Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Tuesday Intros- A Year at 32 September Way

Every Tuesday Diane at Bibliophile by the Sea
posts the opening paragraph (or two) of a book 
she is reading or thinking about reading. 
Feel free to grab the image and participate.

This is my first time participating in Diane's First Chapter, First Paragraph Tuesday Intros. I thought it sounded fun and interesting to see what others are reading and how that first paragraph can effect a reader. My Tuesday Intro Pick is A Year at 32 September Way by Mary Ylisela. I just started reading this with my online book club this month on my kindle. The beautiful cover art, the characters living in Italy for a year, all drew me in. I've been doing a lot of armchair traveling lately. 

Chapter 1 
Carlisle read the email one last time while nervously nibbling the last bit of nail from her index finger. Her eyes deftly scanned the message for a sign that the decision she was about to make was the right one. As promised, Signor Benedetto had sent her the email two days ago to confirm her apartment lease for one year starting in September. Since then it had sat unopened in her inbox while Carlisle hemmed and hawed about whether or not she should go. That is, until this morning. Moving to Italy for a year was a big step but she’d come to the realization that, at this point in her life, she had nothing left to lose. 
Her eyes glanced over the body of the email once more in between sips of steaming hot coffee. Signor Benedetto outlined the basics of the lease agreement in perfect English, unlike the garbled, hard-to-understand correspondences she’d received from other potential landlords. At the bottom of the email was the address of the apartment she’d live in: 
Via Settembre 32 
Verona, Italia

Would you continue reading this 
based on the opening paragraphs?


  1. Welcome to this event! I love the intro to your book...and would love to "travel" with this one.


  2. I love the introduction and would definitely continue reading. Here's my Tuesday first chapter post: http://www.bookclublibrarian.com/2013/03/first-chapter-first-paragraph-tuesday_12.html

  3. Beautiful cover, characters living in Italy... I'd definitely keep reading this one!

  4. Yes, I'd keep reading. Sounds good. Glad you joined in the Tuesday fun, Bonnie.

  5. I am so happy you joined u joined us this week, and, yes, I would keep reading. Love the intro and a setting in Italy is a plus.


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