The Drawing of the Three By Stephen King #FirstChapterFirstParagraph

When I pick up a book to decide if I'd like to read it I often read the first chapter, first paragraph. I thought perhaps other readers do the same. I also like to share the first chapter first, paragraph so I can highlight fantastic writing. That first paragraph is often the one that draws … Continue reading The Drawing of the Three By Stephen King #FirstChapterFirstParagraph


The Raven Boys #FirstChapterFirstParagraph

Here are the first couple paragraphs in the prologue of The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater. "Blue Sargent had forgotten how many times she'd been told  that she would kill her true love. Her family traded in predictions. These predictions tended, however, to run toward the nonspecific. Things like: Something terrible will happen to you … Continue reading The Raven Boys #FirstChapterFirstParagraph

Remnant Population #FirstParagraph #BookTubeAThon #BTAT17

I'm loving the BookTube-A-Thon this week. The Instagram photos, Youtube Vlogs, Twitter read-a-longs have been a lot of fun to check out when I can. I've been doing a good amount of reading as well (reading while cooking is great!). Currently, I'm reading Remnant Population by Elizabeth Moon which is a fantasy novel published in … Continue reading Remnant Population #FirstParagraph #BookTubeAThon #BTAT17

The Gunslinger by Stephen King #FirstChapterFirstParagraph

The Gunslinger Book One of The Dark Tower series Written By: Stephen King 2003 edition First Chapter First Paragraph: "The man in black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed. The desert was the apotheosis of all deserts, huge, standing to the sky for what looked like eternity in all directions. It was white … Continue reading The Gunslinger by Stephen King #FirstChapterFirstParagraph

#FirstChapterFirstParagraph Outlander

Outlander by Diana Gabaldon "It wasn't a very likely place for disappearances, at least at first glance. Mrs. Baird's was like a thousand other Highland bed-and-breakfast establishments in 1945; clean and quiet, with fading floral wallpaper, gleaming floors, and a coin-operated hot-water geyser in the lavatory. Mrs. Baird herself was squat and easygoing, and made … Continue reading #FirstChapterFirstParagraph Outlander

Wyrd Sisters #FirstChapterFirstParagraph

I'm currently reading Wyrd Sisters by Terry Pratchett. It is May's book of the month for r/fantasy on Reddit's Fantasy Book Bingo Challenge. Here is the first chapter, first Paragraph (and a bit). "The wind howled. Lightning stabbed at the earth erratically, like an inefficient assassin. Thunder rolled back and forth across the dark, rain-lashed … Continue reading Wyrd Sisters #FirstChapterFirstParagraph