Monday, September 22, 2014

Dreaming of France - 9.22.14

Dreaming of France
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Grab a copy of the photo above and link back to my blog. Share with the rest of us your passion for France. Did you read a good book set in France? See a movie? Take a photo in France? Have an adventure? Eat a fabulous meal or even just a pastry? Or if you're in France now, go ahead and lord it over the rest of us. We can take it. Maybe we can all satisfy our yearnings for France, until we get there again.


Here's a book that looks like a good one for the upcoming Halloween season that I picked up from the library...

by Toby Barlow
-fantasy, historical, France
Amazon | Goodreads

The year is 1959, and strange events are brewing in Paris, a city where nothing (and no one) is as it seems.

We meet Will, who hails from Detroit and works at an international advertising agency, which is also a front for the CIA. Then there’s the enchanting Zoya, who could cast a spell with her looks—and, as a witch, she often does (she also recently impaled her ex on a spike).

Inspector Vidot, on the other hand, is a hardworking police detective who cherishes a quiet evening at home. Until he follows a lead on a particularly gruesome murder—and finds himself turned into a flea. And the adventure wouldn’t be complete without Oliver, a fun-loving American patrician who has come to Paris to launch a literary journal with the support of certain secretive friends.

Add a few chance encounters, a chorus of angry witches, and a weaponized LSD program, and you have Toby Barlow’s Babayaga: a wickedly sharp tale of the City of Light that’s part love story, part thriller, and pure brilliance.


* fyi: French word for witch is sorcière

Here's a cute etsy paper doll created by Altered Artifacts of Marie Antoinette dressed as a witch


  1. That sounds like quite the story. Thanks for sharing!

  2. It sounds very odd, witches aren't really my thing though, so I'd probably skip this one.

  3. It's a bit had to get a read on this one….maybe you actually have to read it to do that.

  4. Well, it's set in Paris, so I'd definitely give it a try! Thanks for playing along.

  5. Sounds intriguqing!! And I love anything set in Paris (=


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