Tuesday, September 24, 2013

First Chapter ~ First Paragraph Tuesday Intros - Burial Rites; Hannah Kent


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 September release I've been anxious to begin.

Little Brown & Co - Hachette Book Group

PROLOGUE

"THEY SAID I MUST DIE. They said that I stole the breath from men and now they must steal mine. I imagine, then, that we are all candle flames, greasy-bright fluttering in the darkness and the howl of the wind, and in the stillness of the room I hear footsteps, coming to blow me out and to send my life up away from me in a gray wreath of smoke. I will vanish into the air and the night. They will blow us all out, one by one, until it is only their own light by which they see themselves.  Where will I be then?"
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What do you think? Would you keep reading?

Feel free to join us by linking your First Chapter post below.
 



35 comments:

  1. I would definitely keep reading. I've heard so many good things about this book.

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  2. The paragraph seems a little odd to me. I'd pass but I hope you are enjoying it.

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  3. The book cover and its opening paragraph evokes mystery. I'd definitely continue reading it.

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  4. I've been dying to read this one -- I've been waiting for the audio, which I should have any moment now.

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    1. I'm hoping to alternate between the print and audio as well --enjoy

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  5. This is the first time I am joining... I found you through Yvonne's blog

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  6. I would keep reading Diane. The opening makes me curious.

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    1. Pat -- I was anxious to try this after so many favorable reviews.

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  7. Beautiful! I love the writing and have been curious about this title - enjoy!

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  8. Wow, the prose is captivating! I've been really curious about this one, so I'll be watching for your review. Meanwhile...I'd keep reading.

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    1. Joann and Laurel - I'm curious as well, I do like the writing a lot.

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    1. Mystica and Catherine - thanks for the feedback. Happy you stopped by this week.

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  10. Excellent choice, Diane. I am anxious to read this also--and I even have an ARC in one of my book piles. Now that we're into autumn, I'm hoping to step up my reading.

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  11. What an eerie, creepy couple of sentences...I love it and would definitely keep reading! I hope you like this one and cannot wait to read your review!

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  12. I have Burial Rites on my kindle now. I decided to get it yesterday, though I was eyeing Doctor Sleep by Stephen King. I decided I wanted this one more, and will wait to see if the new King book is horror or more thriller. Thriller yes, horror no for me, anyway :) Thanks for sharing this!

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    1. Rita, I share your pain - which book to read when there are so many books to choose from.

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  13. This is next on my stack of library books...looking forward to it!

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    1. I have so many books reserved as well - hoping to get the audio as well.

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  14. ooh creepy--but very descriptive. It makes me shiver so I probably wouldn't read it. Enjoy your book. kelley—the road goes ever ever on

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  15. I'm a bit reluctant to read on. I normally don't read book that give me the "creeps". I will wait for your review, though. Maybe I will try it later. Hope you like it.

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    1. Judy and Kelly, I don't think it's going to be too creepy, but I could be wrong??

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  16. I have been reading good reviews for this book and do plan to read it soon. I

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    1. Another case of too many books, too little time right? LOL

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  17. I loved it! The whole book is beautifully written. I posted a video today of Hannah Kent discussing this book. Stop over and listen to it!

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    1. Oh Peggy, that is great to here - thanks for the feedback.

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  18. This book is new to me but it seems that many have read it or at least know more about it. The opening is ominous--and compelling!

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    1. Every seems to have loved it - hope it works for me.

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  19. I'd keep reading. It makes me wonder what's going on.

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  21. The buzz has been good for this one. I'd keep reading!

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  22. I probably would keep reading, but I wasn't sure there was more to the story since it sounded like the end instead of the beginning.

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  23. I wanted to read this one. Had to return it to the library.

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