Saturday, July 2, 2011

C'est Juillet

Its July, so that means its time for Paris in July, hosted by BookBath and Thyme for Tea.

As far as books will go for the month, I'm going to start with this one:

Eiffel's Tower: And the World's Fair Where Buffalo Bill Beguiled Paris, the Artists Quarreled, and Thomas Edison Became a Count by Jill Jonnes

I was in the local Borders and found it on the clearance rack. Seems a fitting start. I love the Tower and have a bunch of them around my room, including my lamp. And my print of a series of photographs taken while it was being built. Anyhoo....

Later after I've dealt with the attack of the library holds, I will aim to tackle Memoirs of Hadrian by Marguerite Yourcenar, and I am Madame X by Gioia Diliberto. Though I may just do a post about the actual painting, and the Paris Salon. Also I may brave my first attempt at reading in French since reading Le Petit Prince in class over ten years ago. But I'm waiting for my Harry Potter to arrive before decide which to start with, as the Lord of the Rings is also a version edited for the teen-young adult reader.

A bientôt!


Ellie said...

Good luck reading in French, I never learned it and can just about manage reading a menu!

Marg said...

Reading in French - wow! I'm impressed!

Sarah said...

Thanks. Hopefully my four years of it have stuck around

Kelly said...

Good luck with reading in French :) It's really not hard once to get the hang of it. It's the first chapter that's always the worst. My advice (learned from years of intense French lit courses)-don't look up every single word you don't know. Only look up the onces that are really hampering your understanding of the passage :)