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 starting a perfectly pink book called Imperfect Bliss by Susan Fales-Hill. It wasn't the pink cover that caught me though. It was the blurb on the front from author Adriana Trigiani. She called it "A poignant and piquant comedy of manners..." I'm always up for a comedy of manners. Here's the intro.
Bliss Harcourt stared down at her daughter who stood with cherubically plump arms tightly crossed to prevent her mother from removing her powder-blue ersatz satin princess dress. How do you tell a four-year-old you can have the right outfit and the right attitude but it doesn't mean your prince will come? And even if he does show up, he might just ride away, permanently, mused Bliss as Bella scowled at her through baby bifocals worn beneath a spangled pastic tiara. "Bella, please take off the costume," Bliss pleaded, not wanting to use bodily force, but aware that her stores of patience diminished with every passing minute.
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.
BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS!
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 63:
"Can't you see we all exceed his age limit, and his IQ threshold. As Madame de Stael said about one of her brawny but brainless lovers, 'Speech is not his language,' " Bliss quipped.
Can't wait to see what great books everyone else is reading this week.