Tuesday, October 30, 2012

First Chapter ~ First Paragraph Tuesday Intros

For today's First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intro, I'm featuring an intro a hardcover sitting on my shelf that I've been curious about. Has anyone read it?

Scribner - 2008

The Family Galaxy

"Ruby Bronstein was nine years old the winter she found a gun.  It was a Tuesday in December; she and her family were on vacation in Maine.

That morning, after breakfast, Ruby stood by the window of the closed-in side porch, watching her brothers.  They were far out on the beach, moving across the expanse in front of the house and then stopping; a cluster of dark, stop-and-go bodies like raised, mobile moles on the pure flat of high tide."

My first reaction to this paragraph was --"who the heck goes to Maine in December for vacation?"

Would you keep reading?


  1. I have a bad feeling about this little girl and Maine and the gun. I'm going to wait for you to review it. Here's Mine

  2. Yes, there is that question...and then: uh-oh, the gun. Something really terrible is about to happen. So I would definitely keep reading.


  3. Mine is posted thanks for hostig


  4. I would keep reading wondering what was going to happen on that vacation.

    Mine is here.

  5. I feel as though something bad is going to happen with that gun and with those boys. And you are right, Maine, in the winter??

  6. Hmm. I don't know. I get a very bad feeling from reading that intro. Of course, I am curious about what she does with the gun.

  7. I'm curious about what's going to happen next. The tone of the opening paragraph is very ominous, so I don't know. Nice descriptive writing. Mine is here: Joyfully Retired

  8. That would be an odd place to take a vacation in December.

  9. One more sentence might have kept me reading.

  10. Cryptic opening! Not sure if I'd read this....

  11. I was sucked in by the title, now I am not so sure!. Yes, something bad is going to happen. I am sure of it!!!. Are you going to read it? Will you let us know?

  12. Here is mine: http://jaynesbooks.blogspot.com/2012/10/first-chapter-first-paragaphs-tuesday.html

  13. Hi, stopping by for the intros. Interesting. hope you like it. Its not my kind of book though.
    Here is mine
    Teaser Tuesday & Intros Tues @Michelles Paranormal Vault of Books


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