Tuesday, March 7, 2017

First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros: The Enchanted April

Happy Tuesday to you! Today I'm taking part in First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intro, hosted by Diane at Bibliophile by the Sea, in which bloggers share a bit about a book they're reading or planning to read soon.

I've been reading mostly non-fiction and mysteries lately. In looking over my TBR pile, The Enchanted April by Elizabeth von Arnim looks like a great choice for my next read. I saw the film years ago, and I'm curious to see what the book is like.

The opening:

"It began in a woman's club in London on a February afternoon--an uncomfortable club, and a miserable afternoon--when Mrs. Wilkins, who had come down from Hampstead to shop and had lunched at her club, took up The Times from the table in the smoking-room, and running her listless eye down the Agony Column saw this:

To Those who Appreciate Wistaria and Sunshine. Small mediaeval Italian Castle on the shores of the Mediterranean to be let Furnished of the month of April. Necessary servants remain. Z, Box 1,000,
The Times.

That was its conception; yet, as in the case of many another, the conceiver was unaware of it at the moment."

What do you think? Would you keep reading?

Friday, March 3, 2017