Tuesday, December 19, 2017

First Paragraph/Teaser Tuesday: Now That You Mention It by Kristan Higgins

Every Tuesday Diane at Bibliophile by the Sea posts the first paragraph of a book she is reading or planning to read. She provides a linky for others to post theirs.

Here's mine:
The first thought I had after I died was: How will my dog cope with this?

The second thought: I hope we can still go with an open casket.

Third thought: I have nothing to wear to my funeral.

Fourth: I'll never meet Daniel Radcliffe now.

Fifth: Did Bobby just break up with me?

Let me back up an hour or so.
Link up here. It is very easy to play along:
  • 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! Everyone loves Teaser Tuesday.
Here's mine:
"And how is Lily?" I asked, when it became apparent my mother wasn't going to mention her.

My mother's gaze didn't stray from straight ahead. "She's in jail, Nora. How do you think?"
These are both from Now That You Mention It by Kristan Higgins. I got this book for review from NetGalley. Here is the description from Amazon:
One step forward. Two steps back. The Tufts scholarship that put Nora Stuart on the path to becoming a Boston medical specialist was a step forward. Being hit by a car and then overhearing her boyfriend hit on another doctor when she thought she was dying? Two major steps back.

Injured in more ways than one, Nora feels her carefully built life cracking at the edges. There’s only one place to land: home. But the tiny Maine community she left fifteen years ago doesn’t necessarily want her. At every turn, someone holds the prodigal daughter of Scupper Island responsible for small-town drama and big-time disappointments.

With a tough islander mother who’s always been distant, a wild-child sister in jail and a withdrawn teenage niece as eager to ditch the island as Nora once was, Nora has her work cut out for her if she’s going to take what might be her last chance to mend the family. Balancing loss and opportunity, dark events from her past with hope for the future, Nora will discover that tackling old pain makes room for promise…and the chance to begin again.


  1. I've been eyeing this book for a while. I just downloaded one of the author's older books, to get a "taste" of her style...haven't started reading it yet. But I love the sound of this one. Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

  2. Interesting teaser! Enjoy and thanks for stopping by :)


  3. Your opening paragraph certainly got my attention. I've never seen an opening like that. Yes, I'd read on.

  4. What a sassy way to look death in the face. I'll have to watch for this one.

    Mine: http://www.aliceaudrey.com/?p=15544

  5. What a fabulous voice! I love the snarky narrator:). Thank you for sharing. My offering this week is an apocalyptic adventure by a surprising author... https://sjhigbee.wordpress.com/2017/12/19/teaser-tuesday-19th-december-2017/

  6. Well, that sure caught my attention. I'm going to add this to my list so I don't forget about it:)

    My TT from The Dark Man

  7. Whoops! There's definitely a story there!

    Here's my Tuesday Post

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  8. Now that is one great intro - I want to read more! enjoy

  9. What a great opening! This one is going on my must-read list.

  10. this one looks quite interesting, thanks for sharing!

  11. I love that teaser you posted. Very interesting. Thanks for sharing.

    My TT here: http://nishitak.com/2017/12/19/teaser-tuesdays-miss-laila-armed-dangerous/


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