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 started The Gilder by Kathryn Kay. The main character, Marina, is a gilder, restoring art work and she spent a year in Florence learning her trade. But now she's a mother, dealing with her teenage daughter. (See, all very similar to my life, except I only spent 3 months in France and I didn't learn to become an artist, but I do have the teenage angst in my life.)After the first chapter, the book jumps into the past, to those days in Florence.
Here's the intro:
It wasn't unusual for soccer practice to run late, but Marina couldn't shake the sense of uneasiness that had hovered all day. From the window, the road was all but invisible under a canopy of gold and russet oaks. Marina strained to see beyond the end of the drive, as if she could conjure Zoe's appearance, but all she saw were leaves spiraling down and tumbling across the lawn into the thorny arms of a rosebush. She checked her watch again and then turned away to stoke the wood stove.
Also this week is Teaser Tuesdays.
Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
Grab your current read
Open to a random page
Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
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 113:
"Why don't you model for him?" Marina wanted to know.
Sarah snorted and shook her head. "My modeling days are long over. It's not good for our relationship. Besides, he's in love with your neck."
What do you think?