Tuesday, December 14, 2021

First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros - My One Square Inch of Alaska; Sharon Short

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. 

This week's pick has been sitting on my shelf unread since 2013, one of those books I needed to buy at the time.  Something about this December and Alaska seemed like the right time to try this one.  Have you read it?

Plume Books - 2013

Chapter 1

Later, MayJune would say that the biggest turns in life came when you're paying the least attention, making small choices you don't yet know will change everything.

MayJune was always saying things like that--corny and peculiar and true, all at once.

But, of course, I hadn't met her when I found Mama's clothes stuffed in suitcases with mothballs and made my first small choice: Instead of snapping the suitcases shut and forgetting my discovery like I knew I should, I counted the pieces.

Thirty-eight.

What do you think? Read more of pass on this one?

24 comments:

  1. I'd read more! And I hope it's good since you've had it for a while! :)

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    1. I did like the opening and I want a lighter read so I think this may be good. hope you are having a good week.

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  2. Read more! And I love the cover.

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  3. I think it's worth reading on too!

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  4. Well, I am intrigued, so a "yes" to this one.

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    1. It started out good and then I needed to read by (2) library books so waiting for my return.

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  5. I find the excerpt, title, and cover intriguing. I'd keep reading. Enjoy!

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    1. Yes, I bet I'll like this one - distracted by other books too:)

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  6. I would want to read more. Lately I've been seeing alot of books set in Alaska.

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  7. I'd read more for sure, especially since this one has been waiting so long for you to pick it up. :-)

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    1. I know - the first few chapters pulled my in but them I had a couple library books that I needed to focus on...you know how that goes.

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  8. Well Alaska novels are usually interesting so perhaps continue on .... but i don't know this one.

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    1. So far so good, I was distracted by a few library book deadlines so set this aside since I own it:)

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  9. Alaska and December do seem to go together! And I'd definitely keep reading. :)

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    1. They DO, I agree although, I'd prefer to go in June or July LOL

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  10. I would definitely keep reading! I want to know more about what is going on.

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    1. I started it and then stopped as I had a few library books needing to be read. I think it will be good from first several chapters.

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  11. I think I'd at least read the first chapter.

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    1. I've been distracted by a couple of other books but, I think I will enjoy it.

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  12. Hmmm, I love the little travel trailer on the cover AND we are planning a trip to Alaska, so... yes!

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    1. How exciting!! My son & DIL went there on their honeymoon in 2008. They loved it!

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  13. I love the cover and the idea of a book set in Alaska, especially in December, so yes! Happy reading!

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