this beauty on their covers. This will begin a new round of quizzes (details here) open to everyone! For Paris in July I will also be giving away a few things, so if you … Continue reading Eiffel Tower Quiz – guessing closed
***** Perfect! **** Nearly Perfect. You should read it. *** Average. Read it if the topic or author interests you. ** This was pretty bad. * I only finished this so that I could enter it on the blog. Non-Fiction (alphabetical by author) ***1/2 A Year By the Sea by Joan Anderson (10-9-17) **1/2 A … Continue reading Non-Fiction Book List
This last week of April reading had been fantastic! Seven books – 1 play, 1 inspirational, 1 thriller, 1 kids fiction, 1 fiction, 1 historical fiction, 1 non-fiction/current affairs. I was all over the genres and it worked 🙂 Listed in the order I liked them best with my Instagram thoughts posted. Leaving Coy’s Hill … Continue reading Finishing April with a bang!
I’m working on a post about our trip, but want to get the easy part done first. I am sooooo glad to be home working on my computer! For Women’s History Month my reading goal is to read women I have a history with at least once a day, the one exception being the Mike … Continue reading March 1-9
I read the book and watched the Netflix adaptation starring and directed by George Clooney this week. I sometimes sit down to write these comparisons and I don’t know who will come out on top until I’m done typing. That’s not the case with this one. I’ll try to give specifics without spoiling the good … Continue reading Book (Good Morning, Midnight) VS Movie (The Midnight Sky)