Tuesday, December 2, 2014

First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros - The Jaguar's Children; John Vaillant


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.

 The Jaguar's Children; John Vaillant
Houghton, Mifflin Harcourt - 2014

1
Thur Apr 5 -- 08:31 [text] 
Hello I'm sorry to bother you but I need your assistance--I am Hector--Cesar's friend--It's an emergency now for Cesar--Are you in el norte?  I think we are also--Arizona near Nogales or Sonoita--Since yesterday we are in this truck with no one coming--We need water and a doctor--And a torch for cutting metal

Thur Apr 5--08:48 [text]
Please text me AnniMac -- We need help

Thur Apr 5--08:59 [text]
Are you there AnniMac? It's Hector--Please text me

Thur Apr 5--09:52 [text]
There was a storm--1 bar only now -- ARE YOU THERE??? 
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

What do you think, would you keep reading? Feel free to join in and post the Intro from one of your reads by linking below.

46 comments:

  1. Now I am definitely curious...thanks for sharing! I want to know more.

    ReplyDelete
  2. On the edge. Yes I will continue!

    ReplyDelete
  3. What a great intro. I feel his fear. I'd keep reading.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Oh that is quite scary, you can tell how the fear is escalating!

    ReplyDelete
  5. I love the sense of urgency although now I am seriously wondering where AnniMac is! Seriously, 4 texts and he hasn't noticed? Great intro and thanks for hosting :)
    Juli @ Universe in Words

    ReplyDelete
  6. This sounds interesting. I'd want to know more.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Hmm, this one sounds interesting. The first paragraph is quite catching, it makes you wonder what will be the next. Thanks for sharing, Diane! Anyway, my mother's name is Diane too, exactly like yours. Whenever I visit your blog, it's just like I'm chatting with her, except the fact that my mother can't use computer :D

    Hope you have a good week, Diane!

    and here's mine by the way http://thebibliophilism.blogspot.com/2014/12/teaser-tuesdays-december-2.html

    ReplyDelete
  8. Scary! Not normally something I would pick up, but now I want to know what happens!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Sounds like the start of an interesting story.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Urgent and intense are the two words that come to mind:)

      Delete
  10. That is a good intro and we would read more. Purrs and hugs to Freckles from all of us.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Brian. Freckles, is on the mend and should be coming home later today

      Delete
  11. I would continue. I need to know what happens.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Intense intro! I'd have to keep reading!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I know I got excited over the desperation in the texts. I got excited by the

      Delete
  13. Sounds interesting.Happy reading :)

    ReplyDelete
  14. Yikes! Sounds dire. Hope you like it. Here's Mine

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, I think I will -- sounds like the kind of book I'd enjoy.

      Delete
  15. Oh yes! I would continue reading. Look forward to what you think about the book.

    ReplyDelete
  16. What a great way to start a story! I'd definitely keep reading to find out if he's rescued. Sounds intense.

    ReplyDelete
  17. That's an interesting way to begin a story... I'd keep reading!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes, it is different and kind of pulls you right in.

      Delete
  18. Replies
    1. I hope to start it over the coming weekend after I finish Revival.

      Delete
  19. Sounds frightening, but awesome!

    ReplyDelete
  20. I like the texting aspect of this, which makes it seem real and contemporary. I'd read more!

    ReplyDelete
  21. Yes, I agree and love the feeling of desperation in the texts as well.

    ReplyDelete
  22. Oh yes, I'm looking forward to reading this one.

    ReplyDelete
  23. that's an interesting format for a book. I'd read it, I'd like to know what happened to them. Thanks for stopping by. Have a nice week. kelley—the road goes ever ever on

    ReplyDelete

Thanks for taking the time to visit and double thanks for any comments. If you ask a question in your comments, I will try to reply to it here, or by email if your settings allow me to do so. Thank again for visiting.

(I apologize for the word verification, spammers spoil it for all sadly.)