Monday, April 25, 2011

Meet Me in Paris

Last week we met to discuss our April Book Club pick, The Paris Wife. I loved, loved this book. McLain's writing style is so effortless to read and I got so swept up in the story that by the end of the book I had tears streaming down my face and I just didn't want it to end. Hemingway wrote of his Paris wife, "I would rather have died than fallen in love with anyone but Hadley." It makes me teary every time I think about it. Needless to say I was very excited to meet and discuss!

We chose Meli Melo as the location for our meeting. Since we couldn't meet at a sidewalk bistro in Paris we had to pick the next best thing Greenwich had to offer. Meli Melo has recently expanded and now includes upwards of 10 tables, a larger counter for takeout and the option to BYOB! It was such a great spot for our french dinner - we brought our favorite wines and enjoyed their delicious salads and savory crepes. I had my favorite crepe, the Spring, which includes swiss and mozzarella cheese, artichokes, asparagus, ham, mesclun salad and their amazing homemade dressing. Yum! They are open daily from 10-10 and are planning on adding new breakfast hours soon. Perfect for lunch, dinner or just desert, this is a definite must try!

Our next book choice is Water for Elephants. I'm embarrassed to say that although I try to be quite the book aficionado I still haven't read this book! For some reason I was under the impression it was about something completely different but now that I know more about the story I can't WAIT to read it! And for our meeting we're all going to go see Water for Elephants in the theater. I'm not going to lie, I'm definitely also looking forward to two hours of Robert Pattinson. Happy Reading!

1 comment:

  1. my mom just read those two books, and loved them!!! Can I join this book club??