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 starting The Magdalene Scrolls, a novel of Obsession by Barbara Wood. Here’s the beginning of Chapter One, Benjamin Messer translating from a recently discovered scroll:
Beware to the heathen and to the evil-intending who would disturb the contents of these jars, for the Curse of Moses shall be upon him, and he shall be cursed in the city and in the field, and cursed will be the fruit of his body and of his land; and the Lord will smite hi with a severe burning, inflict him with madness and blindness, and pursue him with mildew for ever and ever.
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:
As if mesmerized by the ancient script, [Ben] stood rooted before his desk, the glossy photos suspended in midair. John Weatherby had been right. If more David ben Jonah scrolls were found, this could be a discovery to rock the civilized world. p.6
What do you think? Would you keep reading? I’m a sucker for anything to do with archaeology and this novel grabbed me right from the start. Share your thoughts and the link to your First Chapter, First Paragraph and/or your Teaser Tuesday post.