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Monday, January 6, 2014

First Chapter - First Paragraph Tuesday





I am over the moon because I got an Ipad for Christmas from my brother!!! everyone says I will become a freak now using this and am thinking I am going to agree with them!!!!

Technology of this kind is new to me so its a learning curve still - but learn I will!!!! Downloaded a very small book yesterday from Amazon which was free and read it too.

Today I went to another site (recommended by The Novel Life) called Forgotton Books and my excerpt comes from one of those books.  After a period of around five years, I find that I have no new books in the house to read - either my own or borrowed and that has left me feeling slightly disconcerted.  Now I have access to books again!





Lady Penrith was again missing at afternoon tea and again John Coverdale looked around the drawing room with a countenance expressive of blank disappointment. He had not been with the shooters who had just returned and who were having a substantial egg and toast tea in the breakfast room.  He came to the drawing room after a long afternoon reading  in the almost unused library  - a spacious apartment which had once been an armoury  and in which three great carved book cases filled with eighteen century literature  books which nobody ever looked at  represented culture at Killander Castle.


Taken from the book Thou Art the Man - a novel by M E Braddon first published in 1894. 

Joining Diane at Bibliophile by the Sea

14 comments:

Teddyree said...

YAY welcome to the unofficial iPad Addict group lol, yes a learning curve but you'll love it. What a nice brother you have :)

Nicola Mansfield said...

Yeah!! You are going to have so many books to read you won't know what to choose! Here's another link to free books for you. They sell books too, but this link is to their free books. Girl ebooks:
http://girlebooks.com/ebook-catalog/tag/free-ebooks/

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Congratulations on the IPAD - love mine for eBooks too even though I have a Kindle.

I do like that intro and would read more. Thanks for joining us in 2014

gautami tripathy said...

Wish one of my three brothers would take the cue!

Wonderful Intro. I would love to go on!

Here is my post

grammajudyb said...

I too would read on. It be great to have a "library" in my home that held three bookcases full of books to read! I only have 1 small one and of course the headboard on my bed! LOL

Catherine @ Book Club Librarian said...

I like the sound of this book and would definitely keep reading. Enjoy your new iPad! I absolutely love mine. Thanks for visiting my blog.

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I don't have an iPad, but now I'm very envious....

I like the sound of the intro, too, and the library alone would make me want to immerse myself in it.

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Yvonne said...

Congrats on the iPad! I'm sure you'll have fun with it. I don't have one, but I have all kinds of e-readers so I know how addicting technology can be. LOL Enjoy!

kelley jensen said...

I would keep reading. And that is what I like best about my kindle, I have access to books again. Our library is so small and doesn't have the purchasing power to stay current. I really like being able to buy whatever I want. Enjoy your ipad.

Paulita said...

Congratulations on the iPad. What a generous gift. Hope you enjoy the book. Here's Mine

Paulita said...

I forgot to leave you the link to my new novel on Amazon.in, just in case you want to download it.I See London I See France on Amazon.in

Pat @ Posting For Now said...

Your book sounds interesting. I just got an iPad too. I like the portable Internet capability it provides. Enjoy!

Bookzilla said...

I'd read on. I'm a sucker for anything that feels even remotely like Jane Austen. :)

Here's my read for the week. Hope you're staying warm!

Nise' said...

Have fun with the iPad. My mom brought hers along with her and I had fun playing with it. Happy reading.