'How pleasant it is to spend an evening in this way! I declare that after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book! — When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.' No one made any reply. She then yawned again, threw aside her book, and cast her eyes round the room in quest of some amusement. — from Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen (1775-1817)
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June 17, 2012

Ooh la la!



I knew it would be back, but I was so happy to see this icon, from Karen of Book Bath and Tamara of Thyme for Tea, via mon amie Dolce Bellezza, for this year's Paris in July reading/movie watching/music listening/cooking/baking/croissant eating event. {You can read more about it here.}  It's going to be a busy month for me (je vais bientôt déménager), but I'll find some time, somehow, absolument.  {I think this year's icon is the loveliest ever.}

5 comments:

Bellezza said...

Love being your friend, love the button, love that we're doing this again for 2012! I can certainly join you in croissant eating, and hopefully, I'll get a chance to read Eugenie Grandet by Balzac. I've looked and looked for Bonjour Tristesse by Sagan and no one in this ridiculous town has it; not library, not store, not even my nook! :(

Karen K. said...

I'm definitely reading another Zola! I might also read Clochemerle by Gabriel Chevallier -- I'm supposed to read in June for my online French lit group but I'm afraid I won't have time with all my Victorian reading.

Marie said...

oh cool. i can never discipline myself to do projects like this but i will watch your adventures from the sidelines!

FleurFisher said...

I have more books in mind than I could possibly read - Zola, Balzac, Colette, Roche, Maupassant - but isn't it lovely already, pondering so many lovely books?!

JoAnn said...

I'm making my list, too! I'm thinking Colette, Tender is the Night....

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