Tuesday, July 24, 2012

First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros

Diane at Bibliophile By the Sea hosts this weekly meme. The idea is that you post the opening paragraph (sometimes maybe a few ) of a book you decided to read based on the opening paragraph (s).

I am posting the opening paragraph of Between The Lines by Jodi Picoult and Samantha Van Leer. This genre is not my usual read. 

Just so you know, when they say, “Once upon a time”…they’re lying.
It’s not once upon a time. It’s not even twice upon a time. It’s hundreds of times, over and over, every time someone opens up the pages of this dusty old book.
“Oliver,” my best friend says, “Checkmate.”
I follow Frump’s gaze and stare down at the chessboard, which isn’t really a chessboard at all. It’s just squares scratched onto the sand of Everafter Beach, and a bunch of accommodating pixies who don’t mind acting as pawns and bishops and queens. There isn’t a chess set in the story, so we have to make do with what we’ve got, and of course we have to clean up all evidence when we’re done, or else someone might assume that there is more to the story than what they know.

10 comments:

Mrs. Jones said...

What an AWESOME way to start a book! I am immediately interested, though I have no idea what the book is about.
Those first sentences are genius and now I Must find this book and read it too!

DCMetroreader said...

I have this in my TBR pile. It sounds terrific!

Nise' said...

I've been seeing this book all over!

kaye said...

I do like this opening paragraph. thanks for stopping by today. kaye—the road goes ever ever on

Col (Col Reads) said...

I love this intro. I've never read anything by this author, but I really need to!

Concise Reviews By Michelle said...

good one! Here is mine Tue Teaser and Tue Intros Post

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

I liked that intro and have requested the audio version from the library. Hope you enjoy this one, and thank you so much for joining in.

Margot said...

While I'm not a huge Jodi Picoult fan like most people, I do find the opening paragraph quite compelling. I'd keep reading..

Samantha @ Reading-AndCoffee said...

I'm really not a fan of Jodi Picoult books, but I do want to give this one a chance!

neer said...

This sounds very interesting. Would search for this book.