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.