Tuesday, April 28, 2015

First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros...

                                                            Mr. Fox by Helen Oyeyemi

Mary Fox came by the other day---the last person on earth I was expecting to see. I'd have tidied up
if I'd known she was coming. I'd have combed my hair. I'd have shaved. At least I was wearing a suit;
I strive for a sense of professionalism. I was sitting in my study, writing badly, just making words on the page, waiting for something to come through, some sentence I could keep. It was taking longer
that day than it usually did, but I didn't mind. The windows were open. I was sort of listening to something  by Glazunov; there's a symphony of his you can't listen to with the windows closed, you just can't. Well, I guess I could, but you'd get agitated and run at the walls. Maybe that's just me.

I want to read this. This first paragraph is just how I roll. I am never prepared for a surprise visit. I am still in my p.j's and my house needs to be picked up everyday.
This is Pic#28 posted this month in anticipation of my 64th birthday tomorrow. I know, really? I am so surprised I get to this day every year. I am sending 63 out with a bang. With as much of a bang as an aging couch potato can muster...

15 comments:

  1. I probably wouldn't have picked up this book from the title, but that meandering intro captivated me. It made me want to know the character. Thanks for sharing...and here's mine: “EVERY FIFTEEN MINUTES”

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  2. Sorry but I find this a bit confusing. I'm not sure what the story will be like going further, so I would need more info first. Enjoy it though!

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  3. I'm not sure about this one either...but, I love the cover so I'd keep going a bit longer.

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    1. I like characters that ate a little off.

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  4. Yep, I want to keep reading. She is a really good author.

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  5. I like the style of the opening, it makes me want to know more. Here is my Tuesday post https://cleopatralovesbooks.wordpress.com/2015/04/28/first-chapter-first-paragraph-april-28/

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  6. I love the reasoning for keeping the windows open for the music. Else you'd get agitated and run at the walls. LOL

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    1. Me, too! Love the little bit of crazy.

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  7. I liked the intro even if it is a bit choppy. Birthday wishes

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  8. I like the rambling style of the opening paragraph. I'd keep reading. Happy birthday tomorrow.

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