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Paris by Andrew Hussey
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really liked it

Three and a half years later, I have finally finished this book.

Though the timeline may make this hard to believe, I really did enjoy this. I learned so much about Parisian history, and this brought Paris’ entire messy, bloody backstory to light. I love Paris - I started this book on my first trip there and was able to go back again this year - but I’m a tourist. I don’t know the entire history, the depths of what the city has been through. But there’s just something about it.

It’s slow, but I would recommend this to my fellow francophiles. It brings great context to the City of Light, reminding us that it’s not all romance and enchantment. It’s complicated, which of course makes it all the more fascinating.
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Reading Progress

May 13, 2015 – Started Reading
May 26, 2015 – Shelved
January 31, 2017 –
page 114
23.51%
March 1, 2017 –
page 128
26.39%
March 2, 2017 –
page 155
31.96%
March 24, 2017 –
page 171
35.26%
April 30, 2017 –
page 173
35.67% ""The most famous bookshops were fashionable and charged with sexuality." Well that's...something, isn't it?"
April 30, 2017 –
page 176
36.29% ""It was therefore no accident that the age of mathematics was also the age of pornography." Well that's also...something, isn't it?"
May 1, 2017 –
page 195
40.21% "Well shoot I didn't know it was a mob of WOMEN who broke in Versailles and captured King Louis XVI!"
May 1, 2017 –
page 220
45.36% "Finally halfway through, and finally at Napoleon! I might add finishing this book to my 2017 reading goals--2.5 years is long enough!"
May 17, 2017 –
page 237
48.87%
October 4, 2018 –
page 299
61.65% "Progress! I will finish this this year!"
October 30, 2018 –
page 353
72.78%
December 2, 2018 – Finished Reading

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