Tuesday, July 12, 2011

First Chapter First Paragraph (s) Tuesday Intros


Every Tuesday, I'll be posting the opening paragraph (maybe two) of a book I chose to read based on the opening paragraph (s).
" My name is Catherine Rozier, please don't call me Cathy. If you do I'll jump. Don't think I'm bluffing. It's a 3000-foot drop and even though I'm fat, I'm not fat enough to bounce."
" I'll dive headfirst into ye ancient Guernsey granite outcrops and then my mashed-up body will be washed out to sea. Of course, if I get the tides wrong I'll be stranded on the rocks with seagulls eating my eyes. I know for a fact they'll eat anything."
 " Killing myself wouldn't be too clever, but then neither was killing Nicolette.  It's been a fortnight  since they found her body and for the most part I am glad she's gone. But I also can't believe she's dead, and I should because I did it.  Yes. That's right. I killed Nicolette on these very cliffs and I'm frankly amazed that no one has guessed......................................................."
 What do you think of this intro - would you read it ? 

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


19 comments:

  1. I would definitely read this book. I have it from Netgalley, and can't wait to read it.

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  2. The first sentence put me off. What kind of a person gets that distressed over being called a nickname? By the end of the paragraph, I thought I would like to read a little more before making a decision.

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  3. Sounds like quite the precocious little character...I'm wondering if she'll be in my class in the fall? :)

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  4. I love the voice of this character. I'm not into murderers but the book sounds almost flippant and funny. I'm sure she had a good reason to kill Nicolette. Here's my first paragraph: http://paulita-ponderings.blogspot.com/

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  5. I have a Netgalley of this one. I've heard some great things about it. Great teasers!

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  6. A little brash - but if its a good story - why not?

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  7. This is quite an opening! I definitely would read on to see who this girl is and what happened.

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  8. Yes, I am intrigued into wanting to know if she did or did not kill Nicolette.
    I love the way the reader is plunged into the action immediately - and your Tuesday Intros, which I did take up.

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  9. I don't think I would read this one. For some reason, the first paragraph doesn't grab me, though it is filled with action, and like someone else mentioned, it sucks you right in.

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  10. Of course that opening has me curious. Hope PBS has this book.

    This week I will be starting Breaking Silence by Linda Costillo

    http://booksnwhatnot.blogspot.com/2011/07/first-chapter-first-paragraph.html

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  11. Great paragraphs! I would definitely love to read the book after reading these!!! I so love Netgalley!

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  12. Oh, I would definitely read this one. Going to look for a copy now.

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  13. I think I might like that, but based on the title I don't know whether to believe the story or not!

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  14. With that title, and that intro, I'd certainly be interested to know more - it doesn't sound like a standard murder mystery - the book it reminds me a little of is The Strange Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime.

    This is mine:
    http://the-book-addict.blogspot.com/2011/07/tuesday-intros-excellent-women-by.html

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  15. Yes, I'd read the book, but I don't know why someone would jump to their death because someone called them by a different name.

    You can find my Into here

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  16. Interesting! I did see this one on Netgalley. I should probably request it!

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  17. Probably not, not my sense of humour and reading about those seagulls eating eyeballs would give me nightmares.

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  18. Now that is one heck of a 1st Chapter intro!

    Looking up this book now.

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  19. erm . . . no, probably wouldn't keep reading. But I usually give myself a few more pages before I make the final call.

    Here's mine: http://desktopretreat.blogspot.com/2011/07/revolutionary-road-by-richard-yates.html

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