Tuesday, October 20, 2015
First Chapter Tuesdays/Teaser Tuesdays - October 20th
Every Tuesday Diane at Bibliophile By the Sea hosts First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros, where we share the first paragraph or (a few) of a book we are reading or thinking about reading soon. Care to join us?
If you'd like to play along on Teaser Tuesdays, just click the button above.
Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
* Grab your current read
* Open to a random page
* Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
* BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
* Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
This week I'm reading...
Kansas City, Missouri
My second mistake was dropping my lipstick.
It clanged against the metal riser, spun for a tantalizing second just beyond my fingers' reach, then dropped to the nether regions below.
My first mistake was buying the damned thing. Purchased from a terrifyingly chic salesgirl at Galerie Lafayette in Paris, it was the perfect shade of red. A hue, she told me, so sublime the French manufacturer declined to sell it in the United States. Then she looked down her slightly hooked, Parisian nose as if she was Marie Antoinette and I was a peasant who dared ask for bread. Who wouldn't be intimidated by that level of chic? I handed over a ridiculous number of francs and bought the transformative, perfection-filled gold tube.
Alone in the uneven darkness, the last thing I'd expected was a person on the ground. I knelt. "Are you all right? What happened?"
What do you think? Would you keep reading?