A Paris Year: My Day-to-Day Adventures in the Most Romantic City in the World

A Paris Year My Day to Day Adventures in the Most Romantic City in the World Part memoir and part visual journey through the streets of modern day Paris France A Paris Year chronicles day by day one woman s French sojourn in the world s most beautiful city Beginning on her

  • Title: A Paris Year: My Day-to-Day Adventures in the Most Romantic City in the World
  • Author: Janice Macleod
  • ISBN: 9781250130129
  • Page: 118
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Part memoir and part visual journey through the streets of modern day Paris, France, A Paris Year chronicles, day by day, one woman s French sojourn in the world s most beautiful city Beginning on her first day in Paris, Janice MacLeod, the author of the best selling book, Paris Letters, began a journal recording in illustrations and words, nearly every sight, smell, tastPart memoir and part visual journey through the streets of modern day Paris, France, A Paris Year chronicles, day by day, one woman s French sojourn in the world s most beautiful city Beginning on her first day in Paris, Janice MacLeod, the author of the best selling book, Paris Letters, began a journal recording in illustrations and words, nearly every sight, smell, taste, and thought she experienced in the City of Light The end result is than a diary it s a detailed and colorful love letter to one of the most romantic and historically rich cities on earth Combining personal observations and anecdotes with stories and facts about famous figures in Parisian history, this visual tale of discovery, through the eyes of an artist, is sure to delight, inspire, and charm.

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    1. What a lovely ode to Parisian living, full of photos, vignettes, and illustrations (I docked a star because I had hoped for more of her glorious art). I had a great time reading this and the daily planner format was a stroke of genius. I also learned that I really am French in my soul: 1. They believe in free public drinking water (see Wallace Fountains)2. They take long lunch breaks and very long annual vacations.3. They make things beautiful whenever possible and are offended by those who do n [...]

    2. No matter how many books you read about Paris, none are likely to be as visually impressive as this one. Filled with the author's watercolor illustrations as well as quirky photographs, A Paris Year provides personal and historical anecdotes that transport the reader into everyday life in that city. A lovely gift for anyone who's been to Paris and/or hopes to return. (One shortcoming: I counted at least five grammatical mistakes and typos that a publisher like St. Martin's Press should have easi [...]

    3. Book blurb: Combining personal observations and anecdotes with stories and facts about famous figures in Parisian history, this visual tale of discovery, through the eyes of an artist, is sure to delight, inspire, and charm.This is a travel memoir setup in the form of a yearly calendar. I too keep travel journals, and always love to see how others log their journeys. This is a delightful read with lots of local history, insider secret spots, photographs, and drawings, and I wish I had read it be [...]

    4. A Paris Year is part of the OMGThereAreSoManyNewParis/FrenchBooksBeingReleasedThisYear extravaganza. I did, ultimately, very much enjoy this book, but I have a lot of problems with it. My main one is that it is not quite what it is described as. Here's a portion of the description:"Part memoir and part visual journey through the streets of modern-day Paris, France, A Paris Year chronicles, day by day, one woman’s French sojourn in the world’s most beautiful city."Firstly, there are not actua [...]

    5. This delightful, visual, book does not cover every single day of the year that MacLeod spent in Paris but the days that she does write about are filled with short stories or anecdotes about famous people and places in history. The graphics are unique and fun and you’ll invariably want to read about each and every day she has selected to comment on. Despite a few shortcomings regarding needed text editing, the book as a whole is sumptuous the way it is. -Anna Q.L.

    6. A very in depth and interesting view of the wonders of Paris, however, this book is very poorly edited. There are so many errors which I would never expect. The worst was the use of "you're" as opposed to "your", never thought I would see that mistake in a published work.

    7. Exquisite, moving, captivating, this account of Janice MacLeod's year in Paris cannot fail to amuse, enlighten, delight and stir your emotions. You must get the hardcover to fully revel in her lovely artwork. I have both the hardcover and the Kindle version, and I'm afraid (secretly glad!) this one deserves to be consumed as a real book -- keep it on your coffee table and thumb through it at random. It's a literary box of chocolates.

    8. A Paris Year is an enchanting book, created by an artist for readers with the soul of an artist. Each page stimulates the senses. The descriptions of food - and the pictures of it - jump off the page and make you feel as though you must rush out and find a way to taste that very thing right now. Who can talk about Paris without talking of its food? Then there is the palette of colours, different according to season or mood. Pinks and bright greens for spring, olives for fall, blue and yellow for [...]

    9. 3.5With the accompanying illustrations, this book was a joy to flip through for the hour or so it took me to get through it. While I can't say I'll be adding this to my own library, I still highly recommend it to those who love reading about Paris.

    10. Ooh, la la! This book was such a sweet little read. I honestly could have read this book in a day, but I'm glad I read only a few pages a day. It was like a mini escape to Paris everyday during the most stressful time on my job. Love the colors and Paris travel tips. I can't wait to go back!

    11. This book was awesome. Every single page was visually pleasing and the style was fun and different to read. It sucked me in and made me want to visit Paris and keep my own travel journal.

    12. Nice photographs, lovely illustrations, and some history. Not a diary per se, but more a description of Paris through the various seasons.

    13. So neat. Drawings and photos of Paris over a year. Brought back great memories and makes me want to go back! :)

    14. A visual treat, filled with the author's own illustrations and photographs. In the format of a daily planner, MacLeod offers a mix of observations of Parisian life, history, and travel advice. P.S. to the publisher--hire a proofreadero many typos.

    15. I read this book in one day. Love it. The pictures both photographs and drawings were wonderful. Such a well written book I couldn't put it down. I kept wanted to see what the next day brought

    16. So happy this came early in the post (glad I pre-ordered). I wish I had this book before my last trip to Paris - so many treasures I could have sought out for myself.

    17. This book should be required reading for anyone planning a trip to Paris. I find this book fascinating, and I love MacLeod's photos and illustrations. The book literally looks like a visual journal or daily diary. I discovered so many interesting things about Paris that could only be shared by someone who has lived there. For example, there is a thing in Paris called carriage green. What is it, you ask? Get the book and find out! Chock-full of history, festivals, landmarks, and anecdotes, I coul [...]

    18. Janice MacLeod's first book, Paris Letters, chronicled her Paris adventures after she quit her job, sold everything she owned and moved to the City of Light.   This sequel, A Paris Year, is more like a personal journal of her year there, full of photos and illustrations, (she is a watercolor artist).   The cover alone is gorgeous, and the pages are a visual treat.  While there, she acquired a French husband who just nodded when she told him she was making a pretty book about Paris, and that's [...]

    19. This book would have warranted a 5 star review if not for the following: -The author did sometimes come across quite snobbish. Even though it was not clearly stated, I got the impression she is an American expat that has put a greta deal of effort into assimilating into French society and culture. -As a huge Marie Antionette fan, I was absolutely disappointed in Ms. Macleod's quick dismissal of Versailles as "big and boring". She completely misunderstood Baroque architecture and the Sun King's i [...]

    20. Does a nice job of capturing some of the small details of what it must be like to live in Paris something I've always wanted to do. This is a book I'll likely revisit before my next trip. Good photographs and artwork. The text was somewhat thin, with some stories spanning several day (and having virtually nothing to do with any of the days in question), for example, the story of Colin, a character with whom I thoroughly identify.I read this on my Kindle Voyage, but would probably recommend readi [...]

    21. Opening this book was like stepping into the Paris of my dreams. MacLeod's beautiful sketches and accompanying journal entries transported me to Paris and made me feel like I was strolling its streets as a local. I usually tear through books on a speedy clip, but I slowly savored A Paris Year. During a particularly hectic time, I would seek refuge in its pages and images and read one entry at a time - like a mini-vacation - before returning to the stress of the every day. This is a book to read [...]

    22. I really wanted to give this a higher rating, but the grammar nerd in me couldn't do it. I found way too many errors in this one (5+), especially the horrendous "you're" v. "your." I also didn't think the photographs included were really great. I liked the thought behind them, but they could have been better. That being said, I enjoyed the quirky passages about French life, and I really loved the illustrations included.This was the first full review I've written on , and I felt like it was the f [...]

    23. Loved this book, but then again, I am a complete Francophile. I spent over a month in Paris last summer and seeing the memories come to life in photographs, drawings and words, is inspiring and memorable. The wonderful part is seeing what Paris might be like in the other 11 months of the year and actually thinking about how to go back to experience the same things. An easy, thoughtful, lovely read. And how did I miss the hidden staircase to the top of Galleries de Lafayette? Worth a trip back! A [...]

    24. A Paris Year wound up being a beautiful little book, and not just on the cover, which is absolutely stunning. I was putting away books at my job (I work at a library) when I pulled this off the cart and the cover just dragged me right on in. I meanlook at it. It's beautiful.And despite being almost 300 pages, it seemed like just the easy read I needed at the time, as it consisted entirely of journal entries. Some pages had full length entries, but others just had a sentence or two accompanying a [...]

    25. Loved it, I have read a lot of novels about Paris. Mostly old Paris, this book took me there and confirmed a lot of the things I have read. My niece loved Paris and when she passed away, From breast cancer,I started to read books about Paris, I wanted to know what she loved, what she saw, what spoke to her. I wish I had the chance to sit down with her and this book and say "so tell me about this place". I don't expect to ever travel there, but I think we would have had a lot to talk about. I bor [...]

    26. Having this book in your hands is like have a large box of the best chocolates. Do you sit down and gorge yourself by reading it all at one time or do you savor it, reading a few pages at a sitting?Having made a couple of short visits to Paris, my goal of renting an apartment and staying for a month or two is even more determined. Filled with beautiful watercolors, photographs and sketches, this day-by-day insight into life in Paris is well worth savoring.Even if you haven't read The Paris Lette [...]

    27. My first impression was " I'm not going to like this book" but I soldiered on . After several pages , er days in, I was captivated. I enjoyed her first book and knew she was a good writer. My favorite was starting on February 3 when she themed her photos by color and got me thinking what my city would reveal this way?By the end of the year , I wanted it to go on. I wanted more but I always feel that way when I enjoy a book. Bravo!

    28. This book is a very easy read, as each page is a day in a diary-like format. You can choose to read only one day or a whole month's worth. Some story lines carry over several days, while others last for just the one day. The entire book is filled with beautiful watercolor paintings and interesting photos. This truly gives you an insider's view of Paris. I heartily recommend this book to anyone wanting to experience a foreign getaway that doesn't require a passport!

    29. I have been 'reading' many of these illustrated books, most of which are part memoir, part flaneur, part musings. Some, of course, are better than others. I enjoyed this one. It was not the best, but it had just enough edge and insight to keep it from being too saccharine. The photographs are better than the illustrations. A nice book to curl up with after a long day when the brain is not at its most efficient.

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