I have also been reading books about France in general - the wonderful A Year in Provence, by Peter Mayle. And two by a British author chronicling an English-style tea room owner's adventure in Paris. Travel books are starting to look good too - Rick Steve's Europe has some good ideas for where to find the expat community in Paris. I almost got a huge tome from the library about the history of France, but it was so dense, I knew I would lug it home and then feel guilty about not reading it. Please comment with your reading recommendations - I still have 60 days to prepare myself!
The library has been a life-saver, it keeps me from spending so much at Amazon, especially loading my Kindle with stories I won't read again. If you are a reader and traveler, I can't recommend a Kindle enough. It is expensive, but it keeps me from buying books at the airport, with slim selection and no discount. I took it to Copenhagen last month, and was so happy that I wasn't lugging 5 books with me! I downloaded a few travel freebies from Amazon, and those were enough to keep me entertained and informed.
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