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Category: First Chapter First Paragraph Thursday Intros

This post will be all about the first (or second and third) paragraph of a book I picked, or am currently reading.

NOTE: This used to be on Tuesdays but I flipped this one around with Thursdays post. :)

First Chapter First Paragraph Thursday Intros ~ We Are All so Good at Smiling by Amber McBride

First Chapter First Paragraph Thursday Intros ~ We Are All so Good at Smiling by Amber McBride

We Are All So Good at Smiling Amber McBride, Smile, Depression, Trauma, Mental Health, Girl, Magic, Poetry,
This is what I know:
my name is Whimsy & magic is real-
a fine glitter hovering in the air
It doesn’t matter that most can’t see the energy (the ashe)
like a woven spell stringing through & connecting all things.
It doesn’t matter that some don’t believe in magic,
they still inhale it.
They are still part of the plucked heart-thrum of life.
You see,
the non-magical look & look & don’t see
Still, there are things that cross magic lines.
Sadness can seep into anything, even trees
especially the weeds — perhaps (even)
a soul.
First Chapter First Paragraph Thursday Intros ~ Leila & Nugget Mystery: Who Stole Mr. T by Dustin Brady + April Brady

First Chapter First Paragraph Thursday Intros ~ Leila & Nugget Mystery: Who Stole Mr. T by Dustin Brady + April Brady

Leila & Nugget Mystery: Who Stole Mr. T? Dustin Brady , Deserae Brady , April Brady, children, Girl, Snow, Puppy, Dog, Mystery, Children's Book, Purple, Cute, Friendship
“Nugget, I think…”
POOOMF!
“…we should try…”
POOMF!
“…staying on the..”
POOMF!
Leila couldn’t finish a single sentence before her pup dove into another snowpile.
“Nugget acts like he’s never seen snow before!” Leila’s friend Kait said.
First Chapter First Paragraph Thursday Intros ~ Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians by Brandon Sanderson, Hayley Lazo

First Chapter First Paragraph Thursday Intros ~ Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians by Brandon Sanderson, Hayley Lazo

Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians #1 Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians Brandon Sanderson , Hayley Lazo, Fantasy, Magic, Children's Book, Librarians, Rivalry, Middle Grade, Books, Fire, Darkness
So there I was, tied to an altar made from outdated encyclopaedias, about to get sacrificed to the dark powers by a cult of evil Librarians.
As you might imagine, that sort of situation can be quite disturbing. It does funny things to the brain to be in such danger – in fact, it often makes a person pause and reflect upon his life. If you’ve never faced such a situation, then you’ll simple have to take my word. If, on the other hand, you have faced such a situation, then you are probably dead and aren’t likely to be reading this.
First Chapter First Paragraph Thursday Intros ~ Ava & Carol Detective Agency: The Haunted Mansion by Thomas Lockhaven, Emily Chase

First Chapter First Paragraph Thursday Intros ~ Ava & Carol Detective Agency: The Haunted Mansion by Thomas Lockhaven, Emily Chase

Ava & Carol Detective Agency: The Haunted Mansion by Thomas Lockhaven, Emily Chase, Purple, Mystery, Christmas, Threats, Scary, Thieves, Family, Friendship
“Do you want to hear a real ghost story?” Ethan Palmer leaned forward, leering at the children who sat huddled in a half-moon around a roaring campfire. The fire cracked and hissed, rebelling against the cold December night.
It was four days before Christmas, and as was Livingston tradition, the kids had spent the afternoon engaged in snowball fights, sledding, and ice skating on Lake Crystal. But now… Ethan Eugene Palmer had decided that the evening of festivities should take on a more sinister tone.
First Chapter First Paragraph Thursday Intros ~ Aggie Morton, Mystery Queen #2: Peril at Owl Park by Marthe Jocelyn, Isabelle Follath

First Chapter First Paragraph Thursday Intros ~ Aggie Morton, Mystery Queen #2: Peril at Owl Park by Marthe Jocelyn, Isabelle Follath

Aggie Morton, Mystery Queen #2 Peril at Owl Park Marthe Jocelyn, Children's Books, Mystery, Murder, Snow, Christmas, Sister, Friendship, Kids, Snowman, House, Snow
My sister’s new home was named Owl Park, a manor house surrounded by gardens and woods that were possibly full of owls. Dotted among the gracious old trees were a gazebo and a maze and a pond where swans floated during the summer months. Marjorie’s new husband was ever so nice, even with being a lord. James was the sort of person who liked having extra children come for Christmas.
Not the sort of the person who would invite a murderer on purpose.
First Chapter First Paragraph Thursday Intros ~ Eating Her Christmas Cookies by Alina Jacobs

First Chapter First Paragraph Thursday Intros ~ Eating Her Christmas Cookies by Alina Jacobs

Frost Brothers #1 Eating Her Christmas Cookies Alina Jacobs, Romance, Christmas, Cute, Dual POV, Family, New York, Baking
I could tell New York City was preparing for Christmas as I rode in the Uber on the way to Frost Tower. Even though Thanksgiving had only been yesterday, workers were hanging garlands on buildings and wreaths with big red bows on lamp posts. The advertisements on the sides of various kiosks screamed reminders about holiday shopping, and there were light snow flurries in the air.
“It’s so magical,” I sighed, gazing out of the window.
First Chapter First Paragraph Thursday Intros ~ The Twelve Dates of Christmas by Jenny Bayliss

First Chapter First Paragraph Thursday Intros ~ The Twelve Dates of Christmas by Jenny Bayliss

The Twelve Dates of Christmas Jenny Bayliss, Christmas, Retelling, Romance, Holidays, Christmas, Skating, Ice Rink, Houses, Dates, Dating, Cute, Mistletoe
Kate Turner stepped gingerly on the crips ice-dusted leaves and tried not to slip and land on her backside. She couldn’t see where she trod because of the large plastic containers in her arms. The sky was so blue it looked like a scene from a children’s picture book, and her breath plumed out in white clouds and rose up towards the pale winter sun.
She leaned against the door of the Pear Tree Café and it yielded. A friendly tinkle of bells above her head heralded her arrival. The café was full and warm and noisy. The smell of fresh coffee was rich in the air. Condensation dribbled down the windows and clouded the view of the frosted world outside.
First Chapter First Paragraph Thursday Intros ~ Once Upon a December by Amy E. Reichert

First Chapter First Paragraph Thursday Intros ~ Once Upon a December by Amy E. Reichert

Romance, Once Upon a December Amy E. Reichert, Fantasy, Magic, Christmas, Holidays, Cute, Stall, Gnome, Man, Woman, Pink, Snow
In a place outside of time, every day was December.
As a resident, Jack Clausen treasured all of the Christmas trimmings that came with living in the Julemarked: the sparkling lights, fresh-cut pine branches, crunchy snow, joyous music, and abundant holiday cheer. The festive alley contained several shops selling handmade goods like sweater, toys, ornaments, and so much more. His family’s bakery, Kringle All the Way, was one of many shops run by the Julemarked residents, a tight-knit community that never stayed in one place for long.
First Chapter First Paragraph Thursday Intros ~ Window Shopping by Tessa Bailey

First Chapter First Paragraph Thursday Intros ~ Window Shopping by Tessa Bailey

Window Shopping Tessa Bailey, Romance, Holidays, Window, Ladder, Shop, Presents, Christmas, Green, Cute
Normally, I avoid Fifth Avenue. But not today. I’ll never be able to explain why I deviated from my route and veered down the bustling thoroughfare of high-end shopping.
If I was a girl who believed in magic, I would say there was a tingle of Christmas magic in the air that propelled me east, carrying me through the shopper’s paradise on a wintery gust of wind. Or I would say Santa’s elves were nipping at my heels, urging me to this exact spot where I’m now standing transfixed by the giant display window outside of Vivant. But magic is for suckers and children, so that can’t be it. Maybe I was just ready to look again.
First Chapter First Paragraph Thursday Intros ~ Time Travel Inn by Bart King

First Chapter First Paragraph Thursday Intros ~ Time Travel Inn by Bart King

Time Travel Inn Bart King, Choose Your Own Adventure, Children's Book, Time Travel, Inn, Grandparents, Missing, Mystery, TIme Travel, Night, Woods, Boys, Girl
You lean your head on the window of the passenger side of your dad’s van and sigh. It’s been a long car ride from Florida to Wisconsin, and it’s gotten colder and more terrible each hour of the trip. Snowflakes are falling faster and faster, and then you see the sign: Time Travel Inn.
“We’re here!” announces Dad as he parks. You’ve finally reached your missing grandmother’s motel in Wisconsin.