Tuesday, November 20, 2012

First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros

For today's First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intro, I'm featuring an intro to a book by an author that  I have enjoyed in the past. Has anyone read this one?

November 2, 2007

" I have two diaries now. The first is the red hardback Daily Reminder of the kind I've been writing in since 1994, when we had Florian. You gave me the first book in order to record my beginning year as a mother. It was very sweet of you.  I have written in a book like it ever since.  They are hidden in the bottom drawer of my office covered with ribbons and wrapping paper.  The latest, the one that interests you at present, is kept in the very back of the file cabinet containing old bank statements, checks left over from defunct accounts, the things we vow to shred every year and end up stuffing into files.  After quite a lot of searching, I expect, you have found my red diary.  You have been reading it in order to discover whether I am deceiving you.

The second diary, what you might call my real diary, is the one I am writing in now."

Would you keep reading?

Other excellent books by this author include: The Plague of Doves, and her newest book, The Round House

Please feel free to grab the logo and join in by posting the first paragraph (or 2) of a book you are reading now or hoping to read soon.



  1. Hey, I like your Mister Linky! I love this intro -- the somber mood, the masterful yet subtle deceit. I'd keep reading. Here's Mine

  2. Now THAT is a great opening. I would definitely keep reading. Reminds me a little of Gone Girl!

  3. I haven't read anything by this author yet but she's certainly been on my radar. This sounds like something I'd like to read!

  4. Yes! I read this book last year... very powerful stuff. Here's my post:

  5. Hrm, I think that I would need to read a tiny bit more to know if I'd want to continue with this book.

  6. Hmmmm, I am not quite sure...but maybe!

  7. This one is new to me. I'll be looking forward to your review.

  8. I've read this one. Hope you enjoy it.

  9. I did read this one and agree with JoAnn. I remember it being very powerful. I think this was a book you would either like or not like. I've read a few of her books and enjoy her writing. Based on this first paragraph though, had I not read the book already, I would be intrigued enough to keep reading.

  10. I read this one, and liked it a lot. It's extremely dark, so be prepared, but it was a great book. Keep reading, keep reading!!


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