Tuesday, September 4, 2012

First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros


For today's First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intro, I'm featuring a book I plan to begin in a few days. I've read a few of this author's earlier books and liked them.
 
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.



"I didn't set out to be an old maid.  When I was in my early twenties there was, according to my mother, "still hope for me."  But when I got into my late twenties the hope all but left Mother's eyes. 'Lord have mercy Ivorie,' she would say. 'What is going to happen to you when your pop and I leave this earth?'  I was, in her opinion, doomed to a bed-of-nails existence without a man."

Would you keep reading or take a pass?

23 comments:

  1. Oh, yes I'd keep on reading. Here's mine.

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  2. Oh, definitely I'd keep reading....and I'm chuckling here at that kind of thinking. Sounds familiar....I can hear my grandma saying something like that.

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  3. That one may not be for me... I'd need to read a little more.

    Here's mine:
    http://lakesidemusing.blogspot.com/2012/09/tuesday-intro-boys-life.html

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  4. What a great cover. I'd try this one. Here's Mine

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  5. Yes, because her mother's very serious attitude made me laugh. I've read a one or two of this author's books too. She's really a good author. I think one of the books I read for Christmas.

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    1. I couldn't look on your page cause its private. Did you write a First Paragraph post?

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  6. Not sure the first paragraph would convince me, but since I'm familiar with the author's other books, I would keep going. I'll have to keep an eye out for this one at the library.

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  7. I'd keep reading. The first paragraph grabbed me and so did the cover. I'm putting it on my library list.

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  8. Here is my link: http://grammajudyb.blogspot.com/2012/09/first-chapter-first-paragraph-tuesday.html

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  9. I probably would keep reading this one. It sounds like it could be interesting.

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  10. I would reading this book. My hope is Ivorie has a good full life no matter whether she has a manin her life or not!

    My pick for this week is on my blog:
    Amy's FCFPTI

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  11. I would havemto see what happens!

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  12. That definitely makes me want to know what happens to her.

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  13. I love the start of this story. I'd keep going.

    Mine is here: Joyfully Retired

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  14. I would give it the full first chapter benefit of the doubt.

    This week reading The Painted Bridge by Wendy Wallace.

    A private asylum for genteel women of a deliate nature.

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  15. Not sure it would grab me personally.

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  16. I definitely like the start. I would continue.

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  17. Holy cow...what a mean mom! I would keep reading for sure!

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  18. While the opener does sound interesting, I'm not sure this would be a book that I would enjoy overall. But it definitely has a good opener!

    Mine is here: http://talesofabookaddict,com/2012/09/04/first-chapter-first-paragraph-tuesday-intros-2/

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  19. Not my kind of book, but is still interesting sounding.
    Here is mine
    Tuesday Teaser and Intros

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