Tuesday, May 22, 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 from a book that I started over the weekend....it's different, but good..
The Land of Decoration
Henry Holt and Co - March 2012

"IN THE BEGINNING there was an empty room, a little bit of space, a little bit of light, a little bit of time.

I said, I'm going to make fields, and I made them from place mats, carpet, brown corduroy, and felt.  Then I made rivers from crepe paper, plastic wrap and shiny tinfoil, and mountains from papier mache and bark.  And I looked at the fields and I looked at the rivers and I looked at the mountains and I saw that they were good."

22 comments:

  1. Very unexpected opener....now I'm really curious about this one, which I've been eyeing for awhile.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Here's MY TUESDAY MEMES POST

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  2. Ahh. Designers are next to godliness. Or is she an artist. I'm curious about this one. Here's Mine

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  3. Hmm, I'm curious about the opener... almost sounds biblical. Here's mine:
    http://lakesidemusing.blogspot.com/2012/05/tuesday-intro-lots-of-candles-plenty-of.html

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  4. That is an intriguing opening, but I think I have a sense of where the book is going.

    Into textiles myself lately :)

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  5. Well it does make me curious!

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  6. I am so excited to read this one. It has been sitting here waiting for me, and I just need to make enough time to pick it up. So, I guess that is my long-winded way of saying, yes! I would go forward with it!

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  7. Different strokes for different folks, I guess. This doesn't tempt me at all.

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  8. That is a lovely cover and an interesting opener as well. I hope you enjoy it, looking forward to your review

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  9. If this is about interior decorating, then I'd definitely read on.

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  10. That is a very funny opening. I would be tempted to read more.

    This week I am reading Spilled Blood by Brian Freeman

    Freeman is one of my favorite authors.

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  11. I want to know what she/he is doing so I would keep reading!

    Mine is here.

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  12. sounds like they borrowed that from the Bible with a few substitutions--I wonder what she is creating. My introw is up. kaye—the road goes ever ever on

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  13. I like that opener! I would surely read on. :D

    Mine is at http://simplengkaligayahan.blogspot.com/2012/05/first-chapter-first-paragraph-tuesday_22.html

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  14. Is she a decorator? Kind of sounds like it, but in any event I am curious about this intro.

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  15. The Land of Decoration has captured my interest. Terrific intro!

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  16. That is so the antithesis of me. :)

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  17. These paragraphs are intriguing. I'm curious about this book and will be watching for your review!

    I posted my First Chapter (finally!)
    Amy's FCFPTI

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  18. I've seen this book on several blogs and I'll have to admit I'm very curious about this book. kaye—the road goes ever ever on

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  19. Very interesting opening. It makes me curious to know what the book is about.

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