Tuesday, December 13, 2011

First Paragraph, Teaser Tuesday -- The Other Life


Every Tuesday, Diane at Bibliophile by the Sea posts the first paragraph of her current read. Anyone can join in. Go to Diane's website for the image and share the first paragraph of the current book you are reading.
Just this morning I picked up this book and decided to read it now that my teaching break has begun.
The Other Life by Ellen Meister has a teaser line on the cover "What if you could return to the road not taken?"
Here's the beginning of Chapter 1:
Quinn Braverman had two secrets she kept from her husband. One was the real reason she chose him over Eugene, her neurotic, self-loathing, semi-famous ex-boyfriend, was to prove her mother wrong. She could have a relationship with a normal, stable man.
The other was that Quinn knew another life existed in which she had made the other choice. The two lives ran in parallel lines, like highways on opposite sides of a mountain. There, on the other side, the Quinn who had stayed with Eugene was speeding through her high-drama, emotionally exhausting, childless urban life. Here, the Quinn who had married Lewis lived in the suburbs of Long Island, drove a Volvo, and was pregnant with her second child.

What do you think? Would you keep reading?

Also this week is Teaser Tuesdays.

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

Grab your current read
Open to a random page
Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
Here's my teaser from page 172:
Quinn took her husband's hand from her shoulders and wrapped them around her. I promise to never do it again, she thought, and tried to imagine her guilt as vapor that dissipated into the atmosphere.

13 comments:

Just Me said...

This one is good because the title which is a big pull for me in selecting a book matches the summary....

I don't think I have an "what if - other life" question in the back of my brain but this sounds interesting.

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Oh, I love the sound of this one! Thanks for sharing.

Here's
MY TT POST and
MY WEBSITE

JoAnn said...

Not sure if I'd keep reading, but it sounds like a good choice for break - enjoy!

Kristie said...

This sounds like a book that I would like!

Here's my TT post: http://kreativekristie.blogspot.com/2011/12/teaser-tuesdays.html

Jennifer Messerschmidt said...

Interesting teaser.

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Harvee said...

I'd keep reading. I love the idea of What if? in a novel. We all fanasize about such things and it's interesting to see it developed in a book.

kaye said...

I'd read it--it sounds very interesting. http://bibliophilebythesea.blogspot.com/2011/12/first-chapter-first-paragraph-tuesday_13.html

Kaye said...

This does sound intriguing and I would keep reading.

Nise' said...

I've got this one on my stacks.

DCMetroreader said...

This reminds me of the movie Sliding Doors where you watched the characters live out two alternate, but parallel choices. I would certainly keep reading.

Staci said...

I want to read this one and yes, I would keep reading!

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Yes, I do like the sound of this one. I want more:)

Linda said...

I sure would continue reading. It sounds really interesting.

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