Tuesday, September 04, 2012

First Chapter, Tuesday Teaser -- The Vanishers

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 have about three books going right now, but I'm not really satisfied with any of them, so I plucked one off the shelf and here's the intro for The Vanishers by Heidi Julavits.
The story I'm about to tell could be judged preposterous. Fine. Judge how you must. Protect yourself by scare quoting me as the so-called psychic, the so-called victim of a psychic attack Quarantine this account however you must so that you can safely hear it. What happened to me could never happen to you.
Tell yourself that. Even though what happened to me happens to people like you all the time.

 Hmmm. That doesn't give me much to work with.
Also this week is Teaser Tuesdays.
Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along!
Open to a random page of your current read and share a teaser sentence from somewhere on that page.
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 a teaser from  page 27:
I arrived at Madame Ackermann's house to find her in a manic frenzy. Her feet were bare, her hair plumed from a Pucci scarf knotted on the top of her head, her eyes racooned by day-old mascara.

 I hope I like this one. I finished In the Bag by Kate Klise yesterday and it met my expectations as a fun, quick read with dabs of foreign travel and emotional characters. I'd recommend it. I'll let you know what I think about The Vanishers.


Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I'm a bit wary of The Vanishers, having read another Julavits book that left me scratching my head...lol

In the Bag looks like fun, though.

Thanks for visiting my blog.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

P, I gt your email but couldn't respond as you have that "no-comment blogger" settting enabled??

Not sure why you can't see my post as others have commented on it?? WEIRD

I like your intro -- and I would keep reading. Think I own this one as well. enjoy

Paulita said...

Diane, That comment was for one of your commenters, whose blog I couldn't get to. I'll check on my settings to make sure I can get emails. Thanks.

Vyki @ On The Shelf said...

Interesting tesers! I haven't heard of either of these books yet. Thanks for visiting!

Nise' said...

I would have to read a bit more to see if I will continue reading.

Unknown said...

Ooh, sounds really interesting

JoAnn said...

I'd keep going with this one... it's made me curious to know more.

kayerj said...

Sounds creepy--but I am curious. Thanks for stopping by. It's so fun to read everyone's TBR lists--so many good books ahead. Enjoy your Fall reading. kaye—the road goes ever ever on

JC Jones said...

Nice choices. Thanks for visiting.

Vicki said...

Even though The Vanishers doesn't have such great ratings, I still think I'd like to read it.

Michelles Paranormal Vault Of Books said...

interesting. :) Hope you enjoy those books.
Here is mine
Tuesday Teaser and Intros

Anonymous said...

The Vanishers sounds interesting and I like the cover, might have to check it out! Please check my blog out, i'm new :)


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