Tuesday, April 30, 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. 


Knopf

1982 
" IN THE COLD and windy days after I was born, I was deposited into an old canoe on the big lake.  I have recently discovered this.  I like to think my birth parents believed that this lake would hold me safe, but I don't see how that could possibly be true, for it turns out I come from a long line of people swallowed by these waters.  My name is Alice, and by the time I was born, unwanted, the belief that there were places in the lake where the floor of the world either dropped out or was never put in and had settled itself deep into my blood."

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

19 comments:

  1. Oh dear the image of a little baby adrift in a canoe is a bit too much for me. I doubt I could keep going.

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  2. I got this one from Amazon Vine...This one was hard for me....I had to restart it a few times since I didn't know that each chapter was a short interconnected story. I'll be anxious to hear what you think.

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  3. I think I would keep reading...
    The 'abandoned baby' stories usually perk my interest but I'd have to read a little more to see if it would KEEP my interest!

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  4. Yes! I love this opening. But I don't usually like novels that are set up as interconnected stories.

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  5. That reminds me of the book I'm reading now (The Engagements)....each chapter starts at a new time and with new characters; and then they go back and forth, revisiting each one. Confusing.

    But I am intrigued by your excerpt.

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  6. It sounds haunting...I think I would keep reading as I liked the writing and would want to know more about Alice.

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  7. Not a lot of happy ways to turn around being abandoned in a canoe. This sounds good. Here's Mine

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  8. I would keep reading. I am curious. Wonder who rescued her?

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  9. The plot sounds good but that intro didn't hook me.

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  10. I like the writing style and intriguing first paragraph...I would read on!

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  11. How sad! The opening definitely is enough to interest me enough to keep reading. I can't help but wonder what direction the story will go . . .

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  12. I would keep reading, I've got to know what happens to Alice. kelley—the road goes ever ever on

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  13. I have this one my stack so I'd keep reading! ;O

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  14. Poor baby! I'd read more. It sounds like a very good story.

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  15. Great meme and i'm happy to play along!

    I would definitely read more of that story-going to have to check it out :)

    Thanks!

    Sarabeth

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  16. I like that opening, despite the sadness. Will be curious to see what you think.

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  17. This one wouldn't be for me, but I love reading the various reactions to the beginnings of books in this meme. People are fascinating in how differently they see things.

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  18. I don't think so. Poor Alice would break my heart!

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