Tuesday, June 7, 2016

First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros - What Was Mine; Helen Klein Ross


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.  



What Was Mine; Helen Klein Ross
Gallery Books - 2016

Lucy


"Kidnap. Parse the word.  It ought to mean lying down with baby goats. Words can be misleading.

I can't tell my story straight.  I have to tell it in circles, like rings of a tree that signify the passage of time.

Shall I start with how badly I wanted a child?"



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




41 comments:

  1. Sounds like the start of a good story, so I'd keep reading.

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    1. I liked the intro as well and am looking forward to beginning this one.

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  2. The author is right about kidnap! Based on these few sentences, I think I'd like this book. The writing sounds like it would be clever.

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  3. Your intro caught my attention right away. I would definitely keep reading, Diane.

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  4. Yes, I'm loving the intro - especially the last line! I also like wondering how some words came about so the sentence about kidnap is good. Enjoy!

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    1. "kidnap" is a good one and I never gave it a second thought before reading the intro LOL

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  5. There's something very touching about the first paragraph. I want to keep going.

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  6. A dramatic opening, I'd keep on reading.

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    1. Yes, I have so many questions already. Thanks for stopping by Emma.

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  7. Great opening. I'd keep going.

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    1. That seems to be the opinion of this one today; can't wait to start it.

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  8. Love the opening, great narrative voice! I'd keep reading.

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  9. Interesting opening. I'd keep going.

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  10. I read this one nd thought the plot was quite good. Prety horrific the kidnapper was able to get away with it for so long...

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  11. I haven't started it but know readers seem to have enjoyed it.

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  12. Oooh I really like that beginning! It's always fun when a narrator actually talks to the reader, it feels more interactive somehow? Thanks for hosting and for sharing :)
    Juli @ Universe in Words

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  13. Not a long intro but packed with interesting thoughts. This is one I would keep reading.

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  14. I agree it is a good opening and the author sounds intelligent. That goes a long way with me. I am always drawn to kidnapping stories.

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  15. This one has been tempting me and I love the beginning! I'd definitely keep reading.

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  16. I've wanted to read this one for so long, and I like the structure of the start. I would keep reading.

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    1. I read a few reviews that were very positive so looking forward to it.

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  17. I'm not sure I would like this one, but the intro was good

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  18. I like the beginning, and I have this on my list to read at the library.

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  19. Oh, no! Did she just up and snatch a baby? I would keep reading!

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  20. This was a quick read. Hope you like it!

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