Tuesday, March 15, 2016

First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros - Shelter; Jung Yun


Every Tuesday I host First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros where I share the first paragraph sometimes   two of a book that I'm reading or plan to read soon.


Shelter; Jung Yun
Picador - 2016

PART ONE

DAWN

"The boy is standing in the doorway again.  He's smiling, which hardly seems right.  A smile means he's not sick.  He didn't have a bad dream.  He didn't wet the bed.  None of the things he usually says when he enters the room uninvited.  Kyung nudges his wife, who turns over with a grunt, face-first into her pillow.  He sighs and sits up, rubbing the sleep from his eyes.

What's wrong? he asks. What's the matter?"

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






35 comments:

  1. Now I am definitely curious....I've been eyeing this one. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. I hope to start it this week Laurel as I have a few others to finish first.

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  2. The book's cover makes me want to look inside, and the opening makes me want to know more. Sounds like a good story.

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  3. The mother sounds like me when my daughter wakes up too early. Haha. This sounds like it will be an emotional read, Diane. I hadn't heard of it before, but I think I might like this one.

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    1. LOL - for me, I do that when the cats wake us up at 5 a.m. :)

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  4. The cover is beautiful but the paragraph isn't grading me. I'd like to read a bit more.

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    1. Well, I'm hoping it is good, I hope to try it soon.

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  5. The first thing that attracted me was that cover, which I love! It's just beautiful, the way the image has been kind of "unfocused", so as to refer to a vague memory. Since I had never heard of this book before, I checked it out on Goodreads. WOW. It sure sound, like a powerful, emotional story!

    The opening has a poignant tone to it I would definitely keep reading! :)

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  6. That's quite an unusual opening which has me curious - is something the matter? I love the cover too!

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  7. I would absolutely keep on reading. I am intrigued and want to know more!

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  8. I think I'd keep on at least for while to see how the story progresses. And all of us that are parents have probably been in a similar situation. LOL

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  9. I'm looking forward to this one!

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    1. I like the sound of it but, haven't started it yet.

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  10. The opening makes me curious to know more about what's going on, so I'd keep reading! I like the cover, too.

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  11. This is a very unusual pargraph, I would definitely continue reading.

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  12. That kinda has an eerie feel to it, as does the cover. I want to know more.

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    1. I have high hopes for this one, so I hope I am right.

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  13. I haven't heard of this one before--sounds like it might be a sad story.

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    1. Haven't started it yet Catherine, but eager to do so.

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  14. Yes, I'm immediately caught and concerned and would have to read on.
    Miss Cellany.

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  15. Sorry I'm late in the day. This intro mystifies me. I have no idea how it's going to go. I feel for the wife though, remembering those days when I was waken in the middle of the night.

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    1. Yes, I think mothers everywhere will identify with this intro LOL

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  16. I'm definitely curious about this one and I love the cover. I'll have to look for this at the library.

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  17. Nope, I would stop right there.

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  18. I'm definitely intrigued. And the cover art is lovely, too. Thanks for piquing my interest!

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