Tuesday, May 17, 2016

First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros - Somebody I Used to Know; David Bell

Sorry - for late post today - Blogger was uncooperative uploading images!


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. 




Penguin - 2015


Chapter One

"When I saw the girl in the grocery store, my heart stopped.

I had turned the corner into the dairy aisle, carrying a basket with just a few items in it. Cereal. Crackers. Spaghetti. Beer.  I lived alone, worked a lot, and rarely cooked.  I was checking a price when I almost ran into the girl.  I stopped immediately and studied her in profile, her hand raised to her mouth while she examined products through the glass door of the dairy cooler.  

I felt like I was seeing a ghost."


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



41 comments:

  1. Oooh, I like that opener (despite the grammar issue). It makes me want to know more: what is familiar about the girl? Whose "ghost" does he see?

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    1. I was going through all my unread ebooks and this one caught my eye. It made me curious for more.

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  2. That makes me want to know more. So many questions... I'd have to keep reading!

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    1. I agree and like when a book draws you in like that.

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  3. I really like that intro. It's just enough to spark my interest, especially with the last line and wondering who the girl is.

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    1. I haven't started it yet but, it makes me want to know more.

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  4. This one kept my interest throughout--hope you enjoy it as well.

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  5. I want to know more too. I would keep reading. I like the writing style so far.

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    1. Glad u liked the intro, I want to begin this one soon as the intro drew me in.

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  7. This is a great first sentence and paragraph. It's difficult to draw the reader in right away, so kudos to the author!

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    1. I enjoyed the intro as well and hope to start this soon.

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  8. SO intriguing! I would definitely keep reading!

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  9. Oh, I love the opening lines and the premise. I want to know more!

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    1. It does pull you in so I am curious to start this one.

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  10. I'm not surprised by what happened with Blogger. It does tend to act up from time to time!

    Alas, this book is not for me.... I do like the opening, but the plot...much too tragic! Sure hope you enjoy it, though!

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    1. Maria, I had good luck with Blogger for a long time, I guess I was due for a glitch LOL

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  11. This is a grabber, yep, I'd definitely keep reading.

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  12. I'd definitely keep reading. Going to see if my library has it.

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    1. It's from 2015 Vicki so I hope you can find a copy.

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  13. What a great opener - I would definitely keep reading this one as it sounds like someone from his past is haunting him.

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    1. I know, I'm so curious who she is and what their relationship was.

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  14. The last line about seeing a ghost got me so I'd definitely keep reading here!

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  15. This is an unusual first paragraph. I'm curious enough to want to keep going,

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  16. I wonder why the girl surprised the main character? Is the main character male or female? Could get good.

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    1. I think HE see's a SHE LOL - haven't started it yet.

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  17. I'm so curious! I'd definitely keep reading. In fact I want to go get my own copy of the book now because I want to know more!

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    1. Katherine - glad the intro was a hit for you, it drew me in as well.

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  18. That one makes me want to know more!

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  19. That's a great opening! Will definitely read more!

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    1. Comment, Take 2: Excellent opening! I want to find out more. Who is this "ghost"?

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  21. I'd love to know whether a ghost from his past!

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  22. Not sure about this one for me. Sounds like kind of a pat opening and the writing is a bit flat. I would skip ahead and do what I call the Page 99 test to check out if the writing got better.

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  23. It has possibilities! I've never read anything by this author.

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