Tuesday, May 1, 2018

First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros - The Death of Mrs Westaway; Ruth Ware



On Tuesdays First Chapter, First Paragraph/Intros is hosted by Vickie/ I’d Rather Be at the Beach Readers are asked to share the first paragraph of a book they are reading or plans to read soon.  This week's selection hooked me right away (I'm about 1/3 into it and enjoying it). Tell me how you like the intro.


Gallery - Simon & Schuster - 2018

29th November, 1994

"The magpies are back. It's strange to think how much I used to hate them, when I first came to the house.  I remember coming up the drive in the taxi from the station, seeing them lined up along the garden wall like that, preening their feathers.

Today there was one perched on the frost-rimed branch of yew right outside my window, and I remembered what my mother used to say when I was little and whispered Hello, Mr. Magpie under my breath, to turn away the bad luck."


17 comments:

  1. That one really didn't turn me on, although I do like birds!

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  2. I hope you enjoy this one--I'm waiting for a copy from the library.

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  3. I haven't tried Ruth Ware yet but this sounds like an interesting beginning. This week I am featuring Cake and Punishment by Maymee Bell. Happy reading!

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  4. I have requested this one from the library...I have enjoyed the author's previous books.

    The birds creep me out a little, though. LOL

    Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  6. Interesting beginning. Hope you enjoy.

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  7. I read The Woman In Cabin 10 last year and liked it. It looks like the author's next book is off to a good start here. Hope you like it Diane.

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  8. I haven't read this author yet. The intro reminds me of the movie The Birds which I watched when I was little and never forgot. I loved scary movies even as a child.

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  9. I like this ominous opening!

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  10. I love this opening and I really want to read the book - going on my holiday reading list now!

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  11. This one is on my TBR. I loved her first 2 books but the last one didn't work for me. I have my fingers crossed about this one and I really liked the beginning!

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  12. Magpies are like a magnet for me, though I fell for The Magpie Murders and was disappointed.

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  13. I've read a couple of Ware's books and haven't been overly impressed, but this intro has me curious. Maybe on audio...

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  14. Will look this one up.I enjoyed her previous book.

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  15. Oooooh, I can't wait to read this one! The cover is gorgeous (even though we're not supposed to judge books that way, I completely do!) and I've enjoyed most of Ruth Ware's other books. Thanks for sharing this one's intro.

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