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The American Library in Paris

By Joyweesemoll @joyweesemoll

Did you know there is an American Library in Paris? It’s described as “a living, thriving link to the literary love affair that many Americans have had with the French capital.” You can learn about this lovely library and its vibrant history in this article in the LA Times travel section: France: A bookish haven for Americans in Paris. Be sure to watch the slide show of both current and vintage photographs.

cover of Julia Child Rules by Karen Karbo
I learned about this article from Karen Karbo, author of Julia Child Rules (release date: October 1). She reports on her Facebook page that she’ll be talking about that book at the American Library in Paris in the spring. So cool!

I just completed a project that Karbo is running on her website to follow one of the rules for savoring life inspired by Julia Child for a week. Here are my progress reports in order:

  • Live Like Julia
  • Sunday Salon — August 25
  • It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?
  • Live Like Julia — Tuesday Update
  • When No One Cares But You
  • Live Like Julia — One Week Finished, a Lifetime to Savor

You can Live Like Julia for a week, too. Those of you with France-themed blogs and posts will really enjoy the chapters of the book that take place in Paris. Karen Karbo, author of Julia Child Rules is still looking for participants: Wanted: Bloggers to #LiveLikeJulia For One Week and Write About It.

photo of Eiffel tower with words Dreaming of France
The weekly Dreaming of France link-up is hosted by Paulita of An Accidental Blog. Check her post today for more French-themed reading.

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