Tuesday, February 18, 2020

First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros - Weather, Jenny Offill


Each Tuesday, Vicki, from 
I’d Rather Be At The Beach hosts First Chapter 
First Paragraph Tuesday Intros where readers post the opening paragraph(s)
 of a book that they are reading or plan to read. Here's my pick for this week:

Weather, Jenny Offill
Knopf - 2020


NOTES FROM A TOWN MEETING IN MILFORD, CONNECTICUT, 1640

Voted, that the earth is the Lord's and the fullness thereof; voted, that the earth is given to the Saints; voted, that we are the Saints.

ONE

"In the morning, the one who is mostly enlightened comes in.  There are stages and she is in the second to the last, she thinks.  This stage can be described only by a Japanese word. 'Buket of black paint,' it means.

I spend time pulling books for the doomed adjunct.  He has been working on his dissertation for eleven years.  I give him reams of copy paper, binder clips and pens.  He is writing about a philosopher I have never heard of. He is minor, but instrumental, he told me. Minon but instrumental!"

What do you think? Read more or pass?

12 comments:

  1. I'll wait a while for your review before I look for this one.

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  2. This one is new to me. I'd have to read a bit more before deciding whether to continue.

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  3. Nope, I couldn't even get though what you shared.

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  4. I am curious...and I'll be watching for your review. Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

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  5. I've read some good reviews of this book, but given the opening, I don't think I'd keep reading based on that excerpt. Eager to see what you think.

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  6. I love the Jenny Offill I've read in the past.

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  7. I've never heard of this book, but I do like the quote from the town meeting. Those are some super compelling statements!

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  8. The intro didn't grab me but I'll be waiting to read your review and then see if I want to read it.

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  9. The beginning didn't pull me in but I am curious about what this is about so I'll have to go check this out on Goodreads.

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  10. I think I'd pass on this one primarily because it confused me about as quickly as a book opening ever has. :-)

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  11. I loved Dept of Speculation. Will for sure read this one.

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