Tuesday, April 5, 2022

First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros - Lessons in Chemistry; Bonnie Garmus

Welcome to First Chapter/Intros, hosted by Yvonne @ Socrates Book ReviewsEach week readers post the first paragraph (or 2) of a book we are reading or plan to read soon. Today's pick is a book that's been on my Kindle for about a year. 

Lessons in Chemistry; Bonnie Garmus
Doubleday - 2022

Chapter 1
November 1961

Back in 1961, when women wore shirtwaist dresses and joined garden clubs and drove legions of children around in seatbeltless cars without giving it a second thought; back before anyone knew there'd even be a sixties movement, much less one that its participants would spend the next sixty years chronicling; back when the big wars was over and the secret wars had just begun and people were starting to think fresh and believe everything was possible, the thirty-year-old mother of Madeline Zott rose before dawn every morning and felt certain of just one thing: her life was over.

Despite that certainty, she made her way to the lab to pack her daughter's lunch.

What do you think -- read more or pass?

20 comments:

  1. Wow, I like that excerpt and how it sets us up for something unexpected to happen. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. I thought this as well Laurel. I am curious to begin --soon I hope,

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  2. I like that opening passage and would probably read more.

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    1. The intro makes e all the more curious. Hope to start it this weekend.

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  3. That is an intriguing start. Definitely makes me want to know more.

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    1. I liked that opening as well - I hope to begin by the weekened.

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  4. Sounds good. I like that it's set in the 1960's. I love that time setting in books.

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  5. Could be something strange going on, sounds good.

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  6. I would keep reading. I was just talking with someone a few days ago about how back then everyone just went seatbelt less and thought nothing of it...

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    1. So true. My kids were born in the 70s and I used to place this tiny infant seat on the floor of the front passenger side when they were just a few months old if I had to go some where alone.

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  7. I think this book sounds intriguing!

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    1. I did like the start and I hope to find out more today:)

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  8. This is definitely a must read for me as well! Do keep us up to date...!

    Have a good weekend Diane!

    Elza Reads

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    1. I LOVED this one and soon I hope to get a review posted (I'm way behind).

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  9. Sounds interesting. I think I'd probably read more.

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  10. This one sounds fun! Let us know!

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    1. No review yet (coming soon) but, it is am amazing debut. I LOVED the 1960s vibe as well.

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