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. I read about this book in two different places recently and decided I had to get it. It’s historical fiction which I find, to my surprise, is becoming a favourite genre of mine. Here’s the opening from Second Glance by Jodi Picoult:
He fell asleep at the wheel and drove his car off a bridge into a lake — that was the second time — and was found on the shore by rescuers. When his half-sunken Honda was recovered, the doors were all locked, and the tempered glass windows were shattered like spiderwebs, but still intact. No one could figure out how he’d gotten out of the car in the first place, much less survived a crash without even a scratch.
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 novel:
Ross wasn’t hungry, so he didn’t understand why he’d come to the town diner — an establishment that had been around as long as Comtostook, passing like a plague through a chain of overweight crochety owners who all believed that grease was a gourmet seasoning. Not that this seemed to affect business: when Ross arrived, every table and counter stool was taken. p.97
Would you keep reading? Have you read this or any other books by Picoult? Leave a comment and a link to your post for First Chapter, First Paragraph and Teaser Tuesday. Thanks for stopping by.