Tuesday, December 16, 2008
I read Petite Anglaise’s (Catherine Sanderson) book a while ago and for some inexplicable reason, I am just now getting around to posting about it. I used to be a regular reader of P.A. and at some point, I guess I got tired of her navel-gazing (her term, not mine) and tapered off. I was still a semi-regular reader when the Brit gave me a copy of the book.
It starts with Petite’s stay abroad in France and suddenly jumps forward many years to her life with Mr. Frog and Tadpole. It was difficult for me to get past the overly flowery writing style and if I hadn’t been a reader of her blog, I’m not sure I would have continued. But I persevered and ended up in the “behind-the-scenes” version of the blog. Overall, the book was enjoyable, however I wouldn’t call it a must read.
If you followed Petite’s blog anytime during the past few years and wonder about information she didn’t share online, borrow a copy of the book. For people looking for insight into what it’s like living as a foreigner in France, this is not the book for you.
Monday, December 1, 2008
I was given A French Award by Marilyn Radzat at As Seen Through My Eyes. The rules for the award are:
1. Please put the logo on your blog
2. Place a link to the person from whom you received the award
3. Nominate at least 7 or more blogs
4. Put the links of those blogs on your blog
5. Leave a message on their blogs to tell them
So here goes:
1. Stuff Parisians Like
2. Chitlins & Camembert
3. News From France
4. Life in France
5. Everyday France
I cheated a bit and didn’t do 7, but I want to give Paris Daily Photo (which was already given the award) and The Paris Blog, honorable mentions.