Tuesday, June 5, 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  (only finished 5 chapters so far -- it's over 1,100 pages but I'm reading it on my Kindle over a (7) week period for a read-a-long. Have you read it?

  The Stand; Stephen King
 THE CIRCLE OPENS

"Sally."
A mutter.
"Wake up now, Sally."
A louder mutter: leeme lone.
He shook her harder.
"Wake up.  You got to wake up!"
Charlie.
Charlie's voice.  Calling for her.  For how long?
Sally swam up out of sleep.

First she glanced at the clock on the night table and saw it was quarter past two in the morning.  Charlie shouldn't even be here;  he should be on shift.  Then she got her first good look at him and something leaped up inside her, some deadly intuition." 

19 comments:

  1. That sounds ominous O_O I might read a little bit more, but I have to confess that I give Stephen King stories a wide berth because horror stories give me nightmares.

    Mine is at http://simplengkaligayahan.blogspot.com/2012/06/first-chapter-first-paragraph-tuesday.html

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  2. I haven't read any Stephen King for a long time. Hope you like it. Here's Mine

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  3. Oooh, I loved this book! Dystopia at its best!
    I know a lot of serious readers turn their noses up at King, but I love several of his works, the stand being one of them.
    Loved your idea. I was just thinking of comiling my favorite startings for a post on my blog.
    Loved your blog, and am following you. please do visit me at http://riversihaveknown.com/
    and if you like it, pls follow!

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  4. You are brave, Diane! With my yearlong group read of Clarissa, I'm not able to commit to any other read-alongs :-( Haven't read The Stand, but do hope to read 11/22/63 this year. It's out in paper next month.

    My Intro from The Uninvited Guests:
    http://lakesidemusing.blogspot.com/2012/06/tuesday-intro-uninvited-guests-by-sadie.html

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  5. Ooh, my heart is in my throat! The suspense and intensity...yes, I'd keep reading.

    Especially if I told myself I could read it slowly....

    I haven't read this one; just finished reading King's 11/22/63 last week and it was only 849 pages. It's been awhile since I've read one with more than a thousand pages. Good luck!

    Here's MY TUESDAY MEMES POST

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  6. ai did like that book, lots!

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  7. How interesting, my copy (the original) has a completely different opening.

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    1. Mine is the unabridged edition which was released later, I believe.

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  8. I would like to read it, but I think the movie reel would be running through my head and I could not keep them straight.

    This week I am reading A Room Full of Bone by Elly Griffiths

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  9. The opening paragraph makes me want to read it but the size of the book puts me off. Good luck with it. kaye—the road goes ever ever on

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  10. Oooh, yes I'd read this! It sounds like classic King!

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  11. I have never read any Stephen King. I liked the movie The Green Mile and I want to read 11-23-63 sometime, but I probably will not read The Stand.

    I am not sure how to link my post, so here is the address:
    http://grammajudyb.blogspot.com/2012/06/first-chapter-first-paragraph-tuesday-6.html

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  12. Now that I realized I haven't read a single book by Stephen King. One more author added to my TBR_Author list.

    Here comes my participation:
    http://pinucciasbooks.blogspot.com/2012/06/first-chapter-first-paragraph-tuesday.html

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  13. I'm having a hard time putting this one down! I've almost made it to page 500.

    And there's a lotta snot in those 500 pages.

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    1. WOW...you are doing great Jill. I haven't had much time for reading in the last few days, but that cat episode did get to me:(

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  14. I have not read this one. I am reading his 11/22/63 right now.

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  15. It's been a long time since I read this one!!

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  16. I like Stephen King but I never did read this one. I'd like to join in the group read but I've already over-committed myself this month. :(

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  17. Stephen King rocks! Great intro!

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