Every Tuesday, Diane @ Bibliophile by the Sea
posts the opening paragraph (maybe two) of a book
she decided to read based on the opening paragraph (s).
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My selection for this week is The Bungalow by Sarah Jio. I absolutely adored her debut novel, The Violets of March, in fact it is one of my top ten reads for 2011. I've been following Sarah on Facebook where I first read about her upcoming release. When she emailed me with the gracious offer of reading her book via NetGalley I jumped...quite literally I might add, at the chance to read it.
That letter was for me.
Tuck a slip of paper into a flimsy envelope, seal it with a swipe of the tongue, then send it on its way. That letter might be handled by dozens of people and journey a thousand miles before reaching the intended mailbox, where it nestles anonymously between pages twenty-nine and thirty of some unwanted catalog, lying in wait for its unsuspecting recipient, who tosses the catalog, with its treasure tucked inside, into the recycle bin with flick of the wrist. There, next to poorly rinsed milk cartons, an empty wine bottle, and yesterday's newspaper, a life-changing piece of mail quietly awaits.
Would you continue reading this one based on the opening paragraph?