French Fridays, Philippe le Bel, et fourmis

Les vendredi 13 sont vu comme mauavais cars cetait le jour que le roi Philip le bel avait fait arreter tous les Templiers de la France au même jour. Et leurs bruler vif.

Friday the 13th is considered bad luck because that was the day that king Philip the Handsome of France managed to pull off the arrest of every Knight Templar in France on the same day. And burned them at the stake.

Voicie mon revu du 2me livre de serie Fourmis par Werber, ce que j’au acquis par la biblioteque d’un bled pourri dans le 56 en Bretagne.

Here is my review of Le Jour des fourmis by Bernard Werber.  I got this book out of the public library in one of the small and very forgettable towns of Morbihan, in Britanny. (Dans le 56, as they say there, for the postal code beginning in 56…).

(I’m still playing with the format, so please do suggest changes, such as all English in one post and French in another, or this format with set off in either block or right-justified, etc, in your comments.  That would be a big help to me!)

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

I found this second book in the Ants saga disappointing due to the increased spiritualism and preachiness, which his first book in this series touched on, but not nearly as heavily. He also gets a few things wrong that begin to become annoying by the end of the book.

J’ai trouvé ce livre pas a mon gout parce que le spiritualisme et ses efforts de nous dire quoi penser m’ont gêné. Ce n’était pas si lourd dans son premier livre. Aussi, il a raté quelques chose qui me commencé à gêner par le fin du livre.

4 Janvier, 12016 èH

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So, it turns out that I don’t like any of his other books as much as I did that first book (Ants). But it kept my attention enough to improve my French, if not my empathy for ants.

More on my continuing striving with French next week, friends:

Yassas,   γεια σας!    Salût !  Nos vemos!  Görüşürüz!     ! שָׁלוֹם

Action Items in support of literacy and hope that you can take right now:

1.) Search for two different resources to translate the word “ants” into French.

2.) Share them with us in the comments, here, please.

3.) Share your thoughts on how you like each of the resources you found,  perhaps as an update on your GoodReads reading,

4.) Write a blog post or tweet that uses a French word, tells a good story, and makes a difference. I’m working on that through my historical fantasy #WiP, #WhoByFireIWill. Once published, donate one or more copies to your local public library, as I intend to do.

Dear Readers, any additional ideas toward learning, especially multiple #LanguageLearning as part of on-going education and empathy-building, to #EndPoverty, #EndHomelessness,  #EndMoneyBail & achieve freedom for All HumanKind? 

Support our key #PublicDomainInfrastructure  & #StopSmoking for CCOVID-19:
1. #PublicLibraries,
2. #ProBono legal aid and Education,
3. #UniversalHealthCare, and
4. good #publictransport
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NaNoWriMo 2020 CE

November, 2020 CE = 12020 HE

(The previous lesson plan since this post, and the most recent lesson plan…)

7 thoughts on “French Fridays, Philippe le Bel, et fourmis

  1. With respect to #4 on your list, I hope you don’t mind me saying that this week I retold an interesting story on my blog. It’s actually my English translation of a podcast from Since King Philip’s time, and especially in the last 5 years, Friday the 13th of November has taken on a new significance. If you have time to read the story, I’d love to hear what you think. Bon weekend!

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