Tuesday, October 09, 2012

First Chapter, Tuesday Teaser -- Imperfect Bliss


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.

16 comments:

Sim said...

Fun meme! I may have to start playing.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

I LOVE that intro! I would definitely keep reading -- enjoy

Sim said...

FYI, I posted the first paragraph of The Summer of France as my entry (my first) in the First Chapter meme.

kaye said...

this one sounds hilarious--I'd keep reading. kaye—the road goes ever ever on

Harvee Lau said...

a comedy of manners should be fun.

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Beautiful descriptions...I can totally see the interaction between them; and the teaser is awesome. I like: "speech is not his language."

Here's MY TUESDAY MEMES POST

bermudaonion said...

That sounds really good!

Ciska said...

wow sounds like an interesting book and pretty cover :D

My Teaser http://mybookchest.blogspot.nl/2012/10/teaser-dracula.html

Sandy Nachlinger said...

"Speech is not his language." I love that and will save it to use myself.
My teaser is from CONFESSIONS OF A CORPORATE SLUT.

Felicia said...

Nice teaser. It sounds like an interesting novel.

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Tribute Books Mama said...

A fun teaser.

http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2012/10/teaser-tuesday-owlet-by-emma-michaels.html

thediaryofabookaddict said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog and I love your teaser! It makes me really curious. And the pink cover of course haha

Nise' said...

I discovered some great authors due to a blurb by another author on the cover!

Nash Nordin said...

I like the intro. Interesting teaser as well. Thanks for stopping by my TT

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The Readdicts said...

That's a nice teaser! Thanks for sharing. The book has a very nice cover too. Hope you're enjoying reading it. :)

Thanks for stopping by my Teaser Tuesday!

Sarika.

WutheringWillow @ A Paperback Life said...

Hi! Thanks for visiting my blog!

Nice teaser.

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