Tuesday, January 10, 2012

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 this week is a book from my very own shelves...gasp!! I seriously am looking forward to reading this one because I've been wanting to dive into Christie's books for a few years now!!

The A.B. C. Murders by Agatha Christie

  It was in June of 1935 that I came home from my ranch in South America for a stay of about six months. It had been a difficult time for us out there. Like every one else, we had suffered from world depression. I had various affairs to see to in England that I felt could only be successful if a personal touch was introduced.  My wife remained to manage the ranch.
  I need hardly say that one of my first actions on reaching England was to look up my old friend, Hercule Poirot.

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


  1. Even though the teaser doesn't quickly pull me in, I would keep reading as I've always enjoyed her novels.

    Congrats for reading one of your own books:)

  2. That paragraph I struggled with ... but I would keep reading as I enjoy her work! :):):):):):):):):):):)

  3. I love Agatha Christie. I know I read this book years ago, but don't remember the plot anymore. Knowing Christie, I'm sure it was excellent!

  4. I have always enjoyed Christie and Poirot as well. I'd keep reading.

  5. I would only because AC is a long time favorite of mine and Poirot is one of her best detectives. Have fun reading that one and all the other Christie's on your shelves.

  6. I would absolutely read the book based on the paragraph but I'm a huge Agatha fan already. What a great choice!

  7. By the end of the first sentence I was smiling. I love Hastings. He's the perfect straight guy for Poirot. Hope you enjoy this one.

  8. Oh my gosh, is there an Agatha read-along I don't know about? teehee
    I just read a review of this on another blog. I haven't read this one but I have seen the TV version. I think I'm going to have to find this one.

  9. I've read a few Agatha Christie's--This sounds like a good one.

  10. I've read a few Agatha Christie's--This sounds like a good one.

  11. While the first paragraph isnt really exciting I'd still eb curious to read it. I've never read an Agatha Christie book yet.

  12. Makes me want to start reading Agatha again. Sounds like a good book to start with.

  13. I'm getting ready to dive back into the Christie challenge. Hope this one's good.


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