Tuesday, 19 January 2016

First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros | You by Caroline Kepnes

The premise behind First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros is to share the first paragraph or so of the book you are currently reading or intending to read soon. This week, my second week linking up - thank you all for such a lovely welcome last week - I'm sharing the first paragraph of You by Caroline Kepnes. You was much talked about last year so I wouldn't be surprised if some of you have already read it.
 
 
First Parargraph
You walk into the bookstore and you keep your hand on the door to make sure it doesn't slam. You smile, embarrassed to be a nice girl, and your nails are bare and your V-neck sweater is beige and it's impossible to know if you're wearing a bra but I don't think that you are. You're so clean that you're dirty and you murmur your first word to me - hello - when most people would just pass by, but not you, in your loose pink jeans, a pink spun from Charlotte's Web and where did you come from?

Would you continue reading?

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  1. there's something creepy and unsettling in those opening lines. I have this one in my TBR pile and have been meaning to read it for ages. Hope you enjoy it!

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    1. I hope you enjoy it when you get round to it - I know with many TBR's that may not be anytime soon though. Haha!

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  2. I would definitely keep reading this one, Jade!! Hope it turns out to be a good one for you!

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    1. You couldn't not continue with an opener like that eh.

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  3. It starts out very strangely, I would continue reading to find out what is going on. Have added it to my tbr list. Thanks

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    1. It's an unusual opening, that's for sure!

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  4. I have heard a bunch about this book and now there will be sequel, correct? Anyway, I'm pretty sure I have it on my Kindle. My daughter has been listening to the audio and said it was strange and creepy. Nice pick!

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    1. Yeah, I believe the second book - Hidden Bodies - came out late last year. I'm not always hot on book releases, so I could be wrong on that!

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  5. I have this one, and I did read a few chapters...and then stopped. The creepy Joe put me off! But I really want to go back and try again. Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

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    1. I see why you stopped Laurel - in all honesty I'm getting to that point myself!

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  6. Such an interesting narrative voice! I would keep reading. I'm curious to know where this book will take me. I hope you enjoy it!

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    1. It's the kind of opening that grips you - the consensus seems to be to read on.

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  7. This one sounds SO creepy...plus I've heard some good things about it. I'd keep reading.

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    1. I'd heard good things too... It is creepy, but also not quite what I was expecting.

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  8. Being in the mind of the stalker would be especially creepy. I may have to dig this up.

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    1. It's an interesting perspective in which to narrate.

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  9. I seem to be among the few who haven't heard about this book. I find that first paragraph is so smartly written that I can't quit. I want to read more. I don't mind a little creepy.

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    1. Haha - there's creepy and then there's a next level of creepy... This one seems to be the latter.

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    1. I think we're all intrigued by a creepy read in some way or other.

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  11. Oh my gosh, YOU was one of my favorite books read in 2014. Creepy fantastic! The audio version was amazing. Hope you enjoy it too!

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    1. I'm struggling with it at the moment to be honest... It's good, and I can see why some love it, I'm just finding I'm not drawn to picking it up. I've reached over the 100 page mark currently.

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    2. I might have felt the same way had I not been listening to it on audio. The narrator's performance was hypnotic, I just couldn't quit listening.

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    3. I often think that the format in which we read a book plays a larger part in the reading experience than we may think.

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