Two challenges that I am following and enjoying to see what your choices are. Here are mine for this week.
Book beginnings on Friday
Rose City Reader, is hosting Book beginnings on Friday. She says:
Please join me every Friday to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires. Please remember to include the title of the book and the author’s name.
Freda’s voice is hosting Friday 56 and the rules are:
*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader
(If you have to improvise, that's ok.)
*Find any sentence, (or few, just don't spoil it)
*Add your (url) post below in Linky. Add the post url, not your blog url.
*It's that simple.
My book this week is The Sleepwalkers - How Europe went to war in 1914 by Christopher Clark
I have just finished this very, thick book, which I have been reading for over a year (book review will follow soon). It is a fascinating, interesting book on the turbulent times in Europe in the beginning of the 20th century.
”The European continent was at peace on the morning of Sunday 28 June 1914, when Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie Chotek arrived at Sarajevo railway station.”
”Ilic’s choice of collaborators - a man with a proven record of ineptitude in carrying out high-risk assignments and two completely inexperienced schoolboys - seems bizarre at first glance, but there was method in the madness.”
Hope you have also enjoyed some nice beginnings and 56s!