Here's what I've just been reading:
JUST JENNA - debut women's fiction by Diane Claire Benant.
I really enjoyed JUST JENNA. You literally spend a week inside the main character (Jenna)'s head and while that might not work in some books, I found Jenna endearing and funny enough to enjoy the experience.
This is chick lit set largely on a ski holiday in France with a decidedly British flair to it. Think Bridget Jones' Diary and Love, Actually on a mountain top with... View More
I first "met" Lisa Webb, Canadian Expat Mom through a writers' group I'm in. Her site is hilarious plus genuine. It's all heart. I asked her if I could guest post and sent her a piece about how crazy a bikini wax can get in Paris for newbies who do not speak the language and find themselves half-naked and contorted with legs over their heads for zealot beauticians to rip every last hair off... View More
Last Saturday (and by that I mean March 2013), I jumped onboard another of Toby Brother's awe-inspiring Literary Salons - (here in Paris) this time on Moby Dick or The Whale, by Herman Melville (published in 1851). It was 427 pages long. But in teeny-tiny font with itty-bitty footnotes. It required a halogen reading light - I dunno how 19th Century folks read it. I only received the book on Tuesday - four days before the Salon, so I... View More
I watched this TED Talk and have started putting his five daily practices into action. Years ago, whilst doing a Meditation course in Paris, I used to write down things I was grateful for daily, but, I got lazy.
At the time I knew this sort of action worked and could actually make you happier, but I wasn't sure what I wanted so didn't know what kind of life to create or imagine for myself.
Watch the... View More