Tuesday, April 4, 2017

First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros - Sons and Daughters of Ease and Plenty; Ramona Ausubel



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.

Riverhead Books - 2016
1976

"SUMMER FATTENED EVERYBODY UP. The family buttered without reserve; pie seemed to be everywhere. They awoke and slept and woke in the summerhouse on the island, ate all their meals on the porch while the sun moved across their sky. They looked out at the saltwater cove and watched the sailboats skim and tack across the blue towards the windward beach, littered with the outgrown shells of the horseshoe crabs."

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

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36 comments:

  1. Sounds like a place I would enjoy in the summer...and reading it would be the next best thing.

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  2. I'm not overly taken by the intro, I'm afraid, but the book does sound interesting. I actually find I lose weight in summer--the heat makes me less hungry. But if I spent summers at a summerhouse on an island, maybe things would work out differently. :-) Sounds like a nice way to pass the time.

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    1. Sorry the intro did not appeal to you. I think its a great summer draw:)

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  3. The very first sentence had me sitting up and taking notice. I like the sound of this lazy summer, sat around enjoying the weather and the food.

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  4. The picture painted in the first paragraph is lovely. I'd like o stay there. Yes, I'd read on.

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  5. It sounds idyllic. I'd definitely read more.

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    1. Glad the intro made you want to read more -- me too.

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  6. Sounds lovely. I'm more relaxed already! Yes, I'd want to read more.

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  7. definitely something I would need right now instead of yoyo temperatures, grey skies and lots of rain (Chicago area)

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  8. I like the beginning enough to continue reading. Sounds like a lovely place to spend the summer.

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  9. I would continue. I always enjoy books set in the summer.

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  10. I would read more as this paragraph is evocative of relaxed summer days

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  11. I would keep reading. I like the writing style, and I love the title!

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    1. Glad this one appealed to you, I loved the cover and intro as well.

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  12. I love the picture the first paragraph put in my mind. I'd keep reading.

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    1. Vicki, I am really looking forward to warmer weather so maybe this is the best I can do for now LOL

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  13. I'm not sure I would read more, but I am hungry!

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  14. Oh what a scene. I would definitely continue reading because I can totally imagine waking up to at a summerhouse on an island. Sounds lovely!

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    1. That would be nice however, stormy weather can be frightening. We once lived in a house on the cliff of the ocean.

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  15. I love this intro! I want to live there for summer!

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  16. Well, based on that first paragraph I would not probably pick this one up. It sounds too idyllic, though of course that could also mean trouble is just around the corner. But I have heard great things about this author and have been meaning to read her novel for a while now. Thanks for reminding me.

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    1. I agree. If I thought trouble was around the corner, I might keep reading.

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  17. A very pleasant and inviting opening--I'd read more!

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