Tuesday, May 8, 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 Stillmeadow Daybook by Gladys Taber. I've been following Nan's (Letters From a Hill Farm) monthly posts about this book and the author's life. I was so inspired by them that I had to get my hands on a copy (Thank you public library!) and read it for myself!!

I sat on the old stone steps this morning, paring potatoes. It was one of those mild sweet days in early spring, with a sense of beginnings in the damp sunny air. Whenever I lifted my eyes to look at the blue Connecticut sky, and the soft line of hills that roll away toward Litchfield, Hollyberry Red, the young Irish, thrust her velvet muzzle in the pan and neatly removed a potato. Then she flew around the yard, tossing it in the air, and catching it.

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


  1. I've been following Nan's posts, too, and this sounds like such a wonderful book!

  2. Yup!!! I have also been reading Nan's post on this one, and actually never thought of checking the library. Love the writing style.

  3. Yes! The velvet muzzle got me! :--)

  4. I have to read a bit more to decide.

  5. I would definitely keep reading. I like books like this and I'm going to look into these. It sounds like a comfort type read to me.

  6. " ... a sense of beginnings in the damp sunny air." that phrase alone would be enough to keep me reading. Sounds like lovely prose and I'm keen on that!

  7. Love the writing! Yes, a book to read!

  8. Yes, I would! I've been following Nan's monthly installments, too, and would love to get my hands on a copy of this book...just checked my library and it's available! However, knowing me, this is one I think I'd rather own.


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