Welcome to First Chapter/Intros, hosted by Yvonne @ Socrates Book Reviews. Each week readers post the first paragraph (or 2) of a book we are reading or plan to read soon. It's time to begin some holiday reads - I hope to read at least (4) this December. Do you like to indulge in a few holiday reads every year?
The Matzah Ball; Jean Meltzer
Mira - 2021
She needed one more.
Rachel Rubenstein-Goldblatt stared at the collection of miniature Christmas figurines spread across her desk. She owned 236 of the smiling porcelain Santas from the world famous Holiday Dreams Collection. When her best friend, Mickey, arrived, she would complete that collection with the coveted Margaritaville Santa.
Oh, The Margaritaville Santa. How she dreamed of the day that a tiny porcelain Santa, in a Hawaiian shirt and wearing Ray-Ban sunglasses would sit atop her prized collection.
Rachel had scoured eBay for the tiny limited-edition figurine, set up price alerts and left frantic (somewhat drunken) posts at three in the morning on collectors blogs. Now, after six years, five months and seven days of hunting, the Margaritaville Santa would finally be hers. The anxiety was killing her.
What do you think, read more or pass?