Tuesday, November 22, 2016

First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros - I'll Take You There; Wally Lamb


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.  

I'll Take You There; Wally Lamb
Harper - 2016
Prologue

"I turned sixty earlier this year, an age that brings deficits, of course: Creaky knees, a temporary inability to remember familiar people's names, a second colonoscopy.  But there are benefits to reaching this age, too.  One is wisdom, or so they tell me.  Another is the senior citizen discount at Dunkin' Donuts--once you survive the shock of being asked if you're eligible, pr more shockingly, the cashier's assumption you're eligible without asking. Geezerdom's got a third perk too.  Let's call it bemused appreciation for how ironic life can be.  Take, for instance, adult diapers: from Pampers we came to Depends we shall return.  Ironic, no?  It's the same with tears.  We cry easily when we're kids, not so much as grown-ups.  Then, at about the time those AARP magazines start showing up uninvited in the mailbox, the lachrymal glands come alive again.  Mine do, anyway.  I can tear up at sappy commercials, sentimental newspaper articles, Facebook posts about some family's decision to have their dog put down. And when the TV news shows one of those surprising reunions between a soldier returning from war and his kids--or her kids--man, I lose it."


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

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41 comments:

  1. I have never read Wally Lamb and feel I should so I'd keep on reading for that alone. Also, I like the intro. I'm not quite there yet but I get the creaky knees!

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    1. I love this author and have read ALL of his books, plus he is a fairly local author.

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  2. I love Wally Lamb! Can't wait to read this one... enjoy.

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    1. Haven't started it yet but hope to soon. I've read all of his books.

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  3. It has been a long while since I last read anything b y Wally Lamb. I loved three of his books and was unable to finish the last one I tried. I like the intro. The crying thing is not related to age for me at all! Haha And it only took me turning 40 for the creaky knees to start kicking in now and then.

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    1. I've never been a cryer but I may have reason to soon (think positive thoughts please)

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  4. I haven't read Wally Lamb in ages, but I love his books! And this one seems timely, considering the whole aging thing. LOL. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. I love when I can read something with senior aged characters LOL

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  5. Oh, yes! I don't know Wally Lamb, but this book looks different.

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  6. Wally Lamb books are usually long but I should try this one. Will check it out more and probably read.

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  7. This intro definitely catches my attention. I'd read it. Hope you enjoy it. I know my selection won't be for you, but I have vowed to start reading more serious books.

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    1. I actually liked your book for a light and easy December read LOL

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  8. I really enjoyed She's Come Undone and What I Know is True but I'm not really feeling the opener of this one so I'd probably read a little bit more to be sure.

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  9. This intro sounds a little too close to home, I'm more than a decade older and into avoidance so I'll give this book a miss!

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  10. I've never read Wally Lamb but this will be my first — it is sooo me! Especially that bit about the clerk assuming you're eligible. Thanks for sharing this intro today.

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  11. I'm glad you posted this one for your first paragraph. I've been debating whether or not I should read it. Now I know I will.

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  12. I would definitely keep read.

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  13. That's almost too relatable here!

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  14. Wow this book sounds neat! It wouldn't be my normal pick but if I saw it on a shelf I'd give it a read!

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  15. I've never read Wally Lamb--this sounds promising!

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    1. Oh you need to try him. He's a favorite author of mine.

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  16. I'd probably pass on this one. It's a little too close to home for comfort for me lol.

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    1. LOL - I hear you but, that's why it appeals to me LOL

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  17. I will always pick up a Wally Lamb novel. Look forward to your thoughts.

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  18. This sounds like one I'll have to get to early next year!!

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  19. I have enjoyed Wally Lamb before and will undoubtedly read this one too.

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    1. He is a favorite author but, still haven't started this one.

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  20. I've gotten to the point where I never pass on Wally Lamb--yes, I would read on, for sure! Wally and I are of an age... :)

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