Tuesday, February 07, 2012

First Paragraph, Tuesday Teaser -- Maine

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.
Finally, I picked up the book Maine by Coutrney Sullivan. I've wanted to read it for quite awhile. Here's the first paragraph:
Alice decided to take a break from packing. She lit a cigarette, leaning back in one of the wicker chairs that were always slightly damp from the sea breeze. She glanced around at the cardboard boxes filled with her family's belongings, each glass and saltshaker and picture frame wrapped carefully in newspaper. There were at least a couple of boxes in every room of the house. She needed to make sure she had taken them all to Goodwill by the time the children arrived. This had been their summer home for sixty years, and it amazed her how many objects they had accumulated. She didn't want anyone to be burdened by the mess once she was gone.

What do you think? Would you keep reading?
If you aren't sure, take a look at this teaser.
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 119:
"She didn't want to leave him. She just wanted him to change, even as she recognized this as classic child-of-an-alcoholic behavior, even as she could hear her mother's voice in her head saying the only person you can ever truly change is yourself."
Are you intrigued?


Wordsmith Publicity said...

I have this in my TBR. Been wanting to read it for a while.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Love the intro and I actually listened to the audio of this one. and liked it a lot --enjoy

Kell said...

Great teaser! :)
My Tuesday Memes post

Cecelia said...

Sort of a melancholy feeling in that first paragraph - interesting teaser!

Thanks for visiting my blog today!

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

That is a great opener! I loved this book, with the vivid descriptions that bring us right into the setting.

Thanks for sharing.


Unknown said...

great teaser, very dramatic. :)


DCMetroreader said...

Great intro -- makes me want to read on.

JoAnn said...

I've been wanting to read (or maybe listen to) Maine... would definitely keep going!

Nise' said...

I would keep reading. I've got this one on my stacks.

Linda said...

Looks good to me.

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