Tuesday, February 12, 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 :The Black Isle, by Sandi Tan


Hachette - July 2012
PART ONE

The Haunted

" Anyone who has lived as long as I have, and who has done the things I have, knows there will come a reckoning.  Mine announced its arrival quietly--in a library, no less. 

Every Saturday, like a faithful grave-tender, I would go to visit a certain book at the Archive of Wartime Affairs.  The book was part of my private curriculum--my research, if you will--not that I ever had to worry about secrecy.  This being 2010, the Archive, perched atop a crumbling  billiards parlor, is little known and even less loved."

What do you think ? -- Would you keep reading?  (I have not started this one yet - but am thinking about it - I liked the intro)

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17 comments:

  1. The cover doesn't attract me but that first para is good - and it mentions a library!

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  2. I am definitely curious...it all seems so mysterious. Thanks for sharing....

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  3. Funny, I like the cover. Sounds like a good read.

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  4. Is the Black Isle a part of Scotland? Looks like another good historical novel.

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  5. I do like that intro and would keep reading.

    Mine is here.

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  6. I'm not sure about the intro, but I like the cover, so I would read a little further. I hardly every put down a book, once I have started it. I hope you keep reading and will let us know what you think.

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  7. The intro has made me curious, so I'd keep reading. I'm not crazy about the cover either.

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  8. Always the search for a book to love. Hope this one does it for you. Here's Mine

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  9. Oh yes, I definitely would, especially because of that first quote. It sets up so much, I think.

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  10. I would definitly keep reading this book. Had you only posted the opening quote I would have shoted Yes! It's too good and too loaded with mystery to pass up!

    Great choice, Diane!

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  11. Oh, I LOVE that cover. The way the young woman's hair floats to the side, hovering over the still water...
    and the idea of the archive perched atop a crumbling billiard hall calls me in. I'm wondering what things they've done; very mysterious.

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  12. I'd keep on reading. I like that a book is mentioned right away.

    I need to give this meme a try! Maybe "mix" it with my own Tuesday meme, RRT. :)

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  13. A very good beginning to a story. There's just enough unknown there that I'm curious enough to keep going.

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  14. This sounds so mysterious. I want to read it!

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  15. Yes, I would keep reading. There's a mystery beginning to develop and I am already wondering what it is.

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