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Paris in Love
Paris in Love: A Memoir | Eloisa James
46 posts | 42 read | 59 to read
Chronicles the year that the author and her family lived in Paris, describing her walking tours of the city, her school-age children's attempts to navigate foreign language schools, and her thoughts on the pleasures of French living.
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LeslieO
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I loved how this was told in little vignettes. Plus Paris. #LetterP #AlphabetGame

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Looks good! 4mo
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rachaich
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Mehso-so

Cute story or account of her family move to Paris for a year. I liked the snippets of information and family anecdotes but did have in mind how privileged she, or they, were.
I rather liked the chocolate descriptions!

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rachaich
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Bit self grandiosity in the writing but I needed something less intense and with little need to think too much about what I'm reading. If that makes sense! I like the short paragraphs which she uses to describe a particular moment in her visit.

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LeslieO
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1. Beautiful day today, 80s and sunny. Blue sky, fluffy clouds.
2. Not at all.
3. Tagged book, because she was in Paris.
4. Coffee and FoodTV.
#friYAYintro

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LeslieO
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I adored this book. The sweet, lovely little vignettes told the story of a year in Paris in a rather charming way. #Paris

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TheKidUpstairs
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Pickpick

I was completely charmed by this book. Filled with beautiful moments, delicious treats, and unexpected bursts of laughter.

#Booked2020 Made you LOL
@Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage

Cinfhen I agree, this was really a fun travelogue/ memoir 3y
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MallenNC
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Here are my #Bookspin stacks for June. (1-10 in stack one and 11-20 in the second stack). I‘m going to aim for #DoubleSpin again. I have finished several from my #BookspinBonanza and I have hopes of possibly finishing a couple more.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Glad to have you back for another round!!! 3y
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MallenNC
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For #WorldBookDay my armchair travel themed reading list. I‘m hoping to read some of these while real life travel isn‘t happening. Some of these may end up on my #BookSpinBonanza list. I‘m still thinking it over.

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Dogearedcopy
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Pickpick

A slender but charming memoir relating the romance writer‘s year she and her family lived in the 9th arrondissement. A few essays and FB posts (no pix in the ebook version) describe details of shops, fashion, food and weather in sometimes poetic fashion.
It surprisingly made me “homesick” for France in ways other books about other places I have visited have not.

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Blueberry
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TK-421 😂 3y
Texreader Correct! 3y
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arlenefinnigan
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Bailedbailed

Got half way through and gave up cos I was bored. I think a lot of people will find this an enjoyable light read, especially with its anecdotal style, but I just couldn't get into it.

Cathythoughts I don‘t think this would be for me either .... not a fan of romance 3y
arlenefinnigan @Cathythoughts it's not a romance, it's an account of a year she spent living with her family in France. Just wasn't for me. Found it quite annoying when she described her salary as a professor as "a pittance" - er, this book is about you giving up work for a year and moving your family half way around the world to an incredibly expensive city, because you wanted an adventure. Your cleaner can't afford to do that. 3y
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arlenefinnigan
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More pre-holiday reading

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Cinfhen
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#AnglophileApril Being an expat myself and moving #SoFarAway I chuckled & snorted my way through author @EloisaJames year living in Paris as she dealt with sometimes miserable children, language barriers and culinary disasters! I totally related to the obscene amount of visitors she hosted & the idea that her family "grew into a very small tribe (population: four)." This was a fun book.

JaclynW I've wanted to read this for awhile now. It looks fun. I love Paris! 💖 Being an expat sounds exotic and intriguing. 4y
bookseller_cate I‘ve really enjoyed her novels. Didn‘t know she had a memoir. Stacked! 😊 4y
Cinfhen If you ever wondered what it would be like to pick up and just go somewhere else, you‘ll love this book @bookseller_cate @JaclynW it‘s more a collection of essays than a story but it works! 4y
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Cinfhen Being an expat is NOT intriguing or exotic as the word might sound @JaclynW 😂😂it‘s more like frustrating and infuriating 😝 (edited) 4y
TrishB Sounds good 👍🏻 stacked! 4y
JaclynW @Cinfhen Oh darn. My expat dreams have been crushed. You should write a book so I can hear all about your experiences. 😊 4y
JaclynW @Cinfhen I'm good with essays. I will have to pick it up! 4y
Cathythoughts Sounds like fun alright... 👍🏻♥️ 4y
emilyhaldi Sounds like a fun book! I‘m with @JaclynW I‘m ready to read your book 😉👍🏻 4y
Cinfhen Trust me, it would be mostly curse words and what you need to bring from America ( like garbage bags, fabric sheets, bandaids, Qtips & solid white tuna) @JaclynW @emilyhaldi 4y
Reviewsbylola That is so funny! And @annied has a list too, which includes ziploc baggies. 😂 4y
Mdargusch It sounds fun. I read another book that was similar to this and it had recipes. 4y
Cinfhen They just started selling ziplocks here @Reviewsbylola but they are super expensive 🤑🤑🤑 4y
JaclynW @Cinfhen 😂 Sounds like you need a constant stream of care packages coming your way! I would still love to read it, curse words and all. 😊 What brought you to that part of the world? 4y
JaclynW @emilyhaldi Yes! Thanks for seconding my request! We are anxiously waiting @Cinfhen ! 😉😊 (Are you at least journaling your experiences?) 4y
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MrBook
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Stack 6/12 for the #BlindDateWithABook Display @BookBabe and I are working on. 😁

Shout-out to the legendary and spectacular @EloisaJames on this one! 😎🙌🏻

Have you read any of these?!

#LitsyLovesLibraries #MrBooksDisplays

Traci1 I've read the top 3 and loved them all. ❤ 4y
BookishMarginalia The Monk ones are always fun 4y
TNbookworm Unbroken is one of the best books I've ever read! 4y
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Texreader Unbroken is amazing! 4y
AmberWB Ditto on Unbroken! 4y
booksandsympathy Night is wonderful. I was given the trilogy, but haven't read Night in so long, I will have to re-read it before reading the others. 4y
RainyDayReading Love Murder, She Wrote! 4y
Bookladylinda This stack I read, In The Woods & Miss Jane Pittman 4y
Gissy Night 4y
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Pamwurtzler
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Pickpick

So good! She describes her family‘s year in Paris in essays and observations that made me wish I was there.

kitty_reads Tree background most excellent! 4y
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Pamwurtzler
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1. Clean the bathrooms. Ugh.
2. Christmas party, Cincinnati Pops concert, historic homes tour. Ugh I didn‘t realize I was that busy!
3. Chocolate Scotcheroos - Rice Krispie treats with butterscotch, peanut butter, & chocolate.
4. The tagged book. It‘s so good!
5. I‘ll tag @EloisaJames since I‘m reading her book!
Thanks for the tags, @Karkar & @howjessreads !
#friyayintro

gradcat Those cookies sound delicioso! So fabulous! Btw, you absolutely DO have a packed weekend! 4y
Mollyanna I love Scotcheroos! So yummy! 4y
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Sydsavvy
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What to read when in Paris???

Joy0201 You want suggestions? Anna and the French Kiss or Hunchback of Norte Dame 4y
HKGirl The Scarlet Pimpernel. Les Miserables (a big commitment). A Tale of Two Cities. The Elegance of the Hedgehog. 4y
Sydsavvy @Joy0201 @HKGirl 💙❤️🇫🇷❣️ 4y
rajithr Dumas 🤺 4y
Sydsavvy @rajithr love him! ❤️🇫🇷❣️💙 4y
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Dragon
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A friend and I decided to have lunch in the Parliamentary Dining room. The legislature isn‘t in session. I‘m enjoying dipping into this great memoir of a year in France. Author Eloisa James moves her family, husband and 2 kids, to live in an apartment in Paris.

Tadams4 What food is on your plate? It‘s beautifully plated! 5y
Dragon Thanks @Tadams4 salmon on tabouleh , it looks as good as it tasted. Very yummy. 5y
mrozzz Wow! Looks great. 5y
Dragon Thanks @mrozzz it tasted as good as it looked. I would definitely order that dish again. 5y
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Dragon
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Starting a new read over lunch. Wishing I was in Paris

JaclynW Paris sounds lovely! 5y
EvieBee Mmmm! 5y
Dragon Thanks @JaclynW I‘ve never been but it sure does seem like a fabulous city. 🇫🇷 5y
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Dragon Thanks @EvieBee I‘m having a Cali Club for lunch before the dreaded dentist appointment 😂 5y
EvieBee @Dragon That‘s always the way to go lol! Those shots clamp the jaw. 🤓♥️ 5y
Dragon Thanks @EvieBee 👍 no chewing crunchy stuff for four hours after appointment .🐉 5y
Dragon Thanks @rather_be_reading it was yummy! 😀🐉 5y
JaclynW @Dragon It is a fabulous city! I went last year for the first time. I can't wait to go back! So beautiful! 5y
Dragon Thanks @JaclynW hope you are able to make a return visit soon. 👍🐉 5y
EloisaJames I hope you enjoyed it! Unbelievably, Anna is off to college next fall.. 5y
Dragon Thanks @EloisaJames time sure flies, college already. I like how you include the every day events with the background of Paris. I‘m at the halfway point, Alessandro was trying to put ice cubes down your neck. 😂👍 5y
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tammysue
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Congratulations @Librarybelle on your 75k Litfluence!! 👏🏻💗 Paris, as well as London are my favorites. Thank you for sponsoring this wonderful #paris75kgiveaway

Librarybelle Thank you! I‘d love to visit London! 5y
tammysue @Librarybelle I still haven‘t convinced hubby to take that trip. He‘s not a traveler but maybe one of these days 🤞🏻😁 5y
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Yes. 😍

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Little_Reader
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My weekend reading is planned. There‘s a snow storm coming tomorrow and I‘m okay with that. Throwing my own #LitsyPartyOfOne! 😍🤓

Godmotherx5 Hope you like His Bloody Project. 5y
Little_Reader @Godmotherx5 I didn‘t think I would but it‘s actually pretty interesting so far! 5y
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Little_Reader
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Take me there... 😍

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MallenNC
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#WantToGoToParis? Yes! But in the meantime I have these books. #heartsandhardcovers @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Me too right?!?! 💕☺️ 5y
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TheBookHippie
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Current read!!

TheBookHippie @EloisaJames I almost died in 2007 from a ruptured ectopic pregnancy. It made me change my entire life. Reading this book was such a healing thing for me. Thank you. 5y
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Pickpick

A good memoir of a year in Paris, but also a little odd to read about a year's adventures one one-liner at a time. While it made it easy to read a few "stories" at a sitting, it made the book as a whole a little less contiguous. I do enjoy the authors sense of humor and the details observed in everyday events.

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tammysue
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Pickpick


What a delicious book. Reading this was like experiencing Paris first hand. With her family in tow, the author and fellow Litten shares bits and pieces of real life (all the ups and downs as a mother, wife and woman) while living in the beautiful city of Paris. This was such a fun and enjoyable read that I'll definitely be scooping up her 2017 latest released novel, Wilde In Love. 🧀🥖🍮🍇🥂🍾

#eloisajames #nonfictionnovember

winemom That cover is gorgeous! 😍 5y
tammysue @winemom It's beautiful! 5y
julesG Why haven't I stacked this book yet? This'll change now! 5y
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tammysue @julesG It was such a fun book to read. Enjoy! 5y
EloisaJames Thank you! That was such a wonderful year. Now Anna is doing college apps, and it feels impossible that she was ever so young. 5y
tammysue @EloisaJames She's precious I couldn't help but laugh while reading Paris In Love (she's a very bright girl!!), wishing all the best to Anna and her endeavors! Have a wonderful holiday season and congratulations on releasing Wilde In Love! 💗 5y
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tammysue
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Finishing up #litsypartyofone with this little gem I've been excited to read.
Thank you @Ambrosnazzy for hosting our party, goodnight all. 💗

#nonfictionnovember #eloisajames

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EloisaJames
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Pickpick

So this is the book I wrote after recovering from breast cancer. My husband and I sold the house and cars, grabbed the kids, rented an apartment in the internet, and fled to Paris. It was a wonderful year! I learned how to waste time...what a great lesson. $1.99 at the moment and includes a list of my favorite chocolate shops! #paris

Meglet I just downloaded this audiobook! Paris has been a hit in my literary life lately. I'm looking forward to it! 5y
balletbookworm Anna is such a hoot! Her and her frenemy Domtilla 😂😂 5y
AmyG Thanks! Hope you are doing well. (edited) 5y
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EloisaJames @balletbookworm Domatilla is a force of nature--that girl is going far!! 5y
EloisaJames @AmyG I'm perfectly fine--thanks! 5y
EloisaJames @Meglet I hope you love it! 5y
Redwritinghood I grabbed this one yesterday. Look forward to reading it. 5y
No_One Amazing! What a feel-good anecdote. I look forward to reading the book. 🙂 5y
Lmstraubie I grabbed this two days ago. Looking forward to reading it! 5y
EloisaJames @Lmstraubie I hope it inspires you to flee to Paris!! 😄 5y
mariaku21 Grabbed my copy this morning and can't wait to start it 5y
willreadforfeels @Chachic told me about the sale so I bought it :) 5y
ScientistSam Yay! Purchased. Glad to have something like this to read after the way this week has been going. 5y
EloisaJames @ScientistSam it‘s a heart-sick week..I hope Paris cheers you up! 5y
EloisaJames @willreadforfeels I hope you love it!! 5y
Christy2318 I haven‘t read this one yet. I wasn‘t aware you were a breast cancer survivor. I‘m so glad you are still with us. 💕💞💗💓 5y
EloisaJames @Christy2318 me too! It was not life-threatening, but a wake-up call. 5y
Sydsavvy Looks good. 😎🙌🏻 5y
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Chachic
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@EloisaJames' memoir about her time in Paris is a Kindle deal for just 1.99usd!🗼 I've heard nothing but good things about this book so of course, I one clicked it. Paris was the first European city I ever visited and it will always have a special place in my heart.💕 I'm sure I'll enjoy reading about Paris from Eloisa's POV!

#bookandcoffee #Kindledeals #memoir

EloisaJames I hope you love our adventures! 5y
Chachic @EloisaJames I'm sure I'll enjoy reading them! 5y
GatheringBooks have never been to paris. :) 5y
Chachic @GatheringBooks You should definitely visit during one of your trips to Europe.👌 5y
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Cinfhen
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Pickpick

What a lovely delightful read?Told in small snippets author @EloisaJames recalls her year long sabbatical living in France. I chuckled & snorted my way through her year as she dealt with sometimes miserable children, language barriers and culinary disasters! I totally related to the obscene amount of visitors she hosted & the idea that her family "grew into a very small tribe (population: four)." I really enjoyed this #TravelMemoir #ReadHarder

rockpools 👍That was super-quick! 5y
TrishB What @RachelO said 👍 5y
Cinfhen It was really easy to read...light & breezy @RachelO @TrishB if you haven't read a travel memoir or if you need author uses pseudonym, this is a great choice 💕💕 5y
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TrishB I think I've realised challenges not for me! I only did one this year and I'm down to the last few but there's no way I want to read them! Maybe something will change before the end of the year! 5y
Mdargusch Sounds fun. Stacked. 5y
EloisaJames I'm so glad you liked our adventures! 🎉 5y
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Cinfhen
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Just started this #TravelMemoir as part of my #ReadHarderChallege2017 ❤️it's really resonating with me as I can relate/ sympathize with @EloisaJames as she navigates living in a foreign country 🍷🍷🍷#expatelife 😊 Yay for #OverDrive

tammysue Pretty cover! 5y
britt_brooke I didn't know this book existed. Sounds up my alley! Plus, Paris. 💚 #stacked 5y
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ness
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Lisa: We should use this for the Great Escapes program for grownup storytime!
Me: Great idea! Let's pick passages.
L: ...
Me: Welp, we have basically every page flagged. Let's just get the library to buy another copy.

And they did, so I get to spend my last 30 minutes using my sparkly highlighters to flag passages. #librarylife

EloisaJames 😄🎉🎉💕😘 5y
EloisaJames That was my attempt at flagging... 5y
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ness
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Pickpick

Got to read this delightful memoir about living in Paris after a cancer scare by the delightful Eloisa James for my internship! What a joy to read.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️😍

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ScientistSam 👏👏👏 6y
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LeslieO
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Had a harder time than I imagined finding love titles. I have lots with "death" or "murder in the title though! #feistyfeb #lovetitles

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BookThingo
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That joyful feeling when the risotto fattens up and the starch begins to thicken the rice ... quickly followed by terror that I might overcook it! This batch, though? Perfect. #bookanddinner

Chachic Wow, you can make your own risotto! And I have this book on my wishlist. 6y
BookThingo @Chachic Risotto is a labour of love. 😅 Come to Sydney and I'll make it for you! 6y
Chachic Haha if only Sydney was a lot closer to Singapore! 6y
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EloisaJames Hey, I recognize that book! I hope your risotto was absolutely perfect! 😘😘 6y
BookThingo @EloisaJames It's in the keeper shelf, and a year in Paris is still in my bucket list. Thank you! 😊 6y
EloisaJames @BookThingo thank you! And I hope you get to Paris soon! 6y
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MMenefee
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I purchased this as a holiday gift for a friend ... and informed her she must loan it to me after she's read it. #readjanuary

Reviewsbylola Lol, I do that too! 6y
Carissa-Green-Reads I've read it. It's apparently a compilation of social media posts and pretty much reads like it. Back when I used to post on GR, I wrote about it. The review is probably still there. 6y
MMenefee @Carissa-Green-Reads Thanks! I'll have to ck that out. 6y
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ATB
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Homeward bound with plenty of reading space.

CoffeeAndABook Yes!! That's the life! Weirdly I like flying because of the uninterrupted reading time - unless you have an overly chatty person next to you - which you don't!! 👍🏻 Safe journey!! 6y
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Having the horrifying thought had some of my clients probably do this too. "But, Doctor, he just CAN'T seem to lose weight!" ?

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TheNovelWorld
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My entire collection on Paris. 18/55 unread. Not too shabby. 😀

MrBook Wow! Nice collection 😊👍🏻! I have some of those too. 6y
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Chrisalynn
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This was a fun and interesting read. I wanted to pack up and leave for Paris for a year. It showed how you can truly become who you really are when you leave the familiar.

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AmandaJoy1
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Pickpick

Not my typical genre, but I enjoyed the light/easy read. It surprisingly got me out of my months long reading slump.

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Mehso-so

The format of this travel memoir kept me from really enjoying it's content. The social media posts kept me at a distance, whereas the essays beginning each chapter would really draw me in. If reading about Paris is your jam, give it a try and it might work for you!

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