Tuesday, April 12, 2022

First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros - The Mad Girls of New York; Maya Rodale

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. Hoping to start this one soon.

Berkley - April 2022

Chapter One

Welcome to New York

I'm off for New York. Look out for me. 
               ----Nelly Bly

NEWSPAPER ROW
NEW YORK CITY, 1887

Nellie did not take New York by storm.  Not at first, not as she planned.  She had arrived in spring, when the city was bursting into bloom and the air full of promise, with a hundred dollars in her purse along with her clips from her days at the Pittsburg Dispatch and ambition to burn.  Of course she would get a job as a reporter for one of the big city papers (even though it was hardly done for a woman).  Of course she would become a sensation (even though it was wisely agreed that a woman should do no such thing).  Nellie was good at two things: asking questions and believing in herself.





25 comments:

  1. Nellie sounds like a great character. Curious to know about her journey.

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  2. I hope you enjoy this! I read it a few weeks back since I'm a big Bly fan.

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  3. I think I will love this character! Thanks for sharing and enjoy.

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  4. That sounds pretty darn interesting!

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  5. Nellie Bly is a fascinating personality and this sounds like a book that might do her justice.

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  6. I definately recommend doing news releases when you publish a book. Book releases is part of my marketing strategy along with gathering reviews and writing the next book. Waiting for bloggers to read my book and post a review is tiring. I used https://usbookreviews.com to gather reviews for my book and I am happy with the increase in reviews, sales and visibility.

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  7. This sounds like something I might enjoy!

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    1. Yes it doesn't sound like a heavy read yet the preise sounds facinating.

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  8. I think I'd like this book, may look for a copy.

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    1. I'm quite sure Nelly Bly is going to be a great character.

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  9. Yes, this one sounds like it will be a good read.

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    1. I thought so as well Deb. I will start it tomorrow I hope.

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  10. I love the sound of this one! It has one of my favorite places and time eras. Another one to add to my wishlist.

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    1. I like that time period as well and her character sounds intriguing.

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  11. I so want to read this one! I'm a huge fan of Nellie Bly and have always found her so interesting; she definitely makes for a great character in any book. :)

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  12. I've been looking at this book and it sounds really good. I like the first paragraph.

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    1. I just started it and am LOVING the writing, time period and story!

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  13. Freshly into NYC and in 1887- I'd keep reading!

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  14. Greg, It's really good already - just 4 chapters in.

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