Tuesday, November 3

First Chapter, First Paragraph, Tuesday Intros | November 3

First Chapter, First Paragraph, Tuesday Intros is a weekly meme hosted at Bibliophile by the Sea.


Share the first paragraph (or two) of the book you're currently reading or planning to read next.



"I am by birth a Genovese, and my family is one of the most distinguished of that republic. My ancestors had been for many years counsellors and syndics, and my father had filled several public situations with honour and reputation."
                                              ~ Chapter One, Frankenstein by Mary Shelley



Would you keep reading or pass?

24 comments:

  1. I'm curious, for sure. Lovely excerpt...it sets up the suspense. Thanks for sharing.

    Here's mine: “ICE COLD”

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    1. I have to confess I was expecting a more thrilling first sentence.

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  2. I have been wanting to read this one for some time now. I think ever since I read Dracula and ended up loving it. I love the cover of your copy!

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    1. The cover is indeed charming but have you seen Dracula's?! It is probably my favourite so far from this B&N collection.
      Speaking of, I've been meaning to read Dracula too. I'm not sure I'll get to it this year... If not, I'll definitely add it to my January TBR! :)

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  3. I'd probably keep going just b/c it's a classic, but for some reason I've never really felt the pull to read this one! I know a lot of people like it...

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    1. The book is a bit different from what I was expecting. Sadly, the more I read the less I'm inclined to recommend it to someone who is not a devout fan of Frankenstein in popular culture.

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  4. I tried reading this years ago (right after I finished Bram Stoker's Dracula) but it just didn't hold my interest. Hope you enjoy it more than I did.

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    1. I'm enjoying it but, to be honest, it is not what I was expecting. It is still a solid read but a bit slow-paced for my liking. Now that I'm halfway through I'm hoping it gets better.

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  5. I've read this before and it isn't one I'd return to but I do hope you enjoy it!

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    1. Thank you, I hope I do too. I have to agree, it won't be a book I'll want to re-read, at least not anytime soon.

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  6. I've never read this. I've always thought it would be too scary (at least in my teenage years when others were reading it). Girl Who Reads

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    1. It is most definitely not a scary book! Which, in my case, is a shame because I was expecting something more eerie.

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  7. It's been so long since I read this one; time for a reread from the intro:) Glad u joined us Lia.

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    1. Thank you for hosting. It is one of my favourite memes! :)

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  8. I've seen many Frankenstein movies (my favorite is "Young Frankenstein" - Mel Brooks), but I've never read the book. I really should.
    My Tuesday post features Emma Knows All.

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    1. I don't think I've ever watched anything Frankenstein related. I've been putting it off for after I read the book and I can hardly wait. I'm gonna binge watch everything during Christmas break!
      However, if you're a fan of Frankenstein in popular culture I'm afraid you wouldn't enjoy the book as much. From the little I've seen and heard about the movies, they seem more riveting and eerie than the book actually is.

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  9. I've wanted to listen to this one on audio.

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    1. I contemplated getting the audiobook but I couldn't decide between the one narrated by Dan Stevens or the Big Finish Classics version.

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  10. Okay, so it's not the most interesting opening lines for a book, but I find that to be true of a lot of classics. haha I have read this one, though it's been awhile. Hope you are enjoying!

    -Lauren

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    1. That’s true! I haven’t read that many classics yet but I’ve noticed that they almost never start with an exciting paragraph.

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  11. Oooh, I've been reading this for the Fantasy and Science Fiction Course in Coursera! It's a pretty interesting book.

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    1. Fantasy and Science Fiction Course as in a University course?! :o
      Where can I sign up?! ^^

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  12. This book is so well known! I'd keep reading but not from the intro. It's pretty bland.

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    1. A lot of classics tend to start that way, do they not?! The truth is, maybe if it wasn't a classic I wouldn't have kept reading either.

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