This week, in honor of Paris in July and my general love of France, I'm starting the book Paris by Edward
It was Julius Caesar who had first seen the possibilities of the place where the modest Parisii tribe made their home. The Mediterranean lands of southern Gaul had already been Roman provinces for generations at that time; but when Caesar decided to bring the troublesome Celtic tribes of northern Gaul into the empire as well, it hadn't taken him long.This book is generational story that stretches from 1875 to the 1960s. I hope it's good.
Also this week is Teaser Tuesdays. Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Open to a random page of your current read h and share a teaser sentence from somewhere on that page. BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers. Here's my teaser from page 152:
"The precision is astounding," he told his family. "Every piece fits exactly, every hole is drilled to perfection. I never have to pause in my work." He grinned. "The whole tower will go up like clockwork. It has to," he added. "The exhibition starts in eighteen months."I bet you can guess what he's talking about.