Tuesday, November 5, 2013

First Chapter ~ First Paragraph Tuesday Intros - Starter House; Sonja Condit

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?  I haven't begun this book yet, but, I hope to soon.
 Starter House; Sonja Condit 
December 2013 - Harper Collins

"It was June, and the Miszlaks still hadn't found a house.  Eric wanted guarantees: no lead, asbestos, mold, termites, crime or trouble. Lacey wanted triangles.

"Triangles," Eric said, as if he'd never heard of such a thing.  They shared the backseat of the Realtor's Tahoe, he with his binder of facts sheets organized by street name, she with her sketchbook, outside of their one hundred and eighth house. Lacey wanted to like it.  She wished she could say, This is the one, I love it, for Eric's sake, because he was getting anxious as their list of houses dwindled from the twenties to the teens, but she just couldn't.  The house with its square utilitarian front. so naked and so poor--if Eric settled for it, he'd be miserable by Christmas.  They had enough of square houses, bland rooms no better than the motels she'd grown up in and the apartments they'd lived in together, houses without memory.  They couldn't live that way anymore, with the baby coming."
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What do you think? Would you keep reading? Feel free to join us by linking your First Chapter post below.
 

17 comments:

  1. Saw this one on another blog recently and really want to read it. Enjoy!

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  2. Ooh, I can't wait to start this one...it's on my stack for next week! Love the intro...and I definitely want to keep reading. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. A-Frame? off the check it out at the bookstore/library

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  4. I'm intrigued enough to keep reading but it's not totally pulling me in.

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  5. I am interested enough to keep reading.

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  6. The opening doesn't do much for me, but I hope you're enjoying the book.

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  7. maybe not, I'm not too much into family literature, and I don't own my house, lol. But enjoy!

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  8. Sounds really good, "house with memory." Like that line.

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  9. I like the opening. It sets up the characters well, giving us a glimpse of who they are.

    It also reminds me of my own search for a house when we were in the market. I was more of a combination of the two--I had my list of must haves, but I also wanted something outside of the usual cookie-cutter house. I still remember my first reaction to the neighborhood we live in now. Booring! LOL We are in a cookie-cutter house, but it's grown on me. I was able to compromise given our circumstances and I don't feel like I settled. I have a feeling Lacey would feel like she settled if she had to accept a house that didn't have it's own personality.

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  10. This sounds good and I know how she feels. Here's Mine

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  11. This book sounds really interesting. I love the reference to a house with memory. I think I'll list this on my tbr list!
    Enjoy!

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  12. Now this one really got my attention. I'm very curious from the title and the first paragraph. I'd like to know more.

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  13. Okay, I think I would have to read more to see what's up!

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  14. I like where this seems to be going. I hope it end happily with a house full of memories. I would read more.

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  15. I like the sound of this one--I like a house with triangles too. Thanks for stopping by. kelley—the road goes ever ever on

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