Tuesday, June 05, 2012

First Chapter, Tuesday Teaser

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.
I'm starting The Next Thing on My List by Jill Smolinski. June, in her early 30s, gives a woman a ride home, they're in a car accident, and the other woman dies. June finds the woman's list of things she wanted to accomplish before her 25th birthday and decides to complete the list for the woman who died. Here's the opening:

Next on the list: Kiss a stranger.

"How about him?" Susan pointed to a guy so rakishly handsome, it was odd to see him in a downtown Los Angeles bar wearing a shirt and tie instead of moedling underwear in front of a camera, where he clearly belonged.

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 mine from page 64:

"I loved how you seemed content being who you were. Didn't always have to go running around proving things. Of course, you could have watched less TV. But --"
"You thought I was content?"
"Absolutely. From the day you were born..."


(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Oh, I did read this one a while ago and liked it -- enjoy

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Kathy Martin said...

This one sounds like it could be a fun read. I hope you are enjoying it. My teasers this week are from Big Sky Mountain by Linda Lael Miller and Monument 14 by Emmy Laybourne. Happy reading!

JoAnn said...

Sounds like a good beach read!

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Great opener. I enjoyed this book! I read it awhile ago, but loved the author's voice enough to read another one of hers: Objects of My Affection.

Hope you're loving this.


Christine Rains said...

Fabulous teaser!

Kate @ Kates Book Life said...

Great teaser ot heard of the book though. Thanks for sharing and stopping by my blog :)

kayerj said...

love the opening and the cover. I would read it. kaye—the road goes ever ever on

Natasha said...

This sounds good. I loved the teaser! I'm going to add it to my -to-read- list :)

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Sandra Nachlinger said...

Love your teaser -- a great introduction to a good-looking character. Thanks for your brief synopsis of the book too. I like this one.
My Teaser is from Toxic Torte.

Yvonne said...

Great teaser. Looks like a good read.

Unknown said...

That sounds like an interesting read for sure. Thanks for stopping by!

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