Tuesday, November 22, 2011

First Chapter- First Paragraph Tuesday Intros

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).
 Feel free to grab the banner and play along!

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. 

  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.
                    That letter was for me. 

Would you continue reading this one based on the opening paragraph?


  1. Ohhhhhhhh I want MORE!! :):):):):):):):):):):)

  2. I LOVE this intro! I want to know more, and also that cover is fabulous. enjoy!

  3. What an opening! Can't wait for your review.

  4. What!!!!!!!!! Don't stop there. I have yet to get to The Violets of March.

  5. I would definitely read on. Tantalizing...

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  7. I love that beginning . . . I'd read more. Have a happy Thanksgiving. I hope the boys will be home for the holiday.

  8. Yow, I want this one now! Lol, what a great intro - such promise!!

    Have a wonderful day tomorrow.

  9. Yes! I just bought the Violets book for my daughter for Christmas.

  10. Oh, how wonderful that you have an early copy of The Bungalow -- I loved, loved, loved Violets!

    And, yes, I want to know more and read this!

  11. I have the Violets book on my TBR shelf and hope to get to it in the next couple of months. I've seen great things about this one already!


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