Tuesday, July 09, 2013

First Paragraph, Tuesday Teaser -- Paris, again

Every Tuesday, Diane at Bibliophile by the Sea posts the first paragraph of her current read. Anyone can join in. Go to Diane's website for the image and share the first paragraph of the current book you are reading.
This week, in honor of Paris in July and my general love of France, I'm still working on the saga Paris by Edward Rutherfurd. I gave the "foreward" intro last week, so here's the start of the story this week. 
The little boy was only three. A fair-haired, blue-eyed child. Some things he knew already. Others were still kept from him. And then there were the secrets.
Last week I said the book went from 1875 to the 1960s, but I didn't notice the chapters that jump back even farther to 1261 and 1307. Lots of good history of France weaved into the story of the characters. 
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 257:
There were twenty of them, gallant young officers, sitting all together. They were in high spirits. As well they should be. For they were at the Moulin Rouge.  
This is a busy week for me, so I don't know how much I'll get through this 800 page book, but I'm enjoying it.

13 comments:

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Wow, an 800 page book! Those must be very captivating to keep us reading, and this one sounds like it just might.

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(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Yes, yes... I do like the sound of this one; I'd keep reading. Hope u enjoy it and thanks for joining us.

I have this one but the length after 1,000 page Under the Dome has scared me off so far.

Kathy Martin said...

Sounds interesting. I am glad you are enjoying it. My teasers this week are from Playing to Win by Jaci Burton and Wednesdays in the Tower by Jessica Day George. Happy reading!

Harvee @ Book Dilettante said...

Curious about a book that jumps around so much, in time. But this technique is quite popular with writers these days.

gautami tripathy said...

That is a big, fat book but so what? I am intrigued enough to read it!

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Andrea King said...

What a big book! :D I think I'm going to like this one.

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JaneGS said...

I just got this book for my brother for his birthday--he and I both read all the Rutherford books, so he'll lend it to me when he's done.

The opening isn't particularly auspicious, but knowing Rutherford I'm sure the child will figure throughout the ages of Paris!

Glad to hear the narrative includes medieval times--I was counting on learning about the origins of the city.

Mei said...

Gotta love "gallant" men!
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kelley jensen said...

hmmmm . . . . sounds interesting but a bit time consuming. I'd probably pass. kelley—the road goes ever ever on

Christine Harding said...

Looked at this one several times when browsing in charity shops - should I give it a go if I see it again? I'm on book two for France = The Scarlet Pimpernel. Ideogically unsound, but great, great fun! http://goo.gl/9D252

Louise said...

I'd love to read this, but it's such a door stop. I thought about buying it for reading on this trip, I'm glad I didn't though as I'm not really getting any reading done- too much Paris to see out the door.

Louise said...

I'd love to read this, but it's such a door stop. I thought about buying it for reading on this trip, I'm glad I didn't though as I'm not really getting any reading done- too much Paris to see out the door.

Buried In Print said...

I've often picked this one up and considered reading it, but haven't done so yet. Still, it's the perfect choice for an event like this: enjoy!

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