Tuesday, February 5, 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 : Care of Wooden Floors; Will Wiles.


Day One

" People are afraid of flying.  I've never understood that.  It's a most remarkable experience; yes, even in a cramped seat in a noisy compartment on a three-hour budget flight with no food.  You are still in the air. You are Above.  It is extraordinary in the most direct and apt way;  you are outside the ordinary.  The ordinary is pushed down, rendered for a score of minutes into a mosaic of green and brown and mercury, and then you're with the clouds.

There has never been a better time to be alive, and that is not simply thanks to penicillin, flush toilets and central heating, it's because now we can look down on the clouds.  Clouds are utterly faithful to their promise of ethereal beauty.  When I was very young, I imagined clouds to be warm and soft to the touch, because I knew they were water, and so therefore they must be steam because that's what they looked like, and steam was warm.  Perfect logic. Of course, they are not warm, but in the air-conditioned cylinder of your midweek commercial flight, the fulfil their old promise because they are awash with sunlight -- no matter the daytime weather beneath,  the cloud tops must be exposed to the sun, and that is their guarantee, that is their tiny miracle."

 
What do you think ? -- Would you keep reading?  (I have not started this one yet - but hope to later this week)

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23 comments:

  1. Keep reading! I've heard terrific things about this book - it's on my TBR list.

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  2. The opening is intriguing - where do the wooden floors come in? As you can tell I know nothing about this book! Would I read it? I'm not sure, I'd need to flick through the pages first.

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  3. I haven't started this one yet, but if your read the overview the book sounds like a good one.

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  4. What a beautiful description of flying! I could almost forget how much I don't enjoy it...lol

    I would keep reading. I'm very curious about it, especially with that title.

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  5. I don't know anything about this book but the intro has me intrigued!

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  6. I would keep reading, this book is on my TBR list.

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  7. I like the title of the book and am always up for tips on taking care of my wooden floors! And I've overcome my fear of flying, so I'd keep reading.

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  8. I think the cover is great. I'd definitely try it. I was hoping the intro might give me some tips to help my daughter get over her fear of flying. Here's Mine

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  9. I haven't heard of this book, but am definitely intrigued!

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  10. I love this! I love flying and this is just a really good description! Thanks for hosting, now checking out the other first paragraphs.
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    Juli @ Universe in Words

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  11. Great writing, and I enjoy it. But that type of writing gets old and boring when it's book length.

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  12. I would keep reading because it seems gentle, and that's what I need right now. I like the assumption that clouds were warm, and the logic that followed.

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  13. I'm not sure . . . If it's about taking care of wooden floors, probably not. But I do agree there has never been a better time to be alive. kelley—the road goes ever ever on

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  14. Well I did read this so I can't give an unbiased answer but I have to say it is better than this paragraph might make it seem!

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  15. I think it sounds pretty good and I would keep going!

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  16. It does sound intriguing but the title to me is off-putting.I don't really know why but I don't think it would make me want to pick up the book. I hope you enjoy it! {{hugs}}

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  17. Really intriguing words! I think clouds are miraculous.

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  18. What a positive way to start a book. I'd keep going.

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  19. The title alone is enough to get me to read the description.

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  20. I've heard good things about this book but the one time I brought it home from the library, I didn't even get as far as the first paragraph! May try again after I hear what you think!

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  21. I liked the first paragraph but not the title or cover pic. I refinished my old hardwoods this summer and my knees are still not what they were...

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  22. I'm not entirely sure if I would keep reading or not!!!

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  23. Yes I would keep reading. The description of flying was amazing, made me feel like I was really there.

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