French Themed WWW Wednesday

 Bonjour mes amis! Aujourd’hui, je vais seulement parler en français… Just kidding! (Let’s not pretend I can actually speak French! I’d be surprised if I even got that right!)

Anyhoo- why am I feeling especially Francophilic today? Because I just went to Paris for a couple of days! Need proof? Here is a pic I took of the Eiffel Tower:


And here’s a spooky one of Notre Dame at night:


And because I’m feeling in the mood to talk about French books and it is a Wednesday, I thought I might try the WWW meme- but with a twist! (aka I will be bending the rules!)

If you’re not familiar with the meme, it is hosted by Taking On A World Of Words (SamAnnElizabeth) and we answer three questions:

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you just finish reading?
  • What are you planning on reading next?

I will of course be tweaking these for my purposes!

What FRENCH BOOK are you currently reading?


Okay- I didn’t really need to change the question for this one, because among other things I am currently reading Le Petit Prince. And yes, I know it’s a children’s book that should take me no time at all, but I chose to read it in French- so I’m not done with it yet!

What was the last FRENCH BOOK you read?

les mis

I believe that was Les Mis- and no that was not in French- that would be wayyy too hard! (I mean see above- I’m at the “it’s hard to read children’s books” level)

What FRENCH BOOK are you planning on reading next?


After my trip I am super inspired to read Victor Hugo’s Hunchback of Notre Dame. It’s been sitting on my kindle for ages and now I feel like I should really pick it up already! Of course, as I’ve already said, I won’t be able to read it in French unfortunately, BUT that leads me onto the questions I have for *you*:

What French book would you suggest I read next? Do you know a book similar to Le Petit Prince that I might be able to try in French? And if you just like French books in translation- what can you recommend? Because I haven’t read nearly enough French books!!


tuesday tv meme

So I saw this wonderful new meme over on Codie’s blog Reader’s Anonymous and I thought I’d give it a go!

Choose between these three:

  • Book-to-Movie/TV show adaptation  (have you seen it? If no, do you plan to?)
  • Book you think should be a movie/TV show  (Why?)
  • Movie that prompted you to read a book?

*Optional – put up the trailer


So my choice this week is very similar to Codie’s- except I thought I’d go with a twist- because while the first Lord of the Rings movie did prompt me to read a book, it was actually the Hobbit that it made me pick up first.


And I’m so glad that I did- because it’s one of my all-time favourite books. There’s nothing like it in terms of adventure and heart-wrenching excitement. And since we’re comparing it to the movie, I by far prefer the book- in fact I wrote a whole post about my issues with the films (starting with the fact that there never should have been more than one film…) Personally, I love the Hobbit as a book and prefer the Lord of the Rings as films.

But I digress- go watch Lord of the Rings, go read the Hobbit- or completely ignore my advice and watch the Hobbit and read Lord of the Rings…

Agree? Disagree? Let me know which you prefer in the comments! Until next time!