Tuesday, April 17, 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. 
 
Harper Collins - May 2012

"On the day after my mother's death, I returned to 83 Beals Street for the first time in fifteen years.  I had stolen something from there when I was almost nine years old and kept it long after my father was well again and it was clear that my mother was in the final stages of her decline.  I suppose it was one of many talismans, real and imagined, I began collecting around that age to help me believe that what I told myself just might be true.  Perhaps the strongest of these convictions, and the one it took the longest to let go of, was that believing that I needed to save those I loved from harm also meant that I could."

 Have you read this one? Would you continue?

47 comments:

  1. That is a great opener....I would keep on for sure!!

    Here's mine: http://lifeinthethumb.blogspot.com/2012/04/first-chapter-first-paragraph-tuesday.html

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  2. The cover definitely draws me, but I can't decide from the intro. Here's Mine

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  3. I like the title, and the opener is interesting-- makes me wonder what she stole :D I'd keep on reading!

    Mine is at http://simplengkaligayahan.blogspot.com/2012/04/first-chapter-first-paragraph-tuesday_17.html

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    1. Laya....I'm off to check out yours - hope you are enjoying it.

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  4. Oh, I think I would love this one! Childhood moments that define us....

    This one is going on my list.

    Here's MY TUESDAY MEMES POST

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  5. I've had this on my radar. Good intro.

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  6. I like that intro, so would definitely continue. Hope the rest is just as good!
    Mine is from Below Stairs:
    http://lakesidemusing.blogspot.com/2012/04/tuesday-intro-below-stairs.html

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    1. Your intro from this weeks selection is compelling. Hadn't heard of it previously.

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  7. I haven't read An Uncommon Education yet but it sounds good!

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    1. Meg, I think from what I've read so far (50+ pages), I will be recommending it.

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  8. I would keep reading, not only to find out what she took, but to find out more about her situation now!

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    1. She's a very likeable narrator for a young girl (50+ pages)

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  9. WOW. That is a grabber. I would definitely keep reading. This week I am going for fun. Agatha Raisin and the Deadly Dance by MC Beaton. http://booksnwhatnot.blogspot.com/2012/04/first-chapter-first-paragraph-agatha.html

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    1. I've never read MC Beaton, but I do enjoy an occasional cozy in the winter...LOL

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  10. The cover attracted me more than the intro in your case. Here is my intro:

    http://pinucciasbooks.blogspot.com/2012/04/first-chapter-first-paragraph-tuesday.html

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    1. I read your intro and found it very intriguing. It makes me want to know more. Thanks for joining in today

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  11. I want to know what was taken!

    Mine is here.

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    1. I read yours and want to read more. The cover doesn't seem to match that intro though??

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  12. Sounds good, I'd keep reading. And I see a bird on the cover so you know I'd pick the book up to see what it was about.

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  13. I would read the rest- it sounds awesome! x

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    1. Glad it interests you 50 pages down and it is still good.

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  14. I would keep reading this, it makes me curious about the speaker and her story. I 'm happy I'm interested since I'll be reviewing this book in the next month or so!

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    1. She's smart as a whip for a young girl (after 50 pages). I like her.

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  15. Fantastic opener - which is awesome because I have this on my TBR for next month!

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    1. Yes, several seem to have it for next month. It called out to me early:)

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  16. I would continue, but mainly for the wonderful cover!

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  17. Yes, I would keep reading. I am curious about this narrator.

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  18. I've seen this cover before and I was all curious. Now reading the intro paragraph I'm not sure what exactly is its genre. It has some mysterious elements in there.

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  19. It's kind of a coming of age novel (thus far) but then follows the main character, Naomi to adulthood.

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  20. i'm definitely intrigued! i haven't heard of this one but will be keeping an eye out for your review

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  21. I will definitely continue but I say this every week!

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  22. That is a good opening! I'd read more.

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  23. I am eager to read this one! At the book buzz panel at ALA Midwinter, the rep completely sold me on it. Can't wait for your review!

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  24. I'd keep reading. I've been pretty curious about this book.

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