Tuesday, January 8, 2013

First Chapter ~ First Paragraph Tuesday Intros

After being a "slacker"  busy for the last several weeks, I'm once again going back to my regular Tuesday feature -  First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intro.  This week I'm featuring an intro from a book by a Japanese author that I've been meaning to read .This book is from my shelves. Have you read it?

Vintage International Edition (2001)

"I'M GOING to try to relate the facts of our relationship as man and wife just as they happened, as honestly, and frankly as I can.  It's probably a relationship without precedent.  My account of it will provide me with a precious record of something I never want to forget.  At the same time, I'm sure my readers will find it instructive, too.  As Japan grows increasingly cosmopolitan, Japanese and foreigners are eagerly mingling with one another; all sorts of new doctrines and philosophies are being introduced; and both men and women are adopting up-to-date Western fashions.  No doubt, the times being what they are, the sort of marital relationship that we've had, unheard of until now, will begin to turn up on all sides".

 
What do you thing of this intro (personally I love this story telling style) -- Would you keep reading?  

Please feel free to grab the logo and join in by posting the first paragraph (or 2) of a book you are reading now or hoping to read soon.

13 comments:

  1. Diane, Yes, I'd keep reading. I imagine some surprises are coming your way with this one. Here's Mine

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  2. My curiosity is definitely aroused. I would keep reading just to find out what's going to happen next! And I am happy to be back with our "normal" routines!

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  3. That would make me read a little farther. Sounds interesting.

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  4. It sounds like a good story, but I'll admit I probably wouldn't read it. I've not enjoyed oriental literature in the past.

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  5. I'd definitely keep reading. Relatives in Japan...

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  6. I would love to read this one, and would definitely keep reading. It sounds like a really intriguing story.

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  7. I would keep on reading! Look forward to your thoughts.

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  8. I'd keep reading. It sounds like the reader will get some good insights into modern Japanese culture and marriages.

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  9. This does sound good! (And I am fascinated by Japan, in general.)

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  10. Intriguing beginning. Yes, I would keep reading.

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  11. Definitely - it made me curious as to the setting time frame. Happy reading!

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  12. Oh, it's ok to be a Holiday Slacker! I haven't heard of this book ... and yes, it sounds interesting. I like that style too.

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  13. I haven't read it but it sounds good. I will be participating next week for sure. The slacker in me just won't let go!!!

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