|Paris in July 2015|
"Paris in July is about to enter into its 6th year and probably doesn't need too much of an introduction for many of you. For newcomers to this event - Welcome :)
The aim of the month is to celebrate our French experiences through reading, watching, listening, observing, cooking and eating all things French! There will be no rules or targets in terms of how much you need to do or complete in order to be a part of this experience – just blog about anything French or Paris, or Paris-like, 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 "
Last year I participated by reading only. Here are the books I looked into and reviewed:
Paris Was Yesterday (1925-1939) by Janet Flanner. A journalist living in Paris at the time. This book contains collected articles about things happening in France.
Paris and Curry? I read Curry - A Global History by Colleen Taylor Sen. There was a chapter on how curry has been received globally, and I added a piece about France.
Hemingway - The Paris Years by Michael Reynolds. A biography of Hemingway's years in Paris. I got interested in this book after reading a fictional historical novel about Hemingway's first wife, Hadley Richardson, The Paris Wife by Paula McLain. Wonderful book.
Men Without Women by Ernest Hemingway. Reading this why cooking curry, just to make the connection full out!
This year I will continue reading books connected to Paris. I was just looking through my TBR shelves and found two books that will be suitable.
The Age of Desire by Jennie Fields (historical fiction about Edith Wharton and her time in Paris)
Marie Antoinette - The Journey by Antonia Fraser (a biography of the last queen of France)
I would like to extend my participation this year to include a French film, listening to a French song, or two, and I will invite some friends for a French dinner!