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. This week I’m reading Deborah Rising: a novel inspired by the Bible by author Avraham Azrieli.
Part One: The Injustice
The girls came early to the stoning. They emerged one by one from the gates of Emanuel, which the sentries opened at sunrise, and spread out over the barren slopes to collect rocks. There were more than seventy girls, all of the town’s unmarried maidens, ten years and older. With their brown wool dresses and bent backs, they looked like an army of weary squirrels gathering nuts for the winter.
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:
“My fear is different,” Deborah said. “It chokes and paralyzes me.” Loc 1838
What do you think? Would you keep reading? Have you read anything by this author? Please leave a comment and a link to your First Chapter, First Paragraph or Teaser Tuesday post. Thanks for coming by.