What a gorgeous little novel this was. Couldn‘t stop smiling as I finished the final few pages. All the stars!
Traveling for business means eating dinner by myself occasionally. Solo eating means solo reading! #winwin
There was a part around the middle where it dropped hugely. But “The Nostalgia of the Unknown” (?) and the last hour (approximately) makes it all good again. I fell for Laure and her thoughts and attitudes. ❤️
Additionally, I liked that the going of the search was at least close to how things normally go. Chloé had a brilliant scene. ?
Nice, light and partly an above-average feel good read. ??
I did a bit of audiocooking tonight. This noodles sauce was supposed to last for two lunches but I‘m sure I‘ll eat at least three times of it. ??♀️ It already smells good. Can tell you tomorrow if it‘s tasty.
I still like the audiobook. It‘s light and entertaining. Even though I‘m finding the situation where he is in her apartment to look after Belphégore and where he is then going through her stuff, photos and so on, weird. To say the least.
Seems, my life wants to tell me to sleep now. 🙄
The good thing is: the kitchen and the dining room all smell after freshly baked cheesecake, that‘s wonderful.
The sad thing is: The electrical slatted frame in my bed _once_again_ has packed up. 😠 Which is why I now decided to want a new one.
No more reading in bed for me today.
Don‘t like that. 😰
Maybe I treat myself with some more audiobooking – even if it doesn‘t really feel like a treat.
What I did this evening.
It‘s just the picture that indicates that the right side of the cheesecake is as dark as midnight; in reality it‘s less sinister.
While preparing the cake I listened to some music because I knew that the noise of the blending machine wouldn‘t let me concentrate on an audiobook but after having put the cake in the oven and while cleaning up 🧼 I started the tagged audiobook.
Seems to be nice light entertainment so far.
When unassuming Parisian bookseller Laurent Letellier stumbles upon an abandoned handbag, he feels compelled to return it to its rightful owner. There is no formal identification in the bag. There is, however, a red notebook, filled with all manner of jotting, musing, and beguiling disclosure. With effortless style and splashes of he said/she said humor, this novella feels old-fashioned yet modern, simple yet complex, frivolous yet philosophical.
I would love to thank the giver of this generous #kindlitsy gift, but he/she didn‘t include their Litsy handle in the message, and the name doesn‘t come up in the database. Thank you, thank you, whoever you are! This is pure Litsy. This is a book on my TBR because of reading a Litsy review, gifted by a Litten. Love it! 💕 I think today will be a pay-it-forward day.
Parisian bookseller Laurent finds a woman‘s handbag in a street dustbin. There is nothing in the bag to identify its owner, only some personal effects and a small red moleskine notebook filled with the intimate writings of a woman Laurent begins to feel he would really like to know. A charming romantic story that will leave a #smile at the end.
This was a very quick, light-hearted read. I enjoyed it as much for it offering a hopeful respite from all of the ugly in the world, as I did for it‘s gorgeous prose. Often I found myself rereading passages just to savor them a little longer. Beautifully written, and superbly translated. Read it if you need a little boost in your faith in humanity but aren‘t looking for anything astoundingly deep or profound.
On the blog today: some recommended authors to go to when you want a feel good read.
This was a quick read about a man who finds an abandoned bag. He becomes intrigued by the bag‘s contents—particularly the musings in a little red notebook—and sets out to find the mystery woman the bag belongs to. A light, sweet, and charming book. Thank you to @tpixie for including it in my Secret Santa box!
1. I blatantly stole this image from @DebbieGrillo because these crackers are amazing.
2. In a good way, the tagged book was a #blameitonlitsy for me.
4. Messy 😞
5. Sherlock Gnomes. It was cute.
I glanced through the list of books I‘ve read in the past six months - books I picked up on my own, not for book club reads - seems like I‘ve read quite a mixture of genres, except horror, maybe? And I don‘t read enough non-fictions and sci-fictions, too. 🤔
Is it wrong to rate a book based on a previous book read that is similar? I will tag the similar book in the Comments with a Spoiler filter so as not to rule out anyone else's enjoyment.
There was also a bit of a creep factor with one of the characters. Did anyone else feel this way?
I ADORED this author's book, The President's Hat. Maybe I was expecting too much?
This charming little book swept me away and took me by surprise. 5⭐️ from me, exactly what I needed to read right now!
Catching up on some more #netgalley reads. I like this one a lot. Getting me in the mood for our travels to France next weekend ☺🇫🇷
@erzascarletbookgasm : Recently I went to my sister's house for the first time in 18 months. I had given her this book before she had her accident and it was on her bedside table where she had left it before her vacation. I discovered it the day we left, but when I come back, I'll read it to her.
Ooh la la!...sidewalk cafes, espresso, wine, bookstores, Parisian charm and a little romance..what's not to love? A bookseller finds a woman's handbag dumped in a bin. He retrieves it and attempts to track down the owner based on the clues in the handbag. He is intrigued and fascinated by the mysterious woman who jots down her thoughts in a red Moleskin and gets involved in her life, unwittingly. A pleasurable and satisfying read.
The stack of books I'm taking on my (one week) vacation. Wouldn't want to run out of something to read, would I? My criteria: less than 350 pages, and it had to be in my TBR shelf (shelves) for over a year!
Absolutely #sequelplease! This book caused me to fall in love with Antoine Laurain as a writer, wonder how many amazing books are out there that I'll never read because I don't speak French, and want to know how a sweet love story is continuing... *sigh* #AprilBookShowers
•#love #lovestory #france #whatdoyoukeepinyourpurse #blameitonlitsy #lesigh #paris