Monday, October 22, 2012

Dreaming of France -- New Meme

I've been looking for a weekly France meme and haven't found a regular one, so I'm going to try it myself on Mondays. Please join in. Grab a copy of the photo above and link back to my blog. Share with the rest of us your passion for France. Did you read a good book set in France? See a movie? Take a photo in France? Have an adventure? Eat a fabulous meal or even just a pastry? Or if you're in France now, go ahead and lord it over the rest of us. We can take it
Maybe we can all satisfy our yearnings for France, until we get there again.
I started a book called The Chocolate Thief by Laura Florand. What could be better than a book about France and chocolate? I don't usually read romance, and I didn't even realize that it was. I just saw the photo of the Eiffel Tower and the word chocolate and snapped it up. The beginning was a little off putting, but the descriptions of Paris and of chocolate are making me hungry and giving me wanderlust to visit France again.
Here's a snippet:
In the shop, an elegant blonde whose every movement spoke of wealth and privilege was buying a box of his chocolates, unable to resist biting into one before she left the shop. He could see her through the glass window that allowed visitors a glimpse of the way artisan chocolate was made. He saw her perfect teeth sink into the thumbnail-sized chocolate and knew exactly the way the shell yielded with a delicate resistance, the way the ganache inside melted on her tongue, the pleasure that ran through her body.

Hope you'll join in so I can dream of France with you. Put your name and Url in Mister Linky below. Then leave a comment.

15 comments:

mel u said...

Hi glad to see your weekly memo. I posted briefly on Sentimental Education by Gustave Flaubert. In a day or two I will post on Germinal by Emile Zola. I will try to remember to come back and link that. Thanks for stopping by my blog and I hope this meme works out well.

Sim said...

Great idea for a meme Paulita. Next Monday I will be ready for you with a post of my own. Of course I'm posting frequently about Les Miserables which is opening Christmas Day. Can't get much Frenchier than that, lol!

danasparkle said...

i am living in France for a short while. some of my families adventures can be found at my sparkle & twirl blog. It is a fairytale dream come true but not always. hahahaha *

walkietalkiebookclub.com said...

I have posted a few times about French things, but certainly not regularly. I will try to keep this in mind! There's another blogger who did the same on Thursdays!

wordsandpeace.com said...

so funny: you went to post a comment on my blog, and you say you could not find a meme on France: I have one on my blog every Thursday of the year! here is the latest post where to add your link: http://wordsandpeace.com/2012/10/12/the-siren-of-paris-excerpt/. the content of my meme is exactly how you described yours

Louise said...

How wonderful Paulita, a new French meme is always welcome. I won't have something every week, but look forward to seeing what everyone does. I'll try to have a post for next week.

fiction-books said...

Hi Paulita,

I may not have a link to my own post every week, but I shall stop by and join in the conversation as often as I can.

The only thing French I can come up with right now, is 'Les Miserables', although that is the stage show and not the book, which to my shame I have never read.

I have seen the West End stage show in London at least 6 times, which covers quite a span of different cast members, although it is difficult to pick a favourite from amongst them, as they all bring something unique and appealing to their characters.

Not a dry eye on any of the occasions I have seen the show.

I hope that you enjoy hosting your new meme and that you get some good response from your readers and supporters.

Yvonne

vvb32 reads said...

Thanks for inviting me! I look forward to more dreaming...

Paulita said...

Thanks to everyone who commented, and hopefully with a little forewarning, everyone can start participating. See you next Monday.

Esme said...

Sorry, first week and I missed it.

Jeanie said...

I can't join your for the next couple of weeks but I am looking forward to doing it for sure! I always look for a good excuse to dig out the France photos! Cheers!

Mystica said...

Glad about this meme. I will be following the French adventures.

mel u said...

Germinal is considered by many Zola's masterwork.

Sallyb said...

Several years ago my partner and I bicycled through southern France for a week and I fell in love with area and all the lovely folks we met. I'd love to retire there. One can dream, right?

Sallyb said...

Several years ago my partner and I bicycled through southern France for a week and I fell in love with area and all the lovely folks we met. I'd love to retire there. One can dream, right?

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