Sometimes when I have other stuff I should be accomplishing, I daydream instead. After writing the to-do list, I write the wish list. The old "What would I do if I won the lottery?" is a favored game.
Trying to narrow that wide-open what-if? field (it concerns way too much real estate and travel), today I mused instead about which recent and upcoming France-related books I would snap up if I had a coupla hundred euros to spend only in that category.
Here's my list du jour of books I'd like to have on my nightstand or coffee table (or in my Easter basket!):
The Country Cooking of France by Anne Willan
Mistress of the Revolution by Catherine Delors
My Life in France by Julia Child and Alex Prud'Homme
Parisiennes text by Carole Bouquet, Madeleine Chapsal et al
Graffiti Paris by Fabienne Grevy
Americans and the Making of the Riviera by Michael Nelson
French War Brides in America by Hilary Kaiser