Tuesday, January 15, 2013

First Chapter ~ First Paragraph Tuesday Intros


Every Tuesday I host First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros, where I share the first paragraph or (2) of a book I am reading or thinking about reading soon.  Care to join us? Feel free to grab the image and link your post below.

This week I'm featuring an intro from an advance reader copy I received from St. Martin's Press. It is called The Good House by Ann Leary and is a January 2013 release. (I haven't started it yet, but plan to later this week.)


"I can walk through a house once and know more about its occupants than a psychiatrist could after a year of sessions.  I remember joking about this one evening with Peter Newbold, the shrink who rents the office upstairs from mine."

" ' The next time you get a new patient,' I offered, 'I'll sneak to their house for a walk-through.  While you jot down notes about their history, dreams, obsessions, whatever, I'll shine a flashlight into the attic, open a few cupboards, and have a peek at the bedrooms.  Later, when we compare notes, I'll have the clearer picture of the person's mental health, guaranteed.' I was teasing the doctor, of course, but I've been selling houses since he was in primary school, and I stand by my theory."

What do you think ? -- Would you keep reading?  

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16 comments:

  1. I would keep reading this one. I looked at it last night in my BookPages magazine from the library and I think I circled it as a possible read!!

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  2. Yes, I'd keep going on this one. Love the idea of what she sees about people from their homes, and also suspicious that her cockiness may go down a notch. Here's Mine

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  3. I have this one on my wish list! I love that intro...and I'd definitely keep reading!

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  4. Now this is making me wonder what people would see in my house! I would keep reading, I'm intrigued.

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  5. This one sounds good! I'd keep reading for sure. I love a good psychological story.

    I'm participating this week again! Here's mine:

    http://desktopretreat.blogspot.ca/2013/01/book-intro-tuesday-house-of-mirth.html

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  6. I would definitely keep reading. But please, don't let her in my front door!!!!

    Here my FCFP post for today: http://grammajudyb.blogspot.com/2013/01/first-chapter-first-paragraph-tuesday-1.html

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  7. That is an interesting concept and I would keep reading too!

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  8. I absolutely would keep reading -- that's a great teaser. (It also makes me look at my house right now, and wonder...!)

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  9. Oh, yes, I would keep reading this one. It sounds like a most excellent diversion, and a lot different than most of the stuff I have been reading!

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  10. I like the sound of this book right from the start. I already love the main character, which is a big part of a novel fpr me.

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  11. I do think our surroundings say a lot about us. (Time to tidy up my desk!) Terrific "teaser", Diane. I'd keep reading.

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  12. I would definitely keep going, the intro had me hooked.

    Mine is here.

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  13. I would definitely keep reading! I'm intrigued!

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  14. This book sounds fascinating, Diane! I would keep reading and I'm hoping it's as good as its beginning promises.

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  15. I would keep reading! That is a great intro! I've always liked looking at other people's houses. :)

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  16. I would definitely read on. I'm curious about these characters based on what was revealed in those two paragraphs.

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