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The English-speaking Frenchie Reads

The English-speaking Frenchie Reads

By Camille Taboulot
As a lifestyle and book blogger, I have decided to launch this podcast to share even more advice with my readers and connect with them through another media. As a French grad student and librarian, podcasting is also a great way for me to practice my oral expression in English an what better way to do so than talk about books while enjoying a hot cup of tea?
Here, we talk about books, minimalism and healthy living. If that is your cup of tea (or coffee), stay tuned!

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Books make you more elegant. ♡

The English-speaking Frenchie Reads

Books make you more elegant. ♡

The English-speaking Frenchie Reads

5 Ways to organize your books on your bookshelf
As i am going to move into my new apartment this month, I thought it could be cool to share with you ideas on how to display your books. This post is dedicated to ways you can actually organize books on a proper bookshelf but if you rent a tiny apartment (around 20 sqm) like I do, you may wan to be a little bit more creative with the ways you organize everything. Today, I will simply share with you the ways I loved to organize books in my old apartment but if you would be interested in way to put it all in a tinier one, let me know in the comments. Just to make that clear, I am a minimalist with only 2 bags of clothes but 7 big boxes of books: now, you see how hard it can be for me to organize it all! But I do believe that with a little bit of effort, everything is possible. Ready?
July 11, 2021
Romanticizing life to feel happier: a guide to be the "main character" of your life
Before I get into today's concept, I would like to clarify a point. It is normal to feel down at times – even often – and romanticizing, to me, means  looking at how life unfolds without trying to control everything. It is not controlling the little moments but learning  to enjoy them and make what is (not force what is not) more beautiful. You now understand my vision of the concept and, more importantly, you understand what romanticizing life does not mean. It is so easy when wanting to romanticize one's life to try and make it as perfect as possible. However,..
July 3, 2021
3 Things Librarians Do Not Do (but you think they do)
I feel like every job has its own kind of stereotypes, and I mine is not an exception to the rule. I am a librarian and I hear the same stereotypes over and over, which leads me to that post. I want to share with you 3 things that librarians actually do not do, in order for you to have a clearer idea of the things we actually do. Are you ready? Go!
June 27, 2021
On feeling "late in life" & doing you rather than finishing the typical "Things to do in your 20s" bucket list".
Sometimes, I just feel like it is important to set quick reminders here. I tend to share very practical tips, but today, I only and simply want to remind you one little tiny thing: you do not have to do what you do not want to do. Okay, that is written, I may stop here. Nonetheless, as I love writing, I will keep talking about that concept a little bit more.
June 20, 2021
How to combine your internship with your academic work?
We are totally in that time of the year in which lots of students start their internship (me included) and I thought it would be cool to discuss that "how to balance internship and academic work" thing together. Of course, I know there are schools that set you free from whole academic work before the start of the year's internship but not every school does that (and mine definitely does not). So, let's discuss the ways I do manage doing an internship, working on my essays, preparing the next academic year and working on my thesis. Ready?
June 5, 2021
How To Read More While Saving Money
I do not know about you but as an avid reader, one of my biggest struggles is to find books for relatively cheap. I know that I can't be the only one to spend way too much money on books and thus today, I have decided to share with you the ways I do save money when it comes to buying books. Depending on your country, you may also look for the cheapest books but in France (as in many other countries), books are considered a "cultural good" and thus, their price is set in stone. That means that one bookseller can't sell a book cheaper than his neighbour, in the limit of a discount of 5% (nonetheless, the problem remains when it comes to eBooks). Are you ready?
May 16, 2021
Day in the life: intern at the (public) library
Which book lover has never dreamt of working at their local library? But what is it really like? How much work is it? Let me take you with me in a “typical” (do such things exist?) day in my life at the library!
May 9, 2021
Feel prettier instantly: on the use of feeling pretty and on how to actually manage to do so
I think a lot of women (and not only women) suffer from feeling "ugly". Nobody really defines what "ugly" is for them, but still, a lot of people consider themselves to be "ugly". In a really self-development oriented world, we do not feel like saying it out loud and prefer acting as if we were good with ourselves, but the truth is that sometimes, we are not...
April 11, 2021
BOOK REVIEW: Convenience Store Woman ♡ Sayaka Murata
I do not even know where to start; it had been years since I had last been ready to cry for a book. Wow! For those of you who have never heard of the plot, let me give a very short summary: our main character is working part-time in a convenience store and does not want to either get married or have children.  Above all that, she feels that she has a fulfilling life. However, people in her life just can’t seem to understand and want to change her, apparently « for her own good »...
April 4, 2021
Finding The Right Topic For Your Master's/ PhD Thesis & Why It Matters So Much.
As I know that many of you are still studying, I have decided to share this post with you guys. Whether you are doing a master's of research or considering starting a PhD, there is one thing that absolutely MUST be on your mind: your topic. When you embark into the beautiful adventure of writing a thesis, you absolutely need to know what topic you want to study. Today, I would like to help you understand why choosing the right topic for you is important and how you can actually find that topic by asking yourself a few honest question. Ready? Let's find that topic...
March 27, 2021
Middle Grade March Recommendations ♡ What is MM, Favorite Middle Grades and TBR!
As you probably know, March is the month of Middle Grades and as you probably know as well, Middle Grades are my favorites! For those of you who do not know, Middle Grades are basically the books dedicated to children aged 8 to 14, but they are totally suitable to adults as well! I love Middle Grades because I find them both wholesome and smart. Middle Grades always tackle big questions in a beautiful way and allow the reader to spend a refreshing time while really getting to think about the toughest topics. "Middle Grade March" is basically a way to consider that March is the month of Middle Grades ; such an excuse for fans like me to read a bunch of them...
March 23, 2021
All of my favorite books of 2020 📚
Here is a detailed list of my favorite books of 2020. I read around 70 books that year and some of them were absolute masterpieces ; a lot of classics and mystery novels here, and one incredible middle-grade. 🌸
February 5, 2021
January Wrap Up 📚
January🌸14 books. 🌸🌸🌸 In January, I read a beautiful middle-grade, a bunch of Dark Academia, picture books and non fiction. 📚. Blog :
February 2, 2021
Overcoming limiting beliefs. ♡
Have you ever felt as if you were blocked from doing something because of an invisible force inside you? This is a sign that you may suffer, just like millions of other people, from a limiting belief. What is a limiting belief? How can we acknowledge them and where do they come from? More importantly, how can we get rid of them? Here is what we discuss in today's podcast. ♡ Blogmas 2020, one post every other day to live a happier Christmas: 
December 5, 2020
The best habit for 2021: learning everyday ♡
If you are looking for THE best habit for your 2021 goals-list, do not look further: you have found it. In today's episode, we will see:  Why learning is for EVERYONE (you included!) How learning improves your everyday life How you can find the right topic to study How you can create your PERFECT study routine Download my free eBook about language-learning: 
November 28, 2020
A balanced life in lockdown in 7 tips. ♡
If lockdown frightens you, and all of these people baking cookies on Instagram while they are writing the next bestseller are even more frightening to you, take a minute, a deep breath, and listen to today's episode. ♡
November 21, 2020
The Productivity Myth. ♡
Here is finally a podcast episode where I define productivity and debunk the main misconceptions around it. You will also have access to five tips/exercises that will (hopefully) improve the quality of your life and help you reach balance if you are, like me, a nautrally-born productive (aka workaholic) Posts mentioned in the episode: A complete guide to combining work and a healthy romantic relationship A complete guide to an organized and balanced life. 4 Reasons Why You Should NOT Turn Your Passion Into a Side-Hustle. ♡ Do Not Monetize Your Whole Life. Breaking News: You Can Love Books & Not Read 50+ Books A Year.
November 14, 2020
Becoming a good listener. ♡
Have you ever tried to listen to someone mindfully, but could not? If yes, welcome to the human world. Listening can be so hard as we tend to constantly think about our answer and not really focus on what is being said. If you want to change that or to see if that is something that may be interesting for you, let's talk about it together.  Episode plan: I) Reasons why you need to become a better listening II) 5 ways you can become a better listener Enjoy,  Camille ♡
November 7, 2020
Books make you more elegant. ♡
What if a book made you more elegant? In today's episode, we see how both the object and the act of reading can have a positive effect on your level of elegance! ♡ If you want to learn more about that topic, feel free to read my post all about it: Reasons why you should read books and be proud.
October 31, 2020
30 Things You Can Declutter TODAY (you probably thought you could not) ♡ Minimalism.
When people think about minimalism, they usually think about decluttering first. Even though decluttering is only a very first step, I would love to share with you today a list of 30 things you can declutter. These things are often quite controversial as I truly think that decluttering should be about YOU & not about what is socially seen as "necessary".  If that is something you are interested in, feel free to listen and to read these blog posts:  7 Mistakes of Beginner-Minimalists you Must Avoid. 4 reasons why becoming a minimalist will instantly turn you into a more productive person. I wish you the best of all days,  Camille ♡
September 3, 2020
Productivity & Slow living, Interconnected Principles. ♡
In today's episode, we discuss the effect slow living has on productivity, & how you can use the relationship between these two principles in order to live a more balanced life.  Posts referred to in the episode: ♡ Why Is Minimalism So Popular? ♡ 4 reasons why becoming a minimalist will instantly turn you into a more productive person.
August 28, 2020
7 Fast & Easy Ways To Live A Slower Life Today. ♡
In today's episode, you will learn in a short amount of time how you can live a slower life without adding any overwhelming new habit to your already busy schedule.  Let's get started!
August 26, 2020