As with last year, Tamara at Thyme for Tea and Karen at Bookbath are hosting this fun month. It will run from July 1st to the 31st, and as they mentioned, "...the aim of the month is to celebrate our French experiences through reading, watching, listening to, observing, cooking, and eating all things French." Here are some of the things you could do to participate:
- Reading a French book--fiction or non-fiction
- Watching a French movie (Here is my "triple" review from last year if you want options!)
- Listening to French music
- Cooking French food
- Experiencing French art, architecture, or travel (or reminiscing about past travel to France)
- Or anything else French inspired you can think of...
I'm really excited to do something non-work related, so I'm eager to get going on this fun challenge! I know I have two books already started and a few other ideas brewing.
Last year I purchased some Edith Piaf music, thanks to a little experience on our bus ride through France that I'll share later. I've seen this movie before, but remember very little about it and had next to no context for the story. This time, I'm coming with a bit more knowledge and a lot more curiosity!
Remember this disaster? Well, I'd like to try this again. I'm going to do a little reading up on Apple Tart Tatin and see if I can get it right. Now, who can I take all my attempts to, because this would ruin my diet!
I'm actually already reading Paris My Sweet and want to finish it up soon. The discussions about food are torture, but such SWEET torture!
Days of Splendor, Days of Sorrow is actually Juliet Grey's follow up novel to Becoming Marie Antoinette, which I reviewed here on my blog. (See review here: Becoming Marie Antoinette) I've had this on hold at the library for months now, so I'm excited to get reading. I actually started it today and got sucked in pretty quickly. I've been reading a lot about Marie Antoinette and the kings of Versailles, so this will be another fun one to read.
Well, that is what I'll be doing. I'm not sure if I'll be posting on specific days or not, but I really am excited to get started. For information, visit Tamara or Karen's blogs to get started. I'd love to know if you'll be joining in and what you're thinking about doing for it. Au revoir!