I've been thinking more lately about what I'm going to be doing for Paris in July and have decided that I'll be reading four books by French authors--two in French, two in English.
-Le Petit Prince (Antoine de Saint-Exupéry)
-Bonjour Tristesse (Françoise Sagan)
-The Phantom of the Opera (Gaston Leroux)
-Les Miserables (Victor Hugo)
There are three reasons why I'm choosing only four books:
1) Two of them are in French and will, therefore, take a while to read even though they're both pretty short. I've never attempted to read a full book in French before, so it'll be a new experience for me.
2) Les Miserables is huge! I've read an abridged version of it, but I've never tackled the entire thing. I figure this is my chance to do so, but I want to give myself ample time to read it.
3) I have so many other challenges and things that I have to read for that I don't want to overwhelm myself with books for just one of them. Besides, I'm going to be reviewing films and music, as well as teaching you all some French, too.
I'm really looking forward to this, especially reading Le Petit Prince in French. I'm thinking of rewatching and reviewing the film The Little Prince as well, but we'll see.
For those of you who are participating in Paris in July, I can't wait to see what the rest of you do!