Tuesday, April 12, 2016

First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros - Britt-Marie Was Here; Fredrik Backman


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.  (This is Backman's third novel. If you love quirky characters, be sure to check all of his books out).


Britt-Marie Was Here; Fredrik Backman
Atria - May 2016


"Forks. Knives. Spoons. In that order.

Britt-Marie is certainly not the kind of person who judges other people. Far from it.  

But surely no civilized person would even think of arranging a cutlery drawer in a different way from how cutlery drawers are supposed to be arranged?

We're not animals are we?"


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






41 comments:

  1. I've been wanting to read this book...I loved A Man Called Ove.

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    1. I loved Ove as well. The second book was good but Ove was better IMO.

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  2. This cinches it. I'm an animal. My cutlery drawer has knives, forks,spoons.

    Sounds like fun. I'd keep reading.

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    1. I'm an animal as well . My cutlery drawer has knives, forks and spoons.

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  3. Margot and I organize our cutlery drawer the same way. :-) I am looking forward to reading this.

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    1. I'm an animal as well . My cutlery drawer has knives, forks and spoons.

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  4. Thanks for sharing this intro, Diane. This is a popular book right now!

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  5. Haha! Is there another way to organise your cutlery drawer? Sounds like a good one to me!

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  6. The cover speaks to me. I'm just not sure what it's saying. The "cutlery drawer," I would like to read more about it. Who knew such an ordinary kitchen item could speak so loudly.

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  7. Ha! I'm an animal too -- I'm forks, spoons, knives.

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    1. I'm an animal as well . My drawer has knives, forks and spoons.

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  8. Looks like one I'd enjoy as I did Man Called Ove.

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  9. I've got this ARC, but from what I've been told, I need to read My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry first. I'm looking forward to both books, as I loved A Man Called Ove.

    P.S. I'm an animal. Forks, spoons, knives. :)

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    1. Not sure if that's a must Les.

      I'm an animal as well ... knives, forks and spoons.

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  10. I'm not sure I would keep reading, but I had to check my cutlery drawer to see if I'm an animal or not! LOL (Forks. Spoons. Knives.)

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  11. I need to add this one to my list. I have not yet read, A Man Called Ove. It is on my list of reads for 2016 though. My cutlery drawer is way wrong forks, spoons and knives across the top. Ugh!

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    1. I'm an animal as well . My cutlery drawer has knives, forks and spoons.

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  12. I enjoyed reading A Man Called Ove! That was such a wonderful and moving story! I haven't read his second book yet and it looks like I've to put this onto my wishlist too.

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    1. I liked Ove better than book 2 but, yet 2 was very good.

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  13. You know, with this blog hop, I'm finding out about so many books I normally would never know about, because they're not the type I usually read. The opening of this one didn't exactly grab me, but then I went over to Goodreads to take a look. Now I want to read this book! I love the idea of Britt Marie loosening up, plus the book has a lot of humor in it. Goodreads is also holding a giveaway for this book, so I've signed up! Thanks for sharing!! Have a GREAT day!! :)

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    1. Maria ==so glad this blog hop appeals to you and helps you to discover new books as well.

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  14. Wonder what kind of animal I am? I have two sets of cutlery and both are forks, spoons, knives.

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    1. LOL -I'm an animal as well ... knives, forks and spoons.

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  15. I can't take a steady diet of quirky characters but definitely enjoy reading about them from time to time. This sounds like a good one.

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    1. I do love quirky characters and/or dysfunctional families but not back to back.

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  16. ANd mine are spoons, forks, knives - hmmmm ;)
    Thanks for posting a new intro - I'm heading to goodreads to enter ..

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  17. I want to read all of Backman's novels, they sound great. This is my first time linking here, with a Spencer Quinn novel. If you like dogs and mysteries, check it out.

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  18. I don't think that one cuts it!

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  19. Love the intro. And the cover. I'd keep reading.

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  20. I have loved his other books, so I'd say yes, keep reading!

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  21. Love the sound of this, love the colour, I'm going to search it out.
    Miss Cellany.

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