1 April 2016

First Paragraphs: Half Irish by Peter J. S. Waugh

It was quite hard to decide today's first paragraph! I'm currently reading a lot of different books including February (Calendar Girl, #2) by Audrey Carlan, Jane Steele by Lyndsay Faye and A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess. However, I decided that I wanted to share the first paragraph of my next read with you today! I'm hoping to start it today since A Clockwork Orange has been putting me in a reading slump (until I read the first book in the Calendar Girl series last night) so I'm hoping I can let go of the reading slump with Half Irish by Peter J. S. Waugh.

I was sent this for review in October last year but of course life got in the way so I'm now very behind on my review books! I went to Ireland in 2014 and I'm in love with the country! I have definitely judged books by their destination since!

Half Irish is about 17-year-old Tyler. We're taken on a journey from Manhattan to Ireland and I believe there's a love story along the way. Although, Ireland or Irish was the only thing I needed to hear upon grabbing this book.

The first paragraph from the prologue;
I waitFor youTo comeAnd sitWith meAnd tell me all the things that make your soul sad. 
I think it's absolutely beautiful! The prologue is actually a letter from Tyler to us, readers, and now that I've read the entire prologue it has become hauntingly beautiful! I think I'm going to love it!

The first paragraph from the first chapter;
My mind was dominated by the finer details of plate tectonics and the literary musings of a certain William Shakespeare on an otherwise mundane November afternoon. After finishing a sketch of a diagram about the Earth's core, I began to make some comments on a few sonnets of arguably the world's finest writer. But I was bored, so for at least twenty minutes I sat and played with my pencil, trying to make it do that helicopter thing between your thumb and forefinger. I managed a few stalled take-offs before my stomach let out an earth-shattering rumble.  
Well, I can honestly say that I'm in love with his writing style! Now I can't wait to delve in!

I've been wanting to do a new monthly post where you 'read with me'. I plan on reading a book (like always) but documenting my thoughts along the way and in the end make a post about it. It's not going to be a typical review but maybe a more in depth look at my thoughts?

Happy Friday everyone!

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