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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 ~ King Flashypants and the Snowball of Doom

First Chapter First Paragraph Thursday Intros ~ King Flashypants and the Snowball of Doom


It was hot in Edwinland. Really hot.
It was so hot that when people bought an ice cream from the van, it turned runny in two seconds and they had to pour it into their mouths like custard. It was so hot that you could fry eggs on the heads of bald men.

First Chapter First Paragraph Thursday Intros ~ Dead Until Dark

First Chapter First Paragraph Thursday Intros ~ Dead Until Dark


I’d been waiting for the vampire for years when he walked into the bar. Ever since vampires came out of the coffin (as they laughingly put it) two years ago, I’d hoped one would come to Bon Temps. We had all the other minorities in our little town -why not the newest, the legally recognized undead. But rural northern Louisiana wasn’t too tempting to vampires, apparently; on the other hand, New Orleans was a real center for them – the whole Anne Rice thing, right?

First Chapter First Paragraph Thursday Intros ~ Every Moment After

First Chapter First Paragraph Thursday Intros ~ Every Moment After


People want to forget. No one would ever say it, but I think this town will be glad to see our class leave. They put up all the memorials you’d expect, but there was no need: we’re living reminders. Year after year, walking the streets, sitting in the diner, popping up in marching band and on the baseball teams.

First Chapter First Paragraph Thursday Intros ~ The Way Past Winter

First Chapter First Paragraph Thursday Intros ~ The Way Past Winter


It was a winter they would tell tales about. A winter that arrived so sudden and sharp it stuck birds to branches, and caught the rivers in such a frost their spray froze and scattered down like clouded crystals on the stilled water. A winter that came, and never left.

First Chapter First Paragraph Thursday Intros ~ Heroine

First Chapter First Paragraph Thursday Intros ~ Heroine


When I wake up, all my friends are dead.
I don’t know when they stopped breathing, or how long I slept while they dropped off one by one. Josie’s basement is a windowless place where time does not matter, the lights set low. She’s sprawled across a couch, lips gone gray underneath the plumping lip gloss she uses to cover the fact she’s started shredding them with her teeth, devouring herself with need when there’s no needle in reach.

First Chapter First Paragraph Thursday Intros ~ The Waking Forest

First Chapter First Paragraph Thursday Intros ~ The Waking Forest


Let’s start with the Witch in the Woods.
Only children could find her, the Witch, led by foxes faintly glowing in the darkness between sleeping and waking. Together they traveled through dreamland until they came to an archway like an eye half open, big enough only to crawl through.
Beneath the stars, the moon a bouquet of blue-violet bruises, the Witch lived in a castle with turrets of unnaturally thick tree trunks and broad walls of entwined branches and leaves, the battlements formed by the oversize molars of some unfathomable animal. The crisscrossed bones of the portcullis gleamed in the milky midnight light as the drawbridge of melded cloven hooves lowered over rushing river.

First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros ~ Field Notes on Love

First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros ~ Field Notes on Love


Mae wakes, as she does every morning, to the sound of a train.
Even before she opens her eyes, she can feel the low rumble of it straight through her toes, but it’s the whistle that finally tears at the thin gauze of sleep. She turns over to peer through the blinds. Just beyond their backyard, a long chain of silver cars is streaking past.
Two weeks from now, she’ll be standing in the middle of Penn Station, waiting for a train not so different from this one. The minute she steps on board, she’ll no longer be a fixed point on the map, the way she’s been her whole life.

First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros ~ The Matchstick Castle

First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros ~ The Matchstick Castle


It was supposed to be the perfect summer. I was going to camp out, build forts, have adventures, and score the championship-winning goal in the New England All-Star Under-12 Soccer Tournament. When I wasn’t doing those things, I was going to stay up late with my friends, eat as much junk food as I wanted, and pretty much do whatever I felt like until sixth grade started in September. It was going to be epic: the all-time, best summer ever.
Instead, I ended up in Boring, Illinois.
No, I’m not kidding. There’s a town called Boring. And it is.

First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros ~ My Secret Admirer

First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros ~ My Secret Admirer


Jenny never knew what woke her up. One minute she was in the middle of a deep sleep and the next she was wide awake, the lightweight quilt tangled around her legs, and her heart drumming her ears. The silence around her was as deep as her sleep had been. It couldn’t have been traffic that woke her; the house was miles from the main road. Maybe it was the moonlight.

First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros ~ Ben Braver and the Incredible Exploding Kid

First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros ~ Ben Braver and the Incredible Exploding Kid


Sixty miles per hour.
The top speed of a Vespa scooter.
I’m not a doctor, but I don’t think sixty miles an hour is fast enough to outrun an exploding atom bomb.