Every Tuesday Bibliophile by the Sea hosts First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros, where one shares the first paragraph or (2) of a book one has recently read, is reading or thinking about reading soon.
Here is mine from Georgette Heyer's The Reluctant Widow:
It was dusk when the London to Little Hampton stage-coach lurched into the village of Billingshurst, and a cold mist was beginning to creep knee-high over the dimly seen countryside.
Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
Here's mine, again from the same book:
You won't repeat this, Ned, but there's an important memorandum gone astray, and they are all in an uproar over it. By what I can make out, it's to do with his lordship's campaign for this spring, and there are only two copies in existence. You may guess what Bonaparte would give to have an inkling of what Wellington means to do, whether he will march on Madrid a second time, or strike in some new direction. (63-64)
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish where every Tuesday one has to prepare a list of (10) books on a given topic. This week the question is what are the books that you bought with a great deal of enthusiasm, planning to read them the moment you reached home... but never did.
Here are some of the books that I couldn't wait to get my hands on but which once bought still languish unread on my shelves.
Have you read any of these? How did you find them?