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 started Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore this week. I don't know who agreed to the title because it is clunky and awkward, but I'm plowing along through the book and enjoying it. The author is Robin Sloane, and Robin is a male in this case. Here's the intro:
Lost in the shadows of the shelves, I almost fall off the ladder. I am almost exactly halfway up. The floor of the bookstore is far below me, the surface of a planet I've left behind. The tops of the shelves loom high above, and it's dark up there -- the books are packed in close, and they don't let any light through. The air might be thinner, too. I think I see a bat.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 my teaser:
Is this a book club? How do they join? Do they ever pay?The 24-hour book store is a mystery, but the protagonist's life is also a mess.
Have you read it? What did you think?