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.