Category Archives: Literature

Ce n’est pas la peine

Usually, I like to recommend francophile resources that I think you may enjoy. Recently, however, I read two books that aren’t worth the time I gave to them, so I wanted to warn you before you might be tempted to … Continue reading

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Ce que j’ai lu

I’ve enjoyed some good reads lately that were either in French or that had a francophile angle. Each was a book that I’ve owned for a while. I’m commited to finishing  all my backlog of books before I buy any … Continue reading

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Le défi

I have barely been posting over the past year largely because I have been working on a certificate in educational leadership through Harvard’s Graduate School of Education. It’s almost done now (woo hoo!), so I am planning to post more … Continue reading

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Trois livres pour Noël

With just a week to go before Christmas, I have three book recommendations for you. One is a new release, one is a little older, and one is a classic. Trois livres pour Noël (twa leev-ruh poor no-ell) means “Three books … Continue reading

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Bonne lecture!

I wanted to share some good francophile reads with you: A Train in Winter: An Extraordinary Story of Women, Friendship, and Resistance in Occupied France, by Caroline Moorehead, is the account of women members of the French Resistance who were … Continue reading

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Friday Finds 9

How to Ruin a Queen: Marie Antoinette and the Diamond Necklace Affair, by Jonathan Beckman – This is a detailed historical account of the scandal over a diamond necklace that may have been one of the causes that led to … Continue reading

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Friday Finds 7

Peaches for Father Francis (original title Peaches for Monsieur le Curé), by Joanne Harris – If you liked the book or film Chocolat, you’ll enjoy the continuation of the story. All the same characters are here, but now Viane is … Continue reading

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