Tuesday, November 20, 2012

First Paragraph, Tuesday Teaser -- What the Dog Ate

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.
On my Kindle app, I'm reading What the Dog Ate by Jackie Bouchard. The main character, Maggie, after working her marriage into an early grave, quits her high-paying job and decides to pull her life together using her dog Kona as inspiration -- a kind of what would Kona do thing. Here's the intro:
The vet handed Maggie Baxter a plastic specimen bag containing a pair of size-tiny, lavender thong panties extracted from her dog; but they were not hers. Or rather, they were hers now since she'd just paid $734 to have Dr. Carter surgically remove them from Kona's gut.


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 36:
She grabbed the bottle of silver tequila they'd bought on their anniversary trip to Cancun two years ago. It was almost empty. She yanked the cork out with her teeth, and looked down at Kona. His ears stuck out in what Dave had always called his "bat-wing look;" his I-just-got-up-and-can't do-a-thing-with-my-ears look.
 
I'm enjoying this book. The character feels very real and the dog is adorable.

13 comments:

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

OMG, this sounds like such a fun read. I'm wondering who the thong panties belonged to...LOL

hmpotts724 said...

Sigh semicolons. ;) I love the teasers. Sounds like an interesting read for sure! Here's ours: http://refractedlightreviews.com/?p=11615

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

This does sound like a fun book...love when animals are "supporting" characters.

Here's MY TUESDAY MEMES POST

JoAnn said...

OMG, that is hysterical! Enjoy the book.

Eustacia Tan said...

Sounds like an interesting read! And I like the word "bat-wings", I'll have to find a way to use it in a conversation(;

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Just Me said...

Sounds so delightful. I'm going to download it today. Looking for a fun read for the weekend.

Trish said...

Haha sounds like a good one! I know a few dog people who'd love this book.

I'm participating this week too!
Here's mine: http://desktopretreat.blogspot.ca/2012/11/book-intro-tuesday.html

Lady In Read said...

what the dog ate can answer questions or open up Pandora's box... the book sounds like a fun read...my TT is up too

Jackie Bouchard said...

Thanks so much for featuring my "teaser" opening!!

Jackie

Diana said...

Hahahaha... gorgeous. I totally thought of Batman, when I read "batwing". ;) Nice teaser!
Thanks for dropping by our blog.

Diana @ BookVenturers

Sim said...

I knew you would love it Paulita! Are you seeing Debra Messing as Maggie?

Vicki said...

Uh Oh, sounds like somethings about to hit the fan.

Karen and Gerard said...

What a bad doggie! Happy Thanksgiving, here's ours: http://ourstack.blogspot.com/2012/11/tuesday-teasers_20.html

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