Tuesday, January 10, 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 an ARC of : The Invisible Ones; Stef Penney:


January 5, 2012 - Putnam

St. Luke's Hospital

"When I woke up, I remembered nothing--apart from one thing.  And little enough of that:  I remember that I was lying on my back while the woman was straddling me, grinding her hips against mine,  I have a feeling it was embarrassingly quick; but then, it had been a while.  The thing is, I remember how it felt, but not what anything looked like.  When I try to picture her face, I can't.  When I try to picture the surroundings, I can't.  I can't picture anything at all.  I try; I try really hard, because I'm worried.

After some time, one thing comes back to me: the taste of ashes."

What do you think? Curious for more?
(I haven't started this one yet, but I hope to in a few days)

26 comments:

  1. Sounds racy and mysterious. Hope it's good.

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  2. What's that on the steam-o-meter? Might be too racy for this old lady! Ha ha I am curious!

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  3. This does sound interesting, and rather intense as well. I would totally go with this one and see where it leads me!

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  4. Very mysterious! Have been wanting to read that author - hope you're enjoying it.

    I'm staring my Clarissa reading project today:
    http://lakesidemusing.blogspot.com/2012/01/clarissa-group-read-begins-today.html

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  5. Very edgy. Ashes? I'm intrigued. I would definitely keep going!

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  6. That's a first paragraph that raises so many questions: what's wrong with this guy, where is he, why is he worried, what's with the ashes taste, and so on. I'd keep going. Very intriguing start.

    I'm playing along at my own blog today: Joyfully Retired.

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  7. Wow! This has certainly piqued my interest. What a great hook!

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  8. I think this one's very curious, particularly because of the last line! How disorienting it much be to remember what something felt like but not what anything at all looked like during that time.

    I'm very interested in your thoughts about this book!

    My First Chapter is posted on my blog:
    Amy's FCFPTI!

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  9. Yes, I'm curious and will be anxious for your review.

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  10. Wow. This one drew me right in. Have to go check out some more.

    This week I picked an older book

    The Quilter's Apprentice by Jennifer Chiaverini

    http://booksnwhatnot.blogspot.com/2012/01/first-chapter-first-paragraph-quilters.html

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  11. Sounds a little like Tana French, which is a good thing.

    Let It Read

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  12. I really want to read this, I can't wait for your review.

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  13. weird--I have no idea what is ahead in the book. I'll watch for your review too. kaye—the road goes ever ever on

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  14. Talk about a racy beginning, I'm intrigued though.

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  15. That one sure does get the curiosity going!

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  16. That's quite the first paragraph. I'd keep reading because I'm curious about the ashes now. Lol.

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  17. I'm definitely curious and want to know more. I think I'll add this book to my list.

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  18. It certainly invites you to keep on reading!!

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  19. That's certainly an intriguing beginning!

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  20. I like Kaye's steam o meter. And even old ladies like me like a little heart. I'll be waiting to see if this truly is. Although that teaser sure sounds goo.

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  21. Wow! this one sounds fantastic!! I would read on for sure!

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  22. LOL I received this ARC, but didn't know THAT was in it! I look forward to your thoughts.

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  23. I have this one coming and I can't wait. I read her first one last year and have been anxious for this one.

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  24. Very interesting -- I would keep reading for sure!

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