Tuesday, August 21, 2012

First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros


For today's First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros, here's an into from a book I've been 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.

Jonathan Evison - Algonquin - (August 28, 2012)

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"I was broke when duty called me to minister to those less fortunate than myself, so maybe I'm no Florence Nightengale.  And maybe in light of all that happened with Piper and Jodi, I'm not qualified to care for anybody.  The fact is, at thirty-nine, with a gap in my employment history spanning the better part of the technological revolution, I'm not qualified to do much anymore."

Would you keep reading?  The second paragraph is very long, but for me it seemed like one I'd love to keep reading. Any plans for this one?

22 comments:

  1. I can't wait to see your review on this one. It sounds really interesting.

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  2. Maybe I'd need to see the 2nd paragraph. Sounds like bumbling, loser guy attempts to care for children. Hope I'm wrong. Here's Mine

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  3. Yes, thanks for sharing Diane, I have a never ending interest in reading thanks to you.

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  4. I would be interested in this! But there's another thing too - the cover is so much reminiscent of Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close that if I were in a hurry I might mistake it for a new Jonathan Safran Foer book and get it! LOL

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    1. I was thinking the same thing, and I did like that book (not that it means this is similar). I do wonder what this guys deal is though...LOL

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  5. I can relate to that. I might read it . . . the first few sentences don't make me want to commit though. kaye—the road goes ever ever on

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  6. A topic that is interesting to me. Yes, I'd definitely keep reading.

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  7. I have this same book on my Waiting on Wednesday list.

    This week, I am getting out of my Cozy Mystery groove and tried something a little more literary. The Gilly Salt Sisters by Tiffany Baker

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  8. I would definitely continue reading, Diane. I read a summary and some interesting info about Jonathan Evison yesterday and afterwards I listed this book on my tbr list so I was excited to see this book was your First Paragraph pick today.

    I posted my book choice on my blog!
    Amy's FCFPTI choice

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  9. I think I will need to read a bit more to know...

    Here is my Intro post!

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  10. That doesn't sound overly exciting.

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  11. I normally would not take a second look at a cover that is so busy, but I'd want to read a little bit more.Mine is here.

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  12. I don't like the cover, not at all. I'm sure I miss out on good books by being so "cover-oriented" but I'll wait to hear what you have to say first. :)

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    1. I'm attracted to covers as well, but this did remind me of another book I enjoyed so....I made an exception LOL

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  13. The cover kind of makes me want to read more actually.

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  14. Now I am very curious about this huge gap in employment! I do hope you read this one, so that I can get the full scoop on what happens!

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  15. I've never heard of this one...I'm curious!

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  16. I've got this one at home and am on the fence about it -- the first paragraph hasn't grabbed me but I am rather fond of the cover!

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  17. Love, Anthony looks good to me but Diane, you changed your picture. It is lovely but I loved you chair with a view. I know, I know change is good...

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  18. I think I'd need a little more to really hook me.

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