Tuesday, September 18, 2012

First Chapter, Tuesday Teaser -- So Far Away


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'll have to admit that I picked this one up because of the book cover. What do you think? If you aren't sold by the book cover, I guess we should move on to the first paragraph.
It was a Friday when the girl came into the Archives for the first time, the first Friday after they'd changed the clocks. Spring ahead, fall back: Kathleen had once learned some rhyme about that when she was a schoolchild, but she no longer remembered it. It had been some time since she'd been a schoolchild. This was early November, the leaves mostly down, lying wet and slick all over Boston.
 

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 66:
"I'm going to bed. Came to say good night." Her voice was rough in the semidarkenss of the hallway. "Okay," said Natalie, but her mother didn't leave. Natalie didn't look up, just continued typing. Because there are too many secrets. That sounded idiotic. She deleted it. Because my father left us. Worse. Delete. Because I want to know where I came from. She let that one stand and considered it, studiously ignoring her mother's presence in the hallway.


13 comments:

Juli Rahel said...

Hhhmm, this sounds like a good, if perhaps sad, book! Thanks for stopping by and I'm definitely not planning on giving up on creative writing! Thanks for sharing :) I'm an old follower!
Juli @ Universe in Words

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Now I'm curious about the story. I do love the cover, too, but on the basis of the first paragraph and the teaser, I'm in! Thanks for sharing.

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(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

The writing is enough to make me want a bit more...curious now.

Just Me said...

Love the cover. Really love the title...I know you're tired of hearing that from me. First paragraph and teaser both work for me. Too bad that's all I will ever know about this book.

Nickle love said...

Hmm.. It sounds like a very intriguing story. Did you finish it yet?

gautami tripathy said...

The book seems like a good one to me after reading that intro/teaser! Hope you enjoy the book!

My intro/teaser is a poem from Hurrah's Nest by Arisa White

Sim said...

I do like the cover a lot but the writing definitely intrigues me.
"schoolchild" - I haven't heard that term for a long time. Do people still say 'schoolchildren'?
Now I want to know more...

Carmen B. said...

I like the autumn feel of the cover and first paragraph! The teaser from further in sounds interesting as well :)
Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier!

JoAnn said...

This has a melancholy feel, but I'd keep reading. I like the writing so far. Hope you're enjoying!

Daniela Börger said...

Thanks for dropping by my blog! Your teaser (and first paragraph) sounds interesting. Wanna know more :-)
Happy booking!

Nise' said...

The intro left me wanting more, but the teaser drew my interest.

Linda said...

I like the cover too but it makes me think of that saying: Don't judge a book by its cover. Hope it's good.

Nicole@The More the Merrier said...

Oh, great teaser! I haven't heard of this book before, I'll have to check it out.
Thanks for dropping by my teaser.

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