And I’m still alive…
I survived the Parisian catacombs and drank more champagne and espresso (not at the same time, mais oui) than is probably healthy.
And three clever gumshoes managed to sort out where I was based on my ever-so-sneaky clues…
Gumshoe #1 spotted me in Stuttgart, Germany, and so she wins a copy of Saundra Mitchell’s The Vespertine:
Gumshoe #2 spied me near Reims, France, and so she wins an ARC of Josephine Angelini’s Starcrossed:
And finally, Gumshoe #3 nabbed that sneaky moi near Paris, and she gets an ARC of Amy Plum’s Die For Me:
So, if you wonderful detectives will email me your address (send it to susan (at) susandennard (dot) com), I’ll send these novels your way…
Thanks for participating and SAVING THE WORLD FROM MY ARTIFACT-STEALING FINGERS!
March 28, 2011 @ 8:30 am
Wow, so many more tourists in Versailles than when I went in January 😀 Though I guess that makes a certain amount of sense. I MISS PARIS. I will live there at some point. It’s gonna happen.
PS that white coat = fabulous.
March 28, 2011 @ 10:28 am
Yeah, and I thought that was like NO tourists! When I went in the summer, it was PACKED…like the NYC Marathon or something. Of course, the grounds are free to visit, so the gardens will (I hypothesize) always be more crowded when the sun is shining!
And thanks. I *do* love that white coat. 😉
March 28, 2011 @ 12:07 pm
Sounds like you had a fabulous time! I agree with Kat on the coat, but I’m lovin’ those boots like nobody’s business! 😀
March 28, 2011 @ 12:41 pm
Why THANK YOU, my lady! I like my boots to! Though…after 5 days of HEAVY walking, I had to forsake fashion for comfort and switch over to sneakers. But for those first 5 days I looked super cute. 😉
March 28, 2011 @ 1:03 pm
What fun it was-& I learned lots,just what gumshoes LOvE to do.Thanks for taking us along for the ride and thanks ever so much for my book.Looking forward to ‘our’ next adventures.
March 28, 2011 @ 1:55 pm
You’re absolutely welcome, Jan! Be sure to email me your mailing address so I can send you your AWESOME PRIZE. 😉
March 28, 2011 @ 1:31 pm
Welcome back!! And, um, I’m totally in love with those boots you had on in Reims.
March 28, 2011 @ 1:55 pm
My my, everyone is making me feel like such a fashionista! Thank ya, Meredith!
March 28, 2011 @ 4:31 pm
Welcome home! And I pretty much want your entire wardrobe, starting with that jacket.
March 28, 2011 @ 4:36 pm
Hahaha–I basically just wear everything in the Fossil store.
IN FACT, I’m wearing the same sweater in the first picture as in the last…just in 2 colors!!! 😛
March 28, 2011 @ 4:34 pm
Welcome back, and thanks!
March 28, 2011 @ 4:37 pm
You’re very, very welcome! I hope you enjoy it!! 😀 (And don’t forget to email me your mailing address!)
March 28, 2011 @ 6:29 pm
LOVE these pictures. Great post and welcome back.
March 28, 2011 @ 7:02 pm
Thaaaaanks, Lynn! I had to wade through a lot of crap pictures to find these… 😉
March 28, 2011 @ 6:52 pm
Welcome back. I’m totally jealous of all your caffeine, champagne, and touristing.
March 28, 2011 @ 7:03 pm
Hahaha, it WAS fun–I can’t lie! But you can always champagne-caffeine-tourist-ify it back up in the States too. 😉
March 28, 2011 @ 10:20 pm
Looks like you had a blast! I loved Paris when I went, and would love to take my husband and daughter some day! Oh and whenever we go all touristy on a place, I always have to switch out the cute shoes for the tennis shoes ;p
March 28, 2011 @ 10:39 pm
I’m glad to hear someone else lets comfort beat fashion. 😉 And definitely take your husband and daughter!! If she’s old enough, you should do the Catacombs–it was by far the coolest thing we did!!
March 29, 2011 @ 5:48 pm
Hey there! The photos look lovely, I must say. I visited Paris a few years back and I too am guilty of drinking waaaaaaaaaay too much coffee. And eating too much French bread and croissants…
P.S. I’m loving those boots!
March 29, 2011 @ 6:46 pm
Um YES to the bread. I’m actually having carb-cravings now that I’m away from all those croissants…it’s totally pathetic… :-/
March 29, 2011 @ 7:57 pm
Wow your post made me simultaneously miss YOU and PARIS.
Also, I love that everybody likes your ‘temporary boots’ — a good buy! 🙂
March 29, 2011 @ 8:13 pm
I know, right? Those boots have been through a LOT for a ‘temporary’ pair of shoes… 🙂
March 29, 2011 @ 10:03 pm
Okay, so no one has said this yet, right? SUSAN I LOVE YOUR *SCARF*! :F
You and the hubby look so cute in those pictures! The Parisian catacombs look very much like potential novel settings… 😀
PS: I think you meant to say “bien sur” (“of course”) instead of “mais oui” (“definitely”). Just throwin’ it out there.
March 29, 2011 @ 10:09 pm
Hahaha. I shall have to ask the Frenchman which is more appropriate…I actually wanted to say “but of course”, so you’re probably right, I should say “mais bien sur” or something like that. Oh, you Canadians and your French classes. Why did I take 6 years of Spanish?? 😉
And thanks! My BFF and I bought matching scarves in Reims–we look very cool.