Have you selected your first book of 2021? Still a few more days to join in. Thank you to Sheila@Book Journey for hosting this once again. Here's my pick:
Today's first chapter, first paragraph Tuesday intros is from a book I choose as my first book of 2021 and plan to start reading on Friday, New Year's Day. This book was purchased by me at least five years ago, so I wanted to start off the New Year by reading something from my shelves - something that has sat there unread for way too long.
Welcome to First Chapter/Intros, now hosted by Yvonne @ Socrates Book Reviews. Each week readers post the first paragraph (or 2) of a book they are reading or that they plan to read soon.
"It is JUNE. This is what I have decided to do with my life just now. I will do this work of transformed and even distorted memory and lead this life, the one that I am leading today. Every morning the blue clock and the crocheted bedspread with its pink and blue and gray squares and diamonds. How nice it is--this production of a broken old woman in a squalid nursing home. The niceness and the squalor and sorrow in an apathetic battle--that is what I see. More beautiful is the table with the telephone, the books and magazines, the Times at the door, the birdsong of rough, grinding trucks in the street."
What do you think? Keep reading or pass? (The description of the crocheted bedspread, made me flash back to an afghan throw my mother had crocheted for the back of our sofa when I still lived at home.)