Tuesday, May 21, 2013

First Chapter, Tuesday Teaser -- The Smart One


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 think I saw this book on someone else's blog. I hope it's good. I'm just starting it. The Smart One is by Jennifer Close, who also wrote Girls in White Dresses. Here's the intro:
From inside her apartment, Claire could hear the neighbor kids in the hall. They were running from one end to the other, the way they sometimes did, kicking a ball or playing tag, or just running for running's sake. They had their dog with them too, a big, sad golden retriever named Ditka, who always looked confused, like he couldn't understand why or how he'd ended up living in an apartment in New York.
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 from page 35:
"I hate my job," Martha had said, as soon as she walked into Dr. Baer's office that day. "Retail is killing me." She threw her bag on the floor and waited for Dr. Baer to say something comforting, something about how hard it was to wait on people, but that it taught you patience and taught you how to treat others. But Dr. Baer had just sighed, leaned back, and said, "Tell my why you hate it."

8 comments:

JoAnn said...

I've seen this book before,too, but can't remember where. Am laughing at a dog named Ditka (wonder if the author is a football fan)...enjoy!

Kathy Martin said...

Interesting teaser. Come see my teasers for Sky on Fire by Emmy Laybourne and SEAL of Honor by Tonya Burrows. Happy reading!

Margot said...

The opening paragraph is very good. It sets up the reader's desire to know more. Hope it's good.

kelley jensen said...

I like both the opening and the paragraph. I think I'd read this. Thanks for stopping by. kelley—the road goes ever ever on

Brona Joy said...


I feel sorry for that poor dog already. I've seen too many big dogs made to live in tiny apartments :-(

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I enjoyed this book...hope you're loving it.

Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

I like the intro and have enjoyed this author in the past. Hope you enjoy it and thanks for joining us this week.

Nise' said...

I've got this one on my shelf after reading and liking Girls in White Dresses. Enjoy.

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