Tuesday, September 17, 2019

First Chapter ~ First Paragraph

It's Tuesday . . . time for . . . 


First Chapter ~ First Paragraph Tuesday Intros, now hosted by Vicki at I'd Rather Be At The Beach, is where bloggers post the first paragraph(s) of a book they are currently reading or planning to read sometime soon. 

Today I'm featuring an upcoming read, Campusland by Scott Johnston.  The excerpt shared is from a hardcover edition borrowed from the library.



Devon University
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Devon University is an American private research university located in the New England town of Havenport.  With an admissions rate of 83 percent, it is considered one of the most elite universities in America.

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School years had a dependable rhythm, one Eph always found comforting.  This was his favorite time, September--the anticipation, the excitement of reconnecting after summer break.  Official move-in day wasn't until tomorrow, but many students had come early for orientations or team practices, so the sidewalk was busy.  Walking down Ellsworth, a commercial street that ran along one edge of campus, he saw eagerness painted on the passing faces.  He had little doubt his own face looked just the same.

What do you think?  Would you continue reading?
I love the start of a new school year and books set on college campuses.  Now is the perfect time to read this type of novel--the new fall semester is a few weeks old, and there is a hint of autumn in the air here on the East Coast.

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  1. A private research university is a curious place to me. Hope you enjoy it. Sounds fun!

    Here's my Tuesday post.

  2. I also love the anticipation of a new school year, especially on a college campus. Thanks for sharing. Here's mine: “THE NANNY”

  3. Sounds interesting. I'll be looking for your review.

  4. I might keep reading. I like the vibe of the opening paragraph. While I have fond memories of my own college days, working on a university campus gives me a different view of the start of a new semester.

  5. I love books that take place on a campus - sounds good.