Tuesday, June 14, 2011

First Chapter~First Paragraph (s) ~ Tuesday Intros

 Every Tuesday, I'll be posting the opening paragraph (maybe two) of my current read.  This week's book:


The Heart Specialist; Claire Holden Rothman

January 1882, St. Andrews East, Quebec.

" All morning I had been waiting for death, even though when I finally came the change was so incremental I nearly missed it. I had laid the squirrel out on a crate and covered it with a rag to keep it from freezing. Blood no longer flowed from the wound on its head, although it still looked red and angry. A dog or some other animal must have clamped its jaws around the skull, but somehow it had managed to escape, dragging itself through the snow to Grandmother's property, where I had discovered it that morning near the barn door. It had been breathing then, the body still trembling and warm. "

Would you give this book a try, based on the opening paragraph (s)?  I feel like I'm hooked already (after reading just 25 pages).

Want to join in?  Just grab the image, and share the first paragraph (s) of your current book.

23 comments:

  1. It does make me wonder where it's going from there. Beautiful cover too!

    Here's mine: http://desktopretreat.blogspot.com/2011/06/tuesday-intros-count-of-monte-cristo.html

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  2. Nope, that on is just sick-o!

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  3. I'm not hooked yet, but I wouldn't scrap it either.... think I'd read a few more pages to see where it's going.
    Mine is here:
    http://lakesidemusing.blogspot.com/2011/06/tuesday-intro-this-is-where-i-leave-you.html

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  4. I keep looking at this book, waiting for someone to review it. Maybe you will preread it for me? :)

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  5. Yes, definitely hooked. I love the prose style and want to read on. The cover drew my attention immediately and I would have picked it out in a book shop.

    I will join in next Tuesday.

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  6. Most likely not. Squirrels are the bane of our existence down here, constantly running across the pool cage and they can rip the screening. I detest the little vermin.

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  7. The combination of the setting, excerpt and cover has me intrigued.

    Here's Mine

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  8. I have seen this book in quite a few places. I will need to check it out.

    This week I am reading The Bone House by Brian Freeman.

    http://booksnwhatnot.blogspot.com/2011/06/first-chapter-first-paragraph-tuesday_14.html

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  9. Here's my First Paragraph post: http://paulita-ponderings.blogspot.com/

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  10. I would definitely read this one. Sounds rather interesting.

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  11. I would definitely add this to my list. The prose is great. Plus, there are so many directions to take the story from here...very intriguing.

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  12. I don't particularly like the subject matter of this paragraph, though I know this kind of thing happens frequently, but I like the writing style. The story definitely interests me, too.

    I didn't realize you were hosting this meme. I like it & will join in next week!

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  13. The first sentence would be SUCH a good teaser all by itself.

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  14. I'm not sure about this one, but I look forward to your review!

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  15. Yep I would keep reading this one!

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  16. I'd read more of this book based on the first paragraph. Excellent meme! I will try it when I read an especially enticing or enigmatic first paragraph.

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  17. Here's mine for this week:

    http://jaynesbooks.blogspot.com/2011/06/first-chapter-first-paragaphs-tuesday.html

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  18. Amazing cover! The first paragraph really makes me want to read the book. It sounds so mysterious and sad.

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  19. This paragraph grabbed me....I want more!

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  20. Sounds like a promising read and the setting is a definite plus for me. If you're hooked after 25 pages I know to keep an eye out for an up-coming review.

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  21. I really want to read this one. I look forward to your final thoughts on it.

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