Open a book this minute and start reading. Don’t move until you’ve reached page fifty. Until you’ve buried your thoughts in print. Cover yourself with words. Wash yourself away. Dissolve. Carol Shields Republic of Love

Paris in July 2013

Thanks to Tamara of Thyme for Tea and Karen of BookBath, there is another Paris in July for all of us to enjoy.

Yesterday, I read the first story in Paul Headrick’s The Doctrine of Affections, which is set in 19th-Century Paris.

It’s the perfect kind of story to launch an event like this.

It’s atmospheric and music-soaked…

and just long enough for the reader to feel fully immersed…

while whetting the appetite for more Paris stories.

Other possibilities in my stacks for this event?

Paris in July 2013

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Lauren B. Davis’ The Radiant City

Michele Roberts’ Playing Sardines

Michele Zackheim’s Violette’s Embrace

George Sand’s Horace

Kay Boyle’s My Next Bride

Anita Brookner’s Incidents in the rue Langiers

and Benjamin Constable’s The Three Lives of Tomomi Ishikawa

Other ideas? I like the sounds of the films that others are chatting about, and I might borrow a cookbook or two.

Meantime, a chocolate croissant? Or two. But I snarfed them both before I snapped a photo. Yum.

Paris in July 2013 BooksAre you joining in? Or still thinking about it? Care to share your Paris plans?

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