Tuesday, January 08, 2013

First Paragraph, Tuesday Teaser -- The Casual Vacancy

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'm reading The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling.
Has everyone already read the intro?
Here it is:
Barry Fairbrother did not want to go out to dinner. He had endured a thumping headache for most of the weekend and was struggling to make a deadline for the local newspaper.


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 73:
The mistake ninety-nine percent of humanity made, as far as Fats could see, was being ashamed of what they were; lying about it, trying to be somebody else.
 
What do you think? Have you read it? Do you plan to? Should I keep going? On page 93 now and it is a bit of a struggle to keep all the characters straight and to figure out who I should be rooting for.

12 comments:

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

I actually like the teaser more than the intro, but I am curious. This is one that has seemed to have received mixed reviews. Enjoy and thanks for participating this week.

Nash Nordin said...

That's a really good teaser! I have mixed feeling about wanting to read this one. I've heard both positive and negative reviews.

ai love books

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Oh, I have heard such mixed thoughts on this one...I do like your snippets, too. I'll be watching for your review.

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kelley jensen said...

I'd keep reading, I've actually been wanting to read this one. kelley—the road goes ever ever on

starryeyedjen said...

Great teaser! I've been contemplating this novel for awhile. Thanks for sharing & stopping by my teaser from Nobody But Us. Happy Tuesday!

The Readdicts said...

I haven't read this but hope you enjoy it!Thanks for stopping by The Readdicts!

Janhvi @ The Readdicts

Meghan G said...

Great teaser. I have been tossing around the idea on reading this book. I think I should.
Here is my TT

Lady In Read said...

i have not read it.. but because of mixed reviews on this one, have not picked it up yet..love the teaser though:)
thanks for visiting

aguja said...

The flow of the language nor the words turn me on. I shall not be reaching for this book.

Thank you for the insight!

Nise' said...

I have not read this one yet. There are such differing views about the book that it would have to be personally recommended.

Margot said...

I'm probably the only person left in the world who hasn't read this author. She just doesn't appeal to me.

Linda said...

I've heard about this book but I think I'll skip it after reading the reviews.

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