Tuesday, June 19, 2012

First Chapter ~ First Paragraph Tuesday Intros

Every Tuesday, I'll be posting the opening paragraph (sometimes maybe a few ) of a book I decided to read based on the opening paragraph (s). Feel free to grab the banner and play along.  This week's pick is from a book that will be released in (2) weeks, by an author I enjoyed in the past.

Simon & Schuster (July 3, 2012)

August 24, 2004
Changing room, Olympic Velodrome, Athens, women's sprint cycling Olympic gold medal race 

"Just on the other side of an unpainted metal door, five thousand men, women, and children were chanting her name.  Zoe Castle didn't like it as much as she thought she would.  She was twenty-four years old and she sat where her coach told her to sit, beside him, on a thin white bench with the blue protective film still on it."

"Don't touch the door," he said. "It's alarmed."  

Would you  read on? Have you read, Little Bee , and if so, did you love it as much as I did?


  1. I would definitely want to read more!

  2. Yes, definitely intriguing! I love that cover, too; when I look at it, the images shift. I guess that's supposed to happen...lol


  3. Very clever cover and, yes, I'd keep reading. Little Bee was a compelling audiobook, but I hated the marketing ploy about keeping the plot a secret.

    My Tuesday Intro:

  4. This one better be good!! I loved Little Bee big time! I agree with you about the plot secret...stupid.

  5. This sounds good. I haven't read Little Bee, but maybe I should. Here's Mine

  6. I have this on my ipad, via netgalley. I hope to read it soon... I'm working my way through the 'too many' requests I made.

    Hope you enjoy it!

  7. Haven't read Little Bee but am eager to get into this one. I may have to put Little Bee on my list as well.

  8. I thought I've seen the book cover. Little Bee of course. This first paragraph sounds interesting. I haven't read Bee, should one read that first?

    1. It's not necessary to read Little Bee first, but it was a terrific story.

  9. I would pick this book up based on how much I enjoyed Little Bee!

    Mine is here.

  10. Well, this has my attention. I still have Little Bee on my shelf and I promise, one day I will get to it.

    Since summer has started, I am on to my Cozy Mysteries. This week I am reading A Deadly Grind by Victoria Hamilton.

    I can not say that it is the best that I have read, but since she is a new to me author, I thought I would give her a chance.

  11. With the London Olympics coming up soon I am interested in all things Olympic! This one sounds terrific!

  12. I really like this opening, especially with the Olympics coming up.

    I played too this week. Here's mine: Opening paragraphs of The Maltese Falcon.

  13. Never heard of that one, but thinking it's not the kind of book I read. Here is my post Intros Tues @ConciseBookReviews

  14. I would read on!. "Little Bee" is on my TBR list. Now I will add "Gold". Help, I need more hours in a day, or more days in a week, or more weeks in month, you get my drift!

  15. I've seen this clever cover before before but didn't know the story was about the Olympics.


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