So, I was actually not expecting to do one of these posts this week. I’m flying to Texas today! And I normally get books from publishing companies on Monday. And I know I’m getting a much anticipated book that I pre-ordered on Tuesday. Some might call it lucky that one of their most anticipated books of the year comes out on their birthday. I consider it a birthday present (good timing, Scholastic and Maggie Stiefvater!). Any way, these lovely books were also a birthday present (thank you, Mom!)
So you can probably tell these books are not YA. And you might be sensing a theme. My family is going to Paris in the spring. We had a tough year this year with my dad passing away, and we will be remembering my dad in Paris –the place he and my mom first met, just one year after he passed. I haven’t even looked at Paris books yet, but my mom sent me an early birthday present. I’ve already spent quite a lot of time flipping the pages of the Food Lover’s Guide…Also, one book is a picture book involving Mary Cassatt, one of my favorite impressionists. I do own quite a bit of picture books too (I am a Children’s librarian).
Any way, thanks for the early birthday present, Mom! I’m so excited for Paris (and Texas) and books!
City Secrets Paris: The Essential Insider’s Guide by Robert Kahn
The Food Lover’s Guide to Paris by Patricia Wells
Charlotte in Paris by Joan MacPhail Knight and illustrated by Melissa Sweet