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Monday, August 11, 2014

A book that can double as a door stop

"Paris is always a good idea."  ~ Audrey Hepburn

I just started Paris, The Novel by Edward Rutherfurd and am taking a deep breath because this book is going to require a large time commitment, capping off at 805 pages!

About the book (from From Edward Rutherfurd, the grand master of the historical novel, comes a dazzling epic about the magnificent city of Paris. Moving back and forth in time, the story unfolds through intimate and thrilling tales of self-discovery, divided loyalty, and long-kept secrets. As various characters come of age, seek their fortunes, and fall in and out of love, the novel follows nobles who claim descent from the hero of the celebrated poem The Song of Roland; a humble family that embodies the ideals of the French Revolution; a pair of brothers from the slums behind Montmartre, one of whom works on the Eiffel Tower as the other joins the underworld near the Moulin Rouge; and merchants who lose everything during the reign of Louis XV, rise again in the age of Napoleon, and help establish Paris as the great center of art and culture that it is today. With Rutherfurd’s unrivaled blend of impeccable research and narrative verve, this bold novel brings the sights, scents, and tastes of the City of Light to brilliant life.

Have you read Paris or any of Rutherfurd's other books?

Happy Reading!

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Indecisive Reading

“I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.”  ~ Groucho Marx

Typically, I am a one-book-at-at-time reader. I like to finish one book before beginning another. But lately I haven't been able to fully connect with a story and find myself starting a different book. I currently have four books on my desk.

Do you like to read multiple books at at time?

Happy Reading,


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