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annik

POSTED: Sat, 04/18/2009 - 4:33pm

What books are you all reading at the moment?

Share what's on your bedside table....
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cwlorente

POSTED: Thu, 05/18/2017 - 10:20pm

Faulkner, oh, dear

Faulkner is never easy. Nevertheless, I love "The Sound and the Fury" and wanted to read "As I Lay Dying" and "Light in August." Could not get too far in AILD; it was a very tough go. LIA was better, but I'll admit I did not read every word; I did find the conclusion refreshing.

JSB

POSTED: Thu, 05/18/2017 - 12:17pm

Roxanne and Mollie

Thanks for mentioning the Mitford series.Itis not one I know but I will look into it .Have tons of books for Summer Reading and I simply wish to be entertained.At the moment I am reading The Summer Before the War by Helen Simonson and Devil'sBreath byG.M.Malliet.And recently finished Into The Blue by Robert Goddard.

Roxanne H

POSTED: Mon, 05/01/2017 - 12:04pm

Books I'm reading

I'm reading the Mitford series by Jan Karon .. light hearted read.. about an episcopal man and a town that is flowery.

MollyA

POSTED: Thu, 05/18/2017 - 11:55am

Roxanne

Thanks for reminding me of the lovely Mitford Series!! I have one book yet to read of Jan Karons and will read it this summer, thanks to you!

cwlorente

POSTED: Sun, 04/30/2017 - 2:55pm

Trying to catch up

Over the years, there are books/authors I've neglected to read, so I've been concentrating on catching up, if that is even possible. I just completed two novels (novelettes?) by James Baldwin: Go Tell It On the Mountain, and Going to Meet the Man. The latter is not for the faint of heart, but I am pleased to (finally) know why Baldwin deserves all accolades he ever got for his writing. Truly, one of the best.

JSB

POSTED: Mon, 05/01/2017 - 9:45am

So many books....so little time.

Have never read Baldwin but shall .Right now I have a very high stack of books to read ,as I have been binging on books.Reading Donna Leon's latest "Earthly Remains".Book binging is better than bread binging,I say.lol.

cwlorente

POSTED: Sun, 04/30/2017 - 4:08pm

And, in a less ...

..."classic" vein, I'm re-reading Madame Chic by Jennifer Scott. I love this little book, and how she reinforces FWDGF with specific examples and advice. I have to re-read it every once in a while for the inspiration. -- Carol

Roxanne H

POSTED: Mon, 05/01/2017 - 12:00pm

Madame chic

I just read Lessons from Madame Chic which lead me to this site. Thought I'd look for a support group as I'm starting Weight watchers too.

Roxanne H

POSTED: Mon, 05/01/2017 - 12:00pm

Madame chic

I just read Lessons from Madame Chic which lead me to this site. Thought I'd look for a support group as I'm starting Weight watchers too.

Roxanne H

POSTED: Mon, 05/01/2017 - 11:58am

Madame chic

I just read Lessons from Madame Chic which lead me to this site. Thought I'd look for a support group as I'm starting Weight watchers too.

JSB

POSTED: Mon, 05/01/2017 - 9:41am

I like that book too.

About to do another reread of FWDGF,need the inspiration it offers.After even scanning that book Thirty Slim Days ,I must review basics and detox from the horrid diet concept.

vickie2

POSTED: Mon, 05/01/2017 - 12:15pm

Jean

I am rereading FWDGF now via audio. I had forgotten how many great recipes are in her first book. I also love the sample menus.

Marilyn

POSTED: Thu, 04/27/2017 - 5:47pm

3 Daughters

I am reading 3 Daughters by Consuela Saah Baehr a story about 3 generations of Palestinian women. I think you would enjoy it, Jean.

JSB

POSTED: Thu, 04/27/2017 - 5:59pm

Thank you.

Will order it from my book store.I am reading "Last Train to Istambul"about the Turks during WW2 and their efforts to help Jews.It is a novel yet historically accurate I think.

JSB

POSTED: Thu, 04/27/2017 - 5:59pm

Thank you.

Will order it from my book store.I am reading "Last Train to Istambul"about the Turks during WW2 and their efforts to help Jews.It is a novel yet historically accurate I think.

Spagirl76

POSTED: Thu, 04/27/2017 - 3:34pm

Lunch in Paris by Elizabeth Bard

This book was a fun read with some great sounding recipes. I'm now reading "My Paris Life" by Julia Child. She's so amusing to read! I can't get out of my Paris dream - was it only a month ago I was there walking those amazing streets?? Since I'm missing it so, I've checked out a stack of books about Paris life.

JSB

POSTED: Thu, 04/27/2017 - 5:00pm

Bitten by the Paris bug!

It is an incredible place.Look for a book called A Literary Paris .And The Little Paris Book Shop.And tell us more about Paris,Please.

Spagirl76

POSTED: Fri, 04/28/2017 - 2:47pm

book

I did enjoy The Little Paris Book Shop. Will have to check the other one out. I cannot figure out how to start a new thread where I would post about going to Paris last month.

Celtic Owl

POSTED: Wed, 03/15/2017 - 1:28pm

My Mrs. Brown

Good day ladies, I have to tell you about the sweetest book I just finished reading. My Mrs. Brown by William Norwich. It is perfect. I put it down for a few minutes and picked it up and started reading it again. Love to all, Deba

JSB

POSTED: Thu, 03/16/2017 - 8:26pm

Hi

Thanks for that suggestion.Will check at the library.

Spagirl76

POSTED: Fri, 03/03/2017 - 5:19pm

Current book

"Twilight of the Belle Epoque", for book club. I read "Dawn" first and love the style it's written, the chronological order and background of France. Would highly recommend!!

JSB

POSTED: Sat, 10/08/2016 - 12:39pm

Reading....

Thirty Chic Days by Fiona Ferris and The Cozy Life by Pia Edbergh.Both fit well with our current discussions and the "French"lifestyle we aspire to achieve.And on a seroius note Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen.He is a good writer and his story has captured my heart.

cwlorente

POSTED: Sat, 10/08/2016 - 5:46pm

Jean, I entered...

...a contest to win Thirty Chic Days but did not win--darn-- so I guess I'm going to have to buy it. Is it very different from the blog posts? I just finished Half-Broke Horses by Jeannette Walls and loved it. Now I'm in the midst of A Cook's Tour by Anthony Bourdain and find myself laughing out loud every couple of pages. --Carol

valds58

POSTED: Fri, 10/14/2016 - 6:48pm

To answer your question...

...the book is, I believe, partly her posts from her 30 chic days on the website in the blog. I haven't checked closely...I do have the book...but I do find some repetition.

JSB

POSTED: Sun, 10/09/2016 - 9:32am

Me too

And I didn't win either.Rats.More depth I would say but the blog posts are fine.Thanks for the two book ideas.oxo

MollyA

POSTED: Tue, 08/02/2016 - 12:57pm

HOW TO RELAX (MINDFULNESS ESSENTIALS)

Short meditations on healing, resting, solitude and being unbury offer us the please of relaxation no matter where we are. With lovely ink drawings. The author THICH NHAT HANH, one of the best known Zen teachers in the world today, has been teaching mindfulness practice for more than 70 years. He shares techniques for bringing our lives back into balance.

Shirley 1944

POSTED: Mon, 10/24/2016 - 12:38pm

Mindfulness

seems to be so difficult for me. I am always trying to multi-task and I miss out on so much in life because of it.

valds58

POSTED: Tue, 08/02/2016 - 6:19pm

Mindfulness...

...is also at the heart of the FWDGF books...paying attention, slowing down, kind of finding zen with your food and the space you create around eating that food. I'm just starting to learn about mindfulness.

JSB

POSTED: Tue, 08/02/2016 - 6:42pm

Peace

Mindfulness is pleasure,nourishment of the body,senses and spirit.We deserve that ,each one of us.

MollyA

POSTED: Fri, 03/10/2017 - 8:20pm

Reading TRANSCENDENCE

About how Practicing Transcendental Meditation can help us live in and appreciate the moment.

JSB

POSTED: Tue, 08/02/2016 - 2:00pm

Thank you Molly

I will look into this.oxo

Shirley 1944

POSTED: Tue, 08/02/2016 - 9:19am

Two gems

I have found are "Around My French Table" by Dorie Greenspan and, of course, The Little Paris Kitchen by Rachel Khoo which I have used for some time now. Greenspan's book is full of wonderful yummy recipes. I have tried several and have not yet been disappointed. Also re-reading Losing it in France (along with FWDGF).

cwlorente

POSTED: Sun, 10/16/2016 - 1:12pm

Love...

...Little Paris Kitchen. I have Greenspan's book on my Amazon wish list. She's very well respected in the food world. I attended several of her seminars over the years at various food conferences, so glad to hear you love her book.

JSB

POSTED: Tue, 07/26/2016 - 9:41am

Good Morning Sisters!

Just waved good bye to my dear friends Cindy and George.We had a marvelous couple of days together.Many postings to comment on and I will catch up,soon..Do I understand correctly that will star our re read of FWDGF on Aug.1?I am eager to get started.

valds58

POSTED: Sun, 07/24/2016 - 8:56am

When I have time...

Mastering the Art of French Eating by Ann Mah. It is really interesting. I've only just started it, but it has so much about French culture and food. Being a "country girl", who has never been outside the United States, I enjoy learning more about the one place I would really love to visit some day!

JSB

POSTED: Tue, 07/26/2016 - 3:17pm

Joy in reading

You can travel in your imagination and learn about so much we may never see.Suggest Frances Mayes book A Year in the World.It is a treat.

JSB

POSTED: Wed, 07/20/2016 - 9:32am

Also reading...

The French Beauty Solution...thanks Carol for suggesting it and My Brilliant Friend...thanks Molly for suggesting it.

Spagirl76

POSTED: Wed, 07/20/2016 - 9:10am

Strapless by Deborah Davis

I read this again for our book club last night and it was even better the second time. The details were exquisite and reminded me how I look forward to seeing "Madame X" every time I go to the Met. The insight into John Singer Sargent's life was also enjoyable to read.

JSB

POSTED: Wed, 07/20/2016 - 9:30am

Hi Spagirl

Adding it to my list.Thank you.

Elizabeth G

POSTED: Thu, 07/21/2016 - 11:28pm

Strapless

I was happy to see it was available at my library for a free Kindle download! I'm starting this tonight. After the week of dreadful news, and the horrid presidential race that we cannot escape from, this looks like exactly the nightcap I need.

JSB

POSTED: Tue, 07/19/2016 - 10:13pm

Shall we

All re -read FWDGF together and talk about it and help each of us take good care of ourselves?

valds58

POSTED: Mon, 07/25/2016 - 9:05pm

Sorry

Sorry for the double post! My computer got lost in lala land.

valds58

POSTED: Mon, 07/25/2016 - 9:04pm

Tuesday

Tuesday is August 1. Why don't we (all who are interested) commit to starting to re-read the book on August 1. I've been skimming through it, but it would be fun to really dig in and see what new things we can each come up with.

Elizabeth G

POSTED: Mon, 07/25/2016 - 10:35pm

August 1... Monday, right?

August 1 is Monday, but I'm totally ready to re-read and would love to have us all read it together!

valds58

POSTED: Tue, 07/26/2016 - 7:52am

So Sorry...

I looked at that danged calendar 3 times...and I work for an accountant!!! You would think I'd know dates and could read a simple calendar...in my defense it was across the room...lol. I plead old age! Monday works great for me!!

valds58

POSTED: Mon, 07/25/2016 - 9:03pm

Tuesday

Tuesday is August 1. Why don't we (all who are interested) commit to starting to re-read the book on August 1. I've been skimming through it, but it would be fun to really dig in and see what new things we can each come up with.

Patoui

POSTED: Tue, 07/26/2016 - 6:11pm

August 1st is Marked on my Calendar!

I am in the middle of The French Don't Diet but can multi-read :) So please count me in. That is a perfect day because I have to do my Low-Residue diet that day followed by 2 days of Clear Liquid Diet to prep for my wonderful colonoscopy on Friday. So if that doesn't get me motivated and talking with you lovelies about FWDGF nothing on this earth will :)

JSB

POSTED: Wed, 07/27/2016 - 8:37am

Super!

I am really looking forward to this recalibration with you and all our French sisters.

Shirley 1944

POSTED: Wed, 07/27/2016 - 12:50pm

Me too

I can't wait to begin! It is so nice to have all of you to do this with. I need encouragement; I have lost way to much weight on the stupid Paleo diet. Hubby would like to see maybe five or six more pounds on me; he is worried I may be anorexic, but I think more orthorexic.

JSB

POSTED: Wed, 07/27/2016 - 7:48pm

Diets be damned!

They are so harmful to your body,mind and spirit.Back to basics as we start to re read that wonderful lifestyle book.

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