Tuesday, March 12, 2013

First Chapter Tuesday







 I'm not much into doing Meme's, but I saw this on 'Bibliophile by the Sea' and thought that this would be interesting.

Every Tuesday, I'm going to host First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros, where I share the first paragraph or (2) of a book I am reading or thinking about reading soon.

This week's opening paragraph, comes from a book I am currently reading:

Across rhe Narrow Sea, Putney, 1500


'So now get up.'
     Felled, dazed, silent, he has fallen; knocked full length on the cobbles of the yard. His head turns sideways; his eyes are turned towards the gate, as if someone might arrive to help him out. One blow, properly placed, could kill him now.' 

'Wolf Hall' by Hilary Mantel

From this paragraph, would you continue reading this book? 

 

 

22 comments:

  1. What a great idea as a way to focus our attention on opening lines....mmmmm you've got me thinking now! Edith

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    1. Great Edith! I look forward to reading your first 'First Chapter Tuesday'! Don't forget to come back share a link to your post, when you do it.

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  2. Interestingly --or not interestingly! --- I failed to progress with Wolf Hall. Partly because the story is very familiar to me from years of Brisitsh history (I'm English!) and partly because I find things in the present tense rather mannered and wearing to read.
    So many readers I admire have LOVED Wolf Hall --so I feel rather a failure.
    ps re my blog post.
    Yes, the book making workshop was a blast!
    I hope we run it again.

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    1. I must confess that I'm having a problem with this novel. However, I'm still persisting with it....at the moment!

      I'm glad you enjoyed the workshop.

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  3. Wolf Hall has been on my TBR list for a long time now . . . so many books, so little time! Hope you enjoy it.

    Here's my Tuesday post: http://www.bookclublibrarian.com/2013/03/first-chapter-first-paragraph-tuesday_12.html

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    2. I'd be interested in hearing what you think of this novel, when you get around to reading this!

      Thanks for sharing the link to your 'First Chapter Tuesday'.

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  4. I took me such a long time to read this book, but in the end I'm glad I persevered. I decided it was historical fiction for the historian ;-)

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    1. Yes you're right, it probably is historical fiction for the historian, as I think you would have to know a least something about the period of history featured within the book, before reading this.

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  5. I've picked this book up and put it down a couple of times. I hope you have more success.

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    1. To be honest, I've given this book up today. I did try and plough through it, but felt that reading this was becoming a chore.

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  6. Great idea! I was actually just preparing a post on how important first paragraphs and first pages are... Interesting! I'll keep tuning in for these. Would be exciting to see the opening paragraphs for some NYT Bestsellers.

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    1. Great! I look forward to reading your post!

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  7. The paragraph didn't strike me.
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    1. Thanks for your comment, it would be interesting to know why this didn't strike you.

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  8. I am so very happy that you joined us, but although I liked this author's book, Mudbound, I never was able to read Wolf Hall. Hope u love it though.

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    1. It's a great idea Diane, I'm looking forward to posting more 'First Chapter Tuesday's'! I gave up on Wolf Hall yesterday, I just found this to be a very difficult read.

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  9. Yes, I would read on. Of course, I already know I want to read Wolf Hall someday.

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    1. Thanks for your comment Care! I look forward to hearing your thoughts on this.

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  10. I tried to read this one but hadn't been in the mood. I hope you love it though. Maybe someday I'll try it again. Thanks for joining in.

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