Tuesday, February 18, 2014

First Paragraph, Tuesday Teaser -- Friday Nights


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 chose this book because I loved the cover, so whoever says "you can't judge a book by it's cover" may be right (I'll let you know) but you can certainly pick books based on their covers. Friday Nights by Joanna Trollope says a group of six women, ages 22 to retired, spend every Friday night together with a bottle of wine and without children or husbands. Then one of them meets a man who tests the group's bonds.
Here's the intro:
Toby's mother said that when Eleanor came he'd have to go down to the ground floor and help her with the lift. Toby said -- sulkily, because he was angry with her for something he couldn't quite put his finger on -- "She doesn't  need help."
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 a teaser from page 82:
"Kay, babe, we've had this conversation." He bent and picked up the portfolio. He said, "You used to believe in me."
Hope you all are reading something interesting.

14 comments:

grammajudyb said...

Interesting cover indeed. I often choose a book based on it's cover. I probably would have picked this one up. I'll be interested to see what you think. Enjoy!

gautami tripathy said...

I like Joanna Trollope novels. I would definitely go on....

Here is my Tuesday Intros post!

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Gigi Ann said...

I sometimes choose a book for it's cover and after I read the book found out it was as good as the cover promised.

Catherine Healey said...

I also like the cover, and I'd keep reading.

My post: http://www.bookclublibrarian.com/2014/02/first-chapter-first-paragraph-50.html

Kathy Martin said...

Nice cover and teaser. Thanks for visiting mine. Happy reading!

Faith Hope Cherrytea said...

I've been disappointed waaay too many times with covers covering poor stories/writing!
this cover looks great [coming from a white wine fan!] not sure if the teaser piques my interest though...

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I love that cover, too...and the premise of a book club that takes interesting twists and turns. Enjoy! Thanks for visiting my blog.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I'm curious about the relationship between the women and how the intrusion of a man changes things. One bottle of wine isn't much when shared among six women!
My Teaser is from SINFUL FOLK.

JoAnn said...

That is a very attractive cover and I like the description, too. I'd keep reading.

kelley jensen said...

I'd have to read a bit more before deciding. Enjoy your book. kelley—the road goes ever ever on

Peggy Farooqi said...

yes, i would continue reading and Joanna Trollope is a good bet.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Hmmm....I'd need read more to decide. It seems to have potential! enjoy

wordsandpeace.com said...

never read anything by this author. I'm usually hesitant with focus on women stuff...

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