Tuesday, October 18, 2016

First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros - The Book That Matters Most; Ann Hood


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. 
W.W. Norton Company - 2016


PART ONE

DECEMBER

Ava

"Ava saw it as soon as she turned the corner.  She stopped, squinting as if that would change what she was looking at.  It was a week before Christmas on Weybosset Street in downtown Providence.  The Christmas lights already shone, even at five o'clock, because the day was so dark and gray.  The air had that festive holiday feeling that came from people bustling about with oversized shopping bags, cold air, tired decorations, a guy selling Christmas trees on the corner.

But Ava felt anything but festive."


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

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44 comments:

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    1. I've enjoyed all that Hood has written. Being a Rhode Islander, I love that I am alway able to identify the places she writes about.

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  2. I have been hearing good things about this book. I would keep reading. I'd like to know more about Ava's situation.

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    1. I'm anxious to begin this one; I love Hood's writing.

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  3. I like that opening a lot. I'd keep reading to find out what's going on in Ava's life.
    Thank you for hosting.

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  4. It's still a little early for reading about Christmas but I do like the opening, it certainly paints a picture of both the town and Ava's feelings so I'd like to know more.

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    1. It's hard to believe Christmas is really only about 10 wks away.

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  5. I like the opening. For me, it's never too early to think and feel Christmas. Enjoy Diane.

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    1. LOL, I enjoy the holidays now that we have little ones around.

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  6. I want to know why Ava isn't happy so I'd read on I think.

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  7. I like this opening - the scene setting sounds good and I want to know more about Ava.

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  8. I'm not quite ready for holiday reading, but I do like that opening.

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  9. I have to agree with the others about reading Christmas at this time of year but... the last line intrigues me.

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  10. I like that opening, but would need to wait until after Thanksgiving to read the book! ;-)

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    1. :) I hadn't realized the Christmas setting but, I doubt it's one of the Christmas focused books since it was released several months ago.

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  11. Seems like we both are featuring Christmas books this week. This one sounds good and I'd definitely keep reading.

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  12. I haven't read anything by this author, but I've heard good things about her books. I've had my eye on this one since it hit the shelves and might have to pick it up when I finish with my current read. 10 weeks, eh? We're getting ready to set all our Christmas displays at work next week, so I guess it's getting closer! :)

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    1. It's hard to believe the yer is winding down. You need to try this author, she's quite good.

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  13. I've not heard of this one or read anything by this author but perhaps it's time for a good Christmas read. Thanks for sharing that.

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  14. I'd pass. It just doesn't hook me.

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    1. Not every book works for all as well very well know:)

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  15. I would keep reading to see if the story pulls me in more.

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    1. The plot sounds pretty good to me - will start soon.

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  16. I would love to know what is going on. Is she an average person or does she have a special sense that there's danger in the air? Interesting.

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    1. Her husband has left her after many years of marriage,

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  17. I like the beginning but I'm not definitely not reading about Christmas until December :-)

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  18. I've heard great things about it and the intro was great. I think it's only I'll definitely look for at my library.

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  19. That is a very engaging opening! I'd read more for sure.

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  20. It sounds interesting, but I don't like reading Christmas books before December, so I'll probably wait until then to look into it more! :)

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    1. Not sure that it's really heavily Christmas focused but, I understand.

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  21. I will be the other dissenting voice here. I find that opening to be like a cliche, boring, and would not go on.

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