Tuesday, February 11, 2014

First Chapter First Paragraph ~ Tuesday Intros - A Marker to Measure Drift;


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? Today's pick is a book that released in 2013.


A Marker to Measure Drift; Alexander Maksik
Knopf - 2013
NOW IT WAS NIGHT
Jacqueline hadn't eaten since the flattened chocolate bar she found on the step outside the pharmacy.

God's will, her mother had said.

The fortune of finding food when it was most needed. Just when she didn't think she could stay upright any longer, here was food.

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What do you think? Would you keep reading? 
Feel free to join us by linking your First Chapter post below.

18 comments:

  1. Oh, yes, that's interesting. Would like to know whether the lack of food is due to their financial situation or is it dystopian?

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  2. Yes! I probably wouldn't have picked it up based on the title or cover, but the opening lines grabbed me. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. I wonder why food is so scarce? I'd read more....

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  4. My heart is already being tugged. I want to keep going.

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  5. I want to know more. I would continue.

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  6. I would continue. The cover and opening is interesting.

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  7. I think I need more information…will check out the full plot summary on Amazon…

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  8. I love the cover and the writing style. I'd keep reading.

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  9. I would have to read a bit more to decide.

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  10. Yes, I would keep reading. I want to know more. The cover is quite interesting.

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  11. I would keep reading because I have no idea what's going on in the book and what's happening. And I'm extremely curious. I didn't hear about this book and I'm very curious what your thoughts are when you read it. Jeez, there are so many books to read!
    I posted about a mystery by Kate Atkinson. It seems intriguing.
    Interesting choice, Diane!

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  12. That's so sad. Hope things get better for her. Here's Mine

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  13. Hey, it's food, I would read on!

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