Tuesday, January 30, 2018

First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros - I Married You for Happiness; Lily Tuck


Every Tuesday Vicki @ I'd Rather Be at the Beach now hosts First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros, where readers share the first paragraph, maybe two, of a book that they are reading or plan to read soon.  This week's selection is by an author whose book, Sisters, I just read and loved.


Atlantic Monthly Press - 2011

"His hand is growing cold; still she holds it.  Sitting at his bedside, she does not cry.  From time to time, she lays her cheek against his, taking slight comfort in the rough bristle of unshaved hair, and she speaks to him a little.

I love you, she tells him
I always will.
Je t'aims, she says."

Based on this Intro, would you read more or take a pass?

38 comments:

  1. This sounds interesting. I would keep reading. This week I have Look for Me by Lisa Gardner - a thriller from my review stack. Happy reading!

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    1. I love Lisa Gardner so I'll be putting her new one on my wish list.

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  2. Sounds like a tearjerker! I hope you enjoyed it. I would keep reading but I would also be hoping for a happy ending to this story!
    Laura
    My FPFC

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    1. It was a quick read and a very reflective look back at a marriage over a 24 hour period.

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  3. It's off to a sad start, so I'd have to be in a certain mood to continue reading. Hope you like it as much as the author's other book.

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  4. Oh I don't know. It sounds so sad.

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  5. Oh, this one is new to me, but it is definitely going on my list. Sad excerpt. Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

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  6. The title caught my attention first and I thought "contemporary relationship" - not for me. But, the first paragraph is so sweet and sad and seems to have some promised depth that yes. I'd keep reading.

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    1. It was a quick read and a very reflective look back at a marriage over a 24 hour period just as her spouse has passed.

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  7. I have always meant to read this one and other books by Lily Tuck.

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  8. I'm curious and wonder what led to this scene. I'd keep reading to find out. The cover is intriguing, too.
    My Tuesday post features Faultlines.

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  9. That one sounds very sad, but I'd want to know what comes next. Yes, I'd continue.

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  10. Sounds like me when my husband passed. I think I'd like it but it might be hard for me emotionally.

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    1. It was a quick read and a very reflective look back at a marriage over a 24 hour period. Very nice read Vicki.

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  11. This sounds sad and touching. I think I'd read more.

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  12. This sounds really emotional. I'd keep reading.

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  13. I would read some more to find out what the story is, sad though.

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  14. Oh, yes. This sounds very touching.

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  15. The intro just begs me to keep reading.

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  16. It sounds sad. I am on the fence on this one.

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  18. It seems like a sad opening. I think I'd pass.

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  19. I don't think I'd read on. This one doesn't appeal to me.

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