Thursday, June 7, 2012

Paris in July 2012


Karen at Bookbath and I are excited to announce the third “Paris in July” – a month long blogging experience celebrating our love of all things French and Parisian. Karen and I really enjoy the experience of hosting and being treated to the many reviews, stories and photos that transport us all to Paris and all things French. First held in 2010 with 39 participants, by popular demand, we were compelled to go again in 2011 with even more participants. Now we’ve heard your requests and we’re off again - on a new journey “Paris in July 2012”.

For those of you who participated last year the guidelines for the event will be pretty much the same (we reserve the right to throw in some surprises now and then). Paris in July will run from the 1st - 31st July 2011 and the aim of the month is to celebrate our French experiences through reading, watching, listening to, observing, cooking and eating all things French.

There will be no rules or targets in terms of how much you need to do or complete in order to be a part of Paris in July - just blog about anything French and you can join in. Some ideas for the month might include:
  • Reading a French book - fiction or non-fiction
  • Watching a French movie
  • Listening to French music
  • Cooking French food
  • Experiencing French art, architecture or travel (or remembering travel experiences)
  • Or anything else French inspired you can think of...
 If you are interested in being a part of this experience leave a comment on this post and we will put together a side bar showing all of the participants. There will be weekly French themed prizes during the month for which we will randomly draw the winners from all the French themed posts of that week that link back to us. We will be writing weekly wrap up posts for you to link your posts to. To see reviews from previous years – 2010 & 2011

In the coming weeks Karen and I will post some links and ideas you might find motivation from – and I invite others to do the same... 

Please choose one of these amazing buttons Karen designed and start planning!

19 comments:

Caroline said...

I'm looking forward to the event.
I enjoyed it a lot last year and discovered a lot of new blogs, books, movies.

JoAnn said...

Hurray! I'm definitely in again... always love this event.

Bellezza said...

So excited about this! I was looking forward to it as much as my own Japanese Literature Challenge 6. ;) I've already decided to read Bonjour Tristesse by Francois Sagan, hopefully I'll have time for others. Thanks, Tamara!

ds said...

Yes, I would love to participate again. I learn so much. Thank you.

fleurfisher said...

Excellent - I was hoping you would do this again, and I already have books lined up.

Tamara said...

Hi all, I'm so glad so many of you are joining in again. I will pop around soon and see if you've posted your intentions. Never know, there might be a surprise coming your way!

Charlotte (The Book on the Hill) said...

Hello!

I wrote to Karen about this but she didn't answer yet, so I thought I'd contact you too! :)

I discovered your blog via Kelly's [Former] France Blog! I am a Frenglish girl living in France, and I've been hosting a weekly feature called "French Friday" for quite a while.

If you're interested, I would love to feature you and Karen on my blog for a special French Friday post, to talk about Paris in July! I rarely see French-related stuff in the book blogosphere, so I got quite excited when I read about your event! :)

Do send me an email if you're interested! :)

wordsandpeace.com said...

Thanks for doing that! Did you know that all year long, you can link anything French to my “I love France” meme, it’s every Thursday! here is my latest post where you can link whatever French post you want: http://wordsandpeace.com/2012/06/14/i-love-france-22-pere-lachaise-cemetery/

Jeanie said...

I signed up for it and can't wait -- although as you know, I've been packing in Paris posts since late May! I've got to save something new for July -- shouldn't be a problem! Loved this last year!

Relish said...

Woo hoo! I'm in! I love Paris, France and everything French related and loved this last year. Sign me up!

Esme said...

Sign me up-how could I resist this one. Too bad I am not really in Paris for July.

Brenda said...

Sign me up. I love this challenge and reading what everyone does in July.


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I plan to read The Toilers of the Sea by Victor Hugo and watch The Hedgehog based on the book, The Elegance of the Hedgehog, and does it count if I am making a scrapbook for my "French daughter" who lives in Paris.

Lorraine S. said...

Just discovered this challenge. I have been called a "francophile" which could be a downer if you're an American. I lived two 4 year military postings in Germany and when living in Ramstein AFB tried to hop the train or bus to Paris as often as possible. I have a few hundred books and pictures of Paris and surroundings. Best way to spend July-watch the TOUR DE FRANCE!

Jo Tracey said...

I've just discovered this challenge & will be posting weekly on something French related- most probably foodie. What a great idea...

Belle said...
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Belle said...

I signed up on Book Bath but am throwing my name in the beret on your blog as well. I already have one book and a cooking event planned. Thanks for the inspiration. C'est bon!

Christy said...

Just love Paris, French movies, so down to earth not all this Hollywood hype.

French books and cuisine.

So look forward to participating.

Christy
Lil Bit Brit

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Thanks for hosting this wonderful meme! I linked and will enjoy visiting the others this month... I have a daily Paris photoblog and count the days between my visits to Paris.

Bises,
Genie

mel u said...

Hi-I just completed by second post for July in Paris on "The Father" a short story set in Paris and written by Guy de Maupassant-it is not one of his famous works, it is a bit emotional but still very much worth reading-here is the link
http://rereadinglives.blogspot.com/2012/07/the-father-by-guy-de-maupassant.html