Monday, October 17, 2022

First Chapter ~ First Paragraph

 It's Tuesday . . . time for . . . 

. . . First Chapter ~ First Paragraph Tuesday Intros . . . 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 Messy Lives of Book People by Phaedra Patrick. The excerpt shared is from a trade paperback version borrowed from the library.

First Chapter:  The Apartment in the Clouds

Liv Green wore her polishing cloth draped over her arm in the same proud way a maitre d' might wear a napkin. She'd already cleaned Essie Starling's two bathrooms, each bigger than her own bedroom, polished the white marble kitchen worktops and left uniform vacuum cleaner tracks on the dove gray carpets, just how the bestselling author liked them. She wore one earbud while she worked, listening to the audiobook of Essie's nineteenth novel for the second time and leaving her other ear free in case the author called out any commands.


What do you think?  Would you continue reading? 

I am eager to read this book because I found one of the author's previous novels, The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper so endearing. And even if that wasn't the case, I couldn't resist the cover and title of Ms. Patrick's current novel.


This First Chapter~First Paragraph post was originally composed and/or compiled by Catherine for the Book Club Librarian blog.


  1. This was a fun read; I hope you enjoy it.

    Here is my pick:

  2. I love the sound of this one. Great cover, too.

  3. This chapter one summary was very useful for me. It was useful for me to understand this chapter easily. "Now it's time to avail solar panels in pa for more information."

  4. I love the cover and the book sounds so good.