Monday, October 12, 2020

First Chapter ~ First Paragraph

 It's Tuesday . . . time for . . . 

. . . First Chapter ~ First Paragraph Tuesday Intros . . . now hosted by Yvonne at Socrates' Book Reviews, where bloggers share excerpts from a book they have read, are currently reading, or are planning to read.

Today I'm featuring my current "listen," The Library Book by Susan Orlean.  The excerpt shared is from my Audible library.

Beginning:  Even in Los Angeles, where there is no shortage of remarkable hairdos, Harry Peak attracted attention.  "He was very blond. Very, very blond," his lawyer said to me, and then he fluttered his hand across his forehead, performing a pantomime of Peak's heavy swoop of bangs.  Another lawyer, who questioned Peak in a deposition, remembered his hair very well.  "He had a lot of it," she said.  "And he was very definitely blond."  An arson investigator I met described Peak entering the courtroom "with all that hair," as if his hair existed independently.

What do you think?  Would you continue reading?
In recognition of the anniversary of my eighth year of blogging this past Sunday (10.11.12), I wanted to feature a book related to libraries.  I have been enjoying The Library Book, which is read by the author, on my walks.  The main focus of this true story is the deliberately set fire at Los Angeles Central Library in 1986 that destroyed or damaged over one million books.  While this incident is interesting on its own, Orlean enriches the book with interviews with librarians across the country, and highlights the importance of libraries through the ages as the guardians of history, culture, and community.




This First Chapter~First Paragraph post was originally composed and/or compiled by Catherine for the Book Club Librarian blog.  It cannot be republished without attribution. 


Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I love books about libraries, too; I just finished The Library of Lost and Found.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

This was an interesting book on audio. Hope you enjoy it.

Yvonne said...

I always enjoy books set in libraries.

Congrats on the anniversary!

Girl Who Reads said...

The focus on hair in thefirst paragraph is humorous. I hope you enjoy it.

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