Weekend Book Friends #9

Posted September 18, 2020 by elzaread in Weekend Book Friends / 22 Comments

Not only is it Friday, but it’s also holidays! Jippie Yea!!!! Not that I think I’m going to see much of my Mommy today. She is off to school early in the morning and then she’s going for a well-deserved drink with her fellow teachers as soon as the bell chimes for end of day. I’m not complaining at all here. I know when she comes home, she will kick of her shoes and fall on the couch. With a book. And me of course.

What will she be reading? I actually have no idea. But if it’s up to me, I think it’s time for something a bit lighter. And she still needs to finish her Alphabet challenge. I’m just going to go ahead and make the decision for her. She might thrown upon my choice, but a bit of romance never hurt anyone. Okay, I liked the cover.

Someday in Paris by Olivia Lara


1954. Zara is fifteen the first time she meets Leon. During a power cut in a small French museum, the two spend one short hour in the dark talking about their love for art, Monet, and Paris. Neither knows what the other looks like. Both know their lives will never be the same.

1963. In Paris, Leon no longer believes he will ever find the girl he lost that night. After dreaming about him for years, Zara thinks she has already found him. When they meet at an exhibition, they don’t recognize each other – yet the way they feel is so familiar…

Over the course of twenty years, Zara and Leon are destined to fall in love again and again. But will they ever find a way to be together?



Book Beginnings

For our first stop, we will pay a visit to Gilion over at Rose City Reader to share our Book Beginnings.  Every Friday you can link up and share the first sentence of your current read (or the one you plan to devour over the weekend), as well as your initial thoughts and impressions. Hashtags are the one thing I do know on social media, so simply #bookbeginnings so we can find each other.

Someday in Paris opens with:
A date! A very, very special date. The 9th of December is my Mommy’s birthday. The opening sentences are:
“What makes people fall in love? Truly in love? What makes them believe they’ve found the one their soulmate? And why that person and not someone else?”

The Friday 56

Next we will pay a visit to Freda over at Freda’s voice who hosts the Friday 56. Don’t show up empty handed though!

  • Grab a book (Yes, any book. But it might get you to your other Friday activities a bit quicker if you just grab the book you are currently reading)
  • Turn to page 56 or 56% on your e-reader
  • Find a sentence or two (your other Friday activities might determine this)
  • Post it!
  • Remember to post your link on Freda’s Voice and to visit the other guys in the linky.
  • And  last but not least, don’t forget to list the title of the book and the author as well.
Lets’ see what happens on 56 % of Someday in Paris: 
“It was the only time she wished he didn’t have the same thoughts she did. But he did.”
I’m starting to think this book might fly. Perhaps rather across the room than with my Mommy’s reading enjoyment.

Book Blogger Hop

The Book Blogger’s hop’s purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to your own blog. Every week, there will be a prompt featuring a book related question. It’s hosted by Ramblings of a coffee addicted writer and he guess he hops around like a bunny due to all the caffeine. Hence his name.


This week’s question: What draws you in more? The book’s cover, the title, or the summary?                          I so put my foot in my mouth with this one, didn’t I? I choose Someday in Paris because I liked the cover and the font…Maybe I should learn to look at all the requirements for Mommy’s Friday Post before I just leap. 

I do like pretty covers and shiny objects. My Mommy on the other hand, doesn’t really bother too much. Yes, she does like a nice cover as much as the next person, but for her, a title is far more appealing. Her biggest drawstring however, is authors. If there’s a book sale, she will start searching for authors, then titles and then covers. 

Friday Face-off

Our last stop for today, is Friday Face-off, a weekly feature where we share different book covers of the same title. This fun-filled meme was originally started by Books by Proxy, but the beautiful Lynn over at Lynn’s Books is our current host and she will determine the themes for every week’s covers. You can choose your own book. Today’s theme is:
A minimalistic cover (no clutter)
Seeing that we are on the arty scene today (especially that photo of me, someone should surely paint that masterpiece), I’ve decided to go with one of my Mommy’s favorite books. The cover is not only void of any clutter, it is the only available cover.



Here and there you will find a bit of a different font, mainly because of language. Here and there you will find a bit more wording and a few covers have the gold sticker for The Pulitzer Prize on it, but they are all the minimalistic cover with the torn paper revealing Fabritius’s Goldfinch.


I promise it wasn’t me who torn that paper to get to the birdy.
Have you read The Goldfinch? Or Someday in Paris? Do you think my Mommy will actually read it?


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Have a wonderful weekend!
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22 responses to “Weekend Book Friends #9

  1. Someday in Paris sounds really good from the blurb, but I am not sure what I think of that opening line. I'd have to take it in context, I think. Hopefully it will be better? Hopefully.

    Pretty covers and a great title can be hard to resist, but I'm a summary gal all the way. An attractive cover might make me take a closer look at a book, but ultimately, it's the summary that will be the deciding factor.

    • I strongly suspect that Little Elza over estimated her Mommy's patience for romance here. But I'll give it a couple of pages.

      Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful week!

    • Hi there Marg, I have a strong suspicion that is exactly what is going to happen to me as well… But I'll read at least the first page and see!

    • I'll recommend to read it in segments. It's a bit like Dickens. Long and very descriptive…. But the story are still worth all the lengthy paragraphs.

  2. I definitely have authors who I’d buy their book no matter what was between the covers and that is why I always look at authors first. But, just like a cat, I do tend to get distracted by shiny things ?