Reading about someone who lived over 250 years ago is always fascinating: their accomplishments, their beliefs, their family. It still amazes me when something that happened so long ago resonates with present day. In The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo biographer Tom Reiss recreates life for a mixed man during the French Revolution.
Today From Left to Write members discuss what resonated with them from this month’s selection.
- Jennifer at Ramblings of a Semi-Conscious Mastermind Mommy needs more sleep
- Shannon from Make Time For Love discovered new cultures in college
- Rebecca of Life of an Army Wife dives into her family history
- Emily at Keeping Time is proud of her daughter’s hero
- Eva Greene-Wilson from SocaMom.com needs the right shade of brown
- Michelle of Honest & Truly! dealt with a biting incident
- Melanie at tales from the crib is looking for her talent
- PammyPam from An Unconventional Librarian hunts for pictures of black men and women
- Ariane Trelaun of The Force Expansive is enthralled by history
- Amy at Oh What A Life really, really, really loves France
- Nancy from I Am. wonders about legends
- Bernadette Adams Davis of Bernadette Davis’ blog learned French at a young age
- Robin (noteverstill)at The Not-Ever-Still Life feels a bit socially oblivious
- Thien-Kim from I’m Not the Nanny attempts to find her community
- Bay Staley of Queen Mother Blog loves the French Revolution
Grab your copy of The Black Count and learn all about the amazing Alexandre Dumas. The first one.