Bonjour 40: A Paris travel log (40 years. 40 days. 40 seconds.)

Bonjour A Paris travel log years days seconds An eLit silver award winner for best travel essay non fiction If Karen A Chase absolutely had to turn forty she decided she could do it gracefully in Paris for nearly forty days What began as a blog

  • Title: Bonjour 40: A Paris travel log (40 years. 40 days. 40 seconds.)
  • Author: Karen A. Chase
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  • Page: 392
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  • An eLit silver award winner for best travel essay non fiction If Karen A Chase absolutely had to turn forty, she decided she could do it gracefully in Paris for nearly forty days What began as a blog to communicate with friends and family, became a travel journal filled with over a months worth of humorous and insightful glimpses into her Paris adventures, each of whiAn eLit silver award winner for best travel essay non fiction If Karen A Chase absolutely had to turn forty, she decided she could do it gracefully in Paris for nearly forty days What began as a blog to communicate with friends and family, became a travel journal filled with over a months worth of humorous and insightful glimpses into her Paris adventures, each of which could be read in about forty seconds Journal entries are interspersed with Chase s own inspiring photography Additional, longer stories richly fill in details allowing readers to reflect upon her experiences with food, travel, photography, Parisians, writing, and love in the City of Lights Through her Parisian and self exploration, comes a book that brings to life the richness of Paris as seen through the eyes of a romantic travel junkie Chase shows readers the joys of turning 40, and with her magical view of Paris, they ll be ready to board a plane before they ve turned the last page.

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    1. The washing machine at the Cite International des Arts that I favour takes 45 minutes. So did this book. Badly written, smug and uneventful, this should have stayed a blog for family and friends. Reminder to self, you can now stop getting books just because they have Paris in the title!

    2. 4.5 starsOh how I loved this let me count the ways - Oh combien j'ai aimé ça laissez-moi compter les manières. I fell in love with the cover. I love the romance of Paris & the beauty of the French language. I've always wanted to go to Paris; now even more so! I love food, I drooled at the mention of food; cakes, custards, pastries, icecreams, café crème, chocolate, bread, fresh produce. I LOVE cheese - day 29 I was in heaven :)Even though my age is 4-0, I can sincerely say there is a [...]

    3. I'm not often inclined to write a review when finished with a book, but in this case I felt compelled to make an exception. This "travel log" is supposed to be about a month-long trip to Paris to celebrate the author turning 40. Up until about 80% through the book, I learned that she rode her bike a lot in Paris, took her sexual frustration out on her pillow, liked the Louvre, and enjoyed London and Provence. She didn't particularly seem to appreciate the customs and lifestyle of Parisian living [...]

    4. Bonjour 40 - A Paris travel log (40 years, 40 days, 40 seconds) is a short memoir type read at just 134 pages, and I enjoyed this glimpse into Karen Chase's life. It is a forty day travel journal documenting the author's Paris trip. This journal started as a blog to chronicle her travels, then became a book. First off, I like anything Paris related. So this book caught my attention right away. Isn't the cover pretty?Secondly, being that I want to visit Paris one day, I found Karen's journal inte [...]

    5. This year, I lucked into a number of books set in France, both novels and memoirs. This week, I finished Bonjour 40: A Paris Travel Log by Karen A. Chase. Chase traveled to Paris to celebrate her 40th birthday and spent nearly 40 days in Paris with her boyfriend meeting her over there toward the end of her trip. She kept a travel blog and turned it into a book. I'm not a short story reader, so maybe I'm not the typical reader for this book. I enjoyed some of the short posts, but I needed more me [...]

    6. "Bounjor 40," by Karen A Chase, is subtitled "A Paris Travel Log, 40 years, 40 days, 40 seconds," and for a wanderlust like me, seemed to be the perfect book to read. Chase, upon turning forty, planned on living in Paris for forty days, and she updated her friends via her travel blog, with each entry to be read in forty seconds. This book collates all her entries plus a couple of refection essays. Her premise is brave and innovative, and is something a lot of us would probably love to do (I myse [...]

    7. Lurved the extra photos.I read the ebook version of Bonjour 40: A Paris Travel Log by Karen A Chase back in 2011 and was completely smitten. My one wish from this treasure of a book, (well I have more than one, the top one involving my own love affair with France and a healthy obsession with cheese, chocolate and pastries in no particular order of preference but I digress) was more photos and earlier this year I got my wish. The lovely Karen sent me the beautiful photography print edition of Bo [...]

    8. It has always been a dream of mine to spend a few weeks in Paris, but that will probably never happen. So I did the next best thing. I read this book.I loved reading about the bookstores, museums and people of Paris. I love seeing a few of the photos the author took while she was there. She tells the reader what the food is like, what the sights, sounds and smells are and what she was feeling, and that made it seem so real.The book wasn't exactly what I expected it to be, I thought it was more l [...]

    9. The idea is a good one--it has a lot of appeal and potential. Unfortunately, this potential went only partially realized. Before putting the entries into a book, Chase could have expounded on her ideas, cut out the mundane or cliched, and dug more deeply into her experiences. I was disappointed to read in the introduction that this was a book form of blog entries. A blog is one style of writing--what goes into a book is another type, whether memoir, travel log, or something else. Paris is an inf [...]

    10. I'm a sucker for any book about Paris, but this compilation of blog posts, interspersed with "reflective" essays, written on Karen Chase's month-long trip to Paris to celebrate her fortieth birthday is fairly mediocre of this ever-growing genre of travel literature.If you've sent any time at all in Paris, there is not much to be learned here. However, if you're a first-time visitor, this book can give you a good overview of the city and its inhabitants. And as this book is very short, it can eas [...]

    11. I liked this book. Ok, I sort of liked it. There was absolutley nothing wrong with it. But, there is nothing to especially recommend it either. It's a little bit like reading a friend's letters home from Paris. If it weren't your friend, or it weren't Paris, you just wouldn't bother. This is just a simple story about a nice lady who had a nice adventure. Not bad, just a bit dull. Honestly, I'd be irritated if I had paid more than a few bucks to buy this on Kindle.

    12. As the book title says, most of the "chapters" are a 40 second read. I did linger longer over a few of them. The book is about Karen Chase's 40 day stay in Paris, on her own except for the last few days when her fiancé joined her, that was originally written as a blog. The way she approached Paris was also a metaphor for how she was looking at herself as she turned 40. So here's another book that had me with my feet in the USA, and my head in France.

    13. Great summer read, thoughtful and interesting short travel memoir. The first few chapters had me looking online at hotels in and flights to Paris. As I got further into the book it helped me realize that a vacation anywhere is something to savor and revel in a different place, culture, people and glorious free time to explore, eat, drink and enjoy life.

    14. Loved this book. Made me want to pack my bags and live in Paris just like the author did!! I would recommend this one to anyone who dreams of traveling and needs some inspiration to make some positive changes to their life.

    15. Lots of meh shrug with very occasional moments of ahhhh. Very little true detail of what the author did and saw in Paris, rather a lot of waxing mawkishly rhapsodic and not even very well. Read "The Most Beautiful Walk in the World" instead.

    16. Three years ago I was fortunate enough to spend a few days in Paris, but that taste only ignited in me a desire for an extended stay. Thank you, Karen, for sharing the fulfillment of your dream gives me hope that one day I may be able to do the same!

    17. A nice little read - Karen Chase turns 40 and celebrates the occasion by spending 40 days in Paris. Her journal-style writing allows the reader to experience the City of Light vicariously through Karen's eyes.

    18. Having just been to Paris, I found much of this fit in with my own experiences. Some of it not so much. But overall a nice feel and taste of Paris.

    19. Not too much to say about this book. Usually,love reading anything related to France and the French but this book bored me.

    20. savory gorgeous ParisWonderful descriptions of romantic Paris. Also loved the format. 40 days. Made me feel like I was along for the ride.

    21. I too want to visit Paris for an extended stay and this was just the book to help me know what it would be like. Easy read, great information and pictures.

    22. This was a fun read. Took me back to Paris and gave me lots of new places to explore. Can't wait to try the crab shack!!

    23. I loved this book! When the author turned 40, she spent 40 days in Paris. That should mean that when I turn 65 in June I get to spend 65 days in Paris, right?

    24. I enjoyed this book, because I love Paris! A quick and easy read, it took me back to the sights and sounds of the city of love.

    25. 'Bonjour 40', Karen Chase's memoir detailing her trip to Paris France to celebrate her 40th birthday was a wonderfully light, bright and FAST read. Truly delightful!

    26. I won this book in the giveaway and have just received it in the mail! I'll update my review once I have read it :D

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