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.
After all of those French books in July, it's time to move on to summer escape with Blessed Are the Cheesemakers by Sarah-Kate Lynch. Here's the first paragraph:
I'm not sure about this opening. The book jacket promises some amazing characters in this book about Abbey who was taken from her cheese-making grandparents by a mother who loved to travel. She returns to them at 29 after leaving her philandering husband on a South Sea island.The Princess Grace Memorial Blue sat on the table in front of Abbey, screaming to be eaten.
Abbey, as always, was smiling her dreamy smile, her eyes half closed and her head slightly thrown back, as though she were preparing to blow out a cnadle and make a wish. Well, it was her twenty-ninth birthday, after all, and there would have been candles, too, had not the Princess Grace been a particularly fussy cheese, inclined to expel a pungent foul-smelling aroma if fiddled with in any fashion...
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 39:
All he needed was a wife.
Martin had always taken on women as projects. He pursued them, often became fixated by them and was usually dumped by them because of his intensity and mildly unstable temperament. But he was nice-looking and charming and wasn't a bad person, just a vaguely scared and disappointed one.