Tuesday, February 14, 2012

First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros


Every Tuesday, I'll be posting the opening paragraph (sometimes 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 selection is from Jodi Picoult's soon to be released novel (2/28/2012),  Lone Wolf.

 (Emily Bestler Books/Atria)

(CARA) 

" Seconds before our truck slams into the tree, I remember the first time I tried to save a life.

I was just thirteen, and I'd just moved back with my father.  Or, more accurately, my clothes were once again hanging in my former bedroom,  But I was living out of a backpack in a trailer on the north end of Redmond's Trading Post & Dinosaur World.  That's where my father's captive wolf packs were housed, along with gibbons, falcons, an overweight lion, and the animatronic T. rex that roared on the hour.  Since that is where my father spent 99 percent of his time, it was expected that I follow. "

Do you plan to read this one? What do you think of the intro?

31 comments:

  1. I would love to take part in Books Read in 2012, Back to the Classics Challenge and 2012 Picture Book Reading Challenge - are you hosting all of these challenges? I'm going to post the pictures on my sidebar but would love to link back to the host site. More reading this year - I only read 20 books last year! What a slacker!

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    1. Hi Robin....I am not hosting these challenges, but if you look on A Novel Challenge Blog, it will give you links to all the 2012 challenges and the person hosting them. Have fun.

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  2. Picoult's books never cease to hit the hard subjects, the not-talked-about problems of society. I'm pretty sure I've read all of her books and do look forward to this one!

    Here's my Tuesday Into of The Detour:
    http://www.anovelsource.com/2012/02/first-chapter-first-paragraph-detour.html

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    1. Stacy, I've read every one of her books as well. There were only a couple I didn't care for that much.

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    2. yeah, the one with the comic book writer was not one of my favorites....

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  3. Yes, I expect this one any day now! Hey, I should have done an opening lines for today...but here's MY TT POST

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  4. Not sure about this one. I'd need to to a little further.

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  5. I have read one or two books by Jodi, I have First Impressions on my bookshelf to read.

    You can find my First Paragraph... here this week. http://annsreadingcorner.blogspot.com

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  6. I likely would want to find out what was going on so I might just read more. Happy Valentine's Day!

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  7. I am not really a fan of Picoult, but this intro paragraph did provide some stunning visuals in my mind, and I can imagine that it only gets better from there! I hope that you enjoy the book!

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    1. I've met several bloggers who feel like you. I've only been disappointed in 2 of her books -- early ones.

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  8. I do not know what it is about this author, but I have ever clicked with her writing.

    This week I am back to a cozy.

    Dead and Kicking by Wendy Roberts
    http://booksnwhatnot.blogspot.com/2012/02/first-chapter-first-paragraph-dead-and.html

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  9. I already feel sorry for the little girl. I'd probably keep reading. My First Paragraph is here this week: Quirky Girls Read

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  10. Sounds like a totally bizarre situation. I haven't read Jodi Picoult but I know a lot of people love her. I can't start a new book yet, too many papers to grade, so I'll live vicariously through you.

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    1. You know what they say about "all work and no play"...LOL

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  11. I think I'm the lone non-Jodi Picoult fan in the planet but this does sound good. Maybe I'll be won over.

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  12. What a great intro! It makes me want to keep reading to see what more strangeness goes on!
    Here’s Mine

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  13. Haven't read Picoult in awhile; perhaps I'll take a deeper look at this one.

    Let It Read

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  14. I'm liking the intro...now let's see where she goes with it!!

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    1. I hope I like it:) I think I've only been disappointed with 2 of her books.

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  15. I plan on reading this at some point. I may try to get it at the library eventually.

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  16. 'm hoping I like this one -- may not be able to find reading time until the weekend.

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  17. I have not been tempted to read her books, but this one has my interest.

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  18. I'm one of those people that hasn't read any of Picoult's books. The mention of wildlife on the first page would get me to investigate a little further. This may be one I finally pick up.

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  19. I usually end up reading her books … but I wait to get them at the library now.

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  20. I usually love Jodi Piccoult, but not so sure if this one is for me. I will look forward to your review.

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