Category Archives: First Paragraph

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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What Am I Reading? Raven Black

I am currently reading my first Ann Cleeves novel. I love the PBS show Vera which is based on one of Ann Cleeves’ book series. This book, Raven Black, is the first book in Ann Cleeves’ Shetland Island series. Have … Continue reading

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What Am I Reading? The Devil’s Triangle

Right now I’m on a marathon-read of Catherine Coulter’s latest series: A Brit In the FBI. The books are quite good mystery/thrillers. I’ve read the first two books and am now on Books #3 and #4 – The Devil’s Triangle. … Continue reading

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What Am I Reading? A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

I’m just about done reading A Man Called Ove. I’ve noticed that many fellow bloggers have read and enjoyed this book. This is a book club choice and, right now, I’m not sure there’s going to be enough in this … Continue reading

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What Am I Reading? The Chilbury Ladies Choir

I’m listening to an excellent audio version of a historical novel: The Chilbury Ladies Choir by Jennifer Ryan. The story is set in a small village in Britain in the early years of World War II. Here’s the opening paragraph: … Continue reading

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What Am I Reading? Americanah

This week I’m featuring Americanah┬áby Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. It’s a book club selection. I’m the one who will be leading the discussion, so I feel some pressure to read it carefully. I’m about half-way through it and I have to … Continue reading

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What Am I Reading? Wilde Lake by Laura Lippman

This week I’m featuring a book I’m reading for an upcoming book tour. So far I’m thoroughly enjoying the details and intricacies of the characters and the plot of this family and small community story. Here’s how it begins:   … Continue reading

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What Am I Reading? Blood Hollow

I’m reading a couple of mysteries by William Kent Krueger. I love this seres set in Minnesota. Here’s the first paragraph of Blood Hollow. It’s pretty short, but I think you will still get the idea that this is a … Continue reading

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What Am I Reading? The Last Bus To Wisdom

Ivan Doig is in my list of favorite authors. I’m almost done reading the last book he wrote before his death. It’s the story of a bus trip taken alone by a ten-year-old boy. He’s traveling from Montana to Wisconsin. … Continue reading

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