Tuesday, June 17, 2008

More required reading for the Francophile

As you know, I am a reader. Where ever I go, I have a book in my bag just in case
there is a chance to read a page or two.

These 3 are some of my favorites.

The Paris Apartment by Claudia Strasser is filled with wonderful ideas on how to create a romantic home on a flea market budget. I love the blog too.

We've Always Had Paris...And Provence (A scrapbook of our life in France) by Patricia and Walter Wells will take you on a wonderful journey. I collect her books and when I saw this, I knew it was going home with me. Their story is charming and the recipes.......you know they are sensational. They have also included many photo's.

French by Heart - An American Family's Adventures in La Belle France by Rebecca S. Ramsey
is really a charming story. It is also one of the funniest books I have ever read. In fact, one night after DH had fallen asleep, I woke him up with my laughter. It is that funny!
You will see what life is like when you are not French but living in a French Community. You definitely will be taken on a wonderful adventure.
Her blog is so much fun also.

Happy reading!


Unknown said...

Oh, yes, I LOVE Becky's blog and I'm dying to get her book as soon as I can. Her blog is hilarious and so I can imagine her book is to die (laughing) for. She's a sweet, down to earth darling.
I just wanted to report to you that my Tag has been completed, roger that...LOL. THanks it was fun. One of my Taggee's has already done hers too. ((hugs)) and have a great day! BTW thanks for the plug on the Victoria magazine site....it came to me through a google alert...you sweetheart, you!

Charm and Grace said...

Wish I could really read and speak French. I did the Rosetta Stone French lessons last year as our library was offering it free of charge. But a few months into it, Rosetta Stone pulled the plug on their contract w/ our library. :( No more free French lessons...


Lorrie said...

Oh what wonderful recommendations. I'm always on the lookout for French-themed books.

I completed my tag today...was quite enjoyable. Thanks for thinking of me.


nanatrish said...

This was my first visit to your blog and I love it! I am nana to an eight year old and I can see you love your grandbabies too. My husband is a step Papa, but the step part never enters in. He loves her like she were his own. I must read further about your products. Later, Trish

katylinvw said...

always looking for new books! (and my french is horribly rusty, so every little bit of motivation helps!)

CIELO said...

Hi Barb.... I haven't seen a pic of your garden yet.... hope you can participate inour "Garden Party"....



Rebecca Ramsey said...

Barb, you are a SWEETIE! Thanks so much for your kind words about my book!
I'm sending you a great big hug!

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

Hi Barb!
Thanks for the book reccomendations. I have The Paris Apartment and now I will look for the other two!

Vie Chaotique said...

I think The Paris Apartment was the first to inspire my love of decorating.m I was thrilled when I stumbled across Claudia's blog. I will have to check your other recommendations.

Attic Clutter said...

The books sound good (:) Ya flappers .. would have been a fun era to live in I agree..neat clothes and hairdos .
WELL we can dress in that fashion if we want to too(:)You go first~~..glad you came over ...hugs patty

a woman who is said...

Hey Barb,
Thanks for stopping by my blog. I have been pursuing yours a bit tonight, and found this interesting post. I have a very good friend who is new to blogging, but just found out she is moving to Lyon, France. I will have to send her your way. Her name is Karen, from Make Mine Pink. I am going to have to check out these books myself. After all I am going to visit her!!!!

Unknown said...

Bonjour Barb.

It's always a pleasure to find another francophile blogger. That's why I stopped by! I thought you might like to know about www.francophilia.com, the only social network for francophiles.

We launched a year ago, and in 2009 we're going to add a marketplace where you can get your fill of French stuff. We're a tiny startup operating on a shoestring budget, and depending on francophile bloggers like you to help get the word out.

Hope you and your readers will stop by and join us! And please help spread the word!

Merci et à bientôt.

Pamela Poole (LaGoulue)

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