Tuesday, September 22, 2020

First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros - Hieroglyphics; Jill McCorkle


Welcome to First Chapter/Intros, now hosted by Yvonne @ Socrates Book ReviewsEach week readers post the first paragraph (or 2) of a book they are reading or that they plan to read soon.

Hieroglyphics; Jill McCorkle
Algonquin - 2020

Shelley

"Lately, Shelley hears things in the middle night, hinges creaking and papers rustling, but it could be anything-- the dog, her son, a mouse, the wind --and she forces her mind to stop right there so she doesn't imagine possibilities that would terrify her, like a killer or a ghost. It doesn't help that old man rides by so often now, his green Toyota slowing in front of the house and then circling the block."

What do you think, read more or pass?

24 comments:

  1. It sounds creepy. I hope you enjoy it.

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  2. I'd read on, just to see if she is correct being suspicious about things in the house.

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  3. I'd read on just to see is she is right to be paranoid!

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  4. I've enjoyed Jill McCorkle, with her beautiful writing, in the past.

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  5. Ooh, sounds very spooky! I think I would enjoy it. Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

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  6. That doesn't sound overly exciting.

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  7. I've not read anything by this author but now I'm tempted. Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  8. A definite read on--and who can't relate to a mind that won't turn off at night, lol.

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    1. Catherine, Me too, I lie awake doing all sorts of date calculations in my analytical mind at night between tossing and turning LOL

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  9. I'm intrigued by this intro. I would keep reading.

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  10. I've heard good things about this book and would like to try something by McCorkle. Yes, I'd keep reading!

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  11. I get to cheat on this one. Hieroglyphics is actually the last book I read, just finished it last week. It's my third Jill McCorkle novel, and it won't be my last. I found this one kind of a slow-starter, but once I understood all the character relationships and started keeping their backstories straighter in my mind, I began to love it. Patience is the key here.

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    1. Thank you for the heads-up Sam, I hope that doesn't do me in as I have been having some focus issues lately as I cope with the loss of RBG.

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    2. Sam, I just realized I read another book by this author: Life After Life; I enjoyed the writing but was disappointed by the ending as I reread my old review.

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  12. Yeah I looked at this book earlier .... so I hope you vet it for us. The beginning sounds worth going on.

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