I think I mentioned that I started to read the trilogy by Ken Follett starting with Fall of Giants.  The novel starts in 1911 in Wales in a mining town and follows various families for many years after.  I am reading this massive hard copy of the book at night and occasionally taking time during the day.  I am 200 pages in and I have this sudden realization that I am reading a Soap Opera based on the Lords and servants and workers of Germany, England and Russia.  Secret loves and passion amidst the political intrigues that leads to the outbreak of The Great War.

As I review this tonight I am wondering why I am fascinated by a book that up to now has no action and more in common with the book Pride and Prejudice.  I am loving the novel.  Follett just drags you in.