Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Paris in July 2014
Once again, I have signed up to participate in the annual Paris in July blogging event. If you haven't heard about it, it's hosted by Karen and Tamara, and every year, bloggers post about all things French -- books, movies, food, trips, and so on. Here's a link for more information.
This year, I'm planning on reading as many French books as I can. I definitely want to read Sentimental Education by Gustave Flaubert, which is on my TBR Pile Challenge 2014 list; also, I have several unread novels on my shelves by Emile Zola, and maybe even Bel Ami by Guy de Maupassant. I also want to read some more books by Irene Nemirovsky -- I read Suite Francaise a few months ago and loved it. Who knows, I might even take a crack at Victor Hugo!
I also want to watch some French movies and, as always, eat French food! My youngest daughter is starting French in the fall. I haven't studied the language since I was in high school and I've forgotten nearly everything (except ordering off a menu and asking for the bathroom) but I'm going to try and study along with her. I'm already registered for the 2014 Jane Austen Society meeting which takes place in French-speaking Montreal in October, so it would be helpful to refresh my memory -- and who knows, maybe my daughter and I will reward ourselves with a trip to France someday!
Anyone else planning on a virtual visit to La Belle Paris this July? What will you be reading? Which French films do you recommend? And who are your favorite French authors?