The Canadian Book Challenge and Revisiting My Boxes

Monsieur and I live in 900 square feet  which, since living in Paris, I find more than ample for one person with friendly visitors and not  many belongings. I have just discovered another interesting new blog 66 Square Feet where the author, her French husband and a cat live graciously in an apartment in New York. However, the displaced Monsieur has set up a practise studio on our enclosed balcony and I have many boxes of books which I fully intend to reread in retirement.

Which brings me to my first book of The Canadian Book Challenge: Paris Notebooks by Mavis Gallant. My copy is an old Macmillan paperback, yellowed with age and purchased for $4.95 Canadian sometime in the eighties. Paris was just a dream then and the writings of Mavis Gallant were a foray into a fantasy land. This reading will be from a totally different perspective. I'm going to start reading today and will write my first review for The Book Mine Set later this week.

I admire Mavis Gallant as do many other international readers and writers. You might enjoy this trailer from Youtube. Do you ever reread books and find that you are reading from a totally different perspective? Do you believe that it is what we bring to the book that makes it rich and meaningful to us?


  1. I've been reading 66 Square Feet as well -- amazing how much she can grow on that patio!


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