Tuesday, March 18, 2014

First Chapter ~ First Paragraph Tuesday Intro - The Year She Left Us; Kathryn Ma

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 will be released in May.

 The Year She Left Us; Kathryn Ma
Harper Collins - May 2014

"Lucky girl.  That's what I was told from the first moment I can remember.  Another stranger, smelling unlike my mother, would swoop in low with a scary-wide smile to ruffle my hair or pinch my cheek.  I would shrink and scamper, hide my face in my mother's knees, hear them laughing at my baby shyness.  Later, I stared, black-eyed and baleful.  I hated to be reminded.  Hello, Ariadne.  What a lucky little girl.  Now you have a family.  I'm  the one who's lucky my mother would always chirp.  She knew my fell looks, was afraid of my eruptions, my locked face and the storms that followed.  When left alone, I would say please and thank you.  When prompted to be grateful, I went gleefully mute."
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What do you think? Would you keep reading? Feel free to join us by linking your First Chapter post below.
 

24 comments:

  1. I like the intro. I would go on.....

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  2. Yes, I would continue. The intro raises questions that I am curious about. Enjoy!
    :)

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  3. Yes, certainly interesting. I would like to know what's going on with her and got a feeling she might not always be so lucky?

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  4. I wonder what this little girl's problem is. I'd have to keep reading to figure it out.

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  5. sounds a little creepy but I would check it out!

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  6. I'd have to read the plot summary as well, but I think I'd keep reading...

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  7. I have this one and am eager to read it. Am interested in books by and about Asian Americans!
    Harvee
    Book Dilettante

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  8. Very intriguing... I want to know more!

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  9. This one sounds interesting. I wonder who left? Here's Mine

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  10. I too am curious. I would read on.

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  11. Sounds interesting...I'm not sure if it's for me but I would try it.

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  12. I would continue reading this book. I'm curious to find out what the story is all about.
    Thank you, Diane

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  13. I have been seeing this book all over lately, and would keep reading.

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  14. I would keep reading because this one is on my list to read!

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  15. This was is on my list, so I do want to keep reading! Thanks for sharing.

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  16. This is already in my TBR pile so yes, I would keep reading.

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  17. I would keep reading. I look forward to reading your final thoughts on this one, Diane!

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  18. the openng is interesting and the title has me hooked. thanks for stopping by today. kelley—the road goes ever ever on

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  19. Funny, I passed on this book but the first paragraph intrigues me.

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  20. I haven't heard of this one before. I'd have to read a bit more before deciding. No Tuesday post for me this week, will rejoin next Tuesday.

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  21. I would have to read a little more before deciding!

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  22. This drew me in, I'd like to read more.

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