Tuesday, July 24, 2018

First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros - Visible Empire; Hannah Pittard



Each Tuesday, Vicki, from I’d Rather Be At The Beach hosts First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros where  readers post the opening paragraph (sometime two) of a book that they are reading or plan to read. 


Visible Empire; Hannah Pittard
Houghton, Mifflin & Harcourt - 2018

Robert

"In the first few hours, confusion.

The numbers kept changing.  The French were saying 121 dead, which meant--according to the manifest--there must be 11 alive.  But New York--how could they have known more than Paris?  more than Atlanta? --New York was insisting on 130: the French hadn't included their own countrymen--9 dead, 2 alive--in an initial count.  They hadn't thought the U.S. would care. We had our own numbers to deal with, or so their logic went."

What are you thoughts based on the intro?  I haven't started this one yet as I have 2 other books to finish first but, I'll begin it soon.

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    1. Yes, the intro is rather scattered but hoping I'll enjoy this one.

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  2. I am curious...and I want to understand the inconsistencies. Thanks for sharing, and enjoy. Thanks for visiting my blog.

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    1. The reviews seem mixed but, I do like the sound of this as in part based on facts.

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  3. I've seen a couple of reviews of this one recently. Think they were positive, but I honestly can't remember. Anyway, it sounds like one I'd definitely continue. Good luck with it!

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    1. Most of the reviews I came across were positive.

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  4. This one has me wondering about the French/US inconsistencies. Intriguing!

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  5. This is a new-to-me book. The opening makes me curious--so I'm off to find out more. Hope it meets your expectations.

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  6. This book is new to me. I hope you enjoy it. This week I am featuring A Double Life by Flynn Berry. Happy reading!

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  7. I have not read this author yet but plan to get to her someday. I like the first paragraph!

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  8. I would sure read more of that one!

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  9. This is on my tbr list at the library.

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  10. Oh this sounds interesting although I had to read that a couple of times to get it straight in my brain!

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  11. I like this! Reads like a radio report - someone reporting news live. Looking at the cover I didn't expect the first paragraph to read like that. Great choice.

    Here is mine: http://bit.ly/BlackChamber I'm late posting today. :)

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  12. I'm curious to know what is going on. Since Atlanta is mentioned, it makes be think the CDC is involved which would mean some kind of outbreak. hoe you enjoy it. See what I'm featuring at Girl Who Reads

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  13. Hi Diane,
    I think I'd need to read a bit further to try to find out what this is all about, and whether I truly would want to read it. Curious, though!!

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