Tuesday, March 7, 2017

First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros - Among the Lesser Gods; Margo Catts



Every Tuesday I host First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros sharing the first paragraph, maybe two, of a book that I'm reading or plan to read soon.  (I actually started this one yesterday and am enjoying it).

Arcade Publishing - 2017


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"I wasn't thinking about rescue when my grandmother's letter came.  Nothing in my life had given me reason to expect divine giveaways, and I certainly didn't deserve any.  No, to be honest, I was  thinking about a nap.

I'd started out well. Made an effort to tackle the day or shape my destiny or whatever useless crap the placement office motivational posters said would fix everything.  I really had--went to campus, checked in at the job board again, added my name to the Physics Rules! advertisement list to show my availability tutor. Again. For another week."


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



  Feel free to join in by posting your own First Chapter First Paragraph Intro and linking above.


45 comments:

  1. I'm now curious about her grandmother's letter. I want to know more!

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    1. I came across this in the Vine selections and am enjoying it.

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  2. I'm wondering what grandmother's letter said, especially regarding "divine giveaways." Sounds like the character is a struggling student.
    Thank you for hosting.

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    1. Sandra, yes, she has a lot on her plate right now :)

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  3. I haven't heard of this book before but I would keep reading - the tone is pleasing and I want to know what her grandmother sent.

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  4. I like the voice of the narrator and I'm also curious about the letter. Yes, I'd keep reading.

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  5. I definitely think I would keep reading. It's not an author I'm familiar with so thanks for sharing!

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  6. I'd keep reading... It is the kind of intro that raises questions and keeps you reading. Also, I love the cover! Happy reading!

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  7. Bit of an attitude. I'd keep reading to see if he got his act together.

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    1. It's a "she" and she has so issues to deal with.

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  8. I need to know more - what did the grandmother send? I can't tell if the narrator is a man or a woman - so yes I would read on.

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  9. Oh my... I now want to know more, I'd definitely keep reading.. Thanks for sharing, Diane!

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    1. Thank you, I think this book will appeal to many readers. Thanks for joining us.

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  10. The beginning raises my curiosity. On the other hand it seems to throw a lot of information out using a very limited number of words. I prefer that book takes its time early on.

    With thatI probably would keep reading.

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    1. Brian Joseph, it is a debut novel but, so far the writing isn't bad.

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  11. This is a new to me book and I do like that opening. I'd keep going.

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    1. I feel in love with the cover first and good story so far.

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  12. The opening didn't really draw me in, but when I clicked over to Amazon to read more, I discovered that the author is likened to Barbara Kingsolver and Leif Enger. That sold me!

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  13. This sounds like it could be a good one.

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  14. I read the summary and think this is a book I might like. Leadville, Colorado was also a draw for me. Yep, I'd continue.

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  15. Just enough of an intro to get me to keep reading.

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  16. I did like the first paragraph!

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  17. I'd read a bit more and the summary before deciding. I think I'd have to be in the right frame of mind. Thanks for sharing.

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  18. I'm curious about the letter, and I have all kinds of other questions after reading this opening. Also, I love the cover of this book. I'd keep reading!

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    1. Yes so far so good and I love the cover as well.

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  19. Okay, I'm intrigued. Hope you enjoy it. Here's Mine

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  20. I do like the opening. It is humorous. I'll keep this book in mind.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, glad the intro appealed to you.

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  21. I want to know what is in the letter from the grandmother. Keep going!

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  22. What is in her grandmother's letter? And why are they putting their name on the tutoring list (again)? I'd keep reading!

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  23. I'd like to know too whats in the letter. Yes from me.

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