Yesterday I was supposed to be doing some re-organizing. I did not get to it.
Instead, I had read somewhere about the recent release of a new book by a Canadian ex-pat living in Paris, Janice MacLeod (no relation - well not recently anyhow!), whose Paris Letters had me sitting on the couch with a cup of tea all afternoon.
I am a sucker for all things Paris.
I am a sucker for all things "running away from a life you hate to build a life you love doing what you love elsewhere".
I am a sucker for a love story.
Oh and I am a sucker for Canadians!
This has all four in spades and is well written and entertaining.
The premise is simple. Unhappy single copywriter decides to learn to live with less so she can save up enough money to quit her unsatisfying job to travel for awhile. Her tips for saving are actually good ideas and excellent fodder for those of us attempting to lead simpler lives.
But then she boards the plan for Europe and things begin to happen. No I am not going to give any spoilers away, don't worry. The book is reminiscent in a way of Eat, Pray, Love, but is uniquely its own story.
There is a charm to this book which is just lovely, aided by the Paris Letters themselves, illuminated treasures that are the key to Janice's new, independent life.
I bought my copy on kindle but will be ordering a "real" copy as I want to have the pictures in my hot little hands.
What's up today? I'm editing book #2, having lunch with a good friend at my favourite Greek restaurant and then I really must get to that straightening... It is only 16 days till we go away and suddenly, it seems there is a LOT to do...
And oh yeah: I REALLY want to go back to Paris soon...
Happy Monday and have a safe day out there!