Monday, February 1, 2021

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.

Happy book publication day to Finlay Donovan is Killing It by Elle Cosimano.  It's the first book in a new humorous mystery series.  The excerpt shared is from an advance reader copy received from the publisher.

First Chapter:  It's a widely known fact that most moms are ready to kill someone by eight thirty A.M. on any given morning. On the particular morning of Tuesday, October eighth, I was ready by seven forty-five. If you've never had to wrestle a two-year-old slathered in maple syrup into a diaper while your four-year-old decides to give herself a haircut in time for preschool, all while trying to track down the where about of your missing nanny as you sop up coffee grounds from an overflowing pot because in your sleep-deprived fog you forgot to put in the filter, let me spell it out for you.


What do you think?  Would you continue reading? 

True, that. I remember similar days years ago, but I didn't have a nanny to help out. Good times.


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.   


  1. I have had my eye on this book. It sounds delightful!

  2. I've been seeing this one around and it looks so good. I've already put it on my wishlist.