Monday, March 29, 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.

Today I'm featuring an upcoming read, The Library of the Unwritten by A.J. Hackwith, the first book in the Hell's Library fantasy series. The excerpt shared is from a trade paperback version borrowed from the library.

First Chapter:  Claire

Books ran when they grew restless, when they grew unruly, or when they grew real. Regardless of the reason, when books ran, it was a librarian's duty to catch them.


What do you think?  Would you continue reading? 

While fantasy is not a genre I usually gravitate to, as a librarian I find the title irresistible and the premise intriguing. I'm accustomed to caring for published books, but the idea of being responsible for unfinished stories and their characters living in a type of limbo is unchartered territory I'd like to explore.


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  1. What an interesting and unique book! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Hadn't heard of this one - interesting intro and although I don't do fantasy, the topic makes me curious.

    1. Not only am I curious, Diane--the book has been getting very good reviews.

  3. I'm not usually a fan of fantasy but this sounds interesting. I think I like that it's about books.