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?


  1. I saw the movie a long time ago too and don't honestly remember all that much about it. I think I would continue. Enjoy!

  2. Sounds interesting. One doesn't very often hear of a ladies' club in London. I didn't know there was a movie. Lots to follow up here. This is my link for today: http://wp.me/p4DMf0-1v4

  3. This one sounds very tempting. Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

  4. Nice choice. I saw this as a play on Broadway around 12 years ago and loved it.

    Thanks for visiting my blog today--it's good to reconnect.

  5. Great cover and opening. I'd love to visit this castle through the pages of the book!
    My Tuesday post features A Thread of Truth.

  6. I'd like to read this one. I'm happy to see you join in this week Monica.

  7. I LOVE this book! (And the movie, too!) So I would definitely keep reading. :)

  8. I'd keep reading. It sounds like a good one.

  9. Ooh yes! This sounds like a good one!