Tuesday, February 2, 2016

How is it Tuesday again already on the porch...

First Chapter first paragraph Tuesday Intros hosted by Diane at Bibliophilebythesea-Thanks Diane!

The Shipping News by Annie Proulx

Here is an account of a few years in the life of Quoyle, born in Brooklyn and raised in a shuffle of dreary upstate towns. Hive-spangled, gut roaring with gas and cramp, he survived childhood; at the state university, hand clapped over his chin, he camouflaged torment with smiles and silence. Stumbled through his twenties and into his thirties learning to separate his feelings from his life, counting on nothing. He ate prodigiously, like a ham knuckle, buttered spuds.

What do you think--keep reading or pass. I am a few chapters in. I love Proulx writing style. I came across the movie with the same title. It was so good I had to find the book. I am freezing in Upper Michigan. Annie Proulx is making me feel the cold in New Foundland.

My niece, who lives on the same road my camp is on, took these pics of our fresh snow.


  1. Wow, these photos are beautiful!

  2. First of all, beautiful pictures - but so cold. I don't really do cold and snow and all that. And I read books set in those areas (cold places) in the summer when we have temps over 100. I have been aware of THE SHIPPING NEWS for a long, long time, but I've never read it. I will say that I'm not really drawn in by the first paragraph, but I'd probably keep going to see...Enjoy!

  3. Beautiful pics - no snow here LOL

    I loved Shipping New (book and movie)