Thursday, July 9, 2009

#45: And Away we go!

45- Keep a running list of all the books I'm reading

Without delay, I'm delving into my 101 things to do in 1001 days list and checking off number 45. I've started an account at Good Reads to keep track of all the books I read, starting with the book I just finished this morning.

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I already have my next book lined up, courtesy of my girlfriend in Australia. A year ago we decided to start the tradition of giving each other books for our birthdays, and since she's over in Australia studying med school for the next who knows how many years, it's not only fun but convenient! A couple days ago a finely wrapped package arrived from Amazon, which I tore open to reveal "Hotel Pastis" by Peter Mayle. She hit the nail right on the head because I'm a huge Peter Mayle fan...last year I gave her one of my all time favourite books, "A Year in Provence". If you haven't read it, it's a definite must. And while we're on the topic of recommendations, this same friend once lent me a book that's since become a favourite: "Left Bank" by Kate Muir. There is some continuity to these choices; they are all french-inspired. I find it so easy to get swept away in the landscapes and the colourful characters of novels revolving around France and french culture. J'aime la belle France! So, with #45, my list of 101 things to do in 1001 days has offically started....allons-y!


  1. Interesting! I just finished Blame it on Paris by Laura Florand, a novelized account of how she met her French husband while working on contract in Paris for a year. It was a nice, light read and very cute.

  2. Ah, merci! I'll have to add that to my list of books to read.


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