Tuesday, August 7, 2012

First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros

I'm semi-unplugged through Labor Day, but as host of First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros, I will still be posting on Tuesdays the intros of a book I am reading or thinking about reading. 

Feel free to join in by posting the opening paragraph (sometimes maybe a few ) of a book you decided to read based on the opening paragraph (s). Grab the banner and play along.

Here's an intro from a book I'm hoping to read in August: 


Tell the Wolves I'm Home; Carol Rifka Brunt
(Dial Press - Random House)

"My sister, Greta, and I were having our portrait painted by our uncle Finn that afternoon because he knew he was dying.  This was after I understood that I wasn't going to grow up and move into his apartment and live there with him for the rest of my life. After I stopped believing that the AIDS thing was all some kind of big mistake. When he first asked, my mother said, no. She said there was something macabre about it. When she thought about the two of us sitting in Finn's apartment with its huge windows and scent of lavender and orange, when she thought of him looking at us, like it might be the last time he would see us, she couldn't bear it. And, she said, it was a long drive from northern Westchester into Manhattan.  She crossed her arms right over her chest, and looked into Finn's bird-blue eyes, and told him it was just hard to find the time these days."

"Tell me about it, he said."

"That's what broke her."

Would you keep reading?
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20 comments:

  1. Looks interesting - I would read on. Here's mine.

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  2. Sounds good. I would pick it up. Here is mine:

    Here is my Tuesday Intro post!

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  3. This one is very emotional. Sad. Thank you.

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  4. I like the sound of this one, doing hard things because it's the right thing, rather than avoiding them. I'm not too sold on the one I opened today. Here's Mine

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  5. This is my first time participating! Your intro sounds interesting, I would read on. Mine can be found here

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  6. Oh, wow! This one sounds very heartbreaking....thanks for sharing, and yes, now I want to read this.

    Here's MY TUESDAY MEMES POST

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  7. Yes, I would go on, another good one!

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  8. No, not this one. Something seems missing, can't put my finger on it.

    This week I am reading a horrible cozy mystery. Actually, I am not sure it fits in the cozy genre. Scrapbook of Secrets by Mollie Cox Bryan.

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  9. Oh, yes, I definitely would keep reading that one, and will be adding it to my list right now!

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  10. One paragraph and I want to read this book. Such beautiful writing - "bird-blue eyes" - wow.

    Mine is here: Joyfully Retired

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  11. Im not sure I'd keep reading this one. The first paragraph is intriguing but it doesn't really grab me. I'd be curious to see what you'll think of it.

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  12. I'd read this! Enjoy your break. :)

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  13. I'm trying to remember where I saw this book at before, but I do know after reading the review, I really wanted this one. Hope you are enjoying yourself.

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  14. I'm reading this one right now! It's so good!!

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  15. Enjoy your unplug time and thanks for leaving these for us. This one I will also be adding to my list.

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  16. I would have to read a bit more before I could make a decision on this book. It will be interesting to hear how you like it.

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  17. I'm definitely interested in reading more of this now. Great first paragraph!

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  18. I would keep reading. How could she even think of saying no?

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