Tuesday, January 22, 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 a New York review Book, The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne, by Brian Moore. It was first published back in 1955.


"The first thing Miss Judith Hearne unpacked in her new lodgings was the silver-framed photograph of her aunt.  The place for her aunt, ever since the sad day of the funeral, was on the mantelpiece of whatever bed-sitting-room Miss Hearne happened to be living in. And as she put her up now, the photograph eyes were stern and questioning, sharing Miss Hearne's own misgivings about the condition of the bed springs, the shabbiness of the furniture and the run-down part of Belfast in which the room was situated."

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

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14 comments:

  1. I like the intro and I love the cover!

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  2. I'd give it a chance. Sounds subtly intriguing. Here's Mine

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  3. Yes, I'd probably keep reading. I want to know about this critical aunt! Also, omg the cover. I love it.

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  4. I'd need to read a bit further on before I was hooked.

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  5. I think that the narrator is very lonely...and I immediately feel her poignant loss. I wonder about her relationship with her aunt...the aunt in her head sounds critical.

    Thanks for sharing...and what a lovely cover, too!

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  6. I probably wouldn't keep reading, it didn't excite me!

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  7. I'm a sucker for characters who seem down on their luck. I'm already curious about this person. Yes, I'd keep reading.

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  8. oh sad :( I'd keep reading to see if things looked up for her. kelley—the road goes ever ever on

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  9. I would have to keep reading to see if it keeps my attention.

    Mine is here.

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  10. I would keep reading because there are so many questions that I would need answers to!

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  11. I love both the intro and the cover... would definitely keep reading this one!

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  12. I remember hearing about this book a long time ago. I'd read it, although I wonder if it would seem old-fashioned and out of date.

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  13. I'm curious to know more about Miss Hearne and the role of her aunt in her life.

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  14. I believe I would keep reading.

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