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 think I saw this book on someone else's blog. I hope it's good. I'm just starting it. The Smart One is by Jennifer Close, who also wrote Girls in White Dresses. Here's the intro:
From inside her apartment, Claire could hear the neighbor kids in the hall. They were running from one end to the other, the way they sometimes did, kicking a ball or playing tag, or just running for running's sake. They had their dog with them too, a big, sad golden retriever named Ditka, who always looked confused, like he couldn't understand why or how he'd ended up living in an apartment in New York.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 35:
"I hate my job," Martha had said, as soon as she walked into Dr. Baer's office that day. "Retail is killing me." She threw her bag on the floor and waited for Dr. Baer to say something comforting, something about how hard it was to wait on people, but that it taught you patience and taught you how to treat others. But Dr. Baer had just sighed, leaned back, and said, "Tell my why you hate it."