Tuesday, March 05, 2013

First Chapter, Tuesday Teaser -- Mr. Penumbra's 24-hour Bookstore


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 started Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore this week. I don't know who agreed to the title because it is clunky and awkward, but I'm plowing along through the book and enjoying it. The author is Robin Sloane, and Robin is a male in this case. Here's the intro:
Lost in the shadows of the shelves, I almost fall off the ladder. I am almost exactly halfway up. The floor of the bookstore is far below me, the surface of a planet I've left behind. The tops of the shelves loom high above, and it's dark up there -- the books are packed in close, and they don't let any light through. The air might be thinner, too. I think I see a bat.  
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:
Is this a book club? How do they join? Do they ever pay?
The 24-hour book store is a mystery, but the protagonist's life is also a mess.
Have you read it? What did you think?

9 comments:

Brooke Banks said...

It does indeed sound mysterious and I agree with you about the title too.

Aliaa El-Nashar said...

I heard quite a bit about this book, hope you enjoy it in the end!

Catherine Healey said...

I have this book and almost chose it last week as my First Chapter post. I've been meaning to read it forever, but you know how it is--so many books, so little time. Hope you enjoy it! And thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Nise' said...

I like that intro! I did see a bat in church Sunday!

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Uh-oh, that bat took me by surprise...lol; not a fan of them.

The book, however, sounds really good. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

I've been wanting to read this one and yes -- this intro makes me curious for more. enjoy -- thanks for joining us:)

booksaremyfavouriteandbest said...

This one has been on my list for a while.. but I keep hearing mixed reviews! Not sure...

Linda said...

I've heard good things about this book and have it on my Amazon wish list. One of these days I'll read it.

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

Oh I could get lost in there too. :) Thank you for the teaser and stopping by my blog as well. :)

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