Tuesday, September 3, 2013

First Chapter ~ First Paragraph #29 and Tuesday Teaser


First Chapter ~ First Paragraph Tuesday Intros is a weekly meme hosted by Diane at Bibliophile by the Sea. It's an opportunity to share the first paragraph(s) of a book I am currently reading or planning to read sometime soon.

This week I'm featuring the opening paragraph from Aloha, Mozart by Waimea Williams, which I am reading for a blog tour.  My review will be posted later this week.

Read on after the intro for my Tuesday Teaser.

 Aloha, Mozart    
Publisher:  Luminis Books
Publication Date:  November 12, 2012
Maile Manoa's singing came from the ocean, people said, from the mountains, from flowers.  It floated on the wind like a message sent to each listener, a voice of ancient beauty, ancient power.  Some claimed that dogs and horses stopped eating to listen to her, chickens in the yard, even sharks out beyond the reef.  She knew all the verses to more than a hundred songs and hymns, and could pull a melody out of the air, pitch perfect, rhythm perfect, as if capturing a spirit and releasing it to share.  Impressive for a girl of eleven, but she didn't consider herself special.  Singing was simply something she did.
What do you think?  Would you continue reading?   
Teaser Tuesdays, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading, is a weekly event where bloggers open to a random page and share a teaser from somewhere on that page--no spoilers allowed.
Here's my teaser from Aloha, Mozart by Waimea Williams:
"There was an unknown world outside the crowded house, and she wanted to grab it with both hands, but she had no idea where to begin." ~ p. 12

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