Tuesday, January 3, 2012

First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros


Every Tuesday, I'll be posting the opening paragraph (sometime 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: The Girl Who Played With Fire (book 2 in the series).


(1st paragraph of prologue)

"She lay on her back fastened by leather straps to a narrow bed with a steel frame.  The harness was tight across her rib cage.  Her hands were manacled to the sides of the bed."

(1st paragraph of the 1st chapter)

"Lisbeth Salander pulled her sunglasses down to the tip of her nose and squinted from beneath the brim of her sun hat.  She saw the woman from room 32 come out of the hotel side entrance and walk to one of the green-and-white-striped chaise lounges beside the pool. Her gaze was fixed on the ground and her progress seemed unsteady."

(Although I really liked book # 1, this one has me totally addicted. I read  the first 147 pages in one sitting.)  Have you read  this one? What do you think?

27 comments:

  1. I watched the first movie and am not sure I could read the books. They are on my list but I don't own them yet.




    here's mine

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  2. I haven't read this yet, but it's down on my list for 2012 books to read from my shelves!!

    Here's mine:
    http://lifeinthethumb.blogspot.com/2012/01/first-chapter-first-paragraph-tuesday.html

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  3. I have indeed read this book and it is probably my favorite of the trilogy. I liked #3 because it completed the story arc, but this one was great. Lisbeth is such an interesting character. I'm thinking of rereading the books this year at some point. I can certainly understand your marathon reading session. LOL

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  4. This is my post: http://abigailannreading.blogspot.com/2012/01/first-chapter-first-paragraph-3.html

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  5. I've been avoiding this trilogy.. am afraid it might be too violent for me :-(

    My Tuesday Intro:
    http://lakesidemusing.blogspot.com/2012/01/tuesday-intro-arthur-george.html

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  6. I'm probably the last person on the planet who has yet to read these. Maybe this should be the year. Glad you enjoyed it so much.

    Here's my FCFP

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  7. I have this one, and haven't started it yet. Perhaps it's one that I will get to in the new year. I have seen all the movies though!

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  8. I loved it! Enjoy.

    I cheated a bit today as my intro includes a giveaway.


    Mine is here.

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  9. I am not sure that paragraph would do it for me, but based on the other books I would sure read it!

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  10. Intriguing intro. I am putting this on my list. Hope you're having a great start to the New Year and wishing you a lot of good reading ahead :)

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  11. I've never read any of these books. I'm glad you are enjoying them.

    Here is mine:
    http://annsreadingcorner.blogspot.com

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  12. Loved the trilogy and saw the movie, Girl with the Dragon Tattoo last night. Pretty violent, more so in the movie than reading the book because the movie is graphic.

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  13. A friend of mine read this and recommended it highly. I'm still sitting on the ledge about it.

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  14. Ooh, wow! I have this book sitting right next to me on the top of my bookcase, waiting...

    Why? Well, the first book took me 100 pages or so to get into...but Lisbeth was my favorite character. So to see her right away in this book...now I'm going to grab it! Soon....

    Here's MY TT POST and
    MY WEBSITE

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  15. I'm not sure I would read it . . . I've heard the books are "unsettling" and a bit "graphic". kaye—the road goes ever ever on

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  16. I haven't read any of this series. I hate violence, so from the prologue, I'm thinking this would disturb me. I'll watch to see what you say about it. Here's Mine

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  17. I just can't get into this series well, for that matter I really can't get into any of the Scandinavian series that are out there right now. I know I'm in the minority here but they just don't work for me. Maybe some day. Happy New Year-I'm glad you're starting with books you're enjoying.

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  18. I never read beyond the first one but your comments here make me wonder if perhaps I should... :)

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  19. I am still very "iffy" on this whole series. Not sure if I will pick it up or not.

    This week I am reading The Baker's Wife.
    http://booksnwhatnot.blogspot.com/2012/01/first-chapter-first-paragraph-bakers.html

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  20. Not super in love with this series, but definitely enjoyed this novel more than the first. Looking forward to finishing the series this year. Lisbeth is just such a fascinating character!

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  21. I liked the book well enough, but found it kind of blah.

    Check out my FCFP

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  22. I did read it so hard to answer! I think this book goes by faster than the previous one!

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  23. I own this trilogy but I've never gotten around to reading any of them. I don't know why but it seems a little daunting to me! Great post though, I'm a new follower :)

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  24. Does make me want read it. Have it in my tbr pile. Will have to move it up.

    I decided to play this year. Here's mine.

    http://www.mytwoblessings.com/2012/01/first-chapter-first-paragraph-tuesday.html

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  25. I started listening to it, but then I had to take it back to the library because it was time to move on. I haven't been able to get it, since!! It's a very popular book!

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  26. love, love, love the the lisbeth salander series! When I read the books I researched everything I could about Stieg Larsson - he's even more fascinating than Lisbeth if you can believe that!

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  27. Stacy,

    I was just having a conversation with a coworker who also researched Larsson, and said exactly what you said. She also added that he was disliked by the government and that there are conspiracy theories about his death??

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