Friday, December 09, 2011


I decided that from time to time - other than my little confessions or "about me" blurbs, I will also share what I am reading at the moment. Shouldn't be a crazy long post but it will give some readers a chance to check out some books that they wouldn't otherwise think of getting...or know were out there. 
Right now I am reading a book called "Bonjour Happiness" by Jamie Cat Callan. I am just about 40 pages in but so far it is intriguing. It's like actually sitting down with a proper and elegant Frenchwoman explaining about her life in Paris. 
The premise of the book is for women in today's American/Canadian society to step back and enjoy the little things in life like so many European women do. 
The average American/Canadian woman's life is all about "time is money" and working, making dinner, cleaning the dishes and doing laundry, getting the kids off to school or hockey on and so forth. And this book explains how to take joy and pleasure in the smallest things in life that you probably encounter on a day to day basis. 
So far, so good. I will definitely let you guys know what I think once I finish reading the entire thing. 

Description from

French women don't invent happiness. But they know a thing or two about joie de vivre -- being alive to each delicious moment. 
As a young girl, Jamie Cat Callan was fascinated by her French grandmother. Though she had little money, Jamie's grandmother ate well, dressed well, and took joy in simple, everyday pleasures. As Jamie journeyed through France as an adult, she gained more insight into the differences between French and American women. French women -- whether doctors, shop owners, or housewives -- don't worry about being thin enough, young enough, or accomplished enough. 
They age gracefully and celebrate their bodies. They know how to balance their lives -- to love food without overeating, to work hard but not too much, to relish friends and family, and still make time for themselves. Now Jamie draws on everything French women have taught her and shows you how to: 
Buy and consume less -- and enjoy more.
Look like a million Euros on a few francs. 
Find time to be alone. 
Flirt a la Francaise. 
Rediscover your own mystery.

Perfection isn't attainable, but happiness always is. And this uplifting, revelatory book shows every woman how to embrace it -- and savor it. 


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