Tuesday, December 20, 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).
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My selection this week is from a TLC Book that I will be reviewing on December 29th. I love books that take place in China and All the Flowers in Shanghai takes us back to the 1930s introducing the reader to Feng, who becomes the bride of a wealthy businessman in a marriage arranged by her parents.

I still know your face. I see it clearly as it was at the very beginning, not how it was left after I had hurt you.
  I did not see the brightness of new life in your eyes when you were born or cradle your warm fleshy body to my breast, and wish now that I had. I wish I had just looked....but I did not let myself because to me you were stillborn. You were not a living person to me then, but an object of hatred, created merely to be beaten and scarred.

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


  1. OMG...this is one powerful INTRO. I sort of shivered as I read it. I am definitely curious for more. Hope it is as good as it sounds.

  2. Ohhhhhhhh I know I would keep reading!! :):):):):):):):)

  3. This book sounds like it would be right down my alley. I love historical fiction and I've really been loving Asian historical fiction lately.

    Here's mine:

  4. Wow, that's a pretty impact-ful first paragraph!

  5. Sounds so sad. I like the setting and the time period, so I'd read on. I have the ARC so am going to be reading it soon! Enjoy!

  6. oh, sad . . . I hope it turns out well. Merry Christmas Staci :)

  7. Oh, I would definitely keep reading! There are so many hints at sadness and loss, that I'm sure the book will be an emotional one.

    Here's MY TT POST and

  8. Wow, this paragraph raised lots of questions for me. I'm curious about this book now. I look forward to your review.

    Mine is here: Quirky Girls Read

  9. I am going to be reading this one soon, so yes, I am definitely even more intrigued

  10. I would definitely keep reading. I look forward to your thoughts.

  11. How are you liking it so far? I finished it and am sort of tossed up about it.

  12. I'll be reviewing this one too. I can't wait to see what you think of it.

  13. Yep, it's intriguing. I just finished a book set in China "The Death of the Red Heroine" which was quite interesting. So in the mood for more.

  14. Just stopping by to wish you a very Merry Christmas and all the best in the New Year! Love ya!


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