But it's been so long, I wonder if they are still around? Let's see.
At Book Beginnings, hosted by Rose City Reader, you share the first line, and a few thoughts about the book.
Today I'm featuring The Square and the Tower by Niall Ferguson. Here's the beginning.
Subtitled 'Networks, Hierarchies and the Struggle for Global Power', this is not the kind of book I usually read - but it was the closest to me, since I reviewed it yesterday, and it is one that I thoroughly enjoyed.
It's about towers (hierarchies - think royalty, corporate structure etc) and squares (as in Town Squares, not nerds - although...) - think places of connection like social media, where each contributor is created equal. It questions where the power resided through history and its fascinating.
Here's page 56.
(At Freda's Voice, you'll find the Friday56, where the excerpt comes from page 56 or 56% in your Kindle.)
It's certainly not a quick and easy read, but I thoroughly enjoyed it. I couldn't put it down, and it's also one I''m going to enjoy having on my shelf.
What are you reading this weekend? Leave me a comment with what you're featuring and I'll check it out.