Tuesday, December 29, 2015

First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros - Like Family; Paolo Giordano


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.  Today's selection is that I started yesterday and am loving thus far. I also loved, The Solitude of Prime Numbers by this author.

Like Family; Paolo Giordano
Pamela Dorman Books
December - 2015

Mrs. A.

"On my thirty-fifth birthday, Mrs. A. abruptly gave up the determination that in my eyes characterized her more than any other quality and, already laid out in a bed that by then  seemed too big for her body, finally abandoned the world we all know."

What do you think -- keep reading or pass? 
(Feel free to join in this week by posting your intro below?



28 comments:

  1. I am definitely curious! Thanks for sharing.

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  2. What a sad opening. I have been wanting to read this one, and am glad you are enjoying it, Diane!

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  3. I've heard really good things about this one, but the intro didn't really grab me. I'd probably read a bit farther due to the buzz though.

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    1. It's probably the fact that it's translated from the Italian as to why it did not flow smoothly.

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  4. This has potential. I'd keep reading.

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  5. I love the cover. I think I'd have to read more to see if it grabbed me.

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    1. Kay,it's translated from the Italian as to why it did not flow smoothly.

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  6. The writing style seems a bit choppy for my taste, but I'd read a bit more to be fair.

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  7. I'm not sure about the intro, but the cover is lovely. Hope you got some new books for Christmas.

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  8. The intro is interesting but I don't think this is my kind of book. Happy reading! Girl Who Reads

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  9. What exquisite writing!! I love that!! I'd absolutely keep reading. Thanks for sharing this author who is new to me.

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  10. I don't think that's for me either.

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  11. I'm curious and want to know more. I'd keep reading!

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  12. I received this beautiful book earlier this month for my birthday and I plan to read it as soon as I get home at the end of the week. Thanks for sharing the intro. It appeals to me!

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  13. Well that is an opening that makes you sit up and pay attention!

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  14. Yes! I'll read more! I won a copy of this book on Bellezza's blog. :)

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