Tuesday, July 3, 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 pick is an audio book  and ARC, I started yesterday. 


                                              
First Paragraph.....

"I NEVER WOULD have known about the other Mosey Slocumb if Tyler Bains hadn't brought his mullet head and a chain saw over to murder my mom's willow tree. I wouldn't have bet someone else's dollar that Tyler Bains, would be the one to discover her.  Tyler Bains was not the discovery type. He was more the patchy-chin, pubes, tats, dirty-white-truck type.  He was totally hooked on Red Man too, so he spewed brown juice like a cricket everyplace he went.  Last year my mom nicknamed him The Might-Un-Butt Crack, because she said he was a single flash of ass plumage away from being the walking definition of redneck."


Have you read this one yet? Would you read on?  
I've enjoyed this author's books in the past
and --- so far so good.

28 comments:

  1. I am intrigued.

    Here is mine: http://jaynesbooks.blogspot.com/2012/07/first-chapter-first-paragaphs-tuesday.html

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  2. Ha-ha...now I have quite the visual image of this guy! I've been wanting to read this one...and here's MY TUESDAY MEMES POST

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  3. It's amazing how the first paragraph can hook a reader. now I cannot rest till I know more about Tyler bains :)
    Do visit!

    http://riversihaveknown.com/

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  4. This book and Ready Player One are tied at the top of my audio wish list. Not sure which one I'll start next (listening to North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell now). It sounds like a winner!

    My Tuesday Intro is more visual this week:
    http://lakesidemusing.blogspot.com/2012/07/tuesday-intro-le-road-trip-by-vivian.html

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  5. I love the cover and the opening paragraph. Can't wait to see if you like it. Here's Mine

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  6. Jackson's books are real grabbers (at least the couple that I read). I would definitely keep going on this one. Just the 1st paragraph indicates it will be a hunker-down-in-the-recliner-for-an extended-period kind of book. Enjoy!

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    1. Haven't had time to recline Kaye, but I enjoy listening before bed:) Happy 4th

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  7. That was a good first paragraph. Wonder where they will go from there.

    This week I am still in my cozy phase.

    The Azalea Assault by Alyce Carlson

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  8. I'd love to read this one! cover is also so pretty.

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  9. This is the first Jackson book I have read and I liked it well enough. It was well received by my book club!

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    1. Glad to hear that your book group also enjoyed it.

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  10. I keep seeing this author popping up all over the place, but I've never read her. I may need to check out one of her books!

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    1. Melissa, You are in for a treat. I've so enjoyed her past books as well.

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  11. I can hear the voice alright, and vivid characterization just in this first paragraph. Yes, I'd like to know more. ;)

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    1. Yes, I felt the same way, it immediately drew me in.

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  12. The first paragraph doesn't appeal to me but the cover does. I've seen this book reviewed on another blog and she liked it--so I might try it. kaye—the road goes ever ever on

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  13. Probably not, sounds too much like our crazy neighbor!

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  14. That's some intro! I've heard good things about this book....

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  15. loved this book! It was one of my top listens of the year, and I just know that you are going to love it. Keep reading, it is so wonderful!

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  16. I joined you this week!
    and I loved "a Grown up kind of Pretty" I listened to it on audio.

    here is what I'm reading now:
    http://thefridayfriends.blogspot.com/2012/07/first-chapter.html

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  17. Loved this one, hope you will too.

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  18. Stopped by for the teaser, here is mine, have a great day Tues Teaser & Intros Tues

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  19. I loved, loved, loved this book...hope you love it, too!

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  20. Hadn't heard of this book, but the front cover makes me want to read it. Love the retro dress. The first paragraph is certainly intriguing - makes me want to keep going. Thanks for pointing out a book i might have missed.

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  21. This one is fabulous on audio, as all her books are! I'm sure you'll enjoy it!

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  22. I would most certainly keep reading as I love this author!!!!

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