Tuesday, April 23, 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?

This week I'm featuring an intro from a book that was released in February of 2013. 


W.W. Norton & Co

"If Claire had to look back and decide why she had the affair in the first place, she would point to the missing boy.  This was in mid-June, during those first humid days when the air in Virginia hangs thick.  School was coming to an end, and from her kitchen window Claire could see the bus stop at the corner and the neighborhood children, sweaty in skirts and blouses, khaki trousers and damp cotton shirts, pile out of it like a lazy litter of puppies.  Their school bags dragged along the sidewalk; their catcher's mitts drooped.  Jump ropes trailed behind a small group of girls, as if even they were too hot."

Now my big question to you, "Would you keep reading, or pass on this one?"  (I haven't started this one, but Ann Hood is an author that I have enjoyed in the past.)

Feel free to grab the image and link your post below.
 

18 comments:

  1. Great opening; so sensory. But I like the title even more. I know writers have to do what they can to make a living but what a job!

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  2. I would likely keep reading -- and I could use some heat about now!

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  3. I would definitely keep reading! The title and cover grabbed me as well and I've read previous works by the author.

    Just a note, your link for the book isn't working.

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  4. Not sure if I'd read it or not just based on that, heck, I don't think I'd read the book I posted based on the opening paragraph if I didn't already love the series.

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  5. I think I would need to read a little bit more before making a decision!

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  6. I'd keep reading, definitely....this one has been on my radar. Now it's moving up on the list!

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  7. This book has been getting a lot of buzz. I like the intro, so I would keep reading!

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  8. I'm not familiar with Ann Hood, but this makes me think I should be! Yes, I'd keep reading.

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  9. I like this intro a lot. It sounds hot and indolent and definitely ripe for affairs. Here's Mine

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  10. I would need to read a bit more to decide.

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  11. I would probably meed to read a bit more and then decide.

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  12. It's a great intro and I like the tone of it. I want more!

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  13. I'd need to read a bit more before deciding to go on. It sparked my interest and raised some questions.

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  14. I would continue reading. It sounds rather intriguing! :)

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  15. I would read this! Probably just from the cover.

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  16. I have known a few obituary writers so I'd definitely keep reading.

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  17. Keep reading! This one sounds really good.

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  18. I want to read this one right now!

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