Tuesday, April 16, 2013

First Chapter ~ First Paragraph Tuesday Intros



Every Tuesday I host First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros, where I share the first paragraph or (a few) 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 book that was released in January of 2013. 



Algonquin Books

"I am crouched in the darkness behind my bedroom door, listening for my wife to crack the silence with a sneeze or cough or some other little noise that tells me it's not safe to leave.  She is down the hall, in the room meant for children, and I know she leaves her door open, and that her ears never sleep, that they listen for my exit noises, the retracting dead bolt and creaking floorboards.  Heart without peace, she might just be lying in bed awake, holding her breath.  A river of sweat flows down my spine and pools between my legs, but I cannot move, until I am sure she won't hear me slinking out."


What do you think? Would you keep reading or move on to something else?  Please join us and add your link below.


16 comments:

  1. I'll have to keep going with that first paragraph. I have to know what happens next and why he's sneaking out on his wife.

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  2. I loved that book! Such an interesting phenomenon.

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    1. I just scanned your review and I was happy to see you loved it.

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  3. Ohhh...I didn't want to stop reading!! This one sounds very good, intriguing & mysterious.

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  4. The writing is really beautiful. I'd keep going. Here's Mine

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  5. Sounds like he's getting ready to make a dash for it...the other point of view of the book I chose for the meme today!

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  6. What suspense! I definitely want to keep reading to find out more....

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  7. Oh... full of tension and suspense! I'd keep reading.

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  8. I would keep reading too! I really want to know what is going on!

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  9. This does sound good, Diane! The title alone is intriguing--and after reading the opening paragraph, I want to know more about these two people and their relationship.

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  10. I saw this one on the New Fiction shelf at my library. It looked good and I was waiting for someone to review it before I added it to my already too large reading list.

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  11. Is this the first paragraph of the book? Wow... intriguing and suspenseful. Sounds like a good read, and maybe even a good movie.

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  12. Based on the title and this passage, I would definitely keep reading. As a matter of fact, you have made me want to go out and buy the book! I am off now, much shopping to do!!

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  13. What a teaser! I'd read more. And the title of this book is so unusual!

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  14. Wow!! I need to know why he doesn't want his wife to hear him leave!! I feel asleep last night so early that I'm embarrassed to write down the time, thus leaving me without a Tuesday post today!! I need to write them up on the weekend because I love participating!

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