Tuesday, January 13, 2015

First Chapter First Paragraph ~ Tuesday Intros - Dollbaby; Laura Lane McNeal


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.



Dollbaby; Laura Lane McNeal
Pamela Dorman Books - 2014

Part One
1964

Chapter One

"There are times you wish you could change things, take things back, pretend they never existed.  This was one of those times, Ibby Bell was thinking as she fell back against the car seat and stared bug-eyed out the car window.  Amid the double-galleried homes and brightly painted cottages on Prytania Street, there was one house that didn't belong."
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What do you think, would you keep reading?

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31 comments:

  1. I love that intro...and I loved the book. Hope you are enjoying it.

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  2. I really like the opening. The first sentence alone is a great hook. I want to read it now. :-)

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  3. Almost everybody can relate to that opening sentence! I'm curious about what she's regretting and what it has to do with that house.

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  4. It has been interested in those few sentences, one of those writing styles which is just right - not overblown but gives you lots of info in a few words. I'd keep reading!

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  5. They intro grabbed me right off. It's easy to identify with the character. I'd keep reading, even though I don't know anything about this book. I hope you're enjoying it.

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  6. I think I would keep reading this one. Very intriguing!

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  7. I really liked that one! Hope you do too.

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  8. Great intro! I want to know what she regrets doing or saying. We've all been there. Yes, I would keep reading.

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  9. I read this one. I'll be interested to see how you end up liking it!

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  10. I really liked this one...and it made my Best Debuts of 2014 list. Can't wait to see what she does next.

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  11. Very interesting opening. I've been curious about this book. I hope you enjoy it.

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  12. I loved Doll Baby. It was one of my favorites of 2014.

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  13. I like the opening, and I'd keep reading!

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  14. I've been interested in this one since it was first published. I am waffling a bit. I'll watch for your thoughts.

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  15. Yes I would continue to read on, just to find out why the house was different from the rest.

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  16. This one has been on my TBR since before it was released. I just have to make time to read it! Hope you enjoy!

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  17. Unable to visit blogs today. Please don't lose time stopping by my place. Pretty upset about hacking of my acct.

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  18. I can totally relate. Hope you enjoy your read :)

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  19. I've been going back and forth on this book! One minute I want to read it, the next minute I'm not sure! LOL! Let us know your thoughts when you are finished!

    Linda in VA

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  20. I think I'd need to read a little bit more to decide whether I wanted to continue or not.

    Chippy

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  21. I've heard great things about this book, and am on the library wait list for the audio version, but from the intro, I really can't get a good feel for what it's about.

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  22. That is a "catchy" opening! I hope you enjoy the rest of this one, Diane!

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  23. I'm intrigued by the house that don't belong.

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  24. That is so true, I think we all experience regrets. Thanks for stopping by. Have a nice week. kelley—the road goes ever ever on

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  25. Yes! I was hoping to get to this before the end of the year, but didn't.

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  26. Love the beginning. I would like to know more about that house.

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