Paris in July is nearing its end. It has been a very active month from so many participants. Thank you Emma @ Word and Peace for taking over after Tamara @ Thyme for Tea and hosting this year. Thank you also to Deb Nance @ Readerbuzz for collecting all the links to the many posts. I still have to catch up on reading some of them. It has been a busy month with a lot of activities from Emma's side. Here a wrap-up of what I did this month.
Notre-Dame de Paris (The Hunchback of Notre Dame) by Victor Hugo (read in June)
Axel von Fersen and Queen Marie Antoinette (The Greatest Love Story of the 18th Century) by Margareta Beckman
The Elusive Pimpernel by Baroness Orzcy
Arsène Lupin, Gentleman Burglar by Maurice Leblanc
Michael Strogoff: The Courier of the Czar by Jules Verne
Napoleon, A Concise Biography by David A. Bell (audio)
I did not write a post about the Hugo and Verne novels. Both classics and as such still vital today. I was much impressed by Jules Verne's story, which can be considered as historical fiction. Showed a good knowledge of a far away country, customs and politics.
With a little bit of goodwill, I have possibly four in a vertical row.
First row - 1, 3 and 4 (1. Notre-Dame de Paris, 3. Arsène Lupin, 4. Brigitte Bardot (tv-series, but still ...)
Second row - none
Third row - 1, 2, 3 and 4 - BINGO (1. Napoleon, 2. The Courier of the Czar, 3. A play, could I choose The Hunchback of Notre Dame as a film? 4. Other: Chateau life.
Fourth row - none
My month in Paris came out more productive than I thought it would. I got to read some French classics and lingered in the modern world with Castles and Brigitte Bardot. A varied month.
I am already longing for next year and hope to see you back in Paris. I have discovered new bloggers which is always very nice. I have enjoyed your takes on anything French, being inspired to visit places, cafés, restaurants and museums next time I am in Paris.
Au revoir! À bientôt.