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[743] Paris to the Moon - Adam Gopnik

“What truly makes Paris beautiful is the intermingling of the monumental and the personal, the abstract and the footsore particular, it and you. A city of vast and impersonal set piece architecture, it is also a city of small and intricate, improvised experience.”(8) 241 more words

Books

A Basketful of Cherries


Reading Adam Gopnik began as an incident. It was another day strolling in perhaps Taiwan’s most lovely second-hand bookstore, Mollies, near National Taiwan University. There, in the basement, hidden within hundred of books stored neatly in two big black drawer, Paris to the Moon seemed oddly placed among some random self-help and politic books. 905 more words

Books

Book Advent - Day 2

Day 2 of Book Advent  –

Adam Gopnik used to be a writer for the New Yorker and this book is a collection of essays about the time he spent in a certain French city with his family.   343 more words

Books

Inspiration: Paris to the Moon

Staying true to my goals for 2013, I’ve been doing more reading than before. Currently, I’ve dipped into Adam Gopnik’s Paris to the Moon for the second time. 273 more words

Creative

Focal Paris

People asked where they would meet someone in New York City in the absence of communication usually answer: at Grand Central Station, at the information booth or under the clock. 339 more words

Quotidien

Such a Good One

An excerpt from Adam Gopnik‘s Paris to the Moon

“The hardest thing to convey is how lovely it all is and how the loveliness seems all you need. 131 more words

Writing