Tuesday, May 21, 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 I'll be starting this week (I hope):



" The coffin struck fast at the angle of the garden path and the gateway out into  the road.  The undertaker's men shunted to and fro, their hats knocked askew by low branches, their topcoats showered with raindrops from  the hedge.  The mourners halted around the front door and waited in silence.  Birds sang effusively.  At least the men managed to pivot the coffin on the gatepost and proceeded to the waiting hearse.  The coffin was loaded.  The mourners straggled out into the road and hesitated, unwilling to commit themselves to the attendant limousines."

What do you think? Would you keep reading or move on to something else?   

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19 comments:

  1. Thanks for posting this. For some reasons, maybe because of spring, I find this intro a bit dark. It'll be good to find something that matches the season. ;)

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  2. I wonder who died.
    That being said, I'd continue reading it.

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  3. The cover would keep me going for a little longer as long as they eased up on the 'ed' past tense verbs!

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  4. Not sure because I would have expected more of a reaction from the mourners

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  5. Very visual - I can see that scene -but also understated. I'd give it a little more time before deciding.

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  6. Hmm, I like the beginning, and I would keep reading because I'm curious now.

    I've never read this author....that alone makes me want to keep reading.

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  7. I love Penelope Lively! She creates interesting characters and welcoming environments. A definite keep reading!

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  8. I'd definitely keep reading as the scene as it's written has me curious! Also, I want to read a Penelope Lively book, have you read The Photograph? T

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  9. I would keep on reading as the intro is very intriguing.

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  10. This sounds like it will be a hoot. I'd keep reading.Here's Mine

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  11. I like this beginning. It's a good teaser. I'd keep going.

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  12. I have got to start reading Penelope Lively! From this paragraph, I know I would enjoy this book.

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  13. Oh, I think I would read one a bit more...being nosey!

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  14. very interesting, I'd read a bit more just to find out what's going on.

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  15. I tried to read one of her other books....but gave up. I would keep reading though!

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  16. I am late, I know. So sorry! I will try to get around to everyone's blogs before the end of the week.

    Anyway, I really like the intro to the book you are about to start. It's got me curious enough to want to keep reading! I've never read anything by that author.

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  17. I do like Penelope Lively so I'd definitely keep reading!!!

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