Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Tuesday Intros -- Monday's Lies

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 home sick today, but I have to drag myself into work this evening. I hope that I'll just be able to relax and read, but I might force myself to grade papers instead.
I hadn't  heard anything about this book, but it's kind of intriguing. It skips back and forth between the narrator's childhood with a mom who is, apparently, in the CIA, and her current life with suspicions about her husband cheating. It's called Monday's Lie by Jamie Mason.
Here's the intro:
It's funny what you remember about terrible things.
The scattered shards were far more beautiful than the crystal lamp they'd been an hour before. The clearest night sky had nothing on the flicker and shine strewn across the black canvas bag that lay at the foot of the stairs. The industrious back-and-forth of the man's shadow tricked the shimmer into life with his every pass. 
Hope you're reading something that you love.


Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Beautiful excerpt! I have this book on Pippa...must move it up!

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

Literary Feline said...

I hope you feel better soon, Paulita. It's no fun when you have to work while sick. I know that first hand!

I like the intro you shared. I am not sure about it though after reading the blurb. I think I would want to hear what you think of it first.

Anonymous said...

I have this on my wishlist, but wow, that sounds like my kind of read! Thank you for reminding me to actively look for it soon!

JoAnn said...

Sounds like it will keep you turning pages all day... hope you are feeling better by this evening.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Vivid description. I like the author's word choices: "flicker and shine." This sounds like a book I'd enjoy.
My Tuesday post features AN UNHOLY ALLIANCE.

Suzie Quint said...

Maybe she learned enough from mom to be able to catch her husband. Sounds interesting.

Kay said...

I had forgotten about this one. I noticed it somewhere and thought the mother as a CIA agent sounded interesting. Thanks for the reminder! And, yes, I'd continue.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

That intro drew me in. I would read more. Feel better soon.

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