Paris in July

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What is Paris in July? It is a month long blogging event for anyone who loves anything about Paris and France. We blog about books, food, travel, film, fragrance, music, poetry, history, and almost anything else. It’s like taking a virtual trip to Paris.
Karen and Tamara have always hosted this event together. Now they are welcoming Adria, who is an American author living in Paris, and me, to make this a truly virtual and global event.
How does it work? For the month of July, all you need to do is post about something having to do with Paris or France…a French book, film, album, recipe, you name it. You might write one post, or you might write several. We welcome them all. Check out previous posts here.

Each team member of the Paris in July challenge will be joining in with special topics. Karen will write about fashion and books, Tamara will write about travel and food, Adria will write of all things Paris, and I will write on perfume, as well as highlighting several books (such as the one gifted to me yesterday by Obvious State).
So, start planning, dreaming, and preparing for the best virtual journey to Paris ever. We look forward to traveling with you in July!

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39 thoughts on “Paris in July”

  1. Paris in July seems like a wonderful event! I've noticed it before but have never participated in it. At the very least, I will try to stop by this year.

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  2. Please do, Suko! There are always exciting posts from the participants, everything from literature to food. I hope you find it inspiring as I do.

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  3. I am so happy for you! It's been entirely too long since I was there. Trust you'll write a post or two on Wuthering Expectations to let us know what your adventures included. Can I ask you to sip a cafe au lait for me? Or sit in the Luxembourg Gardens?

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  4. Awww, the Luxembourg gardens, what a treat! 🙂 I will be joining since I love Paris and it's been two years since my last visit 🙂

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  5. Don't you wish we could go sit there this afternoon, Ally.? Well, we'll be there in spirit this July. So glad to have you for a traveling companion!

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  6. I've always looked forward to this, too, as a way to indulge in all things French. Not quite sure what I'll be reading yet,but I am already planning my fragrance reviews (and give-away). Thanks for the Mother's Day wishes. xo

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  7. I'm in! I've seen a few new memoirs about Paris that I'd love to try, so this gives me the perfect excuse to ignore the books on my shelves. 🙂 One of these years, we'll have to actually go to Paris in July, don't you think?

    Happy Mama's Day to you, dear friend.

    xoxo

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  8. I look forward to Paris in July all year — delighted you are on the “lead team!” Ideas keep coming through my head!

    Happy Sunday! And soon, Paris!

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  9. Ooh, I can't wait to see what they are! I remember the year I read There Racquin by Zola, which I loved! and Hemingway's wife which made me gain a whole new appreciation for his writing. These challenges often help expand my (our) understanding.

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  10. Is Paris Was Ours on your list? It's in my tentative list, along with a thriller by Allan Furst. Yes, we should definitely really go!

    Thanks for the Happy Mother's Day thoughts. Just when I was giving up any hope of a message Daniel texted me via Facebook with a oge an Kanye West's song Hey, Mamma. An unusual card, to be sure,but I love it all t!he same.

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  11. Jeanie, it's so fun to be one of the hosts! This is always a challenge I look forward to as well. Looking forward to your ideas. Happy Sunday! Happy Paris in July!

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  12. Thank you for letting me join in, Karen! As you can see, there is already lots of excitement building up. What a great idea you and Tamara came up with five years ago.

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  13. Ou, absolument! I've already committed to reading Notre-Dame de Paris for the Classics Club Spin — perfect!! I also have some Zola on the to-read shelf, and Irene Nemirovsky is a new favorite writer. I'm sure I can come up with some contributions in July. I'm looking forward to it.

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  14. Bellezza, you know I'm on board 🙂 I love Paris in July and am excited about your new role with the event – can't wait to read your posts!

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  15. I loved the Zola I read a few years ago (Therese Raquin was the title). I haven't read Irene Nemirovsky so thanks for that suggestion. This will be so fun, glad you're coming along with us!

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  16. Sounds like a great idea. I just received 'Paris was Yesterday 1925-1939' by Janet Flanner. She's a journalist/writer who lived there and met all the big names in literature, film and art. Looking forward reading it after just finishing 'The Paris Wife' about Ernest Hemingway and Hadley Richardson. A great read.

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  17. Thanks for telling me about Paris Was Yesterday, Lisbeth. Wasn't The Paris Wife wonderful?! That was a memorable read for me for this event a few years ago. Glad you visited here, glad you're joining in.

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  18. If I manage to survive the 10 days of work remaining prior to a three day visit I'll be making to Paris, I will attempt to bring back, and read by July, a particular something that I've been wanting to read for a very long time.

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  19. Oh, not fair to leave such an ambiguous comment! 😉 I'm dying to go to Paris again, there are never enough times in ones life no matter how often one is able to go, and now I want to know the title of that particular something you've been wanting to read for a very long time. I trust you'll share at some point?

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  20. Oh – this is sooo exciting. So many great ideas mentioned here – books to read, places to go – this year is really going to be awesome. Lets keep those idea's flowing team! I too have no idea yet what I'm going to read/review – but I have afair idea what I want to eat/drink in July!

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  21. I'm trying to leave July as free as possible for the “rival” reading event I'll be helping Stu out with again this year, Bellezza, but I'll try and read (or watch) something for this along with your co-hosts since I, too, am a big fan of Paris and the French. Count me in, s'il vous plaît!

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  22. I, too, will be busy with both challenges. Not to mention my Japanese Literature Challenge which has started in June for seven years. But, there's never enough time to read translated literature, and I'm thinking full immersion is what's required this summer. You know, in French, Spanish, AND Japanese!

    So glad to have you along, Richard.

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  23. No, Paris Was Ours isn't on my list, but it looks good. I'm putting together a stack and will share the titles with you later next month. 🙂

    Glad you heard from Daniel on Mother's Day. I heard from Amy and received a nice gift (a new juicer that I've been admiring!). And then I spent some time in my basement thanks to all the tornadoes that blew through Nebraska that night! 😉

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  24. I'm excited about his event, and so glad you're involved in the planning and admin this time around Bellezza. I participated a few years ago and really enjoyed it. What I have in mind of course are French Films, or, movies with Paris as a backdrop. Looking forward to this!

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