Review: Metronome by Lorant Deutsch

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"A history of Paris from the underground up", Metronome presents the creation of this now-iconic city from the view of the Metro system. Beginning from the first century at the Cité station stop and moving through each of the centuries until the twenty first at La Defénse, Deutsch unravels a … [continue]

Waiting on Wednesday 34

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What a mouthful this week’s Waiting on Wednesday pick is! I can never remember the full title except that it mentions Ikea in it. It is recommended for fans of The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared, which I have heard was a delightful read (that I have yet to […]

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Review: Marie Antoinette, Serial Killer by Katie Alender

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Colette is headed to Paris on a class trip, ready to be immersed in the history and culture of the city but a series of murders makes their educational excursion a lot more anxious. With nerves already on edge, Colette sees a woman in a ballgown everywhere who looks a lot like Marie Antoinette. She […]

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Mini Reviews: Graphic Novels (Apr 2014 edition)

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A few weeks belated on these March releases, but this month’s mini reviews features some interesting paranormal-type graphic novel reads as well as an upcoming April one that has an interesting take on superheroes. Dream Thief | The Undertaking of Lily Chen | Buzzkill Dream Thief, Volume 1 by Jai Nitz & Greg Smallwood After […]

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Review: I Always Loved You by Robin Oliveira

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Mary Cassatt moved to Paris with the hopes and dreams of becoming a successful artist. Dejected when her paintings are rejected by the Salon, she soon finds herself in the company of some of the artists she most admires including Edgar Degas. This meeting will throw her life into a rollercoaster of emotions and experiences, […]

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Brunch Book Club: March Wrap-Up!

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After we noticed a brunch menu at Cheesewerks during a dinner-time tweet-up a few weeks ago, Jenn (Lost in a Great Book) and I knew we had to come back to try out the delicious menu items. So our March brunch book club discussion for Sarah Crossan’s Breathe took place at this King West-area restaurant. […]

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Review: Lessons from Madame Chic by Jennifer L. Scott

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This blog-turned-book shares the lessons that Ms. Scott learned while living as an exchange student in Paris. Between Madame Chic (the matriarch of her host family) and Madame Bohemienne (from her boyfriend’s host family), Scott dissects all the tidbits she has learned from one’s exercise, diet, fashion and attitude. There are plenty of books out […]

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Swoon-Worthy Sundays: La Tentation de Nina

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I knew I had to feature this during Paris Month the moment I saw it announced. I have always been a big fan of Nina Ricci perfumes, having collected almost all the different iterations of the iconic apple. (Not pictured in this photo is my Love by Nina – the green/pink one, and the Precious […]

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Review: The Loveliest Chocolate Shop in Paris by Jenny Colgan

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After a freak accident at work in a chocolate factory, Anna Trent finds herself flying to Paris on the insistence of Claire, a former teacher, that she has since reconnected with. While in Paris, she would be working at a renowned chocolatierie at the break of dawn, learning from the very best. Not only is […]

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Harry Potter (re)read: Book 3

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Annnd once again I have left it to the last minute to finish reading Harry Potter. I don’t know why, given that I’ve been so excited to re-read this series. Sorry about the few days delay in getting this post up, but the link-up for your own posts is down below! Strangely timed that I […]

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Waiting on Wednesday 33

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Wow, I didn’t realize the last time I did a Waiting on Wednesday post was LAST Paris Month! There’s definitely a slew of them coming out soon that I’m excited to feature for this month. This week’s feature it the highly anticipated sequel to a book I featured last year! The Lovely and the Lost is […]

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Bienvenue! Welcome to the 3rd Annual Paris Month

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What is Paris Month? I started Paris Month in 2012 as a way to celebrate my first trip to the city that has been my obsession for years. What better way to commemorate that than to have a whole month-long blog event featuring stories & pictures of my travels, book reviews, interviews and guest posts […]

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Review: Breathe by Sarah Crossan

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When The Switch happened, oxygen levels took a nose dive with both plant and human life dying off as a result. A lottery selected the “lucky” ones to live in an oxygen-controlled dome where the population are split into Premiums and Auxilary, which are basically the haves and the have-nots. Quinn, a Premium, and his […]

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Review: Half Bad by Sally Green

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As the illegitimate son of the most feared & violent witch in modern-day England, Nathan is neither a full White witch nor a full Black witch. He’s held captive in a cage and trained to kill in a world where the two sides are living, and fighting, among unsuspecting humans. In a race against time, […]

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