Tuesday, May 22, 2012

FIrst Paragraph, Tuesday Teaser -- How to Eat A Cupcake

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.
This week I'm reading How to Eat A Cupcake by Meg Donohue.  I love the cover because it reminds me of the cover of one of my favorite books The Dressmaker by Elizabeth Birkelund Oberbeck. I know there's a new book out called The Dressmaker, but I haven't read that one yet and I can highly recommend the one by Oberbeck for some delectable writing. Both the covers of The Dressmaker and How to Eat a Cupcake have the same shop window with red trim. Only this time instead of a wedding dress, the shop window has cupcakes.
Here's the intro to How to Eat A Cupcake.

People frequently make the assumption that I'm unreliable. I chalk this up to the fact that I'm perhaps a bit too creative and flour-flecked in my dress, and I'm not a hedge fund manager, dot-com entrepreneur, or lawyer. Oh, and my hair is curly, which I guess pegs me as unpredictable. Hair, apparently is the new window to the soul.
I like this opening, but I'm two-thirds into the book and the opening doesn't seem to go with the character at all -- except she has curly hair. As an author myself, I kind of picture the author coming up with this opening and sticking with it even as the character evolved.
Anyway, I'm enjoying the book.
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!
Treat's opening party was turning out to be the prom I never had. I was decked out in a new dress, the music was pulsing, and I couldn't move a foot without bumping into a friend eager to shower me with a steady stream of praise. I deflected the first few compliments, but eventually I gave in and let the good vibes that were sent my way soak in. Sure, it was a decade late to aspire to being prom queen, but the people -- my people -- had spoken. (p. 162)

Does it grab you?


(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

LOL, this intro made me laugh, so I'd definitely continue reading --sounds fun. enjoy

Wordsmith Publicity said...

I liked the first chapter and the teaser made me laugh. I'd consider reading it for sure. Thanks!

Jo K said...

Great teaser! Here is my TT.

JoAnn said...

I do like that opening, but it seems strange it doesn't go with the character. Glad you're enjoying the book anyway!

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I like the snippets...and I loved the book! You're right about that cover...it's awesome.

Hope you enjoy it all the way through.

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Unknown said...

I'd love to read this, good teaser.


DCMetroreader said...

Oh this one sounds delicious! LOL

Seriously, though it sounds like a fun read.

Nise' said...

I would keep reading!

Linda said...

Not my sort of book but looks cute.

Staci said...

Cute intro...I have a copy of this one and I would keep reading it for sure!

Esme said...

I liked this book and I remember that paragraph about the prom. I despised my prom-another overrated high school event.

Esme said...

I liked this book and I remember that paragraph about the prom. I despised my prom-another overrated high school event.

Esme said...

I liked this book and I remember that paragraph about the prom. I despised my prom-another overrated high school event.

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