Tuesday, October 4, 2016

First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros - Leave Me; Gayle Forman


Every Tuesday I host First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros sharing the first paragraph or two, from a book I'm reading or will be reading soon. 


Leave Me; Gayle Forman
Algonquin - 2016

"Marybeth Klein was working late, waiting to sign off on the final proofs of the December issue, when she had a heart attack.

Those first twinges in her chest, however, were more a heaviness than a pain, and she did not immediately think heart. She thought indigestion, brought on by a plate of greasy Chinese food she's eaten at her desk the hour before.  She thought anxiety, brought on by the length of tomorrow's to-do list.  She thought irritation, brought on by the conversation with her husband, Jason, who when she'd called earlier was having a dance party with Oscar and Liv, even though their downstairs neighbor Earl Jablonski would complain and even though keeping up the twins up past eight upped the odds that one of them would wake in the night (and wake her up, too)."

Based on this intro, would you read more or pass on this book?

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21 comments:

  1. I loved this book! Hope you enjoy it, too.

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    1. So glad to hear this as Ti (Book Chatter) wasn't thrilled by it. I've enjoyed some of her other books and do like the intro.

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  2. To be honest, the paragraph didn't grab me, but I see that Laurel-Rain loved it and I usually like the books she likes. I'll give it a try.

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  3. Heart attacks can come so unexpectedly. My mother-in-law recently had one and didn't even realize it. I wonder if she thought it was some of the things Marybeth was thinking hers was too.

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    1. OMG, how scary for your MIL. Yes, women's symptoms are very different.

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  4. The first sentence immediately grabs me... But I'm not too sure about the following paragraph. I would continue reading, especially seen as this title is currently on my radar.

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  5. I would. It sounds like interesting characters and I'm already wondering what happens with them after her heart attack. Thanks for sharing a new author for me.

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  6. I like the sound of this, though the idea of having a heart attack and not knowing is scary.

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    1. For sure, I hope we never have to experience that.

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  7. I would be curious to know more, including how she does after . Sounds like she has a lot of stress going on...

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    1. I will be starting this soon Greg, I'm hoping it's a good one.

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  8. Oh, my! What an opening! It sounds like an engaging book.

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  9. That's a darn good intro, even with the misplaced commas!

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  10. I was intrigued when I read the publisher's blurb for this one when it arrived in the store. I'm planning to read it, but am eager to hear your thoughts, too.

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