“What on earth could be more luxurious than a sofa, a book, and a cup of coffee?”
~ Anthony Trollope
Yes, that is my bookcase. I live in a small apartment in the outskirts of Los Angeles and I still manage to have half of a wall taken up by books. Not to mention piles of books in my bedroom and home office. I am an avid reader and a major cookbook collector. Honestly, nothing makes me happier than cozying up on the couch and opening up the pages of a new book. Cookbook, juicy novel, mystery, autobiography and especially books discussing french culture are a good read for me! I am the girl that would rather spend friday night in Barnes & Noble with a pumpkin spice latte skimming through novels, than out at a bar with a cosmo 🙂 I have added to my collection recently and no surprise here but many of my books are either cookbooks,classics, page-turning novels, and of course you will also find reads on the french culture.
I have just recently read two books discussing “the french woman.” I highly recommend them if you are a francophile like me or simply you just want a quick entertaining page turner.
How to be Parisian Wherever You Are * Love, Style and Bad Habits
This book is written by four Parisian women and it reveals how the french women view men, food, style and it is exposed in a really dry, blunt, in your face kinda way. I really was entertained and probably finished this in the first two hours of my flight to Paris. Usually, books on the french are written by someone outside of their culture analyzing …however, this is up close and personal with the actual french women. They wrote it!
Messages I loved from the book:
Save your sister’s number under the name Paul H (this was in regards to keeping a man guessing)
Embrace your inner snob.
Don’t follow trends.