Category Archives: First Paragraph

First Paragraph: Cover Her Face by P.D. James

Every Tuesday Diane at Bibliophile By the Sea shares the first paragraph of a book currently being read. Feel free to join the fun. I’m an old fan of P.D. James and I picked up her first novel to read it again. Let … Continue reading

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First Paragraph: Song of the Lion by Anne Hillerman

I’m so glad that Anne Hillerman is continuing the series her late father, Tony Hillerman, started. Its so enjoyable to keep up with the adventures of Jim Chee and his wife, Bernie Manuelito and even Joe Leaphorn. Here’s how the … Continue reading

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First Paragraph: A Gentleman In Moscow by Amor Towles

I’m reading A Gentleman In Moscow for an upcoming book club meeting. I’m just barely into it so I don’t have an opinion yet. Here’s how the story begins:   1922 An Ambassador At half past six on the twenty-first … Continue reading

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First Paragraph: American Gods by Neil Gaiman

I’m participagting in a book tour for the tenth anniversary of American Gods. I missed reading the book when it was first published so I am glad for this chance to read it now. It’s also been make into a … Continue reading

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What Am I Reading? Save Room For Pie by Roy Blount

I’m reading a fun foodie book, Save Room For Pie by Roy Blount. I’ve heard the author on NPR shows such as Wait, Wait, but I have yet to read one of his books – until now. By the end of … Continue reading

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What Am I Reading? Mercy Falls

I’m currently reading Mercy Falls by William Kent Krueger. This is the fifth book in the Cork O’Connor series. I’m really enjoying working my way through this series. Here’s the first paragraph: 1 The Morning-Beverage Measure After picking up a … Continue reading

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What Am I Reading? The Bookshop On the Corner

I’m featuring The Bookshop On the Corner. I saw the book cover on a table at the library and knew I wanted to check it out. The book starts off with “A Message To Readers” and I felt an immediate connection … Continue reading

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What Am I Reading? But For The Grace

I’m featuring But For the Grace, the second book in the D.C. Smith series by Peter Grainger. I really enjoy British murder mysteries. D.C. Smith is my latest “crush” in the detective ranks. His sense of humor is priceless. Here’s how … Continue reading

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What Am I Reading? Mississippi Blood by Greg Iles

This week I want to share with you the first paragraph of a book I’m very excited about. This is the final book in the Penn Cage trilogy written by Greg Iles. The books are big (700+ pages) and only … Continue reading

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