Tuesday, June 26, 2012

First Chapter, First Paragraph Tuesday Intros

Every Tuesday, Diane at Bibliophile by the sea posts the opening paragraph (maybe two) of a book she decided to read based on the opening paragraph (s). Feel free to grab the banner and play along.   I like this meme and decided to play along with her this week.

"Anna Davison Keller wanted to be the oldest person in the world. She felt she was owed this distinction, due to the particular care she'd taken with the vessel God had given her. In her morning prayers, she made a show, in case God himself was watching, of getting out of bed and onto her knees. She spoke to God in his language--asking for a length of days to be added to the one hundred and twelve years she'd already lived and pleading for health in her navel and marrow in her bones. She didn't say outright that God ought to strike dead that jo-fired man in China who was keeping her from the title, but after all these years, surely, God knew her heart."

So? What's the verdict? Keep reading or move on to something else?


  1. I saw this earlier on another blog and really liked it. Hope you are enjoying it!

  2. I love the sound of this one. Five generations? That should be fun to follow, and Anna sounds unique too.

  3. Too funny -- you and Amy same book. I say, yes, I'd keep reading, she's a cool narrator.

  4. I am interested enough to keep on reading.


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