Friday, June 18, 2010

Book Beginnings on Friday

Book Beginnings on Friday is a meme hosted by Becky at Page Turners. 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.

Cleopatra: A Life by Stacy Schiff

"Among the most famous women to have lived, Cleopatra VII ruled Egypt for twenty-two years."
First of all, I had no idea she was Cleaopatra VII. Although really she was Cleopatra VI as someone earlier had lost count of all the Cleopatras. A real force of nature!


Tales of Whimsy said...

O I like it. And I LOVE the way they did her hair and pearls on the cover :)

Here is my Book Beginning Friday :)

Christina T said...

Hmm, I will have to add this to my TBR list. I am interested in learning more about Kleopatra. I just read Cleopatra's Daughter, Michelle Moran's fictional story about Kleopatra and Marc Antony's daughter, Kleopatra Selene. It was really good and made me want to know more about them. I didn't realize that Kleopatra VII ruled for so long. I also had no idea there was more than one Kleopatra before I read Cleopatra's Daughter.
I look forward to hearing what you think of Cleopatra: A Life.

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Wow, I didn't know that either!

Great opener...

Here's mine: