Tuesday, January 13, 2015

First Chapter, First Paragraph Tuesday....

Linking to bibliophile by the sea blog for first paragraph Tuesday!

http://bibliophilebythesea.blogspot.com.es/2015/01/first-chapter-first-paragraph-tuesday_13.html

This week I am using a book I'm re-reading for at least the 4th, maybe 5th...time! And every time I read it, I always re-read the sequel "Pigs in Heaven".  The book is "The Bean Trees" by Barbara Kingsolver....

"I have been afraid of putting air in a tire ever since I saw a tractor tire blow up and throw Newt Hardbine's father over the top of the Standard Oil sign.  I'm not lying.  He got stuck up there.  About nineteen people congregated during the time it took for Norman Strick to walk up to the Courthouse and blow the whistle for the volunteer fire department.  They eventually did come with the ladder and haul him down, and he wasn't dead but lost his hearing and in many other ways was never the same afterward  They said he overfilled the tire"..

So... what are your thoughts? Would you keep reading?



7 comments:

Literary Feline said...

You must really like this book to re-read it so many times! I haven't read this one, but it does sound good.

Linda said...

I really do like it! It is one of my comfort reads!

Linda

kelley jensen said...

wow, that's quite the beginning. I'd keep reading. Have a nice week. kelley—the road goes ever ever on

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I've read this book more than once too, and I also enjoyed Pigs in Heaven and several other books by this talented author. Time for another reread!
My Tuesday post features A LOVE BEYOND.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

I liked this book when I read it over 10 years ago, but I'm not a re-reader. I do like the intro and am happy you shared it.

Lorita said...

That is hilarious! Yes, I would keep reading. Is the whole book humerous?

JaneGS said...

No question! The more I read Barbara Kingsolver, the more I like her. I started reading her late and so still need to go back and read this one.

Excellent beginning--I love the voice.