What We’re Reading, PLUS Win a Trip to Paris!

February 22, 2011 at 1:36 pm , by

I’ll admit it: I’m a sucker for historical fiction. I tore through Philippa Gregory’s Tudor series like it was a bunch of comic books, I was right there next to Mamah loving Frank, and a joke from Memoirs of a Geisha still comes up in regular conversation with my sister. I’m embarrassed that my tastes aren’t more academic—I’ve got a history degree and a hefty thesis about feminism during the French Revolution sitting on my shelf—but when it comes to a good love story set in a time I don’t know much about, I just can’t help myself.

Right now I’m reading The Paris Wife, Paula McLain’s new novel about Ernest Hemingway and his first wife, Hadley. After a whirlwind courtship, the pair set sail for Paris and fall in with the likes of Gertrude Stein and F. Scott Fitzgerald. It’s a wonderful look into the world of Paris in the 20′s, and the fast-living, ardent and driven Lost Generation.

Reading the book makes you want to be in France. That’s why we’re excited to be giving you a chance to win a round trip vacation to Paris! The grand prize is a week long trip for two to Paris including airfare, hotel and transportation to and from the airport, and a copy of the book The Paris Wife. Ten runners-up will win a copy of book.

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84 Responses to “What We’re Reading, PLUS Win a Trip to Paris!”

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  3. I am finishing up ART and MADNESS by Anne Roiphe (and loving it). I saw this post on Facebook by
    Random House, Inc. I like reading this type of literature because I wonder why women fall for these type of men (and why did I).

  4. Isaw this post on facebook. Just love to read and especially this type of book.

  5. I love to read and would love to experience the sights of Paris.

  6. Love to visit with my hubby who already has been as a teenager

  7. It’s always been my dream to visit Paris!

  8. This sounds like it would be a wonderful read….what a great opportunity too-to visit Paris!!!

  9. I would love a week in Paris,my wife and I could rekindle our romance in the city of lights.

  10. I would love to read “The Paris Wife” while sitting in the shadow of the Eifel tower while sipping a coffee and sampling French pastries.
    We also would have plenty of time to soak in the Parisian culture,and Paris sightseeing.

  11. i luv paris

  12. me 2

  13. After spending 4 years studying French, I told myself that I would go to Paris. Life intervened and I have yet to fulfill that dream. To have the luxury of experiencing France with “The Paris Wife” would be fantastic.

  14. I have been telling everyone about The Paris Wife. I absolutely loved the book!

  15. I love reading and wouldlve to experience Paris!

  16. I see a new book club selection for our “Bookies”……….Paris in the Spring….ah, Paris anytime!

  17. Paris

  18. Me too.

  19. Would love to experience Paris with my sweetie.

  20. Oh Paris!! How romantic. We would love to go:)

  21. I want to see that glass pyramid at the Louvre.

  22. That’s on my bucket list!

  23. I adore Psris in the springtime and would LOVE to win a copy of “The Paris Wife”! I just finished “Amarylis in Blueberry” by Meldrum.

  24. The Louvre

  25. I love Paris! Best time of my life living in apartment & shopping the street markets like a real Parisian. If it’s on your list, don’t wait – GO!

  26. I love Paris !

  27. I am reading Galileo’s Daughter. I have never been to Paris and would love the opportunity to visit.

  28. Thank you!

  29. Paris sounds wonderful! We have never been there.

  30. Would love to go to Paris. I took French in school and always dreamed of going there.

  31. Ohhhhh La La…….:)

  32. awesome trip!

  33. sounds like a good read.

  34. would love to see paris with my daughter.

  35. Seeing Paris has been a lifelong dream.

  36. Would love to go to Paris

  37. Paris is ok

  38. My wife and I have never had a honeymoon. After 30 yrs. of marriage this would be a wonderful much needed romantic honeymoon.

  39. I love Paris

  40. AHHHHHHHHH, April in Paris.

  41. I want to go back to Paris.

  42. never been, would love to

  43. what a dream

  44. Are you there vodka, it’s me Chelsea?

    Great fun, a trip to Paris would be more fun!

  45. Love the bok..love.love..love the City. I have been seven times and could go another round round..

  46. Spring in Paris … a dream come true.

  47. I went to Paris once with a girlfriend. I would love to go back and be very much in the moment the entire time I am there.

  48. I like to go to Paris, but first I like to read that amazing book!

  49. Thanks for all the comments, everyone. To enter the contest though, you have to go here:

  50. an experience of a lifetime

  51. Reading a lot of Christian suspense–DiAnne Mills right now. I would love to take my daughter, a young mom, on a break to Paris to see the museums. She’s a photographer and could use a break from reality. :-)

  52. A honeymoon at last! Been waiting 25 years…

  53. An american in Paris what a grand trip it would be

  54. I’ve never been to Europe. Going would be wonderful!

  55. I love Europe, especially in the spring!!!

  56. Would love to travel to Paris!

  57. Paris! Oui!

  58. J’adore Paris.

  59. I love Paris.

  60. Let’s go…………

  61. paris in the spring lovely

  62. Paris.


  64. just started reading this, fantastic

  65. I just love very thing about PARIS. best place to go would love to go again


  67. This book is hard to put down

  68. love it

  69. Would like to show a friend with diminishing sight some ‘Parisien’ delights.

  70. hated paris in 1979 mabey it changed for the better now.

  71. I have been to France but never Paris would love to go. Bonjour

  72. Great prize

  73. With my one year of French in high school 30+ years ago, I’m all set to go to Paris! I know the alphabet, I can count to at least 29, and now a handful of words and can remember a few christmas carols in French. Would love the opportunity to experience Paris!

  74. I am recently retired (early) from a large urban school district.My many years were spent with disenfranchised teenagers in alternative education. Challenging does not begin to cover those years. I am ready for some see the world time.

  75. I’ve been reading a few self-help books lately but am anxious to get back into a REAL book. I’ve always loved autobiographies.

  76. I would love to go to Paris.

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