This is my first time doing Friday Finds with Books and a Beat but it sounds fun and I'm always on the lookout for a new read. I just got a tablet and I joined Book Bub where every day I'm sent by e-mail book deals. So the temptation is there everyday to pick out more. After awhile I ditched the guilt trip- after all I'm just cluttering airspace, so why not? I limit myself to the freebies (unless I recognize an author I really want- then I splurged for 99c). But Free is free and I'm finding some interesting reads. I also have been liberally using the "send me a sample button". This is great- it's like browsing a store and reading just a bit.
I'm reminded of a lesson I once had for my students when I taught- we were going to be Armchair Travelers- so that is who I am. And this book was starting to root me contentedly here in the now. So it's a sample I read and it's on my I need to get list.
Paris Eiffel tower by Enxu Zhou
A personal P.S.- My Mom an aficionado of all things French (hence my name Elise!) died last weekend and her obit is in the New York Times today:
The only time my name will probably be in the New York Times! My Mom's Dad and my Grandfather Dr. Aims McGuinness was in the Eisenhower Administration, helped wipe out Polio and was in the WHO (World Health Organisation) and he also was one of the first Allied medical doctors who treated people held in Auschwitz Concentration camps right after the war.
My thoughts one night when I couldn't go to sleep, just yet. I could after I wrote this in my personal musings blog- Walking In Random Thoughts: Mom- I'll Be Missing You- Be Happy.