We're off to Europe tomorrow and I'm being very good because I'm only taking three books. Actually only two count because the third is a guide book to eating out in Paris. We're going to the Netherlands with a side trip to Paris in between. I'm so looking forward to Paris as its been years since I've been. This time we're staying at a flat that's walking distance from Shakespeare and Company . I'll have no excuses now not to finally visit the legendary book shop. I hope I take enough pictures to be able to blog about my trip. By the way, Book Bath and Thyme for Tea are both hosting Paris in July, a month devoted to reading French literature or books set in the city of lights. Do check out their blogs for more information.
Here's the list of books that I'll be taking with me:
Looking for Alaska by John Green - I've been hearing a lot about this young adult author lately so I think this one will be perfect for the thirteen hour flight to Amsterdam.
Real World by Natsuo Kirino - I'm reading this as part of Dolce Bellezza's Japanese Literature Challenge. The last time I read a Kirino novel (Out), I abandoned it when I got to the gruesome parts. I hope this isn't as grisly.
Clotilde's Edible Adventures in Paris by Clotilde Dusoulier - I love Clotilde's blog, Chocolate and Zucchini and her book of the same name. This one covers wonderful little eateries and markets all over Paris and the book is divided by arrondissements so it's the perfect food guide. Looking forward to having my own edible adventures....
Do you have any Parisian recommendations for me? I'd love to hear of restaurants, cafes, bookshops, cute shops and other things. Just leave a comment below.