The American Library in Paris
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.
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
- Weekend Cooking: Veggie Pasta
- 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.
The weekly Dreaming of France link-up is hosted by Paulita of An Accidental Blog. Check her post today for more French-themed reading.
The travel section of my newspaper just featured an article of The American Library.
I did know it was there, and hoped to visit on my last trip but didn’t get there, they have lots of author events but timing wasn’t on my side. Maybe next time? I’m intrigued by your living like Julia for a week, will have a look at your posts.
Joy, This looks like a lot of fun. I’m going to have to check it out. Thanks for playing along this week. I had to drive 1000 miles home yesterday after dropping my son off at college so I didn’t get a chance to read everyone’s posts until today.