It's already Friday, which on one hand is soul-crushing because it means Spring Break is almost over. On the other hand it's neat because I get to share another line about my favorite queen and rebel for First Line Friday.
This week my line comes from the afore-pictured book, one that is so expensive, I had to use InterLibrary Loan just to get my hands on. Shout out to Western Michigan University for sending it so promptly. No joke, the least expensive copy I have found so far is going for $116 on Amazon, last I checked. I have searched other sites as well, such as the Book Depository, AbeBooks, etc. If you know of another site I could try, please let me know! I have tried so hard to be responsible and not purchase the most expensive of the books, but this one is just so, SO GOOD. I need it for the collection I've created for my daughter. It is already a must-have and I am not entirely done reading it yet. Perhaps I can start a GoFundMe?
I took this week's line straight from the introduction:
"Fixed in many French imaginations as a reverse image of Joan of Arc, Eleanor of Aquitaine still fascinates and puzzles historians of today, who, for many reasons which this book will try to clarify, still seek to penetrate the mystery surrounding her."
I am very tempted to include the whole paragraph following this sentence, but I am REALLY trying to stick to the FIRST LINE thing.
Leave a comment about mine, or share a first line of your own, then head over to the blogs of my fellow First-Liners to see what they have this week:
Bree - Bibliophile Reviews
Rachel - Bookworm Mama
Heather - Encouraging Words from the Tea Queen
Beth - Faithfully Bookish
Katie - Fiction Aficionado
Lauraine - Lauraine's Notes
Andi - Radiant Light
Carrie - Reading is my SuperPower
Robin - Robin's Nest
Sydney - Singing Librarian
Kathleen - Kathleen Denly
Amanda - With a Joyful Noise
Jessica - A Baker's Perspective