Tuesday, May 28, 2013

First Chapter ~ First Paragraph #15 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 paragraphs of a book I am currently reading or planning to read sometime soon.

This week I'm featuring the opening paragraphs of Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald by Therese Anne Fowler, a book I recently received as a gift, which I'll start reading soon.

Read on after the intro for my Tuesday Teaser.

  Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald 
Published by St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 3/26/2013

Montgomery, Alabama

                                                                                                      December 20, 1940

Dear Scott,
     The Love of the Last Tycoon is a great title for your novel.  What does Max say?

     I've been thinking that maybe I'll brave an airplane ride and come to see you for New Year's.  Wire me the money, if you can.  Won't we be quite the pair?--you with your bad heart, me with my bad head.  Together, though, we might have something worthwhile.  I'll bring you some of those cheese biscuits you always loved, and you can read me what you've written so far.  I know it's going to be a wonderful novel, Scott, your best one yet.

     This is short so I can send it before the post office closes today.  Write me soon.


     If I could fit myself into this mail slot, here, I'd follow my letter all the way to Hollywood, all the way to Scott, right up to the door of our next future.  We have always had a next one, after all, and there's no good reason we shouldn't have one now.  If only people could travel as easily as words.  Wouldn't that be something?  If only we could be so easily revised.

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 Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald by Therese Anne Fowler:

"'Really, Baby, if you go out with no corset, men will think you're--'
 'Maybe I don't care,' I said."
~ p. 11

Enjoy life with books . . .


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