First Chapter, First Paragraph, is a meme hosted by Bibliophile by the Sea. Anyone can play — just copy the first paragraph of the first chapter (or prologue) and include a picture of the book cover. Leave your link at Bibliophile by the Sea. Here’s the opening from Sheila Walsh‘s memoir, Loved Back to Life: How I Found the Courage to Live Free:
Twenty years is a long time, and yet as I think back to the night when I was admitted to the locked ward of a psychiatric hospital, it’s as vivid to me now as if it were yesterday.
Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, now being hosted by Ambrosia of The Purple Booker.
Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers! So, from the same memoir:
Let me take you back to where the descent began. It was dark and it was deep, but the truth that I thought would kill me actually saved my life. (location 69)
Would you keep reading? I’ve had this book on my shelf (so to speak — it’s on my ipad) for awhile and have finally gotten into it — a memoir of a dark period that has helped many other sufferers of mental illness. Have you read this or other books by Sheila Walsh? Leave a comment and a link to your First Chapter, First Paragraph and Teaser Tuesday page.