Monday, January 4, 2016

First Chapter Tuesdays/Teaser Tuesdays - January 5th

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's book...

First chapter...

Ascending from the underground depths of the Metro, I confronted the alabaster dome in the distance. The sight never failed to leave me awestruck. It was an imposing reminder of the city's fundamental purpose. New York City has the Empire State Building, Paris has the Eifel Tower, and Washington, D.C. the Capitol Rotunda. The stillness of morning on the Hill was a rare gift. Only a few ambitious politicos beat the nine o'clock cattle call summoning over 10,000 congressional staffers to their lairs.


It was eerie entering the suite in silence. Our office was normally a constant buzz of activity and noise.

What do you think? Would you keep reading?


  1. I can just feel the power in the beginning snippet.

  2. I would definitely keep reading! I hope you enjoy your book.

    Here's my Teaser Tuesday.

  3. Nice opener. I'd definitely keep on reading.

  4. I love that description and it's so true that all the best cities have one of those buildings that just represent the city. I'll have to check this one out! Thanks for sharing :) I hope you have a great week!
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    Juli @ Universe in Words

  5. Yes, I love the intro. Will look forward to hearing what you think about it.

  6. Someday I hope to visit Washington D.C. and see the Capitol for myself. I am definitely interested. This sounds like it will be good. I hope you like it.

  7. Ooh, I wonder what is happening to create such silence in the office. I am intrigued. Thanks for sharing...and here's mine: “FLYING SHOES”

  8. I'm definitely intrigued! Plus I just love that cover.

  9. I like the way the author sets the scene in the opening, and I'm wondering why the character is all alone in the silent office suite. I want to know more!
    My Tuesday post features JEWEL.

  10. I like the beginning and the cover and wonder why the office was empty. I'd keep reading. My teaser comes from The Bitter Season by Tami Hoag. Happy reading!

  11. Sounds good. I loved the Margaret Truman mystery series that took place in and around places of power in Washington, D.C. Here's my intro and teaser from Josephine Tey's classic, The Daughter of Time:

  12. Definitely an intriguing read.

  13. The title is quite vivid, and I like the opening. I'd keep reading!

  14. I like how this novel opens. I want more.

  15. With that title, you pretty much don't need a blurb, do you? Hope you enjoy this.

  16. What a great description, so powerful.


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