Teaser Tuesday: July 1914

School starts this Friday; I’m about as ready as I’ll ever be . . . apart from some last minute cleaning I’ll do on Thursday.

Before then, though, the Wheel of Time has turned to

Teaser TuesdayJust in case you don’t know, Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by A Daily Rhythm. Anyone can play along! All you have to do is grab the book you’re currently reading, open to a random page and share a few sentences from that page. But make sure you don’t share any spoilers!*

*I wish I could take credit for this introduction, but I shamelessly stole it from Heather over at bitsnbooks. To help me make amends, you should go check out her blog.

This week I’m reading July 1914: Countdown to War by Sam McMeekin.

The Truly Random Number Generator sends us to page 77:

The failure of Britain's key policymakers to pay 
mind to the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand 
was understandable.  It did not bode well, however, 
for their ability to master events in case the 
Sarajevo outrage snowballed into a real crisis. 

July 1914 cover

In Retrospect

I awarded The Greatest Knight four stars. The story was intriguing, but I felt too much of it was derivative.

I gave Food: A Love Story five stars. I had to read this when K wasn’t around, otherwise I kept disturbing her with my gut-busting laughs.


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