Tuesday, April 10, 2012

First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros


Every Tuesday, I'll be posting the opening paragraph (sometimes maybe a few) 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 a book I've been curious about. Have you read it?

March 2012 - Pamela Dorman Books

1987
"In this city there were many ghosts.  She had to take care She avoided the cracks between the paving stones, skipping and jumping, her feet in their scuffed lace-up shoes landing in  the blank spaces.  She was nimble at the hopscotch by now.  She had done it every day on the way to school and back ever since she could remember, first holding on to her mother's hand, dragging and jerking her as she leaped from one safe place to the next; then on her own.  Don't step on the cracks.  Or what?  She was probably too old for such a game now, already nine, and in a few weeks' time she would be ten, just before the summer holidays began.  She still played it, mostly out of habit but also nervous about what might happen if she stopped." 
 Would you keep on reading?

47 comments:

  1. I would definitely keep reading!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Kathleen -- yes, I think this one has potential.

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  2. So many people love Nicci French that I'm going to have to try one, maybe this one. The sample you gave us sounds good.

    Here's my First Paragraph: Quirky Girls Read

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    1. Margot - I've never read her before either so looking forward to this one.

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  3. Ooooh, you're first paragraph is quite creepy.

    Here's mine: http://abigailannreading.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/first-chapter-first-paragraph-moving.html

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    1. It is kind of creepy, but leaves me curious. Thanks for stopping by.

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  4. I would...and I did! I loved this book, Diane...hope you do, too.

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  5. I've heard good things about BLUE MONDAY and so, yes I'd keep reading. :-)

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    1. Kay -- all who've read it have seemed to enjoy it --hope I'm one of them.

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  6. She sounds so neurotic for a nine-year-old girl. She might make me neurotic. Here's Mine

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  7. Is she just a child with an active imagination, or is this something more serious? Id keep reading!

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  8. This one is already on my wish list, so I'd definitely keep going. Hope you're enjoying it. Here's mine:
    http://lakesidemusing.blogspot.com/2012/04/tuesday-intro-earthquake-machine.html

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  9. I just won this book, and am rather excited about reading it! I am even more enthralled after reading that first paragraph...it sounds like the sinister aspects of the story start right from the beginning! Great first paragraph today!

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  10. This intro sounds interesting, but I have not had much luck with this author before.

    This week I am going easy. Running on Empty by Sanda Balzo http://booksnwhatnot.blogspot.com/2012/04/first-chapter-first-paragraph-running.html

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  11. Lovely book cover... and from the first paragraph, yes, I think I'd like to go further to find out what will happen to this girl. Thanks for posting, Diane.

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  12. I would definitely keep reading. I've been interested in this book since I first read a review for it.

    Great choice!
    Here's mine:
    Amy's FCFPTI

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    1. Thanks for joining in AMy --enjoy your pick this week.

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  13. That first paragraph sounds quite ominous. :D I'd read it. Hope you're enjoying it!

    Mine is at http://simplengkaligayahan.blogspot.com/2012/04/first-chapter-first-paragraph-tuesday.html

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    1. It does sound ominous , I agree. Thanks for joining in.

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  14. I probably would although I'm usually disappointed when the narrator is a child.

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  15. I love the cover and the title and the beginning is good too. I think I would try this one. kaye—the road goes ever ever on

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  16. Oh yes, that sounds like more pages are required!

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  17. Since this book is on my TBR list I would definitely keep reading!

    Mine is here.

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    1. Sounds like a lot of bloggers hope to read this one --enjoy.

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  18. I've got it on my TBR list also.

    here's mine

    Thanks for stopping by! There is an explosion in the next couple of paragraphs!

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  19. Yep! I read it. It was peculiar, and I enjoyed it quite a bit.

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  20. i would keep on...I've read a lot of positive buzz about this one!

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  21. Oh, my! That pulled me in immediatley. I can't remember if I have this on my Goodreads TBR list, so I'm hopping to that right now so I don't forget. Great intro!

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  22. I love immediate grabbers like this one as well.

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  23. oh, oh, oh I read about this one and added it to my wish list ~ can't wait to read your review! Sounds incredibly diabolical from what i remember of the description...and your teaser is oh such a teaser...who doesn't remember playing that game as a child

    here's mine:
    http://www.anovelsource.com/2012/04/first-paragraph-first-chapter-one.html

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    1. I did that don't step on a crack games from time to time...LOL

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  24. I read this and liked it a lot. This is the first book of a new series and I thought it had a lot of promise.

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    1. Leslie...yes, that is what appealed to me also that is the beginning of a new series. glad u liked it.

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  25. No I haven't read this novel (yet), but I am intrigued by the intro. I also can relate to the crack in the sidewalk games (guess it is the OCD in me LOL).

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  26. The first paragraph is describing me as a child so of course I want to read more.

    You always come up with great books.

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