First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday

Every Tuesday, Diane of Bibliophile by the Sea posts the opening paragraph (sometimes two) of a book she decided to read based on the opening paragraph. Feel free to grab the banner and play along!

The Passage by Justin Cronin
Before she became the Girl from Nowhere--the One Who Walked in, The First and Last and Only, who lived a thousand years--she was just a little girl in Iowa named Amy. Amy Harper Bellafonte.

The day Amy was born, her mother, Jeanette, was nineteen years old.  Jeanette named her baby Amy for her own mother, who'd died when Jeanette was little, and gave her the middle name Harper for Harper Lee, the lady who'd written To Kill a Mockingbird, Jeanette's favorite book--truth be told, the only book she'd made it all the way through in high school.  She might have named her Scout, after the little girl in the story, because she wanted her little girl to grow up like that, tough and funny and wise, in a way that she, Jeanette, had never managed to be.  But Scout was a name for a boy, and she didn't want her daughter to have to go around her whole life explaining something like that."

Nook book while doing Treadmill
Canyons of Night  #3 in Looking Glass Trilogy by Jayne Castle
"Charlotte folded her arms on the glass topped sales counter and watched the two feral beasts come through the door of Looking Glass Antiques.  One was definitely human, definitely male, and definitely dangerous.  The second was a scruffy-looking ball of gray fluff with two bright blue eyes, six small paws, and an attitude.  The dust bunny rode on Slade Attridge's shoulder and Charlotte was quite sure that in his own miniature way he could be just as dangerous as hsi human companion.  They were both born to hunt, she thought."


  1. I loved The Passage! I look forward to the his next book.

  2. I had been hoping to read The Passage last year, but never got around to it, so I am hoping that this year, I will get to do that. From the looks of that paragraph, it seems like I will love it!

  3. The passage looks intriguing. I might check it out.
    BTW- My mom just finished reading Canyons of Night and told me I just had to borrow it from her next! She really enjoyed it and I hope you do too.


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