Tuesday, December 10, 2013

First Paragraph, Tuesday Teaser -- Bridget Jones Mad About the Boy

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.
Yesterday, my first official day after classes had finished at one of the colleges where I teach, I made the mistake of picking up Bridget Jones Mad About the Boy by Helen Fielding. The reason it was a mistake, because I spent the rest of the day engrossed in it and finished it last night. She is as delightful as always.
Here's the intro:
Thursday, 15 April 20132:30 p.m. Talitha just called, talking in that urgent, 'let's-be-discreet-but-wildly-overdramatic' voice she always has. 'Darling, I just want to let you know that it's my sixtieth on the 24th of May. I'm not SAYING it's my sixtieth, obviously. And keep it quiet because I'm not asking everyone. I just wanted you to keep the date free.'
Not the greatest opening, but you do dive directly into that Bridget Jones voice and if you've read the others, that warm feeling floods through you.
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 teaser
Here's my teaser from page 248:
Everyone stared as the little dog foundered to the surface in the middle of the pool, yapping, then disappeared under the water again. Suddenly, Roxster pulled his T-shirt over his shoulders, revealing his ripped torso. He dived straight into the pool, an arc of blue water, spray and muscle, then resurfaced, wet and glistening, at the other end of the pool having completely missed the dog, which took a last gulp of air, then sank.
Don't worry. The dog makes it. Actually, I've never heard of a dog that couldn't swim.
Hope you are reading something you enjoy.


Anonymous said...

never read anything about her. I actually like the 1st sentence, I know exactly that voice, lol

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I've been on the fence about this one, but now I must dive in. Thanks for sharing...and here's MY TUESDAY MEMES POST

Lucia said...

just came into the Library going to get it at lunch time with my tofu and dumplings

kelley jensen said...

I didn't like the movie so I probably wouldn't read the book. I hope you enjoy yourself. Kelley at the road goes ever ever on

Valentina Cano said...

Sounds fun :)


Sandra Nachlinger said...

Of course I'll read this! Got to find out what's new with Bridget.
My Teaser is from CHRISTMAS CALLING.

Christie - The Fiction Enthusiast said...

Love the teaser :)

Mine is here: http://thefictionenthusiast.blogspot.com/2013/12/teaser-tuesday-december-10th.html

Alice Audrey said...

Even if you haven't read Bridget Jones before, it's got a warm feel.

Great teaser. Please check out mine.

Kathy Martin said...

Cute teaser. My teasers this week are from The Great Trouble by Deborah Hopkinson and Dark Witch by Nora Roberts. Happy reading!

Nise' said...

I enjoyed the other novels and will most likely pick this one up soon.

Literary Feline said...

I love it when a book grabs me and won't let go like that. :-)

I am glad you are enjoying this one. I haven't read anything by this author before. I may have to give her a try.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

That intro doesn't really do anything for me. I liked the original Bridget Jones though.

Thanks for joining us this week; I appreciate it.

Linda said...

I think I read the first one, saw the two movies based on the book and may read this one. Not my style anymore. Glad you enjoyed it though.

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