Tuesday, November 15, 2011

First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros


Every Tuesday, I'll be posting the opening paragraph (maybe two) of a book I decided to read based on the opening paragraph (s). Feel free to grab the banner and play along. This week's "intro" is from a book that will be released in January of 2012, by one of my favorite authors: Thrity Umrigar.  Have you read any of her books?


"The tooth broke three days after she received the awful news. There was no blood. No pain, even. For three days she had believed that it was her heart that had broken into tiny fragments, but turned out it was another part of her body that decided to mourn the news. No pain, no blood.  Just a moment of puzzlement as she bit into the soft French toast she made for breakfast this morning and felt something hard and brittle in her mouth.  She spat out two small pieces into her cupped hand.  Adish stared at her for a stunned second and then said, 'Oh no. What happened?'"

Would you continue reading?

18 comments:

  1. What an interesting beginning! broken heart = broken tooth....it works. I definitely want to see where the author is going with it!

    here's mine:

    http://www.anovelsource.com/2011/11/first-chapter-first-paragraph-white.html

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  2. I'm not familiar with this author - I might read it, but I'd want to know a bit more, first.

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  3. I am not sure I would read that one. A broken tooth instead of a broken heart is kind of anticlimatic.

    I decided to try your meme as well.
    Here is my first intro.

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  4. This one is on my shelves, so I'll want to read it. Love the cover.

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  5. Just from that little bit - I'd pass.

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  6. I have this one and will definitely be reading it. After reading your post on it today, I am even more eager!

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  7. I like this opening. I don't know anything about the book, but I'd give it a shot. http://paulita-ponderings.blogspot.com/

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  8. I'm going to look this one up. It sounds promising.

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  9. The first paragraph has me curious, but I wonder if the overall story will be too depresssing.

    My book this week is one that I am sure everyone has already read. But years later, I am just getting to it.

    http://booksnwhatnot.blogspot.com/2011/11/first-chapter-first-paragraph_15.html

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  10. Yes, I'd continue reading because I'm curious about what has happened. Also, I've heard a lot of good things about this author.

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  11. I don't think I would make it past the first paragraph on this one!

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  12. Sounds interesting. May need to read a little more to see if I would continue.

    Here is my First Chapter First Paragraph for this week.

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  13. I wasn't planning on posting an entry on this one today, but I abandoned the book I was reading earlier - this is the new one:

    http://the-book-addict.blogspot.com/2011/11/tuesday-intros-hort-history-of-tractors.html

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  14. I love that beginning! Have never read Umrigar, but have The Space Between Us ready to go.

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  15. I have recurring dreams about losing teeth so I actually might not read this!! : )

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  16. That's a fantastic opening paragraph. It's certainly enough to make me want to try the book.

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  17. I would, especially because I really enjoy this author's work!

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  18. The intro is definitely intriguing so I would keep reading (and who knows maybe I will read it as I have it on my TBR pile LOL).

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