Tuesday, February 19, 2013

First Chapter ~ First Paragraph Tuesday Intros #1


Today I am participating for the first time in First Chapter ~ First Paragraph Tuesday Intros, a weekly meme hosted by Diane at Bibliophile by the Sea.  The idea is to share the first paragraph or two of a book I am currently reading or planning to read sometime soon. 

This week I'm featuring the first paragraphs of Me Before You by Jojo Moyes, a book I received from the publisher that I'm looking forward to reading soon-ish.  This is the follow up novel to the highly popular The Last Letter from Your Lover, which I enjoyed.

Me Before You 
Published by Pamela Dorman Books/Viking, December 2012


Prologue

2007

"When he emerges from the bathroom she is awake, propped up against the pillows and flicking through the travel brochures that were beside his bed.  She is wearing one of his T-shirts, and her long hair is tousled in a way that prompts reflexive thoughts of the previous night.  He stands there, enjoying the brief flashback, rubbing the water from his hair with a towel.

She looks up from a brochure and pouts.  She is probably slightly too old to pout, but they've been going out a short enough time for it still to be cute."

What do you think?  Would you keep reading?  I'm in--just need to figure out when. 

Enjoy life with books . . .

Catherine

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18 comments:

Book Dilettante said...

I'd continue reading. The title plus the intro of the two characters make me curious.

Catherine Healey said...

Thanks for your comment and for stopping by!

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Oh, I would keep reading...and I've requested this book from the library. Can't wait!

Thanks for visiting my blog.

JoAnn said...

This book seems to be everywhere lately! I like the opening... hope you can get to it soon.

kelley jensen said...

I think I'd have to read a bit more before jumping in. kelley—the road goes ever ever on

Catherine Healey said...

Hope you like the book when you get it. I enjoyed her other book, The Last Letter from Your Lover also.

Catherine Healey said...

Thanks for stopping by JoAnn. I think it will be a quick read once I sit down with it.

Catherine Healey said...

The first page gets better...and it seems like a quick read!

Paulita said...

Someone else started this a few weeks ago and I thought then that I'd like it. I'd keep going. Here's Mine

Margot said...

I'd read at least a few more pages and then, well, you know how that goes - I'd read the whole thing. Sounds light and fun.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

I would read a bit more as I know several readers enjoyed this one. Hope you do as well. Catherine, Thanks so much for joining us this week; I appreciate it.

Catherine Healey said...

Thanks for the feedback, Paulita. Your pick is one I'd read also...I am a historical fiction fan.

Catherine Healey said...

You're absolutely right, Margot! I skimmed the first few pages and it looks like a quick read...and definitely light and fun. Thanks for stopping by...hope you'll visit again!

Catherine Healey said...

It was fun participating for the first time...I hope to become a regular!

Nise' said...

I enjoyed this book, hope you do as well.

Catherine Healey said...

That's good to hear...and made me move the book closer to the top of the pile. Thanks for stopping by. Hope you'll be a frequent visitor, Nise!

kimbacaffeinate said...

I would continue reading!

Catherine Healey said...

It's getting closer and closer to the top of my pile--hope to start it soon! Thanks for your feedback, Kim!

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