Tuesday, July 19, 2016

First Chapter ~ First Paragraph

It's Tuesday . . . time for . . .


First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros hosted by Diane at Bibliophile by the Sea, where bloggers post the first paragraph(s) of a book they are currently reading or planning to read sometime soon.

Today I'm featuring I Like You Just Fine When You're Not Around by Ann Garvin.  I read this book last week while I was on vacation, and received a free copy from the author at BEA, with no strings attached.  
 I Like You Just Fine When You're Not Around 
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Chapter One
Horn Broken, Look For Finger
Tig Monahan tried to imagine what it would be like to lose her mind.  Was it like a quick, fully aware, terror-filled slip on an icy sidewalk, or slower, where a tiny skidding sensation goes unnoticed until suddenly you realize all four limbs are in the air and your face is in a ditch.  With her mother, Hallie, it was hard to tell what she'd been aware of, or how the knotted neurons in her brain foretold her foggy future.  Either way, her mother's mind was not her own, her secrets were locked inside, and Tig was left to ponder the icy aftermath.

What do you think?  Would you continue reading?   
When I saw this book's title at BEA this year, I knew I had to get my hands on a copy.  It sounded like the perfect summer read, and I had a hunch that it would be the perfect vacation take along.   My instincts were right.

While the title is what originally attracted me, the characters and realistic life situations had me fully engaged from start to end.  Brimming with laugh-out-loud one-liners and dialogue, Garvin finds the humor in life's messiness, unfairness, and relationships gone wrong.  This novel is immensely enjoyable and fully captures the intricacies of contemporary life.

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