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 hoping to read Ahab’s Wife: Or, The Star-Gazer by Sena Jeter Naslund:
Chapter 1: A Mild Blue Day
Captain Ahab was neither my first husband nor my last. Yet, looking up — into the clouds — I conjure him there: his gray-white hair; his gathered brow; and the zaggy mark (I saw it when lying with him by candlelight and, also, taking our bliss on the sunny moor among curly-cup gumweed and lamb’s ear). And I see a zaggy shadow now in the rifting clouds. That mark started like lightning at Ahab’s temple and ran not all the way to his heel (as some thought) but ended at Ahab’s heart.
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:
Even as a child, I wanted to know what words meant and marked those occasions when I did learn as memorable. (p.1)
His ghost rides by in black; standing at his knee, the whip, its lash dangling like a thin banner. (p.2)
What do you think? Would you keep reading? Maybe you’ve already read this book. Tell us your thoughts.