Tuesday, October 27, 2020

First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros - Nursing Homes Are Murder; Mike Befeler


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.

The week, before our presidential election, I find myself in need of an easy, fun read. My pick is a  book I got at a library sale in 2015 or so.


Five Star Publishing - 2015

One

"Deep in contemplation over how much longer my eighty-five year old body and soggy mind would last, I sat on the balcony of our Hibiscus Hotel room overlooking The Honolulu Ala Wai Yatch Harbor.  I felt a surge of gratitude that my limbs moved and my organs did what they were supposed to, but I did have this one little problem--overnight my short-term memory disappeared like a mosquito being zapped in one of those electric traps.  Getting old was a pisser, but I counted my blessings to be here in this tropical paradise with my family."

I chuckled at the intro, and thought this just might be my stress-free reading pick of the week. It is actually part of a series, but I'll try it anyways.

Would you read more or pass?

11 comments:

  1. Wow, you pulled me right in with this one! As I get older, these kinds of stories seem so appealing. And that reference to the mosquito zapper made me smile, as I just got one of those to try to kill some flies, lol.

    Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

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  2. That might be interesting and that's a great place for a nursing home story.

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  3. I chuckled at that last line! I don't think I would go further with this one, but that's just because it doesn't sound like my cup of tea.

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  4. I share your sentiments, Diane. Such a great choice of humor and lovely setting. Enjoy!!

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  5. oh interesting! the setting certainly sounds lovely..

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  6. I loved this intro. Yes, something light would be really nice this week and maybe even into next week.

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  7. What an intriguing beginning. I would definitely read further!

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  8. I like the title and it seems like the main character has a good sense of humor.

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  9. I like the sound of it, and Honolulu got my attention. :) I'd keep reading.

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  10. Hard call. A little too close to home but does sound amusing.

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  11. Sounds like a good pick and a fun read! I've been most reaching for light reads for the last few months and cozy mysteries very rarely disappoint!

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