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Friday, March 16, 2012

Book Beginnings on Friday: Lost to the West: The Forgotten Byzantine Empire That Rescued Western Civilization by Lars Brownworth



Book Beginnings on Friday is a meme hosted by Katy from A Few More Pages. Anyone can participate; just share the opening sentence of your current read, making sure that you include the title and author so others know what you're reading.

Lost to the West: The Forgotten Byzantine Empire That Rescued Western Civilization by Lars Brownworth

"I first met Byzantium in a pleasant little salt marsh on the north shore on Long Island."

5 comments:

Libby Rodriguez said...

Hey! glad someone else is reading non-fiction this week...not that I don't also love fiction, of course :) This looks like a book that I would enjoy...I adore ancient history! Thanks for letting me know about this book.

fiction-books said...

Hi Caroline,

I must admit that I am a bit of a heathen when it comes to reading.

It's not that I am not interested in non-fiction, but there are just so many great fiction books out there and not enough time to read everything I would like to.

My husband is the one for non-fiction and doesn't believe in reading anything that he is not going to learn something from. I can't even persuade him that you can actually learn quite a lot from just reading fiction.

I will quite often pick up a non-fiction book and browse through it, but wouldn't consciously decide to read it from beginning to end.

Enjoy your history lesson ans have a good weekend.

Yvonne

Rikki said...

An intriguing first sentence. Meeting Byzantium on Long Island....I like it.

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Very intriguing opener. Thanks for sharing.

If you'd like, you can check out MY FRIDAY MEMES POST

Dragonfly Daydreams said...

I've just stumbled across Book Beginnings and love the concept. The opening line in Lost to the West has me wanting more. I'll look forward to hearing what you think of the rest of it.