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What made the experience of listening to Paris in Love the most enjoyable?
I guess I was looking for a "How to" book on how to move to Paris (in my dreams) but this is anecdotes about life in Paris without any "nuts and bolts" information but I still enjoyed it.
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This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?
I thought I would love this book because I am so enchanted with Paris, and I want to do what Ms. James did and spend a year in Paris (sans enfant). I also love travel memoirs, and was sold on reading this book when I read the cover blurb written by Elizabeth Gilbert. However, this was no Eat, Pray, Love. I understand that the author wanted to give a slice of life feeling to the book by just re-printing and/or expounding her Twitter and Facebook entries from the year she lived in Paris, but instead of coming of as charming insights into her year as it happened, it just comes across as disjointed observations. She had good intentions, and there are a few nice spots, but there is not much of a story at all, so it mostly just felt like reading somebody's Twitter feed. She didn't make me want to invest in what happened to her or her family. If you enjoy watching "slide shows" from people's travels, or reading Facebook entries about the daily dramas of a girl who is the daughter of somebody you sat next to in high school, then you will probably enjoy this book. I however, just kept saying in my head to the author, "Only you think that is cute because you are their mother. It's really not that cute."
If you’ve listened to books by Eloisa James before, how does this one compare?
I haven't heard or read any others.
How did the narrator detract from the book?
It seemed like she was trying too hard to be cute. It came out as took sing-songy and annoying after a while.
What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?
Any additional comments?
Nice effort, but didn't quite work.
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