Tuesday, May 31, 2011

First Chapter -- First Paragraph -- Tuesday Intros

Diane at Bibliophile by the Sea has started a fun new meme, First Chapter, First Paragraph, Tuesday Intros. Below is the first paragraph/chapter of The Bird House by Kelly Simmons:

Beneath the surface of any problem, if you scrabble a bit, you’ll find a secret.

It may take awhile – decades perhaps – not for your excavation, mind you, but for your desire to appear; for that childlike curiosity to float up again. Indeed, you may need an actual child to summon it, as I did.

But this is what drives us – the historians, the trash pickers, the gossips, the shrinks. And yes, the readers of books. We’re all rooting around; teasing out other people’s hidden reasons.

1 comment:

  1. Wow Kim, this one would hook me early on. I have to move my copy higher up in the TBR pile. Can't wait to read what you think about this one. enjoy