Tuesday, March 26, 2013

First Paragraph, Teaser Tuesday -- Family Pictures

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 so many good books I'm trying to get to. This week, I'm starting Family Pictures by Jane Green. I've read nearly everything by her and I'm rarely disappointed. Hope this one is just as good. Here's the intro:
Back then, when life seemed so simple, before she knew what life was capable of throwing at her, Sylvie was a natural worrier. Anxiety followed her around like a small, dank cloud, convincing her that something terrible was just about to happen. As a child, she worried about her mother's rages, which didn't stop them coming. As a young woman, she worried about making enough money as a textile designer, which meant she had to supplement her career by painting houses. As a young mother, she worried Eve would roll onto her front and never wake up, and when Jonathan was late home from work, she worried something had happened to him.
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 7:
After years of knowing exactly where she stood, Sylvie finds that insecurity has pushed its way in the door. Who is she supposed to be if not a mother? 
 This sounds good to me. What do you think?

13 comments:

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I LOVED this book! So obviously I kept reading, but I love being reminded of the opening that also hooked me.

Thanks for sharing...hope you're enjoying it.

Here's MY TUESDAY MEMES POST

JoAnn said...

I've only read one book by Jane Green (jemima j) and loved it - I'd keep going with this one, too!

Heidi said...

This looks really interesting...I'll have to add it to the list...sigh there a lot of good teasers this week...here is my TT http://newpaperadventures.blogspot.com/2013/03/teaser-tuesday-march-26-2013.html

Catherine Healey said...

This is a great choice...it hooked me. I definitely want to know more about Sylvie's life.

Here' my Tuesday selection: http://www.bookclublibrarian.com/2013/03/first-chapter-first-paragraph-6-and.html

Nise' said...

I would keep reading! I love Jane Green.

anothernovelread said...

Great teasers! This book sounds pretty emotional.

Pooch said...

Yes, I agree that it sounds like a good read. Can't go wrong with Jane Green.

:)

Beth F said...

Good one! So many people love Jane Green.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

I think I would like this one by the intro so I'd keep reading. Thanks for sharing in again this week:)

Go Flash Go - Read, Rinse, Repeat said...

I haven't heard of Family Pictures before. A very eye-catching cover!

Thanks for visiting.
Stephanie (Go Flash Go) @ Read, Rinse, Repeat

Melissa Owens said...

Darn insecurity... great teaser, sounds like an interesting read!

Here's my TEASER TUESDAYS post.

Linda said...

Sounds good to me. I don't think I know this author.

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