Tuesday, August 18, 2015

First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros - In the Unlikely Event; Judy Blume


Every Tuesday I host First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros where I share the first paragraph sometimes two from a book I am reading or thinking about reading soon.

Knopf - 2015

Thirty-five Years Later
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February 10, 1987

"Even now she can't decide.  She thinks about flipping a coin. Heads she goes, tails she stays.  But isn't indecisiveness an early sign of mental illness?  Didn't she cover a story about a few years ago? Or is it that she's conflicted? Conflicted is better than indecisive.  Why is she thinking this way? A voice inside her head says, You know damn well why."


What do you think -- keep reading or pass?  

(Feel free to join in this week by posting your intro below?





44 comments:

  1. I can't wait to read this one...I have it on my Kindle, and almost shared it today.....

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  2. I love Judy Blume. :-) I hope you are enjoying this one, Diane. I wonder what she will end up deciding and why she is having trouble making up her mind . . . I often can't decide what I want to eat for dinner. I hate to think that's a sign I am mentally ill.

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    1. I can be I desire as well about certain things. Haven't started it yet but I am anxious.

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  3. I want to read this book because of the author, but I'm glad you're trying it out first. The first paragraph sounds like Judy Blume.

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  4. I didn't know there was a new book by Judy Blume! The intro has captured my interest. I want to know why.

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    1. Yes, it has been a while since we have heard from Blume.

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  5. The intro has me wanting to read more although I already had this book on my 'want to read' list - I loved Judy Blume's books as a teenager...

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    1. I hope I can get to it before the library wants it back😊

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  6. I've had this one on my radar since it was announced. Hope it's good.

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  7. This sounds intriguing! I wonder why she's thinking about mental illness and where she has to go.Thanks for bringing this one to my attention and for hosting :)
    Juli @ Universe in Words

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  8. I've got this one too and will wait to see what you think. Bought it because, well, it's Judy Blume!

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  9. I actually really like this intro, but I did download the sample for this one when it first came out and really couldn't get into it, so I ended up not buying the whole book.

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  10. I want to know more about what's going on, so I'd keep reading!

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  11. I have to say I've never read Judy Blume but this one could convince me...

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    1. She tends to write more books for children but this one caught my interest.

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  12. I have been watching this one too. I haven't downloaded it, or purchased it, or even checked it out of the library. I am really interested now that you have shared the intro.

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  13. I've looked at this book and read a synopsis a while back. Can't wait to hear what you think of it. I liked the plot.

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  14. I like the first chapter. My kids loved Blume when they were young but I haven't read anything by her.

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  15. I'm listening to this on audio now. I'm really enjoying it, but there are a slew of characters introduced in the beginning. Don't be discouraged by that, you'll get them all straight as you progress.

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    1. Thanks for the warning, as I do get frustrated when there are too many characters.

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  16. I would bite, I would want to know why too!

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  17. I'm about a quarter through this book - loving it! Blume knows how to write a page-turner. I put off beginning it because early reviews suggested that it was hard to keep track of all of the characters but I haven't found that to be a problem.

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