Tuesday, August 6, 2013

First Chapter ~ First Paragraph #25 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 a book I purchased a while ago, An Abundance of Katherines by John Green, author of The Fault in Our Stars.

Read on after the intro for my Tuesday Teaser.

 An Abundance of Katherines 
Publisher:  Penguin Group (USA)
10/16/2008 (Reprint)


The morning after noted child prodigy Colin Singleton graduated from high school and got dumped for the nineteenth time by a girl named Katherine, he took a bath.  Colin had always preferred baths; one of his general policies in life was never to do anything standing up that could just as easily be done lying down.  He climbed into the tub as soon as the water got hot, and he sat and watched with a curiously blank look on his face as the water overtook him.  The water inched up his legs, which were crossed and folded into the tub.  He did recognize, albeit faintly, that he was too long, and too big, for this bathtub--he looked like a mostly grown person playing at being a kid.

What do you think?  Would you continue reading?  I've been meaning to read this book for a very long time, which is the reason I added it to my summer reading challenge.  I'll be starting it soon.
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 An Abundance of Katherines by John Green:
"And so it was not fate, but Colin Singleton's character and passions, his mistakes and weaknesses, that finally brought him to Gutshot, Tennessee--POPULATION 864, as the roadside sign read." ~ p. 29

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