Tuesday, January 6, 2015

First Paragraph Tuesday....

I'm joining this weekly challenge for the first time (I spotted it on a blog I read).....http://bibliophilebythesea.blogspot.com/

Take a book you are reading (or re-reading in this case) - post the first paragraph - and then ask...would you keep reading?

If Claire had to look back and decide why she had the affair in the first place, she would point to the missing boy.  This was in mid-June, during those first humid days when the air in Virginia hangs thick.  School was coming to an end, and from her kitchen window Claire could see the bus stop at the corner and the neighborhood children, sweaty in skirts and blouses, khaki trousers and damp cotton shirts, pile out of it like a lazy litter of puppies.  Their schoolbags dragged along the sidewalk; their catcher's mitts drooped.  Jump ropes trailed behind a small group of girls, as if even they were too hot.

So... would you keep reading?!


JoAnn said...

I've heard good things about this book... I'd keep reading. Hope you enjoy it!

Literary Feline said...

I love the cover. I like the intro too--I can just picture the scene she's remembering in my mind's eye.

I hope you enjoy the book and welcome to 1st Chapter/1st Paragraph!

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Yes, I'd definitely keep reading. Love the description of a sultry Virginia summer day.
My Tuesday post features LEARNIN’ THE ROPES.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Hi Linda, so glad you joined us this week.

I love the cover and have enjoyed his author in the past, so based on that and this intro, I would read more. enjoy