Tuesday, November 26, 2013

First Paragraph, Tuesday Teaser -- The Perfume Collector

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 awash in books that I'm excited to read. The cover alone of The Perfume Collector would pull me in.
The novel by Kathleen Tessaro is even endorsed by Marian Keyes, one of my favorite authors, and set in France. I don't even have to open it to know I'll love it. But I hope it lives up to my expectations.
Here's the intro:
Eva d"Orsey sat at the kitchen table, listening to the ticking clock, a copy of Le Figaro in front of her. This was the sound of time, moving away from her.
Taking another drag from a cigarette, she looked out of the window, into the cold misty morning. Paris was waking now, the grey dawn, streaked with orange, seeping slowly into a navy sky. She'd been up for hours, since four. Sleep had inched away from her these past years as the pain increased, shooting up along the left side of her body. 
Don't you love this character already? And the line about time moving away from her!
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 randomly selected teaser from page 57:

Her lips were so thin as to be nothing more than an idea for a mouth. 
I love the writing in that line. As a matter of fact, I wish I'd written it.
Looking forward to see what you all are reading to increase my reading stack for the holidays.


Anonymous said...

You're right, it is a great line! Here is my TT http://cynthiastacey.com/2013/11/26/teaser-tuesday-nov-26/

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Oh, I love the writing! The author pulls us right in, and we can see and feel the setting and sense the character's moods. I am adding it to my list!

Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

kayerj said...

I've heard good things about this book. Have a happy Thanksgiving. kelley—the road goes ever ever on

Unknown said...

I enjoyed this book. I hope you do too. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

JoAnn said...

I've been curious about this one. It sounds good so far - enjoy!

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

I like the intro and wondered about this one. Hope the rest is as good. Enjoy.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving Paulita

Nise' said...

Wonderful writing. Happy reading. Happy Thanksgiving.

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