Tuesday, October 25, 2022

First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros - Mad Honey; Jodi Picoult and Jennifer Finney Boylan



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.

Mad Honey; Jodi Picoult and Jennifer Finney Boylan
Ballantine Books - 2022

Olivia 
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December 7, 2018 ...the day of

From the moment I know I was having a baby, I wanted it to be a girl. I wandered the aisles of department stores, touching doll sized dresses and sequined shoes.  I pictured us with matching nail polish--me, who'd never had a manicure in my life. I imagined the day her fairy hair was long enough to capture in pigtails her nose pressed to the glass of a school bus window: I saw her first crush, prom dress, heartbreak. Each vision was a bead on a rosary of future memories. I prayed daily.

As it turned out, I was not a zealot...only a martyr.

What do you think...read more or pass?

21 comments:

  1. Ooh, I loved this book! Thanks for sharing the excerpts.

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    1. I'm glad you loved this one and, I see the reviews are very favorable.

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  2. I'm not sure where this one is headed, but I am intrigued. :)

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    1. I noticed the reviews are mostly good so I'l hoping I will like it.

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  3. Jodi Picoult is a favorite author, but I've wondered about this new book that is co-written. I look forward to your review, Diane.

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    1. Yes, I know she wrote some with her daughter that I haven't read but, the reviews are very good for this one so fingers crossed I'll like it.

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  4. Yes, I definitely want to read this one. I have it on my list at the library. I love this author.

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  5. I think it sounds very good so hoping to begin it this weekend.

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  6. I would definitely read more! Not sure what to make of that beginning but it sounds very foreboding?

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    1. The intro really drew me in as well, I hope to start it this weekend.

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  7. It sounds really interesting, I'd have to read some more.

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    1. I'm glad that the intro appealed to you, it drew me in as well.

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  8. I'd read more since now I'm curious about the baby, I may add it to my list.

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  9. Oh wow, I am surprised you haven't tried her. There were quite a few I loved but, there were a few like one about a school shooting which I didn't care for.

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  10. Not sure how it'll go but it does sound interesting.

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  11. Wonder if she got the girl she hoped for.

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  12. I haven't read a Picoult novel in all these years, which is hard to believe ... but I heard this one was good. I will wait to hear what you think.

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  13. This book is on my 'want to read' list. Piccoult is one of my fave authors, but her topics are always fraught with emotion/tension/social justice/ etc. I have to portion her out over time. This book will probably come to me post-Christmastime, when I have a block of curl up and read time.

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  14. I wonder if she got her girl. I've heard good things about this one. I hope you're doing well, Diane. I've been a terrible blogger lately, just can't get it together! Thinking of you.

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